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Topics of Interest

WHAT IS "FAIR" PAY?

What is "fair pay?" Some people associate fair pay with what one receives for "a fair day's work. Read Full Article.

BEYOND THE HUMAN RESOURCE FUNCTION: WHAT LIES AHEAD?

We must view HR more as a "function," or "a set of activities," than as a department. Read Full Article.

Our Services

  • HR and Compensation Strategies
  • Pay Program Design
  • Surveys
  • Incentive Plans
  • Audits
  • Outsourcing Services
  • Performance Management

About Westminster

Founded in 1983 as trainers of Compensation professionals, Westminster Associates has evolved into a full-service Human Resource and Compensation consulting firm. Today, we offer a wide range of HR and Compensation services for organizations of all sizes, in areas such as Pay Program Design, Productivity Improvement, and Performance Management.

What's more important than what we do is what we strive to achieve for our clients. At Westminster Associates, this effort is based on a simple goal: to be your strategic partner and to assist you with the Human Resource and Compensation challenges you face. We accomplish this by establishing close and supportive relationships in which we work both for and with you. Strategic partnerships allow us to serve as the entire HR function where none exists, complement the role of small HR functions in mid-size firms, or assist larger, well-established HR functions on a project basis in improving employee and organizational performance.

Since the firm was founded by David J. Wudyka, an HR and Compensation professional with more than 25 years of experience, we have worked with a variety of clients in numerous industries, particularly the manufacturing and services industries. Some of the clients we have assisted include the Raytheon Company, Johnson & Johnson, A. T. Cross, CVS, Warner-Lambert, and Swarovski. As a result of this experience, we have developed specific knowledge and expertise in several industries, like high technology, health care, home health, human services, and retailing.

Our work for these and many other clients often involves the development of formal compensation programs, ranging from job analysis through incentive plan design. In addition, we are often called upon by these same clients to train and develop their supervisors and managers in effective performance management techniques. Therefore, when you retain Westminster Associates, you'll only need one firm for all your pay program and training consultation needs.

We're also interested in the ways in which the contribution of the Human Resource Department can be enhanced. One option is to outsource traditional HR functions to allow the HR Department to devote more time to more meaningful activities for the benefit of the organization. Another includes the introduction of innovative methods and programs for improving organizational performance. These methods include competency and role-based evaluation plans, team incentive plans, team design, leaderless organization design, and alternative reward strategies like Skill-Based Pay and contemporary Gainsharing plans.

These are just a few examples of our services and interests. To learn even more about Westminster Associates, we encourage you to explore the rest of our web site. We're confident you'll discover that we offer the experience, expertise and services to serve as your strategic partner and to develop and implement programs that produce the results and value you expect.

Our Symbol

Westminster Associates has embraced the fleur de lis as our representative mark. The fleur de lis, a stylized three-petaled iris flower, was used for centuries as the armorial emblem of the kings of France. From medieval time, it has symbolized strength and success. Its graceful symmetry conveys both balance and equity.

At Westminster Associates, the fleur de lis symbolizes our commitment to strengthening our clients' Human Resource programs, serving the interests of both ownership and employees, and growing successful businesses through people.

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