Providing Outsourced Human Resource Solutions

Celebrating 17 years!

We customize each project to your specific needs. Our ability to identify gaps and areas for improvement, along with our expertise at designing unique HR and leadership development for your business is what sets us apart. We work with you and your team to make sure that you have effective and lasting HR best practices in place.

Our core values – empowering people, respectful communication, igniting creativity and integrity – influence all that we do.

Our Services Include

  • Assistance with employee related challenges and issues within the workplace
  • Compensation to market reviews
  • Day-to-day management of the HR function
  • Development of strategic HR policies and best practices
  • Development of Performance Management programs and 360 Reviews
  • Development of Employee Retention Programs
  • Employee Engagement Surveys
  • Exit Interviews
  • Health & Safety Programs
  • HR Audits
  • HR Information System (HRIS) Implementations
  • HR Managed Services
  • Job Description Development
  • Onboarding / Offboarding Programs
  • Policy & Procedures Manual
  • Remote Office Planning & Organization
  • Full Search
  • Partial Search
  • Reference Checking
  • Candidate Assessments
  • Management Training
  • Executive Coaching
  • Strategic Planning
  • Vision, Mission and Values
  • Board member onboarding and orientation
  • Board member handbook and guidance
  • Policies and best practices for your board
  • Employee Engagement Surveys
  • Well-being Surveys
  • Team Effectiveness
  • Culture Assessment
  • Customized workshops to develop skills
  • Team building workshops
  • Keynote Speaking
  • Train-the-trainer
  • Virtual and Remote Training
  • Leadership Assessment Tools
  • Leadership Behaviours and Competencies
  • Leadership and Performance Coaching

VB Clients

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What Our Clients Say About Us

“Debbie – thanks so much for such a great and informative facilitation. It was very engaging, thoroughly explained, and our needs/criteria were completely fulfilled. I also greatly appreciated you for keeping our limited time on track and ending it within 1-hour. Sandra – thanks for your collaboration and patience during out planning process. We will definitely reach out for our future relevant training needs.”

Varteni Barsoumian - HR/Facilities Coordinator, ClearDent | Burnaby, BC

“Debbie recently worked alongside us in facilitating workshops to enable our leaders with the tools and resources they needed to be effective in our newly implemented performance appraisal program. Debbie was able to quickly understand the requirements of the business and tailor her facilitation to suit those needs, as well as incorporate our values and culture perfectly. She was an influential facilitator who able to grasp the attention of everyone in the room and encourage engagement. We look forward to working alongside Debbie on projects to come.”

Nikki Faint - Human Resources Manager, Icon West Construction Corp.

“We are a small business going through a fast growth yet want to stay nimble and lean. We want a human resource solution, not a human resource department. Vertical Bridge won our consulting contract after two rounds of screening process with its professional, to-the-point presentation and proposal. Their designated consultant Laurie Caldi was hands on, thorough and patient. Based on the unique nature of our requirements, Vertical Bridge delivered a HR solution, Bamboo HR, which fit our budget, current needs and possibility for further expansion. Laurie made sure our questions were answered and our staff were properly trained and felt comfortable using the system on our own. Among all the deliverables, there were a set of standard HR templates, a performance review program, an incentive program, as well as a comprehensive employee handbook. Overall, we are very happy with their expertise and quality of work and services, and we will not hesitate recommending them to other businesses.”

Jenny Qian - General Manager, Western Coast Enterprise Ltd. | Richmond, BC

“Sandra provided an exceptional performance evaluation training session for our leadership group. The training assisted our leaders on how to navigate through difficult discussions that can occur during performance evaluations. Sandra also provided us with an excellent performance evaluation tool that will assist in identifying meaningful goals as part of developing our staff team”.

“I have had the extreme pleasure of working with Laurie Caldi of Vertical Bridge Consulting for the past 7 months. Our company hired her on to help with the hiring process of new employees as well as implementing company procedures and policy manuals. She has taught me so much in so little time. Her positive energy paired with her knowledge and passion for helping others has been a valuable addition to our company. I highly recommend Laurie for all your HR needs…Thank you Laurie!”

“Debbie has demonstrated expertise in team assessments and team building. She is direct but tactful and professional. She is quick to identify traits and strengths. I highly recommend Debbie for supporting your team in being even more cohesive and productive.”

Suzanne Trottier - Director, Capacity Development and Intervention, First Nations Financial Management Board | West Vancouver, BC

“As we are a start-up enterprise; Managed Services from Vertical Bridge is an ideal solution to facilitate our scale up hiring plans and proactively set up and manage our HR systems and processes until our business requires a full time, on-site HR professional.  Dawn has become a trusted member of our team; not only providing necessary expertise, but also valuable insight into our talent acquisition and management strategies.”

“I had the pleasure of working with Laurie from Vertical Bridge on our Bamboo HR implementation and she was with us every step of the way. She was very professional and extremely hardworking. She went above and beyond to ensure we resolved some queries with the Bamboo HR help team even though we were over our budgeted time. She handled all of the basic uploads and configuration but also worked with us and the Bamboo HR team to tailor the software for our specific needs as well. I would be happy to work with her again in the future and recommend her to others working through a Bamboo HR implementation.”

Natalie Timler, CPA, CA - Senior Manager, Pinnacle Fund Services | Vancouver, BC

“Phyton Biotech began its relationship with Vertical Bridge in 2012.  Over the past eight years Vertical Bridge has been a strategic partner with Phyton to help a small ~50 employee company grow from a organization with little HR structure to one that’s fully able to address company culture and engagement, employee issues, corrective behavior, manage leadership development, performance management, and recruitment while helping develop and mentor an in house HR professional. The professionals at Vertical Bridge have been able to provide Phyton with guidance on employee handbooks, recruitment, leadership development, group training, teamwork, conflict management, compensation and being available for general ad hoc needs.  I am happy to recommend Sandra and her team to any organization requiring HR support whether for projects or assisting to establish HR infrastructure to help manage and develop your most precious resources.”

Bryan Radu, CPA, CGA - General Manager, Phyton Biotech | Delta, BC

“Thanks again for all your help with our search for an Executive Director. We are thrilled with the result!”

Scott MacKenzie - President, Board of Directors, Children’s Hearing & Speech Centre of BC | Vancouver, BC

“Laurie Caldi is an intelligent, strategic and articulate individual. She is a technical expert in her field who also understands people and the value and necessity of both equally. Laurie was a guiding light in the transition to a new accounting system for our office and can manage technical change and HR matters equally which makes transitions smooth and welcoming.”

“Sandra and the Vertical Bridge team have helped us tremendously with our human resources policies and training. They took the time to get to know our business, understand our values and helped us create a robust end-to-end employee handbook that has enabled us to grow while ensuring we follow employment standards and industry best practices. Sandra has a wealth of experience in the field of HR and has been a trusted advisor to our business.”

Dan Henriques, CPA, CA - Chief Financial Officer, EnWave Corporation | Delta, BC

“Sandra and her team have always exceeded my expectations, bringing us top-notch candidates who have become solid members of our team. Sandra has also helped us refine our HR processes. No task is too small for Sandra. I don’t know what I would do without her.

Ken Simpson - CEO, MailChannels | Vancouver, BC



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