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.
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.
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.
“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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.Learn More
Laridae Communications was selected to complete a workforce review through a competitive bidding process. As a result of our significant growth over the past decade we needed help designing an organizational structure that would support our future success. Amanda’s conscientious analysis of key data and her thorough literature review were the basis for a well informed decision. Amanda spent time with key individuals to ensure that we clearly understood potential areas of efficiency. Jonathan incorporated our vision and values throughout the entire process to ensure that the new model was mission-driven. Jonathan’s communication plan recommended an informal and conversational approach that was highly effective when we shared our new structure throughout our organization. I recommend this Laridae team if you need human resources expertise.
It was a pleasure to work with the Laridae consultants on our Job Classification project. The project included individual meetings with staff from all levels of the organization. Staff reported a very positive and validating experience.”
Amanda's efforts over the past year, and previously, have played a large part in getting CASPR to where it is today. We are a much more stable organization that allows us to truly support a national membership and has us on the cusp of being the national voice to represent the coal face of physician recruitment across Canada. Thank-you for your amazing work to get us here. Last time I was hiring to my team I thought…I need to find an Amanda English! I came close, but alas, she is one of a kind and truly an inspiration.
I would recommend Laridae to anyone seeking your variety of consulting services.
Laridae Communications Inc., was chosen to assist us with our workforce review based on their understanding of healthcare and social services, their expertise in human resources, and their strong communications experience. They won the work through a competitive, public process. We were very pleased with the project. It was delivered on time, and on budget. They supported our agency every step of the way and the final materials, and deliverables were of a high standard. I am pleased to provide this reference in support of their application. Don't hesitate to contact me for additional information.
Amanda did an amazing job scoping the project [Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Staff Survey], designing and analyzing the survey and facilitating a discussion with the senior executive team. Excellent quality.
We were impressed with the experience and capabilities that Laridae offered for our small not-for-profit organization. Having access to expertise in human resources, governance, strategic planning, operational reviews, event planning, project management, communications and branding with Laridae was a great fit for our needs. I highly recommend them for any organization seeking expertise in the services they provide.