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Laridae, full service management consultants.
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Operations, Human Resources & Systems

It’s all about execution. An organization can have big goals, innovative programming, great staff and the best of intentions, yet still flounder. Often, it’s because support systems are weak or ineffective. Targets are missed, reputations suffer, and strategic directions get buried in the scramble to survive the week. It’s stressful for everyone, and completely unnecessary.


Laridae has the experience and knowledge to assess and tighten organizational structures and processes. Whether it’s human resources, operational systems, or broader issues that need attention, we’ll support your transition to an organization that mission driven.

Laridae is a vendor of record with the Ontario Government (MGS) – OSS-00426611 – Management Consulting Services.


Prior to undertaking a strategic planning process, organizations should understand current-state strengths and areas in need of improvement. An operational review conducted by an external third party is an important first step. Laridae will create a customized assessment plan to suit your organization’s needs. The final result will be a clear accounting of your organization’s operations and a confidential report with a risk assessment for any findings that require immediate attention, and actionable recommendations for improving other areas.

Operational Planning

Following adoption of a new strategic plan, it is necessary for management to craft detailed operational plans to implement the strategic directions. Laridae supports organizations in developing clear, realistic and actionable operational plans.

Business Continuity Planning

An ice storm causes a long-term power outage. A pandemic hits half the staff. An employee commits fraud. Preparing for a crisis and responding swiftly will preserve key relationships with employees, clients, partner organizations and funders.   A business continuity plan enables you to list and rank potential risks, analyze the services critical to your mandate, specify essential recovery strategies, and identify the people and resources needed to stay in operation for the duration.

Operational Analysis
Capacity Building

“Capacity building” describes a continuum of actions undertaken to expand your organization’s effectiveness. We will work with you to identify the actions that will strengthen your organization’s core capabilities and improve impact.

Human Resources

Human resources is a complex field with a wide range of laws and regulations. Staffing an HR department requires a long-term commitment of resources. Laridae’s HR experts take care of everything you need and ensure trouble-free compliance. We provide support for hiring, job descriptions and evaluations, reorganizations, compensation, performance management, and much more.

Organizational Review and Development

Organizational Development can be a catch-all phrase. It can include anything from succession planning and change management, to strategic planning and leadership development—and everything in between. We see organizational development as holistic. To us it means planning and managing a process of growth or change. Along the way, we’ll ask the tough questions. We get everyone in your organization involved. In the end, you will have a concrete plan of action to build resilience, pursue opportunities, and deepen commitment across and through your organization.

Recruitment and Retention

Hiring the right people is essential to an organization’s success. Not getting it right can be costly. When you work with our team, we teach you how to do it all. You get the correct tools, knowledge, techniques, and support to ensure successful implementation. Your investment in recruitment and selection now will result in you having the tools and know-how to support ongoing organizational success.

Performance Management (HR)

To ensure that the work being done is aligned with the organization’s vision, mission and strategic objectives, a well-developed performance management program is a must. We will work with you to create a customized program to meet your needs and goals. The program will include developing appropriate processes to efficiently plan, monitor and evaluate performance over time.

HR Policy Development

We understand the importance of having strong, current, and relevant human resources policies. It is integral to the on-going success and sustainability of any organization. We will work with you to create customized HR policies that are informed by best practices and relevant legislation, and ones that reflect the particular characteristics and culture of your organization.

Conflict/Dispute Resolution

Conflicts and disputes are a part of life. For organizations, it’s important that you approach these times with professionalism and care. That’s where we come in. As seasoned communicators, we listen hard. We know the right questions to ask. We create safe spaces. Together, we dig deep until we get to the bottom of things. Ultimately, we will work with you to get through the turbulent times, and to leave your organization with better skills.

Workplace Restoration

If attempts to resolve conflict have proven unsuccessful, and your organization is facing a debilitating breakdown in relationships, the situation may seem hopeless—but it isn’t. Laridae can help. Through a restorative practice approach, our specially-trained consultants work to rebuild relationships and trust to move your organization beyond conflict.

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Workforce Analysis and Design