Ronald Adler
President-CEO, Laurdan Associates, Inc
Ronald Adler is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm in Rockville, Md., specializing in HR audits, employment practices risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, employee surveys, and unemployment insurance issues. Mr. Adler has more than 42 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations. Mr. Adler is a consulting expert on work force, employment practices, and unemployment insurance issues to Bloomberg BNA, HR Magazine, and other publications and newspapers across the country. His research findings have been used by the Federal Reserve Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Conference of State Legislatures, the National Association of Manufacturers, the National Federation of Independent Business, insurers, and international organizations.

Mr. Adler is the developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation's leading HR auditing and employment practices risk assessment tool, and is a frequent lecturer and author on HR management and workplace issues. As an adjunct professor at Villanova University, Mr. Adler teaches graduate courses on HR auditing. He is also a certified instructor on employment practices and insurance issues for The CPCU Society, has conducted continuing professional education courses for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on "Assessing Employment and Personnel Policies," and has conducted continuing professional education courses for SHRM, the Institute of Internal Auditors, and the Institute of Management Consultants.

As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Mr. Adler has served as a subject matter expert (SME) to SHRM on HR metrics and formerly served on SHRM's Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel. He has also served as a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM's legislative staff, has contributed materials for The SHRM Academy and the SHRM Learning System, and has represented SHRM in meetings with the EEOC.

Mr. Adler has also served as an appointee to the State of Maryland Legislative UI Committee. Additionally, he belongs to the Institute of Internal Auditors, chaired the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's UI Subcommittee and served as a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Labor Relations Committee.

Mr. Adler holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University

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Immigration Issues - Implications for HR and Insurance Professionals
Organizations must manage strategic, operational, and compliance immigration priorities. As a business priority, the hallmark of successful organizations is their ability to respond to and satisfy an increasingly diverse and global marketplace…this requires an increasingly diverse work force. As a human capital priority, surveys of CEOs and other business leaders cite the growing skills gaps as an impediment for future growth - and they see immigration as a method of bridging that gap. And as a compliance priority, the federal and state governments continue to commit resources on ensuring employers' comply with "the rules."
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HR Metrics & Analytics 2019: Update on Strategic Planning, Application Activities and Operational Impact
The purposes of an organization's human resources are to add value, make the organization more competitive, and help the organization achieve its business objectives. The purposes of HR metrics are to help communicate the value added, demonstrate the contribution of human capital, and measure employment related risks. Thus, to become a strategic partner, HR professionals need to speak the language of business. Inherent in that language is the lexicon of business measurements and metrics? Including HR metrics.
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HR Auditing: Critical Issues in 2019
Numerous external forces and factors have an impact on the purpose, scope, and demand for HR audits. First, in the global economy, human capital has become for many organizations the single most important determinant of competitiveness, productivity, sustainability, and profitability. Increasingly, the organization's human capital is the source of innovation and a driver of business success.
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HR Metrics & Analytics 2018: Update on Strategic Planning, Application Activities and Operational Impact
The purposes of an organization's human resources are to add value, make the organization more competitive, and help the organization achieve its business objectives. The purposes of HR metrics are to help communicate the value added, demonstrate the contribution of human capital, and measure employment related risks. Thus, to become a strategic partner, HR professionals need to speak the language of business. Inherent in that language is the lexicon of business measurements and metrics? Including HR metrics.
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Employee Handbooks: Critical Issues in 2018
Bridge the disconnect between the creation and implementation of employee handbook policies. For many organizations employee handbooks are the primary often the only method used to communicate important employment-related information. They represent the official method of providing critical information about how employees should act and respond to various business decisions. They also tell employees how their organizations "will act."
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Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance for Supervisors and Managers: Creating and Preserving a Legal and Respectful Workplace
Almost 100,000 discrimination charges were filed with EEOC and state Fair Employment Agencies in the fiscal year 2013 that resulted in more than $300 million in non-litigated awards. According to a study conducted by Seyfarth Shaw LLP law-firm, the top 10 private plaintiff employment discrimination class action lawsuits cost employers more than $350 million.
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Conducting Successful HR Audits
Assessing the effectiveness of your organization's human resource management is of increasing importance. This assessment can help you determine how successful your human capital is in helping your organization achieve its business objectives. It can help you determine if your employment practices are creating material risks and liabilities. It can further demonstrate your organization's commitment to sound business and HR management practices. This webinar is designed to help you develop and use HR Audits in addressing these issues, in answering questions about critical risk management and due diligence issues, and in discussing the development and use of HR audit compliance committees.
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Conducting Successful HR Audits
Assessing the effectiveness of your organization's human resource management is of increasing importance. This assessment can help you determine how successful your human capital is in helping your organization achieve its business objectives. It can help you determine if your employment practices are creating material risks and liabilities. It can further demonstrate your organization's commitment to sound business and HR management practices. This webinar is designed to help you develop and use HR Audits in addressing these issues, in answering questions about critical risk management and due diligence issues, and in discussing the development and use of HR audit compliance committees.
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Employee Handbooks: Critical Issues for 2017
With 2017 in full gear, now is time to update your employee handbook. From a compliance perspective, the NLRB, the DOL, and OFCCP have significant issues to be addressed. These include: employment-at-will policies, wage and hour classifications, and the treatment of independent contractors. Increasingly organizations must ensure that they properly define and manage these issues. For federal contractors, you will additionally have to ensure you comply with a number of policy changes and updates.
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Conducting Successful HR Audits
Assessing the effectiveness of your organization's human resource management is of increasing importance. This assessment can help you determine how successful your human capital is in helping your organization achieve its business objectives. It can help you determine if your employment practices are creating material risks and liabilities. It can further demonstrate your organization's commitment to sound business and HR management practices. This webinar is designed to help you develop and use HR Audits in addressing these issues, in answering questions about critical risk management and due diligence issues, and in discussing the development and use of HR audit compliance committees.
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Update on 2016 Federal and State Unemployment Insurance Issues
This webinar provides an update on federal and state UI issues, discusses 2016-2017 state tax liabilities, assesses the risks and costs associated with UI taxes and benefits, and discusses effective UI tax management and cost control techniques.
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HR Metrics: Measuring the Strategic and Tactical Value of an Organization's Human Capital
This training program will discuss the use of HR metrics as a core competency, and review the role HR metrics play in helping the organization make critical business decisions. The webinar will describe the calculation of employment practices liability risk exposure, and provide a listing of some of the more widely used HR metrics.
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Developing an Effective HR Audit and Compliance Committee
Assessing the effectiveness of your organization's human resource management is of increasing importance. This assessment can help you determine how successful your human capital is in helping your organization achieve its business objectives. It can help you determine if your employment practices are creating material risks and liabilities. It can further demonstrate your organization's commitment to sound business and HR management practices. This webinar is designed to help you develop and use HR Audits in addressing these issues, in answering questions about critical risk management and due diligence issues, and in discussing the development and use of HR audit compliance committees.
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HR Audits: Preparing for 2016
How effective is your organization's human resource management? Is your human capital helping you achieve organizational objectives? Are your employment practices creating material risks and liabilities? This session discusses the development and use of HR Audits in answering these questions and addressing critical risk management and due diligence issues.
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Operational and Financial Metrics for HR: How to Measure Progress of Strategic Margin and Growth Goals
Metrics have become a critical factor in measuring the strategic, financial, and operational elements and value of the organization. They measure and help evaluate the organization's ability to add value, its ability to become more competitive, the achievement of its business objectives, and its ability to manage risks. Thus in becoming a strategic partner, HR and other professions need to speak and use the language of business. Inherent in that language is the lexicon of business measurements and metrics – including HR metrics.
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New DOL Overtime Exemption Rules and Independent Contractor Guidance: What You Really Need to Know
This topic provides an update on the Department of Labor’s recent proposal on increasing the minimum wage and other critical issues and guidelines on independent contractors.
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Immigration Issues - Implications for HR and Insurance Professionals
As Congress deliberates the dimensions the federal-state relationship has in managing the nation's immigration laws, organizations must manage strategic, operational, and compliance immigration priorities. As a business priority, the hallmark of successful organizations is their ability to respond to and satisfy an increasingly diverse global marketplace. As an employment brand priority, an organization's immigration policy and practices can have a positive or negative effect in its ability to attract and retain top performers, key employees, and critical skills. And as a compliance priority, the federal and state governments continue to commit resources and focus their attention on employers "to ensure that they are playing by the rules. This focus should include more routine use of civil sanctions".
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Workplace Discrimination: An Update of Key Issues
In recent years, more than 30,000 claims were filed for employment related harassment. These claims exposed organizations to significant financial liabilities. As one study noted, workplace harassment costs the typical Fortune 500 company more than a million dollars annually in increased absenteeism, higher recruitment and hiring costs, higher turnover costs, lowered employee morale, reduced job performance, and loss in productivity. Another study estimated that in recent years, the total annual cost to settle and pay damages for harassment claims exceeded $1 billion.
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HR Metrics: Key Issues for Human Resource Management
The purposes of an organization's human resources are to add value, make the organization more competitive, and help the organization achieve its business objectives. The purposes of HR metrics are to help communicate the value added, demonstrate the contribution of human capital, and measure employment related risks. To become a strategic partner, HR professionals need to speak the language of business. Inherent in that language is the lexicon of business measurements and metrics - including HR metrics.
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Unemployment Insurance Management - Controlling Liabilities and Costs
As an article in HR Magazine noted, "Unemployment insurance costs you plenty," unfortunately for many employers, the current trend continues. Higher taxes rates are only the start point in increasing UI liabilities. State UI agencies, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the IRS are ramping up their vigilance and audit activities of employers' payrolls in a search of misclassified workers and missing UI tax payments. The result is employers increasingly have to pay UI taxes on a broader tax base: previously classified independent contractors.
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HR Metrics: Critical Issues in Measuring Human Resources
The purposes of an organization’s human resources are to add value, make the organization more competitive, and help the organization achieve its business objectives. The purpose of HR metrics is to help communicate the value added, demonstrate the contribution of human capital, and measure employment related risks.
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