Human Capital Solutions
There’s an inescapable truth in our business: Whether you are an entrepreneur, a chain restaurant executive or private equity sponsor you understand that the most successful restaurant is the one with the best people. At Synergy
Restaurant Consultants our clients have preferred access to a full range of Human Capital solutions.
For entrepreneurs, chain executives and private equity sponsors Synergy Restaurant Consultants is the premier provider of restaurant Human Capital services, combining real-world restaurant HR experience, the latest technology and outstanding vendor partners.
Synergy Offers These HR Solutions and More
- Employee Relations
- Management Development / Training
- Communication Systems
- Policy Review
- Compliance System Review
- Safety Initiatives / Training
- Loss Prevention
Human Resource Department Audit
Our HR experts work with labor/employment counsel to assess the most critical aspects of HR’s role as managers of compliance and architects of the restaurant company’s organizational strategies. We address areas such as wage/hour; EEO; employee benefits and compensation, including executive compensation; recruitment costs; employment and severance arrangements; labor contracts; ethics; diversity and affirmative action; HR department organization and skills; employee claim trends; performance and disciplinary systems. Our engagement includes recommendations from Synergy as well as counsel; we will also help you implement recommendations if you desire.
Due Diligence Services for M&A Transactions
Working with seasoned labor/employment attorneys our HR, finance, insurance and administrative experts use their experience in M&A environments to provide transaction parties, attorneys and sponsors with evaluation and advice on target company employment and labor issues, including: organization restructuring; executive compensation; employee benefits; employment agreements; labor agreements; employee relations claims and litigation; potential post-transaction synergy savings. Post-transaction our seasoned experts serve as transition consultants, temporary leadership executives and confidential advisors.
Strategic HR Planning; Employee Culture Assessment; HR Team
We will provide a framework for development of HR goals, objectives, strategies and tactics and help you assess and strengthen your employee “brand” culture. We will also assess your HR leadership team and provide individual guidance and mentoring to develop the skills needed to lead a strategic restaurant HR department.
HR “Hotline” Advisor
For one low annual fee you and your managers will have direct telephone access to our HR experts, for HR advice and support when you need it. This service is great for smaller restaurant operators without their own HR team.
Management Team Assessments
As part of our overall operations assessment Synergy provides our clients with evaluations of the strengths of each manager selected for review. Optionally this assessment can include standardized testing if our client desires an additional point of reference.
Restaurant Pre-Opening HR
Synergy’s “full-service HR” for new restaurant openings includes services such as:
- Customized employment applications, employee handbooks, forms, policy development, training and operating manuals.
- Employee benefit programs and enrollment coordination
- Wage/hour and incentive programs
- Talent recruitment advice and guidance
- Training and compliance workshops for your team members
Post-Opening HR Support
Following your restaurant opening we’ll provide both on-site and off-site HR support, including:
- Direct telephone access to employee relations and compliance guidance for your managers
- Monthly reporting on HR metrics such as turnover
- On-site visits for face-to-face guidance, counseling and support for all team members
- Customized employment workshops
- Working with well known labor/employment counsel, employee claim advice and litigation support
Note: Synergy does not provide legal advice. Where you desire us to assist you in obtaining services of legal counsel in connection with any of our HR-related projects we will provide a recommendation based upon your project and our familiarity with various law firms. The cost of legal services is not included in our proposals and all such services would be provided by licensed attorneys only.