Our client was a large multi-national oil company in need of a re-engineering and re-definition of HR functions to improve “value for money” and ensure “best in class” services.


The main challenges we faced on this project included:

  • Dealing with the many reorganizations that the client had previously gone through
  • Managing an intense process
  • Managing a large undertaking, including restructuring and downsizing plans and the associated negative response


To address these challenges, our consultants:

  • Provided overall third-party objectivity and best practices comparisons
  • Conducted process mapping
  • Identified critical HR processes for achieving business success
  • Identified root causes of perceived issues
  • Redesigned HR programs, processes and structures
  • Maintained a sense of focus and positive attitude among the working group as each challenge was brought to the table


At the conclusion of the project all the key success factors had been achieved, and the client was highly satisfied with the project deliverables and the value added by Schroeder & Schroeder Inc. Our actions resulted in:

  • The elimination of ineffective practices and positions
  • Objective external information as a basis for benchmarking proposed changes