Company Founder Rollie Waters will take the lead in building both businesses
DALLAS – The Waters Consulting Group, a leader in public-sector executive recruitment and Web-based Human Resources systems, has announced plans for its executive search and e-solutions businesses under two new corporate brands following the sale of its compensation consulting practice.
Waters & Co. Executive Recruitment will focus on public-sector executive recruitment and Waters & Co. E-Solutions will offer four Web-based Human Resources solutions, according to Rollie Waters, who will lead both entities. Waters said both of the rebranded enterprises are in a high growth mode and will soon require additional staffing.
“People are a common denominator across everything we do,” Waters said. “Our services have always been grounded in rigorous research and proven through decades of practical experience. The convergence of the two not only strengthens our own firm, but more importantly helps our clients press the accelerator on organizational success through talent strategies combined with data-driven processes. Each must be continually adapted to keep pace with the realities of a turbulent, changing world; and our firm is no exception.”
Charles (Chuck) A. Anderson will play a key role in leading Waters & Co. Executive Recruitment. As CEO of the Executive Recruitment Division under The Waters Consulting Group name since 2006, Anderson has broad and deep executive leadership experience in local government and public education, including serving as city manager for Dallas, executive director for Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and executive director for the Michigan Education Association.
Assisting with Waters & Co. E-Solutions is Management Information Systems Director Shawn M. Wachtel, who will focus on business development, data management, software maintenance and client relations. The company’s four cloud-based Human Resources solutions include CareerNavigator™, CompensationNavigator™, SurveyNavigator™ and PayDesigner ™.
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Company representatives to highlight public-sector executive recruiting offering, compensation consulting services and online Human Resources solutions
DALLAS — The Waters Consulting Group, a leader in compensation consulting and executive recruiting for public-sector organizations, today announced plans to exhibit at the 101st Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Texas Municipal League, which takes place October 8-11 in Austin.
“We’re pleased to be among the exhibitors at the Annual Conference & Exhibition of the Texas Municipal League, an organization we have long supported,” said Waters Consulting Group President Rollie Waters. “We’ll be there to talk about several trends we’re seeing, among them an increase in the number of public-sector organizations seeking compensation consulting.”
Waters said interest in compensation consulting is growing as public-sector organizations and their employees shake off the effects of the recession. While Waters Consulting has experience in a range of pay systems, the firm recently has been retained by two public-sector organizations looking to institute a skills-based pay system. Rollie Waters has long been an advocate of skills-based pay. The fourth edition of his book, The Public Sector’s Guide to Skills-based Pay, is being prepared for release soon.
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Human Resources executives to discuss trends in compensation studies, public-sector executive recruiting and online HR solutions
DALLAS – The Waters Consulting Group, a leader in compensation consulting and executive recruiting for public-sector organizations, today announced plans to exhibit at the 99th Annual Conference of the International City/County Management Association, set for September 22-25 in Boston.
“The ICMA Annual Conference brings together hundreds of city, town and county managers, plenty of whom are familiar with The Waters Consulting Group,” said Waters Consulting Group President Rollie Waters. “We hope to remind this important group of leaders about several trends that we believe should be top of mind today. These include the recent increase in public-sector organizations seeking compensation consulting.”
Waters said he has noticed a significant uptick in interest in compensation consulting as public-sector organizations and their employees shake off the effects of the most recent economic recession. While Waters Consulting has experience in a range of pay systems, the firm recently has been retained by two public-sector organizations looking to institute a skills-based pay system. Rollie Waters has long been an advocate of skills-based pay. The fourth edition of his book, The Public Sector’s Guide to Skills-based Pay, is being prepared for release soon.
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The Texas City Management Association will hold its Annual Conference June 20-23 in San Marcos.
DALLAS — The Waters Consulting Group Inc., a leader in compensation consulting and executive recruiting for public-sector organizations, today announced it is a Gold Sponsor of the upcoming Annual Conference of the Texas City Management Association.
The Texas City Management Association (TCMA) describes itself as “an organization of local government professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards of governance, service, leadership, ethics, and education while embracing individual and regional diversity for the benefit of our membership and the cities of Texas.” It operates series of committees, publications, training courses, scholarship programs, and events.
Among those events is the TCMA’s Annual Conference, which this year is being held June 20-23 at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa and Conference Center. Waters Consulting is one of 15 organizations serving as a Gold Sponsor, the highest level of support available.
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Waters offers testing materials and financial support to National Forum for Black Public Administrators.
DALLAS — The Waters Consulting Group Inc., a leader in compensation consulting and executive recruiting for public-sector organizations, has reaffirmed its support of two programs offered through the National Forum for Black Public Administrators. Waters Consulting Group President Rollie Waters recently traveled to the group’s annual conference to address graduates of a mentoring program and present a contribution to an educational fund.
The Executive Leadership Institute of the National Forum for Black Public Administrators is a mentoring program for younger public-sector executives. According to the NFBPA, “The Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) was established in 1987 as a program dedicated to grooming African American managers for the rigors of executive positions in public service organizations.”
The group promises, “Applicants will be evaluated in the following areas: education, professional experience, leadership experience, social responsibility and commitment, and writing/analytical ability. Participants in the Executive Leadership Institute attend training sessions scheduled over an eight-month period, starting in September of each year and typically ending in April.”
This year’s ELI graduation was held in Atlanta as part of Forum 2013, the NFBPA’s annual gathering. In addressing the graduates, Rollie Waters told them that he and his company would continue to support the ELI program. A video of his remarks, courtesy of Audio Visual CO-Operative, includes an introduction by Jelynne Burley. Waters presented to Burley a second contribution to the Ulysses G. Ford III Educational Fund. Ford was a longtime member of the NFBPA who succumbed to cancer in 2012. The fund is a celebration of his life.
“We are in the business of executive recruitment, and that means getting to know as many qualified, ambitious professionals as possible,” Waters said later. “That’s partly why we continue to support ELI with access to our CareerNavigator offering. The other part is that it’s so worthwhile.”
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Chuck Anderson cites recent search for new police chief in Sanford, Florida.
DALLAS — The Waters Consulting Group Inc., a leader in compensation consulting and executive recruiting for public-sector organizations, recently completed the executive recruitment of a new police chief for Sanford, Fla., which drew national attention last year following a fatal shooting involving a teenager and a neighborhood watch volunteer. Chuck Anderson, CEO of Waters’ Executive Recruitment Division, said the police chief recruitment demonstrates what can be accomplished when local officials work together with consultants to find people who can bring positive change and healing to communities affected by tragic events.
The slaying of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and the police investigation of his death thrust the Central Florida town of Sanford into the spotlight and ultimately led to the departure of its police chief. Waters Consulting worked with Sanford officials to recruit a replacement in a process that it employs for local governments across the country. This time, Anderson said, two elements of that process were given special emphasis: the careful identification of the profile of the ideal candidate and the involvement of the city commissioners, local stakeholders and members of the public.
Anderson said, “This recruitment is a superb example how a city manger, Norton Bonaparte, working with a professional recruiter, Andrea Battle Sims of The Waters Consulting Group, responds successfully to a tragic event and crisis within a community. Mr. Bonaparte and Ms. Sims took careful steps to ensure the development of a candidate profile that included input from the citizens, community leaders and the city commissioners. The result has been a new police chief who will restore confidence in the police department and public safety throughout the community.”
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Ron Carlee was chosen from among three finalists after a national search by Waters.
DALLAS – The Waters Consulting Group Inc., a leader in compensation consulting and executive recruiting for public-sector organizations, today announced the successful completion of an executive recruiting project with the hiring of Ron Carlee as the City Manager of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Carlee was chosen from among three finalists named in a national search conducted by The Waters Consulting Group. Sixty people applied for the position, and five were interviewed.
Chuck Anderson, CEO of Waters’ Executive Recruitment Division, said, “Charlotte is a premier community and city organization with a history of competent governance and professional management. It has been a professional privilege for us to assist the Mayor and Council with this important recruitment.”
Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx released a statement saying, “We are fortunate to have had a strong pool of candidates from which to select our next City Manager. In the end, we felt that Ron Carlee would build on the strengths of our great city staff and help Charlotte move forward.”
Carlee holds a doctorate degree in public administration and master’s degree in urban studies, and is an adjunct professor of public policy and public administration at the George Washington University. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the International City/County Management Association. The other finalists were internal candidates: Ron Kimble, Deputy City Manager, and Ruffin Hall, Assistant City Manager.