Human Resources Solutions

Companies of all sizes, locations, and vision have various human resources problems that need to be solved. In today’s complex and changing world, many companies may not even know they have problems that have to be addressed. Thus, it makes sense for all companies to take a proactive, efficient, and results-oriented approach to solve those problems the right way, right now.

A professional approach to human resources can significantly help a company differentiate itself from business competitors. That competitive advantage can lead to reduced legal liability, improved efficiency, and long-term success.

Steve Cesare

Steve Cesare, Ph.D., the Human Resources Head Harvester, is directly responsible for helping a company to identify its human resources challenges, develop an efficient action plan, and establish a system focused on achieving sustainable results.

With extensive expertise and a diverse professional portfolio, Steve is uniquely capable of addressing any aspect of a company’s human resources program.

Primary services include the following human resources areas:

Employment Law

  • Age Discrimination (ADEA)
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act (GINA)
  • Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA)
  • Benefits Extension Rights (COBRA)
  • Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA)
  • Older Workers’ Benefits Protection Act
  • Equal Employment Opportunity (Title VII)
  • National Defense Authorization Acts
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Employee Handbook

  • Company Introduction
  • Employment
  • Benefits
  • Leaves of Absence
  • Compensation and Timekeeping
  • Employee Relations and Conduct
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Administrative Policies
  • At-will Acknowledgment
  • Arbitration Agreement

Recruitment and Staffing

  • Selection Methods
  • Interviewer Training
  • Job Application Packets
  • New Employee Orientation
  • On-boarding
  • Recruitment Evaluation Indices
  • Applicant Flow Data
  • Employee Referrals
  • Background Investigations
  • Catch and Release
  • Validation Strategies
  • EEO Compliance

Employee Safety

  • Workers Compensation
  • Injury and Illness Prevention Program
  • Fire Prevention
  • Emergency Action Plan
  • Safety Training Calendar
  • Lockout/Tagout
  • Globally Harmonized System
  • Accident Investigation Procedures
  • Return to Work Program
  • Record Keeping Procedures
  • Tracking Standards
  • OSHA Safety Audit
  • Code of Safe Practices

Strategic Planning

  • The Vision Statement
  • Core Purpose and Values
  • Organizational Culture
  • Succession Planning
  • SWOT Analysis
  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Value Proposition
  • Gap Analysis
  • Boundary Spanners
  • Action Plans
  • Business Ethics
  • Organizational Politics
  • Communication Networks
  • Accountability

Employee Relations

  • Grievance Procedures
  • One-on-one Meetings
  • Individual Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Employee Engagement
  • Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Coaching
  • Attitude Development


  • Compensation Plan
  • Exemption Classification Analysis
  • Incentive Plans
  • Internal, Individual, and External Pay Equity
  • Job Descriptions
  • Wage and Hour Issues
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Salary Scales
  • Benchmarking Surveys
  • Accountability
  • Performance Management Strategies

Change Management

  • Defining the Desired Destiny
  • Process Improvement
  • Gap Analysis
  • Overcoming Resistance
  • Creating a Change Culture
  • The Guiding Coalition
  • Performance Consulting Paradigm
  • Human Resources Audit
  • Communication Strategies
  • Employee Attitude Surveys
  • Organizational Restructuring

Training and Development

  • Needs Assessment
  • Training System Design
  •  Content Development
  • Implementation Strategies
  • Four-step Evaluation Method
  • Change Management Model
  • Training Transfer
  • Career Ladders
  • Certification Programs
  • Supervisory Skills
  • Management Training
  • Leadership Development
  • Assessment Centers
  • 360 Degree  Feedback Process

When it comes to human resources, it’s always best to be proactive, efficient, and results-oriented. If you would like to discuss any human resources issue, simply contact Steve on his cell phone at (760) 685-3800 or email at your convenience. The conversation is solely intended to improve your human resources program to help your company become more successful.