Why hire a full time HR Manager when you can outsource?

On demand HR expertise for small and medium sized enterprises.

Stone HR Strategies is a full-service human resources (HR) consulting organization specializing in maximizing the people potential in organizations. Everything we do with your organization is about A/R/E – Attraction / Retention / Engagement!

Stone Strategies is NOT your typical HR consulting firm – we do NOT practice “mushy HR.” What we do is find ways to make you more profitable while protecting your brand (and keeping you out of trouble!)

Stone Strategies is a business that understands your business. We work with you to find new ways of doing things so that it frees up your (valuable) time, so that you can work ON your business and not IN the business! Simply put, we work with leaders to get some of the mundane ‘people stuff’ off their desk.

Derek Rolstone

BA (Western), MBA (UVIC), CHRP (MB/BC)

Our founder and President, Derek Rolstone is a dedicated professional with over 25 years of HR/IR experience. He partners with organizations and has a proven track record of increasing revenue, enhancing brand and building high performance teams in government, private and publicly traded companies.

Derek Rolstone has helped many organizations make (and save) money through effective people strategies. He was a former HR Director for Suncor Energy, Bell Canada, Nygard, TransX and Pepsi, plus a former instructor at the Faculty of Business, Red River College.

Current/former Boards: Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, HRMAM, BCHRMA, Athletics Manitoba, Fort McMurray Parks.

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Who have we provided HR services for?

Who have we provided HR services for?

Who have we provided HR services for?

Who have we provided HR services for?

Who have we provided HR services for?

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  • HR Consulting

    We have the resources and expertise to solve the most complex people challenges facing your organization. We CAN help you become an employer of choice by working with you to implement an “employer of choice” strategy for your organization.

    We can help find HR solutions in areas such as:

    • Hiring Assistance and Strategies
    • Policy Development
    • Employee Handbooks
    • Orientation / Onboarding Plans
    • Investigations
    • Succession Planning
    • WCB Issue Management
    • Engagement surveys
    • Benefits Communication Plans
    • Performance Appraisal Implementation
    • Industrial Relations Assistance / Thwarting Union Drives
    • ‘Respectful Workplace’ training
    • Employee Relations
    • Union Negotiations
    • Exiting Employees / Saying Goodbye Better
  • HR Training

    Training and development are a critical focus area for any organization hoping to achieve success. We can tailor HR training programs to meet your individual organizational needs.

    Some examples of HR training that can be rolled out to your team include:

    • Respectful Workplace
    • Saying Goodbye Better
    • Performance Conversations
    • On Boarding Rollout
    • Difficult Conversations
  • Career Transition/Coaching

    We work one-on-one with newly unemployed individuals (or people looking to make a change) for the emotional transition of searching for a new job following a termination, while minimizing the potential of reputational and legal challenges to your company. We tailor a Career Transition plan (and a communication strategy) allowing us to act as career coach to the ex-employee.

    We prepare ex-employees for a successful re-entry into the work place. A typical Career Coaching program would include:

    • Personal Marketing & Brand Strategy
    • Resume & Cover Letter Evaluation / Enhancement
    • Communication / Exit Messaging
    • Personalized Transition & Career Plan
    • Networking Strategies
    • Social Media Strategy
    • Emotional Support
    • Interview Preparation
    • Negotiation of (Multiple) Offers
  • Employee Orientation Programs

    Your New Hires Won’t Succeed Unless You Onboard Them Properly!

    Today’s workplace moves faster, demands more, and waits for no one. If you want your new hire to hit the ground running, you’ve got to provide them with the tools, education, and information they need to be productive right from the start. The best way to do that? A comprehensive onboarding program – which Stone Strategies can help you design.

    The first step – an Orientation Manual / Handbook … and its easier (and less expensive!) to build than you might think. Why do you need to do it? Here are 7 reasons:

    1. Attract and retain top talent
    2. Engage employees early on
    3. Boost business growth
    4. Build trust and alignment
    5. Forge connections with employees
    6. Encourage open communication
    7. Decrease turnover
  • Say Goodbye Better

    There are 4 universal truths regarding terminations:

    • From time to time people need to exit organizations
    • Managers are uncomfortable
    • Managers are NOT GOOD at terminations
    • Things always work better with a PLAN

    By building an exit strategy plan with Stone Strategies, you will be able to:

    • (Dramatically) reduce your discomfort with the process
    • Determine exit from building strategies
    • Decrease disruption
    • Limit the liability
    • Protect your brand
    • Handle the situation professionally