Emerging Businesses Solutions

We love working with emerging, high growth or mid-sized companies to help accelerate them to new levels of success.

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According to the 2016 Mercer Global Talent Trends Report only 4% HR professionals surveyed believed their team viewed as a strategic business partner.

We can help you reverse that perception.

 We can partner with you to implement a wide range of solutions to build your HR foundation– and reshape your people practices from the administrative to the strategic along the way.

Think of us as an immediate extension of your HR team that can hit the ground running quickly. Our depth and breadth of experience make us a flexible partner in foundational areas such as:

Employee Handbooks

How your Employee Handbook is written and is communicated to your employees is critically important to engaging your people.

It is one of the first things new employees receive and it sets the tone for how they perceive it is like to work for your company.

We are expert at writing and designing Employee Handbooks that both protect your company, but also are energizing and engaging for your people.  

On-Boarding Programs 

Building an engaging on-boarding program is critical to new hire success and is an important extension of your employer brand.  

We can work with you to design, develop and/or deliver an on-boarding program for your organization. We can also develop helpful planning tools and resources for your managers and new hires during their first 90 days.

Let's get your people started off on the right foot.

Performance Management

We can work with you to design or redesign, your performance management system to ensure your people are fully engaged and aligned to the strategic goals of your organization. 

Whether you are looking to move away from a more traditional annual performance review to a culture of real-time coaching & feedback, or you are just looking to make some incremental improvements – we have you covered.

Learning & Development

Our deep has deep L&D experience.

We can support you in a variety of ways including: vendor management, learning strategies development, needs analysis, design & development of learning programs, program implementation, business impact analysis including L&D dashboards and ROI measurement.

We can also assist you with vendor partner selection for your learning needs.

Compensation Design

Our team has first hand experience in designing compensation programs including:

  • Compensation Policies
  • Salary Benchmarking
  • Merit Pay Programs
  • Annual Incentive Programs

We can also work with you to calibrate and measure the success of these programs against your HR Strategy and objectives.  

People Analytics

Measuring the business impact of HR is one of our specialties- in particular calculating the ROI of HR solutions.

We have direct experience in working with leaders to develop Human Resources metrics that really matter.

We also have extensive experience in creating simple but powerful dashboards that communicate that message to your leaders.

Andrea Cortissoz, CHRL


Paul Cortissoz, SPHR


The HR Soul Emerging Business Solutions Difference

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    Nearly 50 years of collective experience in Human Resources.
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    Diverse experience in HR Business Partnering, OD and L&D. 
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    Extension of your team that can hit the ground running. 
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    One-stop for all your interim or project needs.
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    Can be coupled with our other talent, leadership & culture solutions.

Senior VP HR

Paul is an extremely skilled HR professional who added tremendous value to our organization. Paul quickly learned our business, and was able to identify and drive HR solutions that had a positive impact. He was well respected by our senior team and worked closely with us in our talent and succession planning efforts.

Jose Luis Velasquez

Divisional Vice President (CMO)

Andrea and I worked together to open Mexico and Australia. The highest professional compliment that I can pay Andrea is when she would leave one of the markets – GM's would automatically ask her "when are you coming back." At HQ's she had the same impact – always being available as a strategic partner to the business.

Elana Gold

SVP National Sales and Service

Paul can always be counted on to offer insightful, practical and results oriented HR advice. He is personable, articulate, highly ethical and has high business acumen, all making him an extremely competent and effective HR executive. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Paul again.

Scott Wambolt

General Manager

Andrea is a very strong International HR specialist. Andrea supported me during the setup of a green field operation in México defining the HR strategy for the Pepsico-Strauss JV. Andrea understanding of the Mexican labor market as well as her cultural savvy was critical to attract the right talent under strong people processes.

Gustavo Salas


Paul is one of the very best HR professionals I have ever worked with. He has broad range--HR technical skills from high level organization development to change management to leadership and management development skills. He also has great influence with an incredible sense for innovation and resourcefulness. He is A++.

Lucinda Donnelly

VP Finance

Andrea is dedicated, collaborative, enthusiastic and fun to work with. She is a solid HR professional with a breadth of experience, that makes her comfortable working on organizational capabilities, values and culture. Her energy and experience would be valuable to any organization she chooses to work with.

Amit Anand

VP, Operations

Paul is a creative thinker and is never satisfied with common practice or status quo. He researches the best options and pushes his knowledge base to provide the best service to his customer. He continually exceeds his contribution to any organization he serves by building effective relationships with key leaders in the business.

Brenda Rigney


Andrea is equipped with high intelligence and deep understanding of "what makes people function". She is fast learner, experienced and pragmatic– a combination that helps her to understand the business and adds value in short time. Her personality along with her collaboration capabilities enable her to connect with people.

nurit tal shamir

Senior Director Compensation

What impressed me the most about Paul is his amazing business acumen and focus. He delivers innovative OD and learning programs with careful attention to overall alignment with the needs of the business, never losing sight of the ROI. Paul would be a tremendous asset to any organization that cares about best-in-class HR services.

Timothy Price


Andrea's personal touch was a constant reminder to never forget the "human" side of HR. Her upbeat, cheerful, knowledgeable and professional approach to business left a lasting impression on the team. I highly recommend Andrea to any organization seeking an experienced professional who will take them to the next level in HR.

Kathy MacLeod


Paul has great experience as both an HR generalist and as a talent/OD specialist. And, because he has both, tends to be very good as a generalist (because he gets talent and development) and as an OD specialist (because he understands HR). Paul is smart, fun, thoughtful, practical and strives to drive business results and performance.

Alison DeMille


Andrea was without doubt the most effective and knowledgeable HR professional I have ever worked with. Her advice, experience and ideas to directing "the human factor" was people focused but always with the bottom line in mind. I would without hesitation recommend her to any client looking to create or strengthen their HR vertical.

Aaron Robins

Director HR

Paul is an expert in all facets of HR from his experience in start-up to his work in turning around businesses that are struggling. He shines in strategic planning, executive coaching, succession planning and change management. Combined with his extensive business acumen from a number of industries, he is an exceptionally rare talent.

Mark Beagan

Director of Compensation

Andrea is a talented, enthusiastic and proactive HR Leader. During the first stages of designing the company's HR strategy she led a cross-functional team to work harmoniously and productively. Thanks to her efforts the team managed to design a winning HR strategy for a new company and get it approved by the Board of Directors.

Daniela Aviran

HR Executive

Paul has accomplished many exciting projects through his collaborative nature, excellent project management skills and superior OD experience. His combination of HR skills coupled with exceptional business acumen would make him a valuable to any organization. I would not hesitate to work with Paul again.

Louis Bellardine

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