We've worked with over 200 public safety organizations, including law enforcement, fire rescue, corrections, certified public safety organizations, and campus safety departments, ranging in size to over 1,000 employees.
Working with the Sawgrass Group, we can position you to create an environment of fairness, defensibility, and equity for your organization and ultimately lay the groundwork for diversity and inclusion for the most talented candidates.
We’ve successfully advised on recruitment, hiring, and promotion for clients under a Federal Consent Decree. We have successfully developed and implemented a promotional process for an agency under a Federal Consent Decree for discriminatory hiring and promotion practices.
As a result of our methods, we’ve helped law enforcement and public safety organizations create a fair process to prioritize job-related characteristics and level the playing field to see the best and most talented people.
Online Hiring and Promotion Services
We leverage our online platform to provide customized, innovative, and technology-driven hiring and promotion services to law enforcement, fire rescue, and governmental organizations.
Online Job Task Analysis – We effectively identify your positions' most critical aspects and provide a comprehensive report to validate your entry-level and/or promotional testing.
Online Hiring Entrance Exams – We provide a systematic approach to administering entrance exams to your applicants online. Our virtual experience ensures 100 percent accuracy and maximizes efficiency in administration, scoring, and interpreting the results for your applicant pools.
Online Oral Boards - We provide a systematic approach to creating standardized, structured, and valid oral-boards online. This will increase the reliability, accuracy, and efficiency of your hiring process. It will also serve to provide fairness to your applicant pools.
Online Written Exams – We provide a service that can customize your exam content, administer, score, and interpret 100 percent online!
Online Promotional Oral Boards - We provide a systematic approach to creating standardized, structured, and valid oral-boards online. This will increase the reliability, accuracy, and efficiency of your promotional process. It will also serve to provide fairness and to your candidate pools.
Organizational Development Services
Strategic Thinking, Planning, and Alignment - Leaders often struggle with understanding what their mission is and how to apply a measurable scorecard to it. We help you find your core mission and link it to strategic thinking, planning, and alignment by working with senior leaders to develop clarity around what you do and why, how this relates to your organizational culture, and creating a scorecard around this clear purpose.
Culture Change – “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” – Peter Drucker. We understand that “people” are behind your strategy, and culture is what everyone truly follows. We help you to define and implement your desired culture to support your strategy and goals.
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Strategy and Implementation – We assess where your organization is at in terms of diversity, inclusion, and equity; what you should be doing to ensure people have equal access to be successful; and provide recommendations and strategy for implementation. We help you discover what your desired culture is, align everyone around that culture, and foster an environment that inspires inclusion and belonging to help your organization make meaningful change.
Targeted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Training Programs – We implement tailored training programs that provide focused and meaningful knowledge and/or skills to transform your organization.
Job Task Analysis – We provide in-depth expertise in job audit, classification, and task analysis to establish the foundation for all of your personnel recruitment, hiring, and development needs.
Performance Improvement Services
Human Performance Improvement Assessments – Training is the most frequently proposed solution to human performance problems in the workplace. We understand that training can be very effective, but often training is not the solution. With our rigorous assessment process, we help you effectively identify and prioritize the root cause for why teams and employees perform to expectations.
Tools of the Trade
Trying to track down more information on how leaders in our industry tackle diversity, equity, and inclusion and drive hiring and promotion?
Investigate these interesting resources:
International Association of Fire Chiefs
Florida Police Chiefs Association
National Sheriffs’ Association
International Association of Campus Law Enforcement Administrators
International Association of Chiefs of Police
At the Sawgrass Group, we've worked with Higher Education institutions with over 50,000 students to create high-level results that enable organizations to achieve their strategic objectives.
No matter the size of your campus or student body - we meet you where you're at to assess your organization's unique needs and provide tailored long-term solutions that have a meaningful impact.
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Organizational Development Services
Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity Strategy and Implementation - We assess where your organization is in terms of diversity, inclusion, and equity; what you should be doing to ensure people have equal access to be successful; and provide recommendations and strategy for implementation. We help you discover what your desired culture is and how to align everyone around to help your organization make the culture change.
Ready for real change?
We believe in innovation and getting to the root cause to transform your organization according to your needs and unique situation.
If you want results that bring returns far into the future – call us.