SOURCE: HumanConcepts; LHH

LHH and HumanConcepts

March 16, 2011 14:00 ET

Lee Hecht Harrison and HumanConcepts Announce Strategic Partnership

Leaders in Managing Workforce Change and Transitions to Offer End-to-End Solution

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ and SAUSALITO, CA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a leading talent management solutions company, announced today at the organization's global management meeting that they have joined forces with HumanConcepts, the leading provider of workforce decision support solutions, to offer consulting services coupled with technology in order to provide a best practice-based solution for handling outplacement, redeployment and workforce reductions. Working jointly with clients to properly prepare for and manage workforce change events, HumanConcepts and LHH will help companies adopt proven strategies in process management, compliance and reporting, as well as offer a clear path forward for affected employees.

LHH is the global talent development leader in connecting people to jobs and helping individuals improve performance, and is the global leader in career transition services. HumanConcepts offers solutions for understanding the workforce, planning for change and managing the processes around employee separations. By combining these strengths, HumanConcepts and LHH will now offer their clients an end-to-end solution for managing workforce reductions in a way that mitigates risk, meets financial objectives and provides the best possible employee outplacement experience. Under Lee Hecht Harrison's strategic guidance in conjunction with real time organizational insight provided by the HumanConcepts solutions, companies can now better manage the reduction decision process, reduce legal and compliance exposure, and manage administrative processes. This not only reduces the cost of separation, but also ensures that those individuals affected by the reduction are treated in a consistent and compliant manner. In addition, the HumanConcepts solutions will provide earlier insight into specific reductions, such as geographic locations that will be effected, so the LHH team can most effectively deploy their career transition offerings. 

"The partnership with Lee Hecht Harrison is a natural complement to our solution offerings," said Martin Sacks, president and CEO of HumanConcepts. "Customers using our Transition Manager and OrgPlus Enterprise solutions will attest to the significant impact the technology has on their ability to be agile. They can now manage change events efficiently and effectively with full information access and process control. As such, they are in the best position to treat affected employees with care, and protect the company from the substantial financial risk inherent in organizational change.

Peter Alcide, President and COO of Lee Hecht Harrison, added, "Whether in growth or recessionary times, organizations will continue to experience significant change and the partnership between LHH and HumanConcepts allows us to provide enhanced capabilities to enable our clients to effectively manage the complexity of the change they are experiencing. Our clients are looking for innovative, cost-effective tools to plan, manage and report on restructuring and organizational change events. HumanConcepts' Transition Manager and OrgPlus Enterprise are exactly the types of solutions that our clients are looking for now to add to LHH's industry-leading Career Transition programs."

The combined offerings are available immediately. Please contact HumanConcepts or LHH for more information.

About HumanConcepts
HumanConcepts enables enterprises to better manage organizational change of all types, including growth, rightsizing and reorganization. Using solutions from HumanConcepts, customers can achieve organization agility, more easily understand how they are organized, plan for the future, and transition the workforce to its optimal state. Used by many of the world's largest organizations, HumanConcepts solutions provide immediate return on investment by enabling companies to reorganize faster, manage financial targets, stay in compliance, and reduce both cost and risk. The company's products are certified by leading ERP and talent vendors such as Oracle, SAP, PeopleSoft and Lawson. HumanConcepts is based in Sausalito, California, with offices in the United Kingdom, Germany and Singapore. For more information, visit www.humanconcepts.com.

About Lee Hecht Harrison
With over 270 offices worldwide, Lee Hecht Harrison is the global talent development leader in connecting people to jobs and helping individuals improve performance. Lee Hecht Harrison assists organizations in supporting restructuring efforts, developing leaders at all levels, engaging and retaining critical talent, and maintaining productivity through change.

Lee Hecht Harrison is a part of Adecco Group, the world leader in workforce solutions with over 6,000 offices in over 70 countries and territories around the world. For more information, please visit www.LHH.com.

Contact Information

  • Press contact HumanConcepts:
    Robyn Fernsworth
    Email Contact
    m/o 415-412-0300

    Press contact Lee Hecht Harrison:
    Vannessa Almeida
    Email Contact
    o: 212-277-0110 x 244