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KURT A. MEYER, SPHR®

Managing Consultant, Best Workplace Solutions
T. 262.956.6593 | Email Kurt

Kurt brings extensive experience with human resource systems and multi-plant and multi-facility management to his role as Managing Consultant with Best Workplace Solutions. A results-oriented professional with a strong background in organizational development, safety, and health, he has a history of successfully aligning people strategies with company growth and profitability strategies. Clients benefit from Kurt’s approach to assisting in the development of a strategic vision for their organization, and identifying the people, systems, and strategies needed to align HR systems with business growth plans.

AMONG HIS AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Organizational development systems
  • Strategic hiring, promotion, transition, and retirement planning
  • Talent retention strategies
  • Recruitment branding
  • Safety strategy design and implementation
  • Wage and salary plan design and administration
  • Performance management system design and administration
  • Consistent, defensible corrective discipline systems (union and non-union)
  • Internal college design and development
  • Career path and succession planning
  • Senior level talent acquisition
  • Risk insurance sourcing and cost containment
  • Benefits plan design and cost containment

Kurt is well-versed in labor & employment law and employee relations. He guides clients through establishing and navigating strategic safety planning and loss control, as well as risk management, including broker relationships and the evaluation and selection of cost effective business insurance.

Prior to joining Best Workplace Solutions, Kurt spent his career managing and directing human resources strategies and activities for several companies with significant operations in the manufacturing, construction, and service industries.

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • Society for Human Resource Management – certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources
  • Extended DISC Certification, 2016

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

  • International ATD “BEST® Award” winner for enterprise-wide talent development systems in 2014, 2016 and 2017. Company finished in 6th and 20th place internationally respectively, in 2016 and 2017
  • International ATD “Excellence in Practice” Award winner in 2015 for DISC application in talent development
  • Wisconsin Corporate Safety Award winner in 2010, 2012, 2014, and 2016. Finalist in 2011, 2013, and 2015

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Loaned Executive, United Way of Washington County

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
  • Collective Bargaining Techniques and Concepts
  • Advanced Collective Bargaining Practices
  • Lean, Kaizen and One-Piece Flow
  • Principles of 5S/6S
  • World Class Manufacturing (Lean)
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ANDIE GEBERT, CPLP®

Human Capital Strategist, Best Workplace Solutions
T. 262.956.6545 | Email Andie

Andie is a versatile and award-winning human capital strategist with a record of outstanding accomplishments in team-focused environments. She specializes in defining, building, and fostering world-class cultures through strategic talent management, and works with clients to develop creative business strategies and translate them into executable, tactical business HR solutions.

AMONG HER AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Organizational performance management and success models
  • Learning content custom design
  • Standard and customized training programs
  • Talent acquisition and development, including branding strategies
  • Strategic alignment of people plan with business plan
  • Organizational succession plan design and development
  • Professional/career development plans
  • Compensation management and strategy
  • Human resources management

Prior to joining Best Workplace Solutions, Andie built her career managing organizational and learning development, as well as operations, for several companies in the industrial services, management, retail, and real estate industries. She is also a part-time licensed realtor and renovates homes in her free time.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Association for Talent Development (ATD)  National member  2011  present
  • Association for Talent Development SEWI Chapter 2013 – present, Social Media Chairperson (2018)

HONORS & RECOGNITIONS

  • CPLP® Credentialed Organizational Development Professional, 2014 and 2017
  • BEST® Award, Association for Talent Development, for Talent Development Systems, 2014 and 2016
  • Excellence in Practice Award, Association for Talent Development, for Extended DISC Applications, 2015

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

  • Lucky Mutts Rescue – Dog Foster and Current Events/Admin Volunteer  2013  present

EDUCATION

  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business, Master of Arts (M.A.), 2009; Human Resources & Labor Relations
  • University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, Bachelor of Arts, 2004; Organization Communication and Public Relations