Steven Baldwin Associates (SBA) serves as a successful partner in your executive team-member search. We oversee the process, from start to finish, of searching for and hiring top talent and we bring our clients the best, most capable employees who represent the best fit for your team. SBA principals and associates are experts in the aviation industry, a unique industry with a relatively finite number of key players, many of whom are personally known to us. SBA’s founding principal and senior associates have more than 100 years of combined experience devoted to the aviation industry, and we are well known and well connected to the industry’s thought leaders, key players, and executives. Compared to firms that focus solely on executive searches—or in-house HR departments—we have stronger connections and personal relationships with the exact aviation industry executives who will make the strongest candidates for your management team. Let SBA find your next leader.
Is your organization aligned for peak performance during both growth climates and market contractions? SBA will perform an organizational assessment to ensure departmental activities and resources are best aligned to maximize efficiencies and position your airport to support future economic growth as well as strategic plans and priorities for the foreseeable future. We will take a deep dive and holistic approach to both internal and external factors and align or re-align the organization for success. This will include strategy alignment, organizational structure alignment, clarifying decision-making processes, aligning budgets, financial targets and rewards, as well as aligning vision, values, and people to optimize overall performance.
Though one of the hardest elements to get right, organizations that master performance management are typically ranked as extremely high-performing organizations. Experienced SBA associates will develop an effective performance management program that facilitates open dialog between leadership and employees to manage expectations, goals, and career progress while supporting the organization’s strategic vision and plans. SBA will conduct a review of the current performance review system and evaluate its effectiveness regarding employee engagement, performance, and development. In conjunction with executive leadership, SBA will propose a revised or new program that supports goal-setting aligned with organizational objectives, includes an employee self-assessment, measures employees against core values, and incorporates training plans that support employee development and succession efforts.
Succession planning is an important part of maintaining the health, sustainability, and longevity of your organization. With retirements and turnover in key positions and steep competition for talent, succession planning becomes even more important during competitive market periods. Moreover, succession planning is a key part of employee engagement, including recruitment and retention. With management, SBA will review paths for employees to advance within the organization and other key aspects of succession planning to develop your staff and ensure that key institutional knowledge resides in multiple positions.
In today’s competitive labor market, it is crucial to understand how your organization’s compensation structure compares to those of similar airports. Maintaining a competitive salary and benefits structure is a major factor in attracting and retaining top talent. However, getting access to relevant salary information is often challenging, not to mention burdensome for most airport HR departments. Let SBA relieve this weight by conducting a targeted compensation study for you.
Best practice suggests that a periodic review of compensation will help you gain a competitive edge. Our understanding of the complexity of airport compensation is unique as our team has first-hand experience in the aviation industry. We will benchmark against relevant airports and help you develop a comprehensive compensation strategy that includes benefits and incentive programs that will keep your employees challenged and motivated.
Engaged employees, successful leaders, and collaborative teams will help make your group a high-performing organization. Let SBA help you discover your individual and team strengths, develop strategies for improved communication and effective leadership, improve collaboration and develop leadership best practices. SBA associates will provide personal coaching and skill development techniques, helping your workforce connect and effectively work together.
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