The Leadership Center
Published: March 29, 2010
About The Leadership Center
The Leadership Center, Inc. was founded in 1994 by Robert Ripston, a Human Resource executive with leadership experience at General Electric and at Ingersoll Rand. Bob believed that leadership in human resources, and in many walks of life, was the important key to success. The Leadership Center’s original mission to was to strengthen leadership skills in organizational life.
Over the years the mission has expanded beyond the development of leadership skills to include both strategic and tactical human resource management. Today, The Leadership Center’s service capabilities include Executive Search and Recruiting as well as HR Project Management in almost all disciplines within the human resource function. In addition we have the resources to be the Virtual HR Department for smaller organizations and start-up companies.
Stephen Ditko, President of The Leadership Center, invites you to Meet Our Partners – the talented team of professionals who serve our clients. A list of some of our Clients is also provided to demonstrate the diversity of our client base.
Executive Search and Recruitment
Mission: The Leadership Center’s Executive Search and Recruitment Practice is dedicated to seeking out and recruiting the top talent our clients need to support their business strategies. Our objective is excellence in recruiting and retention. We believe that the right people do make a difference and do impact bottom-line performance. Our assessment, follow-up, coaching and development capabilities offer experience and support which buttress the prospects for success.
Staff: The Associates at The Leadership Center represent years of experience at the officer level of Fortune 500 corporations — experience that includes search for senior-level executives and managers in all functional areas. We have outstanding assessment capability.
Scope of Assignments: Our experience allows us to perform effectively in a variety of industries and across a broad range of disciplines. We will consider assignments at most leadership, management, and individual contributor levels.
The “Virtual” Human Resources Department
For the smaller, or emerging company which cannot justify employing full-time,professional, human resources staff, The Leadership Center, Inc., can be your “virtual” human resources department. The smaller or emerging company does have human resource issues and opportunities. Establishing best practices, building a foundation for effective human resource management, designing the right team and organizational structure, managing talent, complying with appropriate regulations – all can profoundly effect organizational performance.
Our associates offer the experience and expertise to provide the professional support our clients need to manage human resources in situations where a full-time human resource professional may not be required or justified. We offer:
* Interim or part-time human resources leadership
* Full range of human resources strategic and administrative services
* Effective costing — buy only what supports your business strategy
* On-site as required
* On-call 24/7
Benefit from the experience of professionals who have provided human resources leadership in diverse industries, in Fortune 500 companies as well as smaller firms, in both service and manufacturing sectors.
Human Resources Project Management
The team at The Leadership Center offers a background in general human resource management along with strong human resource specialty skills. We have the ability to bring human resource talents to manage and perform in most human resource disciplines. Some of the project areas where we can offer professional assistance are listed below.
* Executive Search and Recruiting
* Customized Management Training Programs
* Team Processes
* Assessment of Managers/Leaders
* Executive Coaching
* Human Resources Auditing
* Compensation Planning and Program Development
* Benefit Plans Design and Development
* Employee Relations Programs
* Performance Evaluation and Management
* Personnel Policy and Procedure
* Human Resources Compliance
* Organization Planning and Development
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