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Solomon Associates Launches New Methodology-Driven Workforce Optimization Consultancy

September 17, 2012

Solomon Associates, a Dallas, TX-based performance improvement company for energy industry, recently launched a new Workforce Optimization Consulting practice. With a proprietary, data-driven approach, the consulting service will help the petroleum refineries, pipeline and terminals, gas plants, chemical facilities and power plants to determine optimal staffing levels. Solomon senior consultant Bill Glasscock is going to lead the practice.

The new consultancy practice aims to help energy companies achieve significant cost savings while enhancing operational effectiveness, by enabling the clients to move beyond simple quantitative formulas. For this, the company will be using the methodology derived from its exclusive library of industry best practices and empirical data. The company reportedly owns the largest databases of actual, validated oil and gas facility performance information in the world. This enables the company to provide realistic and sustainable staffing recommendations, based on the work practices of the top performers in the world.

According industry reports, for a facility, the chances for losing money increases with the termination of the wrong people. Solomon’s Workforce Optimization Consulting practice seeks to help companies avoid this mistake while achieving optimal workforce efficiency.

“Solomon Associates’ Workforce Optimization Consulting takes all critical factors into account to achieve optimal staffing levels based on client-defined objectives. Management of employee counts simply by the numbers is relatively easy, but rarely sustainable,” said Charlie Reith, executive vice president of consulting services and business development, in a statement.

Officials explained that Solomon’s optimization does not always mean a reduction in staff; rather, the recommended solution could mean adding employees to certain department areas to achieve overall improvements in workforce efficiency.

Solomon Associates takes into account a company’s current work practices, procedures, workforce capabilities, corporate culture and constraints that impact worker performance.

“Only after a thorough evaluation of a facility’s operation would we provide a recommendation to reduce staffing levels. Industry reports show that a facility can actually lose money by terminating the wrong people. Our Workforce Optimization Consulting practice helps companies avoid this mistake while achieving optimal workforce efficiency,” Glasscock said in a statement.

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Edited by Rachel Ramsey
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