We take a simplified but customer-focused approach to strategic planning, transformation and organizational design.  The more complex the plan, the less likely it will be successfully implemented.  We keep it simple and actionable.

What is Your Human Capital Challenge?

What's Happening at Connolly Clarke?

talent management/ Workforce PLANNING

There is something inherently unique to the HRBP role.  "It’s an HRBP thing".  You know a good one when you work with one – and you typically know if you are a good one.

RECENTLY RELEASED: Tom O'Rourke, President and CEO of Connolly Clarke, LLC authors whitepaper on the Ten Factors for Evaluating Change Management Methodologies - a thought leadership perspective based on 20 years of leading change projects and designing change management methodologies and tool kits for global consulting firms.

Organizations most adaptable to change are most likely to thrive. We partner with your team to lead, coach, teach and manage change – with a focus on ensuring sustainability – for organizational, technology, and individual change.

We improve HR, it’s what we do.  Transforming from an administrative to strategic focus. And no HR function is beyond improvement and no HR staff is beyond capability building.

They say 80% of all mergers fail - often due to people issues.  Effective people planning separates the amateurs from the pros.  We put our clients in the latter category.

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: Tom O'Rourke, President and CEO of Connolly Clarke, LLC invited to lead employee retention webinar addressing best practices for retaining talent in a tight labor market.  Sponsored by the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership. Webinar is open to the public.  Click here to register.

Internal consultants have the potential to be some of the best consultants in the world.  Through a structured approach, we build their consulting capability . . . along with their confidence.

Very simply, it is the elegance around attracting, retaining, rewarding, developing, and maximizing your greatest differentiator – your people.  Some organizations are merely good at it  - for our clients, it is competitive advantage.

Improving Employee Retention with Effective Onboarding. Tom O'Rourke, President and CEO of Connolly Clarke, LLC shares best practices on employee retention, talent management, and onboarding at the sold out 20th Anniversary of Manufacturing Matters

HR Business

Partner Academy

HR transformation and optimization

The labor market is tight, the opportunities abundant, and your talent is heading out the door. Taking a fact-based, data-driven approach is a necessary first step in effective employee retention

Connolly Clarke, LLC conducts 2017 Wisconsin Manufacturing Industry Organizational Priorities  study on behalf of the Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Human capital issues of talent shortage, employee retention, and engagement identified as top industry priorities.

RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: Connolly Clarke, LLC is partnering with HR4D Consulting to provide International Coaching Federation (ICF) credentialed executive  coaching to clients.  Coaching is a confidential partnership focused on developing your self-awareness, and capabilities to help you identify and achieve your goals.  The coaching relationship will help you uncover new awareness and identify creative solutions to accomplish what you desire.  Ultimately, coaching will build your emotional intelligence, increasing your effectiveness and fulfillment.  HR4D Consulting provides executive coaching (sponsored by your organization) as well as individual coaching.  360 assessment facilitation is also available.  A free sample session is available upon request for Connolly Clarke clients.


building internal consulting capability

Taking a fact-based, data-driven approach to building effective employee retention programs. Tom O'Rourke, President and CEO of Connolly Clarke, LLC shares insights on employee retention featured in Milwaukee Business News.


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RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: Connolly Clarke, LLC co-develops the self-paced, digital learning-based and 100% mobile accessible Core Consulting Skills Certification Program for the international Association of Internal Management Consultants.  Digital learning modules available in 15 languages. Enrollment is open to all internal and external consultants.  

strategic planning and Org design

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