We use human resources strategies to strengthen organizations

Consulting

A strong HR foundation helps organizations mitigate risk, eliminate redundancy and increase consistency. Think about what you could do each day with more time to focus on engaging employees and building a strong culture.
We provide support on an hourly or project basis.

Policies & Employee Handbooks

External HR Reviews

Investigations & HR Emergencies

Additional Services

  • Employment Contracts
  • Organizational Design and Development
  • Mergers & Acquisitions HR Support
  • Performance Management
  • Interim Outsourced HR Support
  • Customized Salary Surveys

Policies & Employee Handbooks

Creating effective policies takes time and expertise to get it right.  We have yet to come across a leader who loves writing policies and employee handbooks, but fortunately we do!

Employee Handbooks are a complete resource for people practices that minimize confusion and the time managers spend answering questions. Our employee handbooks provide clarity and are a source of consistent information that are customized to reflect an organization’s culture.

We write policies that resonate with employees and supports leadership goals and organizational direction. Our approach ensures policies are crafted in a way that is simple to understand while still being legislatively compliant and risk mitigating for the organization.

These are some of the basics but there are so many things that can be part of a handbook. It can be daunting to consider what to include, where to put it and what doesn’t fit. Acuity’s experts will guide you through the process and help you make decisions.

Examples of typical components found within an Employee Handbook:

  • Company Culture & Story
  • General Employment Information
    • Probation, reviews, benefits, resignation, concern resolution
  • Standard Hours of Work
    • Hours of work, breaks, overtime, sick time, general holidays, vacation and leaves of absence
  • Respectful Workplace Policies
    • Harassment & discrimination, violence, alcohol & drug
  • Employee Conduct
    • Confidentiality, electronic usage, social media, attendance, corrective action/progressive discipline, intellectual property
  • Any additional procedures or policies unique to your organization

External HR Reviews

The External HR Review is just that – a third-party, external review of your current Human Resource practices and procedures by Chartered Professionals in Human Resources.

Organizations engage in an External HR Review to understand their gaps, further protect their organization, deal with people-related issues and gain insight into best practices and preventative measures. They also gain a proactive approach to HR and their overall culture and environment.

Through this process, our clients achieve:

Cost Savings

Reduced Liability

Best Practices

A Clear Path

How does it work?

In addition to a high-level review of your people leaders, organization’s purpose, and communication effectiveness, we evaluate the following:

  • Your organizational and team structure
  • Recruitment, Staffing & Onboarding
  • Compensation, Benefits & Rewards
  • HR Policies & Practices
  • Training & Development
  • Performance Management
  • Corrective Action & Terminations
  • Harassment and Violence Policies

Through two half-day information gathering sessions, we will review the above, and assess your tools, practices, and policies against legal compliance expectations and risk concerns.

Investigations & HR Emergencies

Our team is experienced and effective in mitigating and helping you work through complicated and potentially high-risk circumstances.  Whether you’re facing a harassment issue, an employee relations concern, or have a termination to conduct – we’re are here to provide support by guiding you through the process. We can also act as a third-party investigator when required.