C’S|3 Consultancy Assessments look holistically for the health of organizations by combining time-tested assessments & tools with a comprehensive assessment and audit of your enterprise.
We believe the sum of all healthy parts of the organization makes the organization whole. Sometimes, it's important to get a fresh perspective at various leadership levels and identify where the gaps are to look at them with new insights and intelligence.
You can use free and paid assessments, or engage C’S|3 Consultants to use various assessment tools. These Assessments will help you with these insights, understand the problem areas, and help you create alignment & integration strategies to mitigate those gaps, be it in operational strategy, HR, Financial, Technology, Risk or looking comprehensively from the leadership level. These assessments are designed to not only identify gap but create a roadmap for you in collaboration to make a pathway to become profitable, sustainable, and resilient to risk across various influences on your operations, industry and markets.
The ultimate fulfillment of C’S|3 is to see you succeed as leaders of your enterprise, to partner with you in the journey for creating strategic alignment, and eventually integrate with your systems, structures, and processes that fulfill your vision and mission.
Our Assessments and Audits cover the following realms. Each can be taken with our online tools or by working closely with a consultant.
To find out Engage our consultants to start the conversation and take an assessment to develop a strategic roadmap with our award winning time-tested tracking tools that we can help implement your defined metrics to fulfill your strategic objectives.
This assessment will help you see the gap so you can plan:
Our assessment helps you identify these redundancies, gaps and help streamline a r roadmap of reengineering your business processes. The assessment is the first step in then identifying what are the things that can and need to be automated and what are things that shouldn’t be automated. As the pressure grows for your enterprise, shared service centers, and departments/areas to align with centers of excellence you want automation but evaluate first whether or not every process is right for automation.
Financial management is one of the most critical aspects of an organization. Managing your finances, accounting and compliance during tax time with correct organizational filings for your enterprise and the personnel is critical.
C’S|3 financial assessment takes you through a series of questions to evaluate your current requirements, validate your accounting and financial practices, and help you with ideas for optimizing your accounting workflows and possibly even automate some accounting processes based on your business transactions and operational needs.
A financial statement audit is an engagement performed by an independent Certified Public Accountant to provide assurance that your financial statements are reported in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. C’S|3 certified public accountants, provide audited financial statements to businesses, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. Each audit is customized to meet the needs of the organization. However, the overall approach to every audit is the same.
Why do organizations invest in organizational culture? Culture influences organizational performance, innovation, agility, engagement, and competitiveness. Research shows that a toxic culture decreases productivity with 40%, while an effective culture increases productivity with 20%, and a positive culture even with 30-40%.Use the OCAI tool on this website to assess the culture and start the process to develop organizational culture.
“Millions of people work in global settings while viewing everything from their own cultural perspectives and assuming that all differences, controversy, and misunderstanding are rooted in personality. This is not due to laziness. Many well-intentioned people don’t educate themselves about cultural differences because they believe that if they focus on individual differences, that will be enough.”
– Erin Meyer, The Culture Map: Breaking Through the Invisible Boundaries of Global Business
The Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument (OCAI, ©Kim Cameron) is a validated tool for assessing organizational culture, developed by Robert Quinn and Kim Cameron at the University of Michigan. It is based on the Competing Values Framework: one of the most used and useful frameworks in business (over 10,000 companies in 30 years). The online OCAI takes about 15 minutes.
We also use Organizational cultural inventory, Organizational effectiveness inventory, and also assess customer satisfaction styles for your organization.
Apply the OCI in your organization and you will provide members at all levels with an understanding of how they are currently expected to approach their work and interact with one another- and how the existing norms either support or interfere with problem solving and task performance. You will also empower them to create a vision of the ideal culture in terms of the behaviors that would enable them and the organization to execute strategic initiatives, achieve goals, and attain the mission. The OCI provides leaders and members with the data they need and a language for conversations about where they are now, where they want to be, and how they are going to get there.
The OCI is invaluable for:
The OCI can be facilitated by C’S|3 accredited consultants to work with you to build a custom development program for your organization or the organizations you support.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
C’S|3 Knowledge Management Audit helps analyze your current knowledge management practices, knowledge preservation in case key personnel/critical function jobs and identifying the gaps and risks for your business continuity and risk management.
C’S|3 Knowledge Management Audit will help your organization design or enhance your current plan to retain your human resource and inventory & document their skill sets, identify key business process documentations. Design and preserve the historical, current as well as position your future knowledge database for growth and continuity of your organization. C’S|3 knowledge management audit will also help you implement a system to create a single source of truth that everyone in the company will have access to, no matter where they’re working on.
A research-based alternative to employee engagement and opinion surveys, the Organizational Effectiveness Inventory is appropriate for data-based change programs designed to promote not only employee engagement, but organizational effectiveness as well. The OEI assesses 32 levers for cultural change as well as 12 outcomes of culture.
If organizations decide to take the FISMA approach, they select and specify various security controls for their systems. This is done as a part of an enterprise-wide information security program. The FISMA approach includes management of risks faced by the organization as a whole and the individuals involved with all operational processes.
The FISMA approach gives an effective framework to select security controls in a system that are necessary to protect operations, individuals, and the assets of an organization.
The FISMA risk management framework is a process for companies that combines risk management activities and security into the system’s lifespan. This approach takes effectiveness into account as well as efficiency and constraints that an organization faces due to laws, orders, policies, regulations, and more.
The following are activities that come with the FISMA risk management approach:
Organizations have come to realize that enterprise risk management is an ongoing and iterative process. Developing and implementing a strategy just once is not enough anymore. The risks to any company continue to evolve based on many changes in technology, the physical and economic climate, and more. This is why companies always need to be prepared to handle any risks that may come.
The three risk management frameworks are the most widely used ones by companies across the world. To implement these strategies, monitor them, and improve upon them regularly requires some amount of expertise.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
C’S|3 Identity Access and Policy Management (IAM/IDP) Assessment helps you identify how secure your people’s identities are through your current systems like Active Directory or identity management solutions in place. This assessment unbiasedly checks the strengths and weaknesses of your current solutions, the technologies, and current gpas in them while reviewing the access management policies of your organizational digital assets. These will include all your internal and external stakeholders who are connected with you at different levels and distances of engagements.
We all know we should backup the company data. However, with the demands of business today this crucial process can be neglected. When was the last time that you did a test restore? Do you have a written strategy to follow when disaster strikes? Are there protections in place to protect from Ransomware? Do you know what your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) is? How about your Recovery Time Objective (RTO)?
Disaster Recovery (DR) and Business Continuity (BC) are closely related practices that support an organization’s ability to remain operational after an adverse event. The best strategy is readiness, preparedness, and planned response when these adverse situations occur.
In our DR / BC assessment, our professionals evaluate the strategy and processes with which you are protecting the data your business or organization depends on. Our approach gives organizations the key inputs and intelligence in terms of planning and preparing for scenarios of disaster that can range from natural disasters to known and unknown threats scenarios that undermine the continuing operations of your business and mission-critical applications.
Deliverables from the assessment will provide you with recommendations and steps to take to ensure that you are prepared to minimize the risk to your organization from the impact of a hacker, insider threat, or just plain old hardware failure.Learn more about our features
Technology is an important strategic component of a business. Innovation in business practices without leveraging technology will isolate and can make an organization obsolete in the digital world. Technology however brings a lot of risks that have to be managed and mitigated in a timely manner. These risks can be at various levels ranging from cybersecurity risks affecting your infrastructure, information systems that include your apps, software and database systems, identities, and ultimately your people.
With completion of the C’S|3 Technology Risk Management audit, C’S|3 Cybersecurity Consultants provide you a comprehensive audit that will involve:
In addition, C’S|3 Cybersecurity Consultants will evaluate your strengths, weaknesses, and gaps to create a roadmap for your organization to manage and mitigate these risks. C’S|3 Cybersecurity Consultants will do an evaluation of your current IT controls, IT policies and procedures, formulate a vendor management and selection process, and also provide you a BC audit from a technology perspective.
This audit also can be narrowed down to IT Network Assessment and Monitoring Audit and Pen Testing Services.Learn more about our features
C’S|3 Cybersecurity Consultants will, as required for the project, deploy a PCI audit team of Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) to carry out an on-site portion of the PCI DSS assessment. After completion of our internal quality assurance procedures, the client will be issued a Report on Compliance (ROC) and appropriate certification documentation will be submitted to various credit card brands. PCI DSS certification requirements are dependent on the level of the service providers as determined by their acquirer or the payment brands and is summarized below. Merchants and Services providers should contact their acquirer or the payment brands to identify their specific validation and reporting requirements.
The GAP Analysis highlights the areas of potential risk and non-conformance with GDPR, and is conducted by our team of GDPR-qualified consultants, infosecurity specialists and technology experts. It analyses the business’ maturity in eight key areas:
Ongoing GDPR consultancy and advisory services to help your organization maintain its continuous adherence, and to help you adapt to inevitable changes in how the business sources and uses data.
Note: If your business is mandated to have a Data Protection Officer, for example if you are a public authority or are processing personal data at large scale, we can act as your Data Protection Officer and provide additional, specific support.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
With the CCPA amendments signed into law, privacy experts are discussing what this means for businesses and the industry as we move forward into 2020. From tech giants to small businesses, the CCPA is making everyone fall in line. The final amendments now provide organizations a guideline for what they must do to fully meet CCPA compliance.
The CCPA requirements for business include:
The companies that are preparing for these requirements may have already had a taste of global regulations and increasing data misuse and the reputational damage that can come with it. Instead of seeing the CCPA as a final destination for their privacy program, organizations are taking advantage of the recent CCPA changes to step up their continuing privacy program efforts. As companies prepare for the CCPA, it is essential to remember that a privacy program will need to adapt and change according to, not only privacy law but the needs of the company as well. Regardless of where you are with your privacy program, it is never too late to start planning for your CCPA compliance readiness.
C’S|3 CCPA Assessment is a full set of scalable privacy management software solutions and services specifically designed to implement CCPA requirements and workflows to support a global privacy program.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
Customer Service Styles provides deep insights into the factors explaining the quality of service provided to internal or external clients by assessing service styles – that is, how service providers approach their work and interact with customers.
The Leadership Impact assessment is a comprehensive assessment that provides leaders with targeted feedback on their leadership strategies and impact on others, and thus, the culture they create.
This assessment is ideal for executives, key-level managers, and others in strategic leadership positions.a(href='/contact.html').fw-medium.text-primaryDoes this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
The Manager Impact Assessment is a comprehensive assessment that provides managers with insights into how they carry out their roles and responsibilities and the impact they have on people around them.
This assessment is designed for managers, project managers, supervisors, and others who have management responsibilities.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
The Management Effectiveness Profile System (MEPS) provides managers with confidential and in-depth feedback, promotes self-awareness, and facilitates the development of key skills.
MEPS is appropriate for lower-middle to upper-level managers.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
ACUMEN Leadership WorkStyles helps self-motivated leaders strengthen the thinking and behavioral styles that promote their effectiveness.
This assessment is ideal for executives, managers, and leaders who would like to develop and grow to realize their full potential.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
C’S|3 Human Resource Management audits can help identify whether your HR department’s practice areas, policies and processes are adequate, legal and effective. Our comprehensive audit will help you show the gaps with the time tested results with our tools and instruments. They are at your disposal online as well as by engaging a C’S|3 HR Consulting expert. Our analysis will help you identify gaps in HR practices, and help your HR leadership in coordinating with your senior leadership prioritize bridging these gaps in an effort to minimize lawsuits or regulatory violations, as well as to achieve and maintain world-class competitiveness in key HR practice areas. Our roadmap will also help you to implement measures/metrics in HR as well as go the next level of impact based HR that cares for human resources and making your workplaces the best places for your employees to belong.
Human resource audits are a vital means of avoiding legal and regulatory liability that may arise from an organization’s HR policies and practices. In addition to identifying areas of legal risk, audits are often designed to provide a company with information about the competitiveness of its HR strategies by looking at the best practices of other employers in their industry space. In essence, an HR audit involves identifying issues and finding solutions to problems before they become unmanageable. It is an opportunity to assess what your organization is doing right, as well as how things might be done differently, more efficiently or at a reduced cost.
In today’s competitive climate, organizations operate within the confines of a heavily regulated employee environment. This challenge includes dealing with myriad complex laws and regulations. The scope of the HR function includes establishing and administering a host of policies and practices- many of which involve compliance implications- that significantly influence the productivity and profitability of the enterprise.
Given that many HR departments are both understaffed and overworked, only in retrospect do many organizations become aware of the monetary costs of ignoring HR-related legal hot buttons. Noncompliance with applicable laws and regulations involves significant financial risk. To minimize the risk, many organizations purchase employment practices liability insurance. Though this is a sound strategy, organizations can take other proactive measures. Chief among these is a voluntary HR compliance audit.Does this sound like what you need? Contact Us!
Self awareness is important for leaders and team members at all levels. C’S|3 relational intelligence assessment uses popular strengths awareness assessments like Myers Briggs, SDI, DISC, RoundPeg.
The power of any assessment lies in two parts:
Assessment results come in two different flavors and it’s important to know the difference so that you can make the most of what your results tell you. In the assessment community, results are categorized as either “state” or “trait.”
Is the assessment giving you info about your team’s present state of mind? These types of assessments tend to surface things like mood, sentiment, current levels of engagement and other fluid emotions and feelings that are not indicative of predicting behavior or needs.
Assessments that reveal information about traits tell you about less fluid aspects of your people. These assessments give you information about the skills, competencies and strengths of your people. By teaching you to see your and your people’s top traits you can approach your team most effectively.
It’s all about how you use the information the assessments reveal to align your action strategy and tactics to what you know about your people.
For example, if assessment results tell you that your people value rewarding team success and cooperation, you’ll want to make sure that you build that sort of mentality into your strategy. If they reveal that some people prefer to reward competition and individual success you will want to know that too, for it may not align to the team.
We put this list together so you can know what each is about and match yourself or your team to the assessment that makes the most sense for you. You’ll find out:
Contract review is a thinking process-a rational analysis. This process includes: clarifying of contract related facts, measure of the feasibility of contract, and forecast of contract risks
Contract review is a thinking process-a rational analysis for contract. This process includes: clarifying of contract related facts, measure of the feasibility of contract, and forecast of contract risks. Risk control is to predict and avoid contract-related risks in order to minimize the risks of our business, financial capital, as well as legal risk, in short, is a process to prevent a damage that may occur. Contract review and control of legal risk show the relationships between means and purpose, as well as form and substance. The process of contract review is the process for controlling risk; Contract review aims at controlling risk. As a result, the essences of these two issues we are talking about are inseparable and complementary, or even in some way the same.
1. The meaning of contract review
The significance of contract review depends primarily on the meaning of contract. Contract plays a crucial role on management, operations, business activities of enterprises, being the key for foreign economic activity, and deeply impacts on and decides the legitimate rights and interests of enterprises. Therefore, we must take contract review very serious.
2. Classification of Contract Review
1. Formal Review
2. Substantive Review
Contract is made of various provisions. Any rights and obligations of both parties come out of the provisions by each piece of term. Therefore, we conclude that all the provision review plays the decisive role.Contact Us Today
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