Case Study: Organizing the Organizer

 Have you ever heard the phrase… The cobbler’s children have no shoes? This was the case when I met a home organizer at a networking meeting. She was a whiz in someone else’s house, but she was desperate to do something about her office. With her busy schedule, she was never able to get around to her office.

We worked our way around the office. Clearing out what wasn’t needed. Rearranging the furniture to open up the office and create a more usable space. This initial reorganization was achieved over a few visits, but the continual organization is ongoing. Once the physical environment was in order, it now only took a weekly maintenance visit to open mail, pay bills, and keep up the filing for receipts and other pertinent information.

This new organization has allowed my client the freedom to meet with new clients, take on more projects, and stay on top of her billing and receivables. On more than one occasion, she has expressed her gratitude for the time and money she has saved, not to mention her sanity.

Case Study: Resume Review

In 2009, the market was in a decline. Unemployment was up, which meant competition for any position was high. Time Salvation was approached by a new engineering firm that was actually expanding in this down economy by hiring another engineer and CAD draftsman. Upon placing the ad for these positions on Craigslist.com, the firm received nearly 300 resumes in a week.

Typically, an engineer will receive approximately $150-200/hour for their time. The principals in an engineering firm are not usually versed in  the human resources aspect of hiring an employee, so the review of the resumes and evaluation of this many applications would have taken them 20-30 hours. If the engineering firm had completed this one-time project on their own, it would have cost them $3,000-6,000 in their time spent away from working on projects or procuring new clients.

Time Salvation was able to complete this project in 16 hours @ a rate of $35/hour, for a total of $560. This saved the engineering firm $2,440-5,440 and 20-30 hours of their time (typically off hours).