Varro sits in front of the K-9 Unit.
Global Resources’ receptionist Penny has rallied her coworkers to the cause of police K-9s who are not supplied with bulletproof vests, as are their human partners, due to budget restrictions. Unfortunately, these vests are expensive, costing an estimated $2,000 to $2,500 each. Director Rich and Marie in Benefits have joined in with Penny to organize a company-wide fundraising effort to assist an adorable puppy, Varro, currently training to become a K-9 for the Wauconda Police Department.
Penny poses with Varro.…
Owners of a freight shipping and trucking company called in Global Resources to change the status quo (which had evolved over their ten years in business), of which, they were highly dissatisfied. “Our books were a mess and we were struggling to get a grip on our employees. There was no light in the tunnel, let alone, at the end of the tunnel.”
The Global Resources consultant fit right in, providing “hands-on instruction” regarding ownership, restructuring bank relationships, employment management, and accounting, “showing us how we could obtain information and control like we’d never before imagined.”
One of the perks of working at Global Resources is that the company provides free flu shots for all interested employees.
Employees lined-up for their flu vaccines, available from 10:30am to 12pm,
on two days in late October (no appointment was necessary).
An annual flu vaccine is the “best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Global Resources was engaged to survey a manufacturer in the hardwood industry for operational improvements.
The Global Resources consultant hit the ground running, she “grasped our very complex organization surprisingly quickly and was able to give us realistic ideas on how to balance our budget, how to use our financial information to make decisions, and needed organizational changes to improve our management structure.” Additionally, she made numerous recommendations for improving the client’s marketing and sales programs, suggestions on how to better cost their products, as well as providing customized financial analysis tools. “She…
Global Resources’ analysts gathered for our annual meeting. It was a true meeting of the minds with numerous workshops and seminars on the common issues facing our clients.
After all the serious business was finished, it was time for the often hilarious Analyst Olympic Games, our team building exercises where teams of competitors had only one minute to attempt various tasks (think ‘Minute To Win It’ type challenges).
A 25 year old family-owned hardware, lumber, industrial supply and tool rental business had been struggling. The company was heavily dependent on the housing market as well as the construction trades and “the past five years have been a huge struggle to maintain adequate levels of profitability. As we have worked to cut costs to a bare minimum, we found that, despite what we did to reduce expenses, we found ourselves in a constant cash crunch.”
There was also a leadership transition that started early last year when the son assumed his father’s role as president…
The ladies in Global Resources’ finance department went all out with Halloween decorations. Zombie crossing warnings and crime scene tape, along with spider webs and pumpkins now adorn the office space! It looks down-right haunted!
Client in the commercial printing industry for nearly 40 years confided that bringing in Global Resources had been one of the scariest and most risky decisions that he ever made, but “if I had not made this decision, there is no doubt in my mind that the company would be out of business.”
Through working together to address the challenges facing the company, the Global Resources’ consultant, management and staff realized the importance for the business to evolve from a job shop into a full service, solutions orientated professional printing organization. “We transformed…
The conference room at Global Resources was taken over by rubber duckies—they floated in punch, sat on cupcakes and generally welcomed guests to our baby shower that collected donations to stock the Parents’ Pantry at the Teen Parent Connection.
The Teen Parent Connection empowers young families by offering resources and teaching positive parenting skills. Parents set goals such as finishing high school, taking job training, or going to college to earn ‘Baby Bucks’ that are then used at the Parents’ Pantry to purchase needed child care supplies such as diapers, wipes,…
Global Resources, LLC was invited to assist a contractor offering Heating, Venting, Air Conditioning and Plumbing services who was experiencing growing pains. Specifically, “we needed direction on growing our company and to be profitable during growth. We had issues with cash flow and could not track profits accurately.”
A structured plan was developed through the consulting process that helped the client work through all their issues and provided them with the snapshot of their company which was required to go forward.
“We now feel that we have the compass in place in order to operate our…