Human Resources

In the non-profit sector – perhaps more than any other – effective management of HR issues is vital.  Most non-profits run lean and need a team that fires on all cylinders in order to advance the mission. Effective, proactive human resources management is as much about preserving the bottom-line as it is about creating an engaged, productive workforce.  Yet many organizations have no qualified HR advisor on staff.  We act as your ‘On Call’ HR department, offering counsel and support with the full cycle of Human Resources.

We offer:

  • Policy Development
  • Contract Writing
  • Employee Relations
  • Interpreting legislation
  • Disciplinary/Remedial Work
  • Performance Improvement Plans
  • Workplace Accommodation
  • Investigations
  • Terminations

Case Study

A supervisor has been accused of harassment by a front-line employee, who resigned, claiming she could no longer tolerate the alleged conduct.  The supervisor denies the conduct and has the support of his management because his results are strong and the local job market is hot.  There is reason to believe management may even have been aware of issues for some time, but declined to address them.  One of the named witnesses has confided in a colleague about having suicidal thoughts at work.  At the same time, there is conflict with the union over a planned office relocation and a grievance concerning alleged improper hiring procedures.

A grievance, a potential human rights case, a suicidal witness, a confrontational union… Where would you begin?

I have engaged Mr. Imrie as a consultant in the areas of strategic human resources planning, organizational design, stakeholder relations and the recruitment of five key positions within my organization. The results have been outstanding. Graeme took the time to get to know our organization and its culture, and to seek out candidates that are an excellent fit. It has been a pleasure to work with him and I would recommend him without hesitation to any company that is looking to move their business forward.

Lisa Diamond – President and CEO, Youth in Motion

I have had the pleasure of working with Graeme many employee and volunteer relations issues over the past two years. He has an astonishing command of HR practices and is always able to find workable solutions. One of his greatest strengths is his ability to listen carefully before drawing conclusions. Graeme  is comfortable at all levels: in the board room, at the senior management table, as a colleague and as a team leader.  He will help your organization succeed.

Lee Robock – Owner, Clayton Management Services