I have been studying and helping organizations since 1994, when I designed and conducted a community satisfaction survey for a local police agency. Since then I have supported more than 100 law enforcement agencies, more than a dozen federal agencies and a handful of federal contractors to accomplish all kinds of HR things.
Creative, unorthodox and aggressive are three words not often associated with federal human resources management. But they are what I aspire to be in every endeavor, assuring the best value and very high client satisfaction.
Contracting to work with me is also signing up for a positive attitude. A happy hour companion. A sanity check. A conversation partner. A search for the truth, and for best results.
Classification - Position Design and Position Management
Hiring and Firing Support - Hiring strong performers, and releasing poor performers
Human Resources Policy Consultation - Designing and interpreting complex policies
Innovation in Recruitment and Hiring - When status quo just can't cut it
Manager HR Support - Not all HR support belongs in HR
Staffing - Job analyses. crediting plans, job posting, candidate evaluation, offers and onboarding
Training - In any of these areas
"Dave, you are brilliant." -- Valerie S., program office branch chief
"Dave is an outstanding instructor, he came well prepared and is highly knowledgeable on a wide range of topics. Our group was trained in Staffing 101. Dave put a unique touch on how the material was presented which kept everyone engaged and eager to learn over the course of 3 early mornings. Dave is not only a top notch instructor but a wonderful person too. Thank you!" -- Martin J., team lead for a federal HR services team
"I’ve had the pleasure of working with David on an ongoing basis across a variety of Federal human capital projects. In each project, his approach to client engagement, project management, and ensuring the quality of deliverables led to successful outcomes. David’s work has helped clients streamline operational procedures, ensure compliance with rules/regulations, and meet mission objectives. His passion for helping clients is apparent in every interaction from status meetings to executive briefings. He is truly a subject matter expert in all things Federal human capital and an asset to any project team." --Tim L., division director for a market-leading HRIS vendor
"You're not so bad." -- Karina K., federal HR specialist
"You have made an incredible and positive impact on both HR operations and my personal stress level." -- Amanda V., federal HR director
Dear David, Thank you so much! You have accomplish in a few days what our previous classifier could not accomplish in 6+ months. Well done! -- Robert K., program office head
"In a dozen years of operational classification, leading bureau-level classification teams, and developing/conducting agency-level classification policy, I have run across only one classifier that has given me a run for my money…David Bachrach. David is the most expert classifier, and in general, talent-management HR specialist I have had the privilege to work with. David’s support of my end-state goals was performed to perfection.” -- Tony M., Agency Classification Program Manager
"I just wanted to say a very big thank you. It's been a little over a year since you gave your talk about getting a Fed position, but I finally can say I got one. I am starting my new position on the 28th and if it wasn't for you telling me about the VEOA, I would have never applied for this position." -- Steve M., seminar attendee
"The training was awesome you covered everything and you kept us engaged the whole time. Even when it was at 6:00 in the morning. I would just like to say that maybe you could teach other trainers your training skills because it was the best training I’ve received hands down." -- Kristina S., very early morning seminar attendee
"I just wanted to thank you for all your efforts to coordinate and deliver today’s [customer service] training. Stellar job! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it. If my prayers are answered your contract will be extended." -- Valerie S., Branch Chief, Human Capital & General Administration
"You bring a level of out of the box thinking that is critically needed in federal consulting and contracting … and more importantly the federal system…like an elixir." -- Denise R., Personnel Officer
"David rescued me one evening when I was working on a large proposal and I needed to write to a specific scenario in federal HR. He understands federal HR issues at both the strategic and operational levels. David understands ‘know your audience’ better than most anyone I know. He’s a tremendous partner in that he understands how to create a win/win relationship. David is great with clients and builds strong relationships based on a foundation of trust." -- Cecelia E., principal, business strategy and capture consultancy firm
"David did an amazing job helping my company put in a bid on a large Federal contract, made all the more complex by the agency’s addition of significant technical requirements after the initial bidding deadline. David knew exactly what to do and when to do it. He helped us to form our strategy and discern what was really going on behind the scenes.” -- Dan B., attorney, national legal services firm
"You probably don't remember me. I'm a graphic designer, I attended your "Getting a Job in the Government" seminar. Your talk was so helpful and I've been fortunate to get 2 job offers within a few weeks." -- Lisa J., seminar attendee
"You have an outstanding balance on your account, from last summer's vacation package. Why won't you return my calls? Please pay." -- Lisa D., travel agent (former)
"I just wanted you to know that you are the most positive person that I have met as an instructor and person. I smile even when you have hard things to say and you have a wonderful approach that is upbeat and good to experience in this class. Thank you for bringing it every week! It is appreciated!" -- Teresa B., former Catholic University graduate program student, and current Corporate HR Director for an Industrial Manufacturer
"David took a comprehensive approach to recruiting our Chief Human Resources Officer. He learned our needs, helped us articulate them, made sure we were recruiting in the right places and provided a full screening process with candidate assessments that were spot on. The result was a successful search and a new senior team member that adds value every day." -- Michael F., CEO of a dynamic $12m nonprofit
"Rating 5/5, his work product and quality [were] great. He was extremely efficient and organized and I would love to work with him on any project in the future." -- Matthew Z, Staffing Branch Chief, federal agency
"You’re helping us become better – and more educated – partners with HR." -- Sarah D, Administrative Officer
"[David] helped the attendees to understand the transition from pre-defined rating schedules to competency-based questions in the [Monster] application, to allow staff to use the full functionality of the automated recruitment system. He also managed to take a very dry subject and make it interesting and engaging." -- Lourdes D., Regional Personnel Officer
Maryland-based corporate entity is Innovation Group, LLC. I am registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) and I am a Small Business under NAICS 541612. I love working as a prime vendor, and I love working with other prime vendors to help them deliver with excellence.
The following clients have been satisfied with my work in the past five years.