Karen Bragg and Gina Pertee are co-managing directors of 20/10 Consulting.

CHARLESTON -- An economic downturn can be challenging for even the most successful companies.

Historically, recessions bring intense focus to internal and external spending within a company, and 2009 promises to produce the same type of scrutiny. Lower revenues should signal the need for an organization analysis followed by increased talent development.

A recent Quantum Workplace study shows 66 percent of surveyed firms report a decrease in employee engagement. This decrease goes against the trend of the past five years that shows employees were becoming more engaged in the workplace. This trend illustrates the need for positive talent development and change management.

20/10 Consulting, a professional services firm specializing in organization development and change management, provides services that evaluate the current strengths and weaknesses within an organization and identify ways to re-engage the workforce. Following the completion of an evaluation, Co-Managing Directors Karen Bragg and Gina Pertee offer strategic HR planning; leadership, supervisory, and team development; change management; and implementation support.

"The current economy is highlighting issues that need to be addressed within organizations across the country," Bragg said. "We are able to assess, guide, educate and train resulting in increased retention, improved morale, and greater efficiency and effectiveness."

Pertee agrees.

"Our role is to assist by utilizing our 30 years of experience combined with an objective point of view in order to create long term success," she said.

20/10 Consulting firm was formed to provide high-quality, non-legal strategic human resource consulting services and solutions to its clients to assist them in achieving their business goals and objectives. 20/10 Consulting is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Steptoe & Johnson.

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