HR Consulting

Professionalise your Human Resource Function

A caterpillar that fails to transform becomes a “buttercrawl”


Managing Director , iQuartz

What is HR Consulting about?

Our HR Consulting services helps you to transform your HR functions and modernise it from the traditional concept of handling mainly administrative matters to one that impacts business growth through people. In short, our HR consultants will help you transform your HR department to becoming a butterfly and not remain as a “buttercrawl”.

Through the years, you may realise that many HR structures that were previously working are now ineffective and the people drama is now causing you a headache. This could be a result of your company having scaled to the next level, changes in the business direction, or simply a shift in socio-economic and political factors. If so, then HR consulting can help!

Are you facing these common people problems?

Recruiting Bad Hires

The interviews are unstructured with no assessment of culture fit with the company. As a result, there is a high turnover rate because employees feel that they are not able to be their authentic self at work and do not feel a sense of belonging.

Declining Performance

Feedback is infrequent and overly emphasised on past failures to meaningfully drive performance. As a result, the appraisal process becomes an administrative chore and there is a lot of productive time wasted given the lack of positive impact on employee’s performance.

Unrewarding Rewards

The standard annual timing for reward is too infrequent to make a real impact on employee behaviour. Managers also reverse engineer ratings to give employees rewards that do not reflect performance. As a result, the rewards given out lose their intended purpose.

Traditional HR is holding companies back

Traditional practices

damage productivity

Many businesses continue to use practices that trigger threat responses like fear and defensiveness in their employees that restrict their ability to be creative and productive (Hills, “Future of HR: Is It Time We Went Fear-Free?”).

Opportunity cost in not modernising

Traditional performance appraisal was known to be ineffective since 1965 during a landmark study by Smith et al at General Electrics. Yet, many companies are still keeping the old practice.

How we help you to create solutions and deliver results

Below are some ways we add value to our clients through HR consulting:

Scale up business with a professional structure

Build a professional people management structure, which serves as a foundation for the business to scale.

Attract and hire better candidates

Establish the right employer brand for more effective and efficient talent attraction.

Structure rewards for better retention

Review and restructure the rewards elements to align with business goals and employee purpose and productivity.

Free up time of leaders to focus on strategy

Improve workplace management and employee communication.

Improve employee’s performance

Review and restructure performance management with a focus on employee’s growth.

Be compliant to regulation

Review and recommend policies consistent with compliance and risk management objectives.

What Differentiates Align Group ?

Experienced Consultants

We work with the best certified consultants who understand SMEs, with solid and extensive work across industries. Most importantly, they can relate to the on-ground challenges and offer practical solutions.

Leveraging Grants

We help you to navigate the ever-complex grant support ecosystem available in Singapore. By optimising cost-savings with Jobs & Skills grants, you can focus on growing your business with confidence.

Connections Beyond HR

We are at the heart of an ever-growing business network and ecosystem that helps our clients to propel to the next level- be it peer-to-peer learning or raising funds or collaborating with the right partners.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use HR Consulting?

Being a small to mid-size employer, you may not have the ability to hire an industry expert on a full-time basis to assist you in this area. That’s where HR Consulting can come in handy.

Benefits of an HR Consultant to your business:

  • Come in with experience, there isn’t the learning curve that there would be with a new employee.
  • Offers efficiency and solutions that have been vetted by experience, laws and best practices.
  • Offers customised services based on what your company needs.
  • Offers an unbiased opinion or third-party perspective to employment situations.
  • Works with you to reduce risk while increasing productivity and profitability.
  • Will concentrate on having-your-back and giving you piece of mind.
  • Eases the burden of paperwork and administrative tasks that are associated with human capital.
Would the charges be expensive?

The consulting project fees could range from $15,000 to $80,000. The fee is pegged to the competitive government benchmark, and is dependent on factors such as the company size and project complexity. If you are an SME, you will only pay 20-30% of the cost due to government grand funding such as Enterprise Development Grant. Plus we will take care of the paperwork given our experience in advising companies in their grant application. You will be able to navigate your grant applications efficiently without any hassles.

My HR is very overloaded. How can we cope with a big HR project?

Although the project takes months, on-site time that require inputs from your team are kept to a minimum and well-optimized to ensure little disruption to your daily operations.

How long does a HR consulting project normally takes?

It could range from 6 months to 9 months depending on the size and complexity of the project.

How does Enterprise Singapore provide the financial assistance to my Company?

It will on a reimbursement basis, meaning Company will have to spend and incurred the qualifying cost before submitting the claims to Enterprise Singapore for the 70% financial assistance.

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