Work shapes us. It fosters important relationships just as it embodies many of our interests and passions. It’s surprising that our work environments, which significantly impact business performance, frequently fail to cultivate engaged employees.
At PPC, we engage employees to drive business results.
At PPC, we will assist you in developing strong human resources (HR) programs that attract, retain and motivate high caliber employees who in turn will help your business achieve outstanding results.
We collaborate with companies to create effective and dynamic work environments through strategic HR programs and systems. If you’re looking to effectively develop your human capital, please don’t hesitate to connect with us:
413-531-8870 or 413-262-6739
Designing careers of purpose, fulfillment and success
Making strategic sense of your investment in human capital.
We work with clients like you to develop pay and reward solutions that meet your objectives: from aligning pay with organizational priorities, to evaluating and adjusting your mix of pay components for market competitiveness, to developing incentive plans to reward achievement of business goals.
We will also integrate your people and pay strategies to improve retention, engagement and ultimately financial success.
➢ PPC understands that the needs and issues of small to medium size organizations are very different from large firms.
➢ PPC does not provide an off-the-shelf HR product; rather, we listen to your concerns and offer the most cost effective consulting solution for your organization.
➢ PPC’s consultants are seasoned with over 70 years of combined HR experience across all types of industries; the consultants you meet will conduct your engagement.
The engaged employee.
There are new challenges in today’s working world – from retaining critical talent to overseeing and motivating telecommuting employees and a global workforce. Ensuring effective HR programs is critical to “synchronizing” employees’ behavior with business goals.
The people behind Pay and People
President & Managing Director
Linda Ulrich is President & Managing Director of Pay and People Consulting, LLC. Linda has over 25 years of experience consulting in the areas of compensation, pay practices and general human resources, spanning both consulting firm and corporate environments. Linda has worked with a variety of client organizations to design and implement executive and employee compensation base salary programs, variable and incentive compensation plans as well as other pay practices such as retention and severance initiatives (more…)
Gary Ulrich is a Managing Director of Pay and People Consulting, LLC. Gary has over 30 years of human resources experience in public and private companies in industries covering financial services, consumer products, hospitality, manufacturing and distribution including American Express Company, Pepsi Cola Company (Division of PepsiCo), Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and Friendly Ice Cream Corporation. (more…)
Services & capabilities
PPC, a woman-owned enterprise, offers Rewards and HR consulting for public, private and tax-exempt organizations of all sizes.
- Pay strategies for base salary and all types of variable compensation to include both executive and non-executive employees, competitive pay assessments, incentive plan evaluation and design and salary structure development.
- Job family, leveling and job architecture for career progression with special focus on technical individual contributor roles.
- Organizational pay philosophy and peer group development.
- Assessment of reasonableness of pay for tax-exempt organizations.
- Retention and severance programs.
- Project or interim compensation support.
- Employee relations including performance issues, investigations and counseling on general employee issues.
- Professional coaching for undergraduate and graduates, as well as experienced professionals and executives, on an individual or company-sponsored basis.
- Succession planning including employee classification, talent identification and actionable development plans.
- Specific targeted recruiting assignment.
- Proprietary performance management system linking top level goals and objectives to organizational plans.
- Search strategies, interviewing skills and image assessment
- Temporary, interim or project-based human resources support.
Our Strategic Partners
Pay and People Consulting has partnered with industry leaders to supplement its core of services. PPC’s partners have specialized expertise in other areas of human resources and have proven success as trusted alliances.
Executive pay and equity consultancy | The Strategic Apex Group LLC is a boutique consulting firm specializing in executive pay and equity programs and governance issues related to U.S. businesses. It’s research capabilities allow them to provide deep insight into the corporate marketplace to provide successful outcomes for their clients.
Job information software tool | HRTMS Inc. is an HR software company specializing in Job Information and Description Management. Its groundbreaking solution JDXpert, allows users to create, manage and store their job descriptions as well as other job related data.
Branding & communications consultancy firm | Ulrich/Maharry is an award-winning marketing and branding consulting firm focusing on communication strategies in support of businesses – from improving sales to engaging employees using websites, digital campaigns, social media programs, videos, brand identity and communication materials.
Employee benefits consultancy| Pentra focuses on improving the financial and operational performance of health care and employee benefit programs. It recommends strategies to maximize program investment and bring value to employees and their families.
Workplace wellness solutions | Healthper offers wellness programs for organizations. It designs health initiatives and targeted wellness solutions to improve the overall health of employees which in turn drives employee engagement and retention.
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Our experience spans dozens of companies and literally tens of thousands of employees. And we’ve found that the companies that succeed are bound by a common thread of success: engaged employees, working in vital workplaces that challenge, encourage and prepare people and teams to succeed. If you’re looking to launch your workforce, or your career, into higher gear, then engage with us. Pay and People Consulting.