We have utilized the services of HR Off-Site over the last 4 years and consider Paddi Riopelle and her company to be a real asset. Paddi has assisted us in recruiting, writing of job descriptions, interviewing and terminations. Her good counsel and recommendations have helped shape the growth of our company. Brady Financial Group highly recommends HR Off-Site to our own clients and will continue to use Paddi's services personally in the future. ”

T. Kevin Brady, CFP, CLU, CH.F.C, CEBS
President – Brady Financial Group

Our company is a family-run business with loyal, long-term staff. As employee expectations rose and Human Resources management became more complex, we realized we needed to clarify our workplace policies. Paddi Riopelle was recommended to us by Brady Financial. She was thorough, hard working and respectful of our unique environment. She also had a lot of good ideas. In just over three months from her initial assessment of our operation, we had a comprehensive policy manual that took both our existing practices and legislative requirements into consideration. It was a great experience. ”

David De Santis
Multi-Area Developments Inc.

I would highly recommend this seminar. It was outstanding. Excellent speakers, very knowledgeable. It was just great. Thanks. ”

Workshop participant

The seminar was amazing. Michelle MacIntosh and Aileen Turnbull made the information easy to understand and they took the time to relate it specifically to my business. I left with a great action plan and a real understanding of what Bill 168 is all about. I will definitely recommend the seminar to everyone I know. ”

Adam Shields
The Business Link

We very much appreciated the integrity, experience and tenacity HR Off-Site demonstrated when handling our personnel issues. Their turn-around time was quick and the follow-up exceptional. As a result of this success, we asked them to help us with our Pandemic Plan. Their background research was excellent and it soon became clear that in an organization such as ours, client health and staff health are inextricably linked. As a result, our Pandemic Plan goes beyond what we originally envisioned to offer both groups a level of protection that we would not have otherwise achieved. HR Off-Site did a great job for us. They not only wrote a solid plan, they helped prepared us to take decisive action should we ever need to do so. Their professionalism and attention to detail was outstanding. ”

Al Moreland
Executive Director – Community Living St. Catharines

While we work hard to avoid situations that would result in the need for a workplace investigation, it’s important to have a team of people trained and equipped to follow-up on any concerns an employee might raise. The HR Off-Site training session and materials were terrific. They made it easy for participants to understand all of the related workplace legislation and to apply this knowledge in their day-to-day roles. Those participating in the session appreciated how interactive it was, as it gave them the opportunity to discuss various scenarios and practice their interviewing techniques. I’m pleased to recommend HR Off-Site to others and will definitely contact them again.”

Sabrina Blanchard, CHRP
Human Resources Generalist – AbitibiBowater Inc., Thorold Division

As a brand new organization, Quest Community Health Centre had a variety of HR needs, including recruiting, screening and interviewing potential employees; defining reporting relationships and orienting new staff to our organization’s unique interdisciplinary culture. HR Off-Site helped us accomplish all of these things. They made us aware of new and impending legislative requirements, coordinated our hiring process and worked with us to develop a guidebook of staff policies and procedures. Most importantly, HR Off-Site took the time to thoroughly understand our organization’s vision, service philosophy and culture, asking probing questions that prompted us to clarify, refine and better communicate our goals. We will definitely use HR Off-Site again and are pleased to recommend them to others. ”

   Coletta McGrath
Executive Director – Quest Community Health Centre

Being responsible for launching a new Community Health Centre, I needed to hire an entire staff team—15 people in total. HR Off-Site coordinated the recruitment process, participated in the interviews and checked people’s references. Our HR Off-Site consultant was great. She had an excellent sense of timing, provided constructive feedback and made sure we had the information we needed to make informed decisions. She continues to be a presence at our centre, offering objectivity, coaching and support to help us manage our personnel issues in ways that foster the trust of the staff and benefit the organization as a whole.”

Henri Louis St. Martin
Executive Director – Niagara Falls Community Health Centre

We recently relied on HR Off-Site Human Resources Solutions to help us sort out a particularly difficult situation involving an employee. As a family-run business with under 20 employees, we don't have a Human Resources department. It was really important to us to be fair, but we simply couldn\'t take the time to truly understand what was behind the individual's frequent absences and injuries. Paddi's patience, professionalism and attention to detail were incredible. She gave us the impartial perspective we needed, completed all of the WSIB paperwork quickly and efficiently, and made us feel confident in the course of action we took. I will not hesitate to call her again.”

Heidi Burgess
Secretary-Treasurer – Skyway Lawn Equipment – Stoney Creek

We needed someone to help us plan our growth from an HR perspective and Paddi Riopelle of HR Off-Site is helping us clear that hurdle. We now have a clear vision of what we need to do, where we want to go and how to get there. Without this critical help, we would still be lacking direction and structure in achieving our HR goals. HR Off-Site was able to provide expert assistance in a number of key areas such as ensuring the company was in compliance with required policies and procedures, which is a critical area for all companies. HR Off-Site helped Silex with some of its union issues and Labour Act compliance. Paddi came forward with established practices that will make us a more successful company, she has been a tremendous benefit. She’s easy to work with, has a relaxed manner and clearly is a professional in her field. Paddi certainly has been a breath of fresh air and made us more confident about moving forward.”

Todd Stephens
Director of Operations – Silex Innovations Inc., Mississauga

We worked with HR Off-Site to attract and screen candidates for employment. Our HR Off-Site consultant impressed us right away by the strength of the candidates she found and by the quality of her analysis during the interview process. The depth of her work was far beyond what we could have done in-house. We were really pleased. HR Off-Site delivers what they say they’re going to do—highly professional, efficient and cost-effective.”

Brad Wiseman
CFO – EarthFresh

I had a really positive experience with the HR Off-Site consulting team. They helped me through two very difficult terminations, minimized the potential risk to my business and ensured the individuals involved were treated with respect. The HR Off-Site team was very supportive and gave honest feedback, which was greatly appreciated. My calls were always returned promptly and my questions were always answered. I have only good things to say! ”

Danielle Wynen, President
President – Franks Glass & Mirror, Hamilton, ON

We asked Paddi to help us establish and implement a Health and Safety Policy. Joanne Fabrics, is a small company and we do not have the capabilities of handling this internally without significant help. Paddi's consultants were very knowledgeable and experienced in what we needed and how to accomplish this task. They worked very closely with our Accounting Manager, to help create and implement our policies and write-ups. Soon after we had competed our work, we received an unannounced visit at reception by an Occupational Health and Safety Inspector. He met with myself and our Joint Health & Safety Committee, reviewed our documentation, toured our facilities and asked us many questions. I have been an auditor much of my life, but have never been involved with an unannounced audit. Paddi's group had help prepared us properly and everything was completed and posted properly. The Inspector was most impressed and had only a couple minor recommendations. Paddi, thank you for your help. ”

Randy Strachan
Vice President, Finance & Administration – JF FABRICS INC.

As Chief Executive Officer at Niagara Support Services I have had a longstanding consulting relationship with HR Off-Site for matters related to human resources including routine, complex, and very sensitive matters. I have no hesitation in recommending HR Off-Site for human resources consulting work in the areas that I have had experience in dealing with them to date. Their quick responsiveness in critical situations has been helpful on more than one occasion.”

Andrew Lewis, Chief Executive Officer
CEO – Niagara Support Services

ViroPharma is a US based pharmaceutical firm who recently launched a Canadian operation in the Toronto area. From the point of first contact, through to today, HR Off-Site and in particular Christina, have provided advice, guidance and support in the areas of policy development, retirement planning, benefits, Employment Standards compliance, employment agreements and negotiations as well as employee relations. They are highly responsive, attentive to every detail and thoughtful with every interaction. HR Off-Site approaches their consulting practice from a holistic point of view, ensuring that all aspects of the employment relationship are considered, with sensitivity to our business needs and with regard for our employees. I have no hesitation in recommending HR Off-Site for human resources consulting.”

Ramona Rutherford
Director, Human Resources US – ViroPharma Incorporated