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.  Program available in 15 languages. Enrollment is open to all internal and external consultants.  

Human Capital Service Offerings

talent management/ Workforce PLANNING

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.

building internal consulting capability



​​mergers AND acquisitions

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


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.

HR Business

Partner Academy

HR transformation and optimization

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.

Being an executive can be a lonely job. Roundtables provide a forum to discuss contemporary business issues with peers in a confidential environment

Connolly Clarke, Llc Human Capital Consulting

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.

strategic planning and transformation

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.

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..

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

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