Human Resource Consulting Services

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Manage your most valuable asset

…your people!

All of our human resource solutions are customized to fit your specific needs. Whether you are looking to confidentially survey your employees to assess the level of engagement within your organization, or you are a growing company looking to ensure that you have the right systems, policies and procedures in place, Vertical Bridge can provide solutions that are right for you.

Our team of human resource consulting professionals have extensive experience in multiple disciplines within the Human Resource Management field. Working with numerous clients on an ongoing basis, our experienced consultants bring their expertise and their knowledge of current market trends to every project they undertake.

  • Conduct market surveys to ensure competitiveness of compensation, bonus practices and total rewards program
  • Review benefits plan for usage, fit with demographics, and cost
  • Review/prepare organizational charts and determine reporting structure and accountabilities around decision making (HR, financial, operational, R&D, business development, ofce management/administration, etc.)
  • Facilitate sessions on culture/brand – who are you? Who do you want to be? What do you want to be known for? How do company practices and policies align with culture and brand?
  • Diversity and Inclusion Audit
  • Anti-bullying and Harassment training
  • Diversity and Inclusion training
  • Create employee files or review content (ie. resume/CV, interview notes, reference checks, ofer letters, work permits, job descriptions, any changes to terms of employment, performance reviews, documented performance/ disciplinary issues) of existing employee files & how access to and confidentiality/security of employee files is maintained
  • Review and/or develop process & forms used to communicate and track employee changes and absences
  • Review and/or develop forms used during the hiring process and termination process
  • Review of any automated HR databases/tracking systems (ie. HRIS) and make recommendations for improvement or potential tools
  • Ensure necessary work permits in place with tracking process for renewals
  • Formal/informal recognition programs and practices
  • Long service awards, community involvement awards, service excellence awards, shining stars
  • Health and wellness programs, social programs, community service days/ programs
  • Review policy and practices, including discipline letters used
  • Provide coaching and training for managers on how to discipline, give feedback or conduct those difficult conversations
  • Provide ongoing employee relations support and consultation on a retainer basis (onsite or on call)
  • Review termination process, including the letters, practices and services used
  • Prepare termination checklist
  • Review and/or implement exit interview process
  • Hiring process
  • Pay & Benefits policies & procedures
  • Performance management & coaching
  • Employee relations approach
  • Employee communications
  • Employee record keeping & file management
  • Designed specifically for organizations that do not have “in-house” or local HR and/or recruiting support.
  • Services are all encompassed in one monthly fee based on a one-year renewable contract.
  • You get the best of both worlds: Experienced HR and recruiting firepower in a way that reduces the impact on your cashflow and bottom line.
  • Transform the way you secure and retain your primary source of competitive advantage – talent – by optimizing the entire recruitment process from workforce planning to structuring and negotiating offers, while providing HR processes and infrastructure for employee engagement and retention.
  • Delivered both on-site and remotely depending on the nature of the work
  • We aim to become embedded in, and dedicated to, your business; sitting next to you to learn your business inside and out, soaking up your culture; becoming one of your biggest evangelists while providing HR solutions designed specifically for your company.
  • This partnership approach means we behave as your organization’s Human Resources team; not only as the engine of your recruitment program but also building the HR infra-structure and foundation to enable you to grow your organization
  • Review, modify and/or develop HR policies (ie. vacation, overtime, leaves of absence, use of social media, harassment, respectful workplace conduct, confidentiality)
  • Employee Handbook to ensure compliance with BC Employment Standards, BC Human Rights Code and WorksafeBC legislation, company policies, benefits, workplace practices, health & safety, and other HR policies and practices
  • Review, modify and/or develop the on-boarding process to facilitate employee engagement from day one and to ensure employees are familiar with all workplace/hr policies and practices (ie. they know what is expected of them)
  • Determine what specific on-the-job training is required in addition to the general on-boarding program
  • Identify what tasks are needed to successfully off-board an employee
  • Review and/or develop the performance management process, including any forms and best practices, frequency of reviews, and coaching/training for managers and employees
  • Review disciplinary process
  • Create employee files or review content (ie. resume/CV, interview notes, reference checks, ofer letters, work permits, job descriptions, any changes to terms of employment, performance reviews, documented performance/ disciplinary issues) of existing employee files & how access to and confidentiality/security of employee files is maintained
  • Review and/or develop process & forms used to communicate and track employee changes and absences
  • Review and/or develop forms used during the hiring process and termination process
  • Review of any automated HR databases/tracking systems (ie. HRIS) and make recommendations for improvement or potential tools
  • Ensure necessary work permits in place with tracking process for renewals

“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

All of our human resource solutions are customized to fit your specific needs.

Whether you are looking to confidentially survey your employees to assess the level of engagement within your organization, or you are a growing company looking to ensure that you have the right systems, policies and procedures in place, Vertical Bridge can provide the HR solution that’s right for you.