Our team of Human Capital Advisors is committed to helping you create a sustainable competitive advantage from your investment in human capital. In fact, our company name, CHORUS, was selected because it reflects the essence of our mission and philosophy.
Chorus is defined as the act of working together in harmony or in unison. Classical composers often relied on a chorus to bring structure and harmony to a musical piece. In ancient Greek and even Elizabethan drama, the chorus existed to announce the action of the play and to provide support for the lead actors. These definitions parallel the CHORUS philosophy. We work in unison with clients to bring structure and congruity to the enterprise; we identify challenges and moderate the dialogue that leads to effective solutions; we support senior management with a results-based approach for linking human capital to strategic goals.
In many business conversations, the phrase “human resources” conjures up images of the old employment office. Human Resources (HR) is not recognized as a strategic business partner with finance, marketing, operations, and information technology. It isn’t seen as a value-added resource to the bottom-line. At the same time, in our increasingly service-oriented economy, productivity and profitability are directly correlated to the quality and motivational level of a company’s employees. The key variable that distinguishes top-performing enterprises is its people.
At CHORUS, we believe your investment in human capital is the most important factor in creating and sustaining competitive advantage. It is the one variable that can set your company apart from the competition, giving you the needed edge to meet or exceed your business plan. We refer to this as the strategic value of human capital.
The accepted business definition of capital states that elements of value are brought together and managed to create wealth: money, securities, and equipment. The definition even extends to include intangibles such as brand recognition and goodwill.
But what about human capital? A CFO might tell you that the biggest expense item on an income statement is compensation. Yet many of the very real and very costly investments made in employees are not recognized as an asset on the corporate balance sheet. Since those assets go unrecognized, they are rarely managed with the same attention and discipline applied to more traditional assets and investments.
At CHORUS, we believe companies that achieve and maintain market leaders status place human capital on a par with the management of traditional capital assets. Once the right people are identified, brought into a firm, oriented, trained and begin producing, they take their place as a valuable asset. Unlike any other asset with definable and measurable values and life cycles, people can exceed managerial expectations if they are challenged, enlightened, empowered, and rewarded.
At CHORUS, we believe people build the long-term success of any enterprise. Our mission is to help clients develop custom-tailored programs that link employees to the strategy of the enterprise by providing directions in human capital management sm. CHORUS professionals have both the knowledge and the experience to create and implement cost-effective and measurable solutions that translate directly into improved financial performance. How? Through a close, ongoing, strategic relationship with our clients that combines cutting-edge people technologies with a staff that melds business and entrepreneurial leadership with professional HR experience.
To achieve our client’s goals, CHORUS has developed a dual-path approach to human resources management: a quantitative, bottom-line method for dealing with the financial realities that are linked to a qualitative methodology that focus on fully developing employees as individual contributors, as team-players, and as leaders.