Ed Krow

Turning irrelevant HR functions into strategic contributors that drive business results

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Imagine: Your HR department actually drives business results

I help turn irrelevant/ineffective HR functions into strategic contributors by aligning HR with the business objectives so that HR actually drives business results. My clients often refer to me as their “Safety Net,” because I eliminate HR headaches and keep them from falling into HR traps.

Ed’s clients include

Building Employee Alignment

Build key employees’ knowledge ownership of the business strategy to drive engagement, commitment and contribution.

Succession Planning

Prepare high-potential employees for advancement into positions which are key to the success of business operations and objectives.

HR Strategy

Develop and implement HR programs that address and solve business problems and directly contribute to major long-term business objectives.

Ed speaks on Human Resources, Leadership, and Motivation

Whether your HR function is a department of one or many, my interactive sessions inspire my audiences to accomplish fundamental Human Resources strategic planning, balance organizational success and individual performance using multiple variable pay plans, and develop succession plans for all levels of key employees.

What Our Customers Say

“Ed’s work is thorough and precise and his insight is both thoughtful and candid. I found working with Ed to be refreshing. He approaches his engagements in a highly professional yet approachable manner which I find allows for a much more fluid flow of information and guidance. I highly recommend Ed for advisement on even the most sensitive matters because he will take the time to understand your business and your immediate needs and then apply his experience to derive a cost effective solution that works.”

Steve Winnie

CEO, Campus Door Holdings Inc.

“Ed Krow demonstrates an expertise, trust, and dependability above reproach. Over the past 7 years, I have called upon Ed to co-deliver a supervisory training program as well as refer him to several clients for various HR services. In each case, he provided great service – only adding value to the client and making my firm look good as well. I’d highly recommend Ed for HR consulting including general HR projects and especially affirmative action.”

Ira Wolfe

President, Success Performance Solutions

“First, it was very difficult to only select three attributes above. Ed is the consummate professional year in and year out. He posesses the very effective combination of deep expertise, project management, client empathy and saying-reporting-documenting what the project and client needs.”

John McCambridge

Human Resources Business Partner North America, Voith Holding, Inc.

“Ed helped our firm create an office-wide conversation about what’s appropriate in a workplace setting. He quickly understood our culture and utilized an open and engaging approach to guide diverse employee groups through what can sometimes be a difficult subject to broach.

Ed was very passionate and knowledgeable in speaking about harassment issues. He led several staff groups through 90 minute sessions of open conversation and dialogue. During these sessions, Ed shared case study examples that resonated with employees and helped define the nuances of harassment in workplace situations, including how harassment can vary for an individual depending on race, gender, and religious beliefs. He also spoke to the firm partners from more of a legality standpoint regarding human resource implications.

Our team members now have a much better awareness of potentially inappropriate behavior, as well as how to handle themselves in uncomfortable situations. I would definitely recommend Ed to others interested in harassment training for their staff—it was well worth the investment!”

Stacy J. Hollinger

Partner, RLPS Interiors

“We were working with another company that was helping us to install a new HR/IS system and they referred Ed to us. When I met Ed he was easy going and personable and we decided he had the perfect presentation-style to deliver the training message that we thought our managers needed.

When we began working with Ed we immediately realized that we had made the right choice. During the training sessions with our managers he showed us that he understands what employees and managers really need. He was funny, personable, and he kept the training light and easy to digest.

After working with Ed I was very pleased with the way my managers had been trained. The training helped to keep important information in the back of their minds while they go about their days. We have had Ed back multiple times and I would definitely recommend Ed to others.”

Mary Geist

Human Resources Manager, Horst Group, Inc.

“An engaged culture is one of the most important things to our company. We take it very seriously and work on it intentionally. But one thing we haven’t done well is compensation.

That’s why we brought Ed in. He really got to know the culture and understood the company, and he created a comprehensive, effective compensation plan perfect for our company’s needs.

I highly recommend Ed to other business owners who want someone that gets to know the company, understands what’s important, and delivers on it.”

Bill Biesecker

CEO, HairDirect

“Ed has become a trusted partner in my role as a Human Resources executive for compliance matters. His ability to confidently break down complex regulations to an easily digestible format is unparalleled. I can give no higher recommendation to any organization considering a strategic alignment with Ed Krow as an industry leader for their EEO compliance.”

Christopher Flynn

Director of HR, Photonis

“We discovered Ed through a promotional email sent to us expressing interest in presenting at one of our conferences. Originally, we had considered having him come in for a 30-minute talk but when we had a half-day workshop come up we knew it would be a great fit for Ed!

He provided us with a menu of three topics and then worked diligently with us to develop the chosen topic. Through the whole process, he was highly responsive and accommodating. When it came to the actual speaking event, Ed engaged well with our audience and we received great post-event feedback from the attendees. In the presentation, his high levels of experience and knowledge were very clear.

I would absolutely recommend Ed to anyone looking for a speaker. He tailored the presentation to us, he was professional, and he gave a great value!”

Marc Murray

Director of Education & Member Services, The Wire Association International, Inc.

“Ed is a great resource to have in your corner and demonstrates expertise and trust that few can match. In addition to using his services for compensation and AAP issues, lately I’ve utilized his talents in an executive training capacity and our firm was very pleased. Working with Ed has always been refreshing and he is the ultimate professional.”

Joe Biesecker

PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Manager at Trout, Ebersole & Groff LLP

“I have worked with Ed for years but this was the first time that I used his consulting services. He and his associate were really great. Came in on very short notice and were very professional. Also, they were flexible and as the investigation continued, we realized that we needed some additional information and support and they provided just what we needed! Great Job!”

Tracy Newcomer

Vice President of Human Resources, Country Meadows

“In the past, we have hired Ed for numerous HR related projects. He has always been timely and thorough with his completion of projects. More recently, though, we have utilized Ed in decision-making to resolve some issues. Ed is very professional and we rely on his expertise and knowledge to make sound decisions.”

Kim Gibson

HR/Safety Director, National Novelty Brush Company

“I can not say enough good things about Ed! He is a wealth of knowledge, very thorough and quick to respond. I feel confident referring him to my clients and they continue to sing his praises. I would highly recommend Ed for any of your HR needs.”

Julie Garrett

Senior Sales Consultant, INGROUP Associates

“My firm has engaged Ed numerous times since 2007 for a varied number of HR related issues. Every interaction with Ed has been excellent! He takes a well thought-out, pragmatic, and logical approach to HR issues based on many years of experience and education.”

Bob Bunting

Vice President, Acorn Design & Manufacturing

“Ed Krow has been instrumental in helping our company remain in compliance with Affirmative Action, government reporting requirements and the ever-changing world of employment law. Ed is a pleasure to work with and a true professional.”

Brian McMahon

Vice President of Human Resource, Shaner Hotels

“Our management leadership training wasn’t exciting or engaging enough to get our managers to take the message out of the training with them. Ed came in, understand our needs, UTZ-ified the message, and most importantly delivered it in a way that made people listen and care. He is a seasoned professional who delivered his message with a mix of realism and humor, and it made me look like a rockstar when I brought him on. Managers listened to him, believed him, and most importantly he was able to make them leave with the content and the exact message we wanted to send.”

Tom Scholles

Director of Human Resources, Utz Quality Foods, LLC

I worked with Ed to develop and maintain compliance with our affirmative action plan. He came highly recommended to us from his work with the local SHRM chapter and working with Ed has been a great experience.

In the process of creating our affirmative action plan many small issues and questions came up but because of Ed’s vast knowledge and experience he could explain answers and provide excellent recommendations to cover any weaknesses that the government template had. Part of what Ed does for us is giving presentations to the board of trustees and this is great because he has excellent interpersonal skills and he can share the required information with them in a clear, positive, and friendly way. This really adds something special to his work with us.

Since working with Ed we’ve definitely had positive results. The plan he has set up with us has led to us being in compliance with our affirmative action plan and we have not been audited by the federal government.

William E.Griscom, Ed.D.

President, Thaddeus Stevens College

“When our company decided that it was time to simplify our employee evaluation process and evaluate the salaries we were paying to our employees we were referred to Ed.

He made a presentation to our group and his experience and clear explanations showed us that he was the best person for the job. Ed’s work met our expectations. The new evaluation system works well for us and we are still using it. The goals we agreed on were met along the process and he provided us with a wealth of information and resources to smooth the transition into the new process and make decisions that were best for our business.

Ed is friendly, approachable, and very professional. All types of business could benefit from Ed’s help. Personnel is the biggest cost in service based businesses so having that process streamlined and efficient is very important.”

Jill Brewster

Senior VP, Finance at Benecon Group, Inc.

“Our HR officer is extremely involved with SHRM and when she saw Ed speaking at a conference and thought he would be a great fit to help us with our ongoing compensation issues.

Our company had grown from 1 location to having locations in 48 counties. At this point our compensation packages were outdated and we were looking for a change. Ed took on two projects for us; the compensation package for upper level executives and the compensation package for the upper level management team.
For both projects, he spent time re-evaluating every single position with patience even when plans changed and work needed to be redone. Through the entire process he was very repsonsive. When it was needed he took the time to work 1-on-1 with the team.
Ed is special because he has a lot of exposure to information. He is up to date on all HR law and when working with him you can tell that he has worked with many organizations and gained a lot of great experience. I would definitely recommend Ed to others and I would say that he’s knowledgeable, easy to work with, receptive to ideas, and flexible.”
Nan Haver

President/CEO, Service Access & Managment, Inc.

From The Blog

Building Employee Alignment

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The Relevant HR Function: A Manifesto

I believe that HR is, for the most part, irrelevant…and has been for some time. Simply look at your favorite social media outlet and you’ll find countless posts on the “why we hate HR” theme. I believe this stems from 2 areas: 1. A lack of professionalism in the...

Sexual Harassment in Your Organization

You don’t want to be the next what not to do headline in the news, do you? So ask yourself: how are reports of sexual harassment handled in my organization? There needs to be a process in place to handle these complaints when one comes in. In this video, I explain...

HR Strategic Planning

DISCOVER how to Chart the Course of HR’s Role in Your Organization.

Upcoming Events

Event : Illinois SHRM Conference & Exposition

Venue : Drury Land Theatre, Oakbrook Terrace | Illinois

Date : 24 September 2018

Session Title : Building Employee Alignment: Leveraging Talent for Bottom Line Results

Ed presents from 11:15 am – 12:15 pm.

Event : CPHR Saskatchewan Annual Conference

Venue : Evraz Place, Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Date : October 2-3, 2018

Session Title : HR Strategic Planning: Charting the Course of HR in Your Organization

Ed presents October 2 from 1:30 – 2:45 pm.

Event : Bones of PA, Inc. Annual Meeting

Venue : Valley Forge Casino Hotel, King of Prussia, PA

Date : October 24-26, 2018

Session Title: Competing for Quality: Staff Recruitment and Compensation Strategies

Ed presents October 25 from 8:45 – 9:45 am.

Event : First Annual Speed Business Forum

Venue : Lancaster, PA

Date : October 26, 2018

Session Title: Leveraging Talent for Accelerated Results

Ed presents October 26

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Ed Krow
590 Centerville Road #258
Lancaster, PA 17601

717-314-3680

ed@edkrow.com

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