Standards Consultancy Services

Standards is available to assist its clients in their operational management needs. Our Business Management Consultants work closely with each firm’s principal(s) and key employees to learn about their respective internal operating systems. Through this process we are able to develop a customized approach, develop innovative solutions, make recommendations for improvement and offer assistance with, or take full responsibility for the implementation of each activity.

​Standards offers its consultancy services in five different business aspects including Management, Public Sectors, Human Resources, Sales&Marketing and Six Sigma.

ORGANIZATIONAL DESIGN AND OPERATING MODEL

A well-designed operating model provides a clear and consistent blueprint for how resources are organized and operated to achieve a company’s strategic priorities.

Here at Standards, we partner with clients to help them design and implement operating models that translate strategy into effective execution.

TALENT MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP SUPPLY

No company can turn in a great performance without great people. High performers learn to assess their talent pipeline, deploy their most promising people more effectively in critical decision areas and reduce their demand for scarce skills.

MEASURES AND INCENTIVES

STANDARDS helps companies create dynamic performance measurement with a focus on what really matters to the business. We build dashboards that serve as indicators of ongoing business performance, and help companies devise tailored compensation systems that will reward actions and behaviors that advance the organization’s goals and drive decision effectiveness

HIGH PERFORMANCE CULTURE

Company culture is at the heart of competitive advantage, because it determines how things are done and how people behave. It is the hardest thing for competitors to copy. High performers create an environment with a unique personality and a passion for performance — so that people make the right decisions and do the right thing wherever they are in the business. 

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

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LEADERSHIP BEHAVIOURS AND ALIGNMENT

Leadership behaviors are one of the critical “soft” elements that research shows are most important in determining an organization’s decision effectiveness and thus its performance. Sometimes, however, a company’s leadership behaviors and decision style will have to change—adapting to a different strategy or the arrival of new leaders, for example. The key to changing behaviors is reaching agreement on the desired decision style, and then defining and demonstrating the required behaviors.

MANAGEMENT PROCESS REDESIGN

Well-executed critical management processes are essential to a company’s performance. STANDARDS’ practical, structured approach to management processes leads the decision-making machinery to drive faster, better decisions, more productive meetings and efficient execution. We work with clients to develop tailored management practices and build the skills and behaviors that lead to enduring results.

BUSINESS PROCESS REDESIGN

Business process redesign (BPR) examines the efficiency and effectiveness of a company’s most critical processes. It is a key enabler to deliver the highest quality of service, in the most productive way, at the most competitive cost and time to output.

​STANDARDS works with each client to prioritize key processes based on the value at stake. For each priority process we develop a view of the current state based on operational data, using detailed process maps and analysis to help identify major gaps. We then work together with a cross-functional client team to define a series of principles that will guide the solution generation phase, and create a vision of the future state of each process from the ground up, along with the roadmap to achieve the near and long term results.

​We work very closely with our clients in this type of project, enlisting a team from all the functional areas impacted at the leadership and the solution generation level. This allows us to eliminate waste, unnecessary wait times, reports, handovers and sign-offs, while ensuring the integrity of the process.

HR AUDIT

Whether your business is relatively young and HR-related tasks have been handled by a one-person team, or your business has been operating for multiple years with a fully staffed HR Department, STANDARDS provides HR Compliance Auditing solutions that meet the needs of your organization. We provide full-service HR Compliance Audits to assess the employment practices, compliance and human resource functions within an organization.

Completion of an HR Compliance Audit enables an organization to:

​Accurately identify the beneficial and problematic areas of current employment practices
Strategically plan efforts needed for compliance and improvement
Create a template to guide administration on industry best employment practices

STANDARDS’ Audits examine the following key areas of human resource functions:

​Staffing & Hiring
Benefits Administration
HR Administration
Employment Practices
Training
Time Off & Leave
Performance Management
Compensation
Terminations

JOB ANALYSIS, JOB DESCRIPTION AND ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Job descriptions are the foundation of organizational performance, and serve as key drivers in a variety of HR functions.

At STANDARDS, we develop job descriptions that are broad, descriptive, and flexible to enable adaptation to your organization’s changing needs. We help to establish and connect each job’s duties back to the critical goals of the organization.

This ensures alignment of each job to the overall success of the organization, while providing the details needed to support effective job performance. At the same time, every job description developed by STANDARDS includes the criteria needed to successfully perform in the job such as required knowledge, skills, and abilities, responsibilities, and reporting structure.

JOB EVALUATION AND GRADING SYSTEMS

Job evaluation is a systematic process of determining the relative value of various jobs within an organization, and assigning jobs to a hierarchical index of job value. Effective job evaluation enables an organization to:

  • Provide fair pay to its employees
  • Attract and retain its needed talent
  • Identify duplication of tasks and gaps between jobs and function allowing it to make strategic alignment decisions
  • Identify qualification requirements
  • Place jobs in salary structures
  • Maintain internal equity​

At STANDARDS, our trained and well-experienced staff provides an unbiased, holistic approach to evaluation of an organization’s jobs.

  • We focus on only the job itself, not the person performing the job – something that can be very difficult to do if you are an employee of the organization
  • We understand the effects a job evaluation process can have on the employees such as job insecurity or fear of pay cuts – so we assist in using an organization-wide involvement and continuous communication process helping to ease concerns and establish a sense of ownership from the results of the job evaluation
  • We know the struggles that can occur with management involvement and we take a proactive approach from the onset to help ensure the cooperation needed for successful project completion

We complete job evaluations using current industry best practices. Typically, job evaluations are completed after the job analysis and job descriptions are complete. STANDARDS employs both non-quantitative methods of evaluation such as job classification, as well as quantitative methods such as a job point-factoring which utilizes compensable factors to determine internal worth – a key to establishing an internally consistent compensation system that can serve as a strategic tool for the organization.

COMPENSTAION ANALYSIS AND PLAN DESIGN
  • Not sure if you are paying employees too little or too much?
  • Losing good employees to better paying jobs elsewhere?
  • Compensating according to an out-of-date system?
  • Merger or acquisition in your future?
  • Just opening your doors and on-boarding your first employees?
  • Expanding your services and diversifying your workforce?
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STANDARDS can assist in all areas of compensation, from policy design and plan development through stakeholder approval and implementation.

STANDARDS’ Compensation Analysis & Design services include all levels of comprehensive review, refinement, and/or development of compensation programs, ensuring strategic alignment with each unique client. Our Compensation Analysis & Design services provide our clients:

  • Improved competitiveness through current, market-aligned compensation structures that help to attract, motivate and retain high quality employees to the best of the organization’s budgetary abilities.
  • Risk management resulting from implementation of consistent and defensible pay structures – developed by an unbiased, ethically bound third party – that meet the requirements of equal value legislation-Tools and services needed to support the implementation and independent management and maintenance of the overall compensation system, and guide consistent and defensible base pay decisions that provide every employee a competitive level of compensation.

​Whether you need a complete analysis of your existing compensation system, are starting your compensation program from the ground up, or just need a pay scale developed for a few new positions, STANDARDS’ experienced team can successfully meet the demands of your project.

COMPENTACY BASED HUMAN RESOURCES

Competency-based management solutions give you the freedom to customize the engagement to fit any need or goal. Whether you’re rolling out a competency-based framework for the first time, or you need to fine-tune your existing talent-management systems, we can help.

Our team develops custom competencies, and implements competency-based programs to support the entire talent management lifecycle.

PERFORMACE MANAGEMENT

Performance management is driven by business needs, organizational culture and the integration with other human resource management systems. There is not a “one size fits all” model.

Effective Performance Management:

  • ​Increases employees’ accountability of their on-the-job performance
  • Provides a more objective tool for measuring employees’ success
  • Provides a direct line of sight for employees to the strategic goals of the organization
  • Improves success rates for reaching overall organizational goals
  • Mitigates employment practice-related risks by linking evaluation to employees’ self-validated job descriptions
  • Provides measurement for operational/business decisions, i.e., performance rewards, compensation, downsizing, etc.
     

In addition, an organization’s performance management directly affects employee morale and attitude, thereby determining productivity and ultimately the success of the organization. In today’s workplace climate, performance management is crucial.

​STANDARDS designs performance management tools to systematically produce mean.

SUCCESSION PLANNING

Identifying crucial job skills, knowledge, professional relationships and organizational practices and passing them on to prepare your future workers is critical to ensuring the seamless movement of talent within your organization. Succession planning is keeping the talent in your pipeline, and with today’s workforce trends, critical talent can easily be here today and gone tomorrow.

Whether your organization is large or small, succession planning is necessary for various reasons:

  • ​Adapting to demographic and economic changes and talent scarcity.
  • Identifying skill gaps and training needs. Retaining institutional knowledge in a knowledge economy.
  • Boosting morale and retention by investing in employees.
  • Replacing unique or highly specialized competencies.

STANDARDS takes the complexity out of Succession Planning, and offers scalable solutions to address only those areas of succession planning needed.

STANDARDS’ Succession Planning Services portfolio includes:

  • ​Labor Market Analysis and Workforce Planning
  • Organizational Assessment
  • Job Analysis to identify the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities needed in critical positions
  • Job Redesign
  • Strategic Succession Plan Development
  • Performance and Behavior-Based Assessments
  • Recruitment Support
  • Training and Development
  • Individual Development Planning
HR POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

Effective workplace policies and procedures have never been more important than in today’s challenging, ever-changing business world. It is essential for organizations to have policies and procedures developed and implemented based on best employment practices, if for no other reason than to protect your organization and its employees. 

But effective policies and procedures offer benefits beyond this – they provide for:

  • ​Uniformity and consistency in decision-making and operations
  • Demonstration of the organization’s values
  • Quick and efficient action and resolution when a problem occurs
  • A framework for business planning
  • Direction of the organization despite periods of change
  • Assistance with performance assessment and accountability
  • Clarification of functions and responsibilities
  • Improved communication for employees
  • An overall sense of stability and dependability to the workforce
  • And of course, employment practice-related risk management.

STANDARDS develops both individual policies and procedures for our clients, as well as entire Personnel/Employee Handbooks, all based on industry best practices and in alignment with today’s ever-changing regulations.

  • ​Review of your current policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the most current regulations
  • Development of individual policies and procedures to meet organizational changes
  • Development of your entire Personnel/Employee Handbook from start to finish.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING PLANS

We investigate the needs of our clients and their employees, we foresee the areas where training is required and we set our training plans based on such investigation. We set forth the training required to develop personnel and ensure they adapt to the changing work environment, setting the base for achievement based on change, technology and new strategies in all areas.

TALENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

We provide strategic assistance to organizations in the accomplishment of long-term enterprise goals with respect to talent or human capital. Our system addresses the five essential pillars of talent management: recruitment; performance management; learning and development; career development and compensation management.

By implementing Talent Management System, organizations will be able to attract, acquire, develop, promote, and retain quality talent.

STRATEGIC MARKETING PLANNING

It is important for every organization, regardless its size or industry, to develop and maintain the viable fit between its resources, objectives and their environmental opportunities. This serves as the revolving point of the strategic marketing plan.

STANDARDS closely works with clients to formulate the superb strategic marketing plan that the organization needs, evolving from conducting the situation analysis and evaluating the existing programs, reaching to the design and implementation of the new modified marketing mix.

Additionally, our consultants will collaborate on determining marketing objectives, selecting target markets, estimating future market potential and anticipating forthcoming sales.

Finally, STANDARDS, supports the organization with the finest marketing mix and then cooperates in order to determine the role of the sales force in the chosen mix.

STRATEGIC PLANNING: THE SALES MANAGEMENT PROCESS

Although sales has a crucial part and operates jointly within the marketing strategy, still a diverse, yet consistent specific strategies concerning sales management must follow, concerning the organization, selling programs and selling efforts.

STANDARDS fundamental role starts with assisting the organization in planning the development of sales strategies, originating at the analysis of the present situation, including the existing products, territories and personnel. Additionally, having a clear vision of internal weaknesses and strengths and external opportunities and threats.

After establishing well-defined strategies covering every aspect of selling units, STANDARDS facilitates the preparation of the multi-layer strategic plan, which eventually introduces the financial planning aspect of the whole strategy.

Finally, and after setting the future plan and key objectives, progress checkpoints are established to empower the organization in monitoring the performance.

SALES FORCE AND SALES ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

The operation of a sales force in any organization requires the coordination of numerous interacting or interdependent groups and activities. In this Consultancy program, Standards supports the organization in examining customers, wether they are industrial or direct consumer, then in determining the types of sales jobs required to serve those customers.

Afterwards, a classification is set for the types sales jobs and what unique combination of traits, attributes and qualities sales people should have. Additionally, assigning the needed functions for every sales territory manager. 

As for the sales organizational design, Standards helps in setting the coordination process of communication, authority and responsibility for sales groups and individuals.

Standards consultants finally works closely to to set the perfect sales structure that best fit the organization by defining relationships among jobs in the organization and creating the organizational chart.

FORECASTING MARKET DEMAND AND SALES BUDGETS

Nowadays, more companies are centralizing their data collection processes, resulting in forecasting becoming a part of the Marketing Decision Support System.

In this consultancy service program, Standards helps in deciding the responsibility for sales forecasting depending on the size of the company, in order to get input from those who make great contributions to forecast and to assure greater acceptance of forecasting and commitment to the plans.

Standards also contributes in gathering accurate information about the industry sales, company sales, industry production categories, company production lines and individual products in order to estimate future demands of the products. Standards professional use a group of different statistical methods in order to reach the desired outcomes.

Throughout the forecasting process, Standards carries out the forecasting categories and selects the appropriate method of forecasting that best fits the organization.

RESTAURANT CONCEPT DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING

We provide expert consultants for F&B businesses with needs for concept development. Find a restaurant advisor who can help bring your vision to life. This includes specialists in design, market research and analysis, branding, financial modeling, recipe development and costing, menu creation, job description writing, or a complete review of processing and procedures to bring your project from conception to grand opening.

FOODSERVICE FACILITY DESIGN CONSULTING

Find a consultant with experience in commercial foodservice design for virtually all types of facilities such as restaurants, clubs, pubs & bars, entertainment & sports venues, schools, corporations and government facilities. Completed projects have been located throughout the MENA and Gulf Regions. Get help along the whole way with finding a quality design layout, procurement and execution throughout the construction process.

ابحث عن استشاري من ذوي الخبرة في تصميم الخدمات الغذائية التجارية لجميع أنواع المرافق تقريبًا مثل المطاعم والنوادي والحانات والبارات وأماكن الترفيه والرياضة والمدارس والشركات والمؤسسات الحكومية. تقع المشاريع المنجزة في جميع أنحاء منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال إفريقيا ومنطقة الخليج. احصل على المساعدة على طول الطريق مع العثور على تصميم تصميم عالي الجودة والمشتريات والتنفيذ طوال عملية البناء

MENU PRICING ENGINEERING CONSULTING

Menu pricing is difficult. Price too high, and you’ll lose customers. Price too low, and you won’t make sufficient profits to support your F&B business. Whether you are a new or existing restaurant, allow our consultants to dive into the dynamics between menu engineering, menu-mix analysis, cost analysis, procurement and recipes at your facility to achieve the best results. Our culinary and restaurant consulting experts come with decades of hands-on experience and can assist with providing the right pricing and menu design to maximize your profits and guest experience.

RESTAURANT OPERATIONS CONSULTING

STANDARDS professional restaurant consultants are able to analyze and offer recommendations to enhance operational performance. They offer services from quick service restaurants to fine dining establishments, bars and nightclubs, clubs and commercial operations. Find help with hiring and training procedures, corporate culture, financial review, restaurant efficiency and more from our operations consultants. Each restaurant and market is unique, so allow us to match one of our experts to your special needs.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT CONSULTING

Experienced in ownership and management, STANDARDS food and beverage consultants can spot opportunities for your hotel, bar or restaurant with simple training techniques, more intense operational restructuring, and general management processes that can bring real results to guest satisfaction and bottom line profits. Working with shareholders and management, our consultants will help to achieve your vision for the future by developing multi-year strategic plans to ensure long-term success.

BAR BEVERAGE DEVELOPMENT CONSULTING

Is your beverage outlet attracting customers, or turning them away? Is it turning a profit, or might loss prevention, menu and product offerings and pricing strategies improve your bottom line? STANDARDS beverage consultant can help your bar, nightclub or restaurant develop offerings that are priced strategically and provide a refreshing and memorable experience for your guests. Available services range from bartender training, quality control and financial analysis to bar manual development and signature drink creation.

SWOT ANALYSIS CONSULTING

Standards Consultants help to identify and assess opportunities within existing operations and analyze competitive environments to bring your operation greater success. Our advisors will also evaluate and recommend technology solutions and guide marketing and sales efforts. Let one of our consultants analyze your strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MARKETING CONSULTING

Marketing your food and beverage business today is more important than ever. Our consultants are experts in helping hotel event and meeting space, bars and restaurants getting noticed in a competitive market. Our F&B marketing advisors can align with sales and marketing teams for greatest impact. Get help with everything from branding, website development and digital marketing to social media to PR.

PRIVATE AND COUNTRY CLUB CONSULTING

Find a country club consultant who can help your establishment increase profits. Our advisors are experts in bringing growth by using modern methods used in private clubs addressing the increase of productivity, lowering costs, employee development, and much more. We can also analyze recreation concessions and member events management.