IRI is a market-leader in helping healthcare organizations navigate challenges in employee engagement efforts, labor relations, communications and organizational development. Our experience includes work with hundreds of for-profit, not-for-profit faith-based and public sector healthcare clients. Our consultants have experience partnering with large integrated healthcare systems, academic medical centers, community hospitals, physician groups and non-acute healthcare providers to achieve their workforce goals. Many of our consultants have been senior human resources executives and operations leaders in healthcare organizations throughout the country and bring a wealth of experience in the field to our clients.
Started and based in Michigan at the height of the “Big Three’s” dominance, IRI’s roots in the automotive industry run deep, as does our hands-on experience in this important industry. Our consultants have worked on-site in automotive plants, manufacturing and engineering facilities, designed and delivered multi-course leadership curricula and provided support for employee and labor-related matters.
IRI has experience working with organizations in the education sector across the nation. Our clients include universities, charter schools and proprietary higher education providers. We have guided educational employers through complex issues such as labor organizing campaigns, major change management and leadership development initiatives.
ENERGY & UTILITIES
IRI consultants have coordinated with leading renewable fuel leaders, directed a national, award-winning advocacy campaign and executed communications strategies for a myriad of groups ranging from a major natural gas company to oil pipelines and the federal government’s Energy Star program.
FOOD & AGRICULTURE
Over the last 20 years IRI has organized public affairs campaigns for dozens of agricultural organizations, managed multiple trade agreements and handled complex legislative issues for members of Congress regarding the world of food and farm politics. We’ve worked on-site with some of the nation’s largest food manufacturers and helped them navigate the world of employee relations and engagement.
HOSPITALITY & GAMING
IRI has a long and proven track record of delivering tailored and effective strategies to the hospitality industry. We have worked with some of the industry’s best-known brands, tribal organizations and providers across the country to improve leadership and employee engagement, and have assisted on labor-related concerns.
IRI has designed and continues to deliver several multi-course leadership curricula based on the LEAD Academy modules, supplemented to address multi-national clients’ cultural nuances. We have provided individual leadership coaching leading to a significant promotion in engineering, the successful opening of a new facility in Mexico, among other results.
IRI has successfully supported labor relations activities for several of the top 10 worldwide retailers. Our consultants have formulated and executed strategies to protect direct relationships with thousands of employees by engaging with leaders to help create and sustain a positive work environment.
IRI has been involved in some of the transportation industry’s largest mergers, labor campaigns and bankruptcies of the past decades, helping clients navigate challenges among internal and external audiences. We’ve also worked with industry leaders looking to promote their legislative agenda on Capitol Hill.