HR Advisory

Working in compliance with the latest HR regulations is a constant chore — like keeping the pansies watered! Our HR Advisory team provides cost-effective, value-added solutions to improve your human resource efforts, financial position, and overall operations.

Your People
Are Your Greatest Asset

Small-to-mid-sized companies are more prone to violating human resource laws. With the stress of tight budgets, small staff, and lack of knowledge, we know how easy it is to bend the rules a bit. But it’ll be at the detriment of your employees and your business. 

Let’s get a firm handle on where your risks are and identify appropriate strategies and treatments for a path forward. BEST can advise company leadership and HR personnel on those opportunities with a thorough analysis. 

Where is
Your HR?

BEST provides interim and outsourced human resource leadership for companies that are: 

  • Going through mergers and acquisitions
  • Suffering from operational or financial distress
  • Seeing explosive organic growth
  • Challenged with human capital concerns that exceed their existing HR leadership’s current experience and capabilities

We advise on employee relations, workforce planning, organizational design, and HR technology. In addition, we add depth to your management by assuming HR roles up to and including Chief Human Resource Officer with Interim HR Management. 

We have extensive, firsthand knowledge with interim HR roles and leadership positions within various industries. Let us help navigate you and your team through this process. 

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Where Are
You at Risk?

Simply put: It’s easier and more cost-effective to identify your risks now, versus someone else finding them later. 

A customized BEST WR2 Human Resource Audit can help. It allows businesses to mitigate, if not eliminate, penalties and fines by showing a proactive plan to correct for compliance. An audit will define wins, risks, and remedies while reducing exposure, discovers critical labor risks, and enhances your bottomline with cost-saving changes. 

Today’s working environment requires a human resources department, for short-term guidance or long-game strategy. The BEST team can help in either scenario.

Customized Workforce Planning & Engagement

People Matter.
Let's Plan on It.

Workforce planning and development are the Achilles' heel for many businesses, regardless of size. Your employees are valuable, and turnover is expensive. Let's be proactive and create a working environment that's engaging and productive.


RECRUIT People are a company’s most valuable asset. BEST’s recruiting model is excellent for Senior Level Management positions. For individual contributors and other roles within an organization, we build out a compliant process that fits your company’s growth strategy and corporate culture. Our proven consultative approach identifies the pain points within the organization and develops solutions that drive results.

ONBOARD Businesses should make sure that new hires feel welcomed, valued, and prepared for what lies ahead, as this correlates directly to engagement levels and retention rates. We provide personalized strategies, dynamic schedules, and regular meetings to help acclimate new hires to your company’s culture.

RETAIN More often than not, people don’t leave companies; they leave poor managers. Up to 80% of employee turnover is caused by ineffective or hostile management. BEST implements creative strategies from the onboarding stage up to 20+ year veterans retaining employees based on the organization’s strong points.

ENGAGE According to the Workplace Research Foundation, increasing employee engagement investments by 10% can increase profits by $2,400 per employee per year. A highly engaged workforce is the key to retaining top talent within your organization, driving high customer satisfaction and loyalty for sustained growth. 


Employee Handbooks

Your people are not mind readers. A clearly written employee handbook can overcome confusion and misunderstanding, while also avoiding legal action and fines. With the BEST Employee Handbook Advisory Service, you can choose the level of service that meets your organizational needs and capabilities:

  1. Full Development – Whether this is your first employee handbook or need to update an existing version, we will build the handbook from the ground up to include the whole feel of your company culture. In addition, we will identify current/existing policies and research gaps where policies are recommended or needed based on federal, state, and local laws to be included in the handbook and beyond.  
  2. Consultation Throughout the Development Process – You know your company and culture best. We are the experts on compliance, employment law, and human capital risk management. Together, we will develop your handbook, providing consultation, insight, editing, and aid in revising through to the finished product.
  3. Handbook Review: Consultation and Recommendations Only – For the do-it-yourselfers, you take on the heavy lifting. We will conduct a thorough review and make recommendations. However, ultimately, you will develop the document, ensure its cultural alignment, and decide to follow our recommendations or not. 

Michael Maggiotto, Jr. PHR, SHRM-SCP

Michael brings over 25 years of experience, including management, human resources, talent acquisition, project management, and owner/operator of his own business. Michael understands and can relate to executive business leaders’ challenges and struggles, making him uniquely qualified to advise on the BEST solutions for our client’s future growth. Michael is a Senior Certified Professional in Human Resources, developed our WR2 HR Analysis, leads the Strategic Human Resource Solutions practice, and serves as a practice leader for executive search in 5 of the 11 niche industries serviced by the company.

industry Insights:
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We stay up-to-date so you can stay in HR compliance. Learn about out BEST practices, the latest regulations and how to manage your employees so your business can thrive.

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