The following descriptions of our services
are provided in general terms. We believe that our client’s needs dictate the type of services required and as such; our client services are structured and fashioned to meet their specific needs.
As a result of this approach, HMC does not provide a “cookie cutter” approach to meeting your business or organizational needs since every situation is unique and different.
Our CORE services include:
BUSINESS PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT
DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT
administration and policy review /
development for municipalities, not for profit corporations
and for profit business corporations)
HUMAN RESOURCES REVIEWS AND POLICY
MUNICIPAL AND FIRST
NATION INVESTMENT READINESS PLANNING
MUNICIPAL CAO AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT RECRUITMENT
INTEGRATED PLANNING – involves the development and integration of 4 separate plans.
Starting with the development of the Strategic Plan involving the “owners” (which could be a Council or a Board) and staff, this sets the overall direction for the organization.
The Operations Plan is then developed by staff or lead volunteers and the milestones are linked directly to the Strategic Plan.
From this point, specific Action Plans are completed by staff or lead volunteers and determines the “how to” steps to achieve the milestones within the operations plan.
Lastly, the Financial Plan is formulated based on the results of all the various plans.
Our clients have told us that they feel that they have really accomplished something by the end of their strategic planning session and to us, this is what it is all about.
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STRATEGIC PLANNING - is our basic strategic planning service, and includes the development or re-development (whichever is appropriate) of your Vision, Mission, Values and Programs and Services and the addressing of critical issues you may be facing. This option involves all of your Board or Council, the CAO or Senior staff member, and other staff if appropriate. This option would take up to 8 hours in total and could be done over an evening and next day or a just a full day.
BUSINESS PLANNING AND PROJECT DEVELOPMENT – This service is generally working with clients through the process of creating a realistic and achievable business development plan starting at the strategy level, through the pre-feasibility and feasibility stages, including financial modelling - resulting in a Business Plan document specific to the clients business. This service may also include assistance with the implementation of the business plan.
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Organizational reviews and assessments are
conducted in varying manners by consulting companies and we
have learned over the years that one size does not fit all
and a cursory review or what we consider to be a “soft”
review is not what HMC provides.
Our detailed organizational review and
assessment process is thorough, looks “deep under the
hood” and delves into those areas that will provide the
evidence and support for what we recommend that can be
defended by the decision makers to the stakeholders they
serve, be it a Municipal Council or a For Profit or a Not
for Profit entity.
Our detailed and direct experience in undertaking
organization reviews and assessments
for municipal governments, private sector and not for
profit entities, combined with our decades worth of
experience in managing and operating municipal operations,
we believe gives us a competitive advantage over others and
supports the effectiveness of the more in-depth approach
that HMC undertakes.
We believe our past
clients will tell you that we deliver what we say we will in
the form of actionable results that will meet or
exceed your needs and will also be practical and useful. A
report that collects dust and is not realistic or practical
is not part of what we deliver or believe in as a company.
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& SUPPPORT –
This service generally focuses on new initiatives that
affect the development of an organization or business or is
some cases, HMC has provided direct support to Municipal
Council’s or Chief Administrative Officer’s to deal with
specific issues to their organization. This can include
anything from policy development, to governance training, to
reviewing an organizations internal and external process, to
assisting with any element of human resources including job
descriptions and salary grid development, with the goal of
improving efficiencies or effectiveness.
For municipalities using our base
Model HMC can developed a
customized municipal budgeting and financial tool that
provides Council and Administration with a customized,
defined and detailed budget model that not
only provides guidance to Council, but provides
accountability to administration and department staff.
For Manitoba Municipalities the Budget Model detailed
operating budget sheets are linked to the required
Provincial Financial Plan (PFP) Reporting Worksheets in and
can be modified as required.
The Model will be customized to represent your required
revenue and expense accounts for the general operating and
utility funds as well as any capital expenditures as
The Model can
also include a “3rd quarter estimate” worksheet which will
allow for “present year budget amounts”, “present year
actual to date amounts” and year end estimates.
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MUNICIPAL AND FIRST NATION
INVESTMENT READINESS PLANNING - Investment
Attraction is a key element in building a successful economic development strategy. HMC can assist municipalities in increasing their readiness and capacity to attract business and investment through our direct experience and knowledge in getting you where you need to be. HMC has developed successful investment readiness models
and benchmarking tools and resources for Municipalities and
First Nations that are considered to be
successful practises and more importantly, work.
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MUNICIPAL CAO AND SENIOR MANAGEMENT RECRUITMENT - HMC provides a personalized and hands on municipal Chief Administrative Officer and senior management recruitment process using our proven five step process that makes it easier for us to find candidates who can bring in the just the right mix of experience, skills and demonstrated leadership into your organization, ultimately matching you with the right candidate. We start by working closely with you to develop a detailed search plan based on your organization’s needs and then begin the process of matching your defined job competencies/skills with our proven methodology of sourcing, assessing, and presenting a pool of high-calibre candidates to meet your specific requirements . Our full recruitment services package includes HMC leading the interview process, reference checking, preparing an appropriate letter of offer, developing and negotiating an employment services agreement, and new employee orientation through probationary stage.
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