The HR & Safety Compliance Pros You Need to Know
Are you a business owner? If so, allow us to introduce ourselves. We are The Big Picture Consulting. Or, as you’ll come to find out, we are the team of HR & Safety compliance pros you need to know.
For over a decade, we’ve assisted residential service providers (such as HVAC, plumbing, and electrical companies) and construction firms with any and all matters related to HR, Safety compliance, and employee management.
We’re proud to provide a comprehensive lineup of professional and personalized business-centric HR & Safety compliance and employee management solutions that will help your company run smoother, while protecting your employees and long-term business interests. Whether you need new documents, policies, or emergency support due to a government audit or employee situation, TBPC will provide solutions and ongoing support and assistance every step of the way—all while ensuring you achieve and maintain the highest level of compliance protection possible for your business.
No matter what state you are operating in, our team is here to help handle the technicalities of your business so you can run it with greater peace of mind.
Why Choose Us
Why put your trust in us? When it comes to compliance, we see The Big Picture. That’s why our goal is not to tell you how to run your business. Rather, it’s to provide you with vital HR and safety-related information, resources, and answers so you are properly equipped to make the right business decisions for your company. We’re also here to help you follow through on your decisions—whether that means fixing your compliance vulnerabilities or coaching you through situations that require our expertise. But that’s not all. Discover more reasons we stand out here.
Why do you need The Big Picture Consulting on your side? We’ll leave that explanation to those who have stood in your shoes and made the decision to trust us with their small business’s HR & Safety compliance needs. Check out our client reviews here.
Get to Know The Big Picture Consulting’s Team!
Ian Schotanus (The HR Guy)
Owner & Lead HR & Safety Consultant
Ian is the owner and lead HR & Safety consultant of The Big Picture Consulting. Before starting TBPC, Ian stood in the same shoes as many of our clients. He began his career as a technician for the U.S. Navy where he specialized in advanced electronics. During this time, he had the pleasure of working on the three largest AC units on the ship. As his career progressed, the Navy also introduced him to mechanics, electrical and plumbing. It was this first-hand experience that allowed him to see the compliance challenges service providers face on a daily basis and the lack of support that is available to them. Determined to do something about this, he built a program specifically designed for contractors and focused on HR & Safety compliance matters. Thus, The Big Picture Consulting was born.
Now, with over a decade of experience as a national level HR & Safety compliance consultant, Ian has made a name for himself as the HR Guy—the person business owners turn to for all of their HR & Safety consulting services. He has a well-established knowledge base specifically geared to assist residential and commercial service providers. He has personally assisted hundreds of companies with preventing or minimizing financial damage caused by employee lawsuits, OSHA investigations, wage and hour division audits and more!
Outside of work, Ian is a father of five energetic and growing children. Being a full-time HR & Safety consultant and a devoted father doesn’t leave Ian with much time or energy for much else. But when he gets the chance, he enjoys reading, volunteering at his church and children’s school, as well as playing any video, board or card games he can get his hands on.
Susan Schotanus (The HR Guy’s Boss)
Senior HR Consultant
Susan, the co-owner and senior HR consultant for TBPC, earned a master’s degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from the University of Colorado-Denver. After graduation, she spent the first seven years of her professional career as a consultant with Booth Research Group, assisting police and fire departments in evaluating the best leaders for promotion within their organizations. This position allowed Susan to develop the ability to view problems from multiple perspectives, including those of employees, management and customers.
Susan has over a decade of consulting experience with service providers nationwide, helping companies within this industry navigate the muddy waters of HR compliance. She has earned the Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), which is a nationally recognized HR certification source for company-wide strategic planning.
Outside of work, Susan spends her time caring for her and Ian’s five children. Their varied needs and passions keep her busy! However, when she manages to carve out some free time, Susan uses it to read books of many genres, volunteer at church and her children’s school and find ways to continue her love of learning.