Proactive People Strategies Taking Businesses to the Next Level

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Edwards HR Consulting exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our mission is to assist business owners and managers with navigating, understanding and proactively applying employment laws and HR strategies to get the most out of their workforce. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organizations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimize performance and productivity. 

Over the last twenty years, the trend in human resources has shifted.  Gone are the days of the paper-pushing “personnel department”.  With today’s ever-changing legislation and employee litigation on the rise, it is crucial to ensure that your business practices are compliant with employment laws and regulations.   Today’s human resources professionals are strategic business partners who engage, motivate, ensure legal compliance and streamline processes, resulting in significant improvements to a company’s goals and profits. 

Offering customized solutions tailored to fit your business needs, we take a personal approach and handle your human resources needs with professionalism and the expertise to give you peace of mind.  We will work with you on your strategic business goals and ensure that all policies, procedures and processes are in line with your goals and reflect your company culture.

Edwards HR Consulting will help you handle urgent situations with confidence and implement proactive strategies to prevent them in the future. If you are struggling with an employee relations or workplace issue and don’t know where to turn, or you would like a meeting to determine how we can assist you, call us now at (505) 917-4558.

 

ABOUT US

 

Roberta Edwards is the Founder and President of Edwards HR Consulting, LLC, a full-service human resource consulting firm in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Roberta has over fifteen (15) years of diverse human resources experience in multiple industries including restaurants, manufacturing, business and financial services, and has advised clients in several other industries.  

Roberta hit the ground running in HR in 2002 by spearheading the development of the human resources department for a local Albuquerque restaurant chain. During her tenure, Roberta played a key role in growing the company from three restaurants to eight over a five-year period by strategically aligning the human resources department with business goals.

In 2008, Roberta relocated to Las Vegas, NV and became an HR Manager for a large uniform services company. Roberta honed her skills in the areas of recruiting and retention, employee relations, engagement and safety programs. She increased employee engagement scores, reduced turnover, improved the safety metrics and programs, and implemented rewarding employee recognition programs. During her tenure with this company, Roberta moved to West Palm Beach, FL where she enjoyed the beach, but not the bugs, humidity and tropical storms!

After almost five years away from the arid climate, longing for green chile and hiking in the beautiful Sandia Mountains, Roberta moved back to Albuquerque.  Her professional career was complimented by working for a manufacturing company improving safety metrics, performance management programs and wage scales. 

 

In 2013, Roberta joined the staff of a human resources consulting firm and further improved her HR skills and experience by guiding employers through complex employee relations dilemmas and recommending strategies to reduce future issues. Over her tenure, Roberta went on to become Vice President of Human Resources for the related human capital management company and then took charge of the company’s human resources consulting firm where she and her team more than doubled the annual new sales of the firm and maintained 100% client retention. The company also won the “Best Places to Work” and “Top Workplaces” designations. Roberta led the company to achieve these accolades by applying the same principles of strategic planning and employee engagement that she assists clients in utilizing today.

Roberta earned two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Criminology from the University of New Mexico and also holds both the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) and the Society of Human Resources Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP) certifications. 

Over her career, Roberta has spent extensive time in the areas of Recruitment, Employee Relations and Engagement, Performance Management, Training and Development, Policy Formulation, Strategic Planning, Succession Planning and Safety. Roberta has a true passion for helping employers effectively deal with employment issues, streamline processes, and for promoting employee engagement in the workplace.

OUR SERVICES, STRATEGIES & SOLUTIONS

 
  • Employee Handbooks/Policy and Procedure Development

  • Employee Relations Support and Guidance

  • Employee Engagement Surveys, Training and Action Plans

  • On-Site HR Support

  • HR Department Audits

  • Employment Law and Regulation Compliance

  • Orientation and Onboarding

  • Training and Development

  • Performance Management Systems

  • Organizational Communication Strategies

  • Management and Leadership Coaching

  • Workplace Investigations

  • Strategic Planning

  • Succession Planning

Strategic Planning

Ready to take your business to the next level? At Merrick Consulting Services, we combine our insights on how to transform your projects, processes, strategies, and in turn your company. And our staff has the capabilities and experience to actually do it. We’re proud to help shape how leading companies structure and manage their business.

Employee Engagement

An engaged workforce is more productive, attentive, and vigilant with lower absenteeism. We will help you with engagement strategies to reach your organization's full potential.  From manager training to surveys and action planning, we have the tools to create a workforce that will go to bat for you and bring your business to the top.

HR Department Audits

An audit of your HR policies and procedures is a great way to get started down the path of streamlining processes within your business to achieve optimal performance.  Don't have an HR Department?  Let us audit what you do have and suggest the basics that need to be in place.

Training and Development

Have you heard this one?

 

CFO asks CEO, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?”

CEO: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

Merrick Consulting will help you have a well-trained staff to ensure top-notch service and business sucsess.

Employee Handbooks and Policy Creation

Can you afford not to have an employee handbook? Without one you run the risk of non-compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, as well as having no defense against against employee claims. Not to mention that a handbook is a good tool to use to introduce employees to your company culture and ensure they understand what is expected of them. Merrick Consulting Services specializes in the creation of legally-compliant employee handbooks tailored to your business strategy and culture. We help to ensure you are following the laws and regulations and have guidelines in place for your business practices.

Contact us and find how our services can benefit your company.

Strategic Planning

Ready to take your business to the next level? At Edwards HR Consulting, we combine our insights on how to transform your projects, processes, strategies, and in turn your company. And our staff has the capabilities and experience to actually do it. We’re proud to help shape how leading companies structure and manage their business.

Employee Engagement

An engaged workforce is more productive, attentive, and vigilant with lower absenteeism. We will help you with engagement strategies to reach your organization's full potential.  From manager training to surveys and action planning, we have the tools to create a workforce that will go to bat for you and bring your business to the top.

HR Department Audits

An audit of your HR policies and procedures is a great way to get started down the path of streamlining processes within your business to achieve optimal performance and ensure your legal and regulatory compliance. Don't have an HR Department?  Let us audit what you do have and suggest the basics that need to be in place.

Training and Development

CFO asks CEO, “What happens if we invest in developing our people and then they leave us?”

CEO replies: “What happens if we don’t, and they stay?”

Training and Development is an often overlooked area. After all, creating a training program takes time that business owners just don't have.  Edwards HR Consulting will assist with creating a training program in order for you to have a well-trained staff delivering top-notch service and ultimately business success.

Employee Handbooks and Policy Creation

Can you afford not to have an employee handbook? Without one you run the risk of non-compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, as well as having no defense against employee claims. In addition, a handbook is a good tool to use to introduce employees to your company culture and ensure they understand what is expected of them. Edwards HR Consulting specializes in the creation of legally-compliant employee handbooks tailored to your business strategy and culture. We help to ensure you are following the laws and regulations and have guidelines in place for your business practices.

Employee Relations

As any business owner knows, employee relations is more than just saying good morning to your employees and buying them lunch once in a while. When there are problems many managers lack the training and experience needed to address them.  We will help with employee relations issues such as policy questions, mediation, and performance or behavioral issues. We will provide training and coaching to business owners and managers to help prevent issues in the future.

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