Services & Solutions Tailored to Meet Your Organization's Needs
Soteria Policy & HR is a consulting firm servicing private and public sector businesses across Canada. Our goal is to partner with you to provide the Policy, Privacy, Information Security, HR Consulting and Payroll Outsourcing solutions you need. We provide the expertise it takes to achieve strategic and day-to-day business objectives while you maintain focus on your business operations.
With a reputation for quality, efficiency, and uncompromising integrity, our passion is to create value, drive results, and ensure organizations are positioned to optimize and meet their overall policy and human resource requirements while mitigating their governance and compliance risks.
Whether your business needs are to simply build a foundation comprised of policies and procedures or to develop a strategic human capital plan that supports your business’ goals and objectives, Soteria Policy & HR has the expertise to deliver results for your business.
Soteria Policy is a full spectrum policy management service focused on comprehensive organizational policy solutions, customized to each individual organization based on their industry, organizational culture and strategy. Growing legislative and workforce changes make it challenging for organizations to maintain their policies and employee handbooks to comply with current requirements. Having outdated or misaligned policies increases an organization’s risk of litigation, financial loss or reputational loss any of which can be quite costly.
Soteria Policy assists by helping to develop policies, establish procedures and create training that helps guide your business, set employee expectations and meet your obligations for achieving and maintaining legislative compliance. We focus on those areas of greatest risk to an organization with particular emphasis in the following areas:
Organizations have legal and ethical obligations surrounding the collection, use and disclosure of personal information; the protection of personal information by appropriate safeguards; as well as access to information rights. We offer privacy program support to facilitate compliance, mitigate organizational risk, and build trust in organizational information practices, including:
- Privacy and information security policies and procedures
- Privacy and information security awareness training
- Privacy Impact Assessments (PIAs)
- Security Threat and Risk Assessments (STRAs)
- Complaint and privacy breach investigations
Human Resources ("HR") policies protect an entity from liabilities related to unfair employment practices (e.g. discrimination) or failure to meet obligations contained in federal and provincial laws and regulations (e.g. minimum wage and overtime policies). Additionally, providing employees with written HR policies can improve their job satisfaction and confidence. Our policy experts can help organizations draft HR policies and processes that support their ability to attract, develop and retain the talent needed to deliver on their services and strategic direction as well as decrease the risk associated with inadequate of failed internal processes or people systems including:
- Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) – policy and training requirements
- Human Rights Compliance
- Hiring and Promotion policies and practices
- Compensation structure, policies and practices
- Leave policies and procedures
All organizations, regardless of sector or size, are subject to laws and regulations enacted to protect the health and safety of workers. These laws and regulations set out the rights and duties of all workplace parties, as well as requirements for dealing with workplace hazards, and enforcement as needed. Soteria Policy can partner with you to ensure your policies and procedures are compliant, with particular focus on:
- Workplace violence
- Workplace harassment and discrimination
- Impairment in the workplace
- Workplace inspections
- Workplace investigations
- COVID-19 risks and mitigations
Strong governance policies and practices provide the foundation for a high-performing organization and enable the leadership to effectively direct, motivate and control outcomes and operations. These policies and regulations set the expectations for individuals within the organization and the collective behaviour. We offer support to facilitate the maintenance and development of appropriate accountability and control mechanisms and policies, including:
- Organizational structures
- Systems processes and protocols
- Culture and values
- Budget & finance including asset management and procurement
- Risk management
- Media relations
- Board size and composition
- Board by-laws and procedures
Soteria Human Resources
Soteria HR offers human resources outsourcing services to business that do not have an established HR presence or to augment an internal HR team that requires additional support. We provide expertise in a full range of HR functional areas, offering authentic advice that generates tangible results.
We understand how the performance of your people is linked to the successful achievement of business objectives. By designing and implementing an HR strategy that is aligned to your business strategy, you will uncover new organizational capabilities, which translate into customer and shareholder value.
We offer bilingual services in the following areas:
- Strategic HR Planning
- HR Operational Planning
- Talent Management Planning
- Total Rewards & Compensation Strategy
- Performance Management
- Labour and Employee Relations
- Payroll Outsourcing Solutions
EXPERTS YOU CAN TRUST
Our policy experts offer customized internal audits, policy development and implementation monitoring and revision assistance to our clients. Our team is also available for independent consultations to assist with policy compliance issues, such as privacy breach management and remediation, including training.
We understand that no two organizations are alike, each having its own needs and expectations. For this reason, our approach is to build successful and long-term partnerships with our clients. Starting with understanding your business, we will design and implement strategies and programs tailored to your company’s needs and goals.