Services for Employers Committed to Positive Employee Relations

Partnering with Employers to Ensure Their Human Resources are the Foundation of Their Organization’s Success

Helping Employers Maximize the Contribution and Potential of Their Most Valuable Asset:
Their Employees

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What Sets Us Apart

Putting Practical Knowledge and Expertise to Work for You

Given the deep and broad experience of our team, we are walk-on qualified to handle any human resources challenge – from the routine to the most complex. Our consultants have a combined 175+ years of experience driving results at a premier automotive manufacturing company. They have experienced firsthand the legal, labor, and employment challenges employers face in a lean business environment. We can put that expertise and value to work for you by partnering with you to maximize your organization’s human performance.

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“Our consultants are walk-on qualified to handle any human resources challenge – from the routine to the most complex.”

Our Services

Foundations Human Resources offers practical, tested, and effective services and solutions to maximize the contribution and potential of your most important asset: your employees.

  • Human Resources Assessments

    Human Resources Assessments

    Foundations will target an assessment to your company’s specific needs and/or conduct a comprehensive assessment to include all aspects of Human Resources.

  • Training & Development Programs

    Training & Development Programs

    Foundations’ hallmark solution is training. Our consultants can provide training modules and customized training and development programs to meet your organization’s specific needs.

  • Union Avoidance & Campaign Preparation

    Union Avoidance & Campaign Preparation

    Foundations HR is uniquely situated to assist in this area. Your company will benefit from the expertise that the professionals at Foundations bring after decades of experience implementing programs to ensure a positive work environment and mitigating union activity once it starts.

  • Systems & Program Development

    Systems & Program Development

    Foundations Human Resources Consulting can develop systems and programs targeted specifically to your company that will support building trust and mutual respect through positive employee relations in lean work environments.

  • On‐Site Human Resources Support

    On‐Site Human Resources Support

    Foundations can provide on-site support for your HR professionals allowing your company to proactively engage employees and identify issues before they escalate.

  • Special Human Resources Projects

    Special Human Resources Projects

    Foundations’ consultants have many years of experience in all functions of human resources, which allows us to provide specialized knowledge and skill to just about any HR challenge you and your company may face.

  • Employment & Labor Law

    Employment & Labor Law

    Foundations Human Resources Consulting is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fisher Phillips, one of the country’s premier law firms specializing solely in labor and employment law. As such, we are able to partner with the firm to provide legal training and services.

Our Team

Our consultants have a combined 175+ years of experience driving results at a premier automotive manufacturing company. Let us put that expertise and value to work for your company so you can focus on your core business.

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Carol Sampson
Executive Director and Co-Founder

Carol Sampson has over 30 years of practical work experience at three automotive manufacturers and has implemented lean HR programs that have ensured stable and positive employee relations at Toyota’s North American manufacturing facilities. Carol applies her broad human resources experience to partner with clients who want to maximize their organizations’ human performance.

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Stephanie Prewitt
Executive Director and Co-Founder

Stephanie Prewitt is an attorney who has, for nearly 20 years, counseled HR departments on labor and employment matters and partnered with HR executives to implement systems and processes that are not only legally sound, but also further the principles of lean business operations.

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Cathy Decker Mills
Senior Consultant
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Jan Czochara
Consultant
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Karen Combs
Consultant
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Nancy Roy
Consultant
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Whitney Webb
Consultant

Foundational Matters

The Blog

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October
First Job: 10 Tips for Success
Think you are ready to start your first job? Entering the workforce for the first time – or even re-entering the workforce after an extended absence – is exciting, but can be nerve-wracking, too. Your first day on the job can be even more challenging when you may not even be able to meet your new co-workers in person due to the pandemic. Keep these tips in mind to set yourself up for success – virtually or in person. Get...

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1
September
Compassionate Leadership – Using Your Head and Your Heart
What is compassionate leadership? Compassionate leadership is just what it sounds like – the kind of leadership that uses compassion and understanding to oversee and motivate employees rather than intimidation, dictatorship, and fear. Many times when I talk about leadership from this perspective, I hear things such as “I don’t have time to coddle my employees,” “I don’t want to seem weak or a pushover,” or “Their paycheck should be enough motivation!” Many leaders believe they should lead with their...

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News & Articles

Articles Published By Our Consultants

19
August
In 2020, Resilience Requires More than Tolerance
Leslie Russ

Do “best practices” for diversity and inclusion in the workplace go far enough? Is it sufficient to tolerate our differences in the workplace? Consultant Leslie Russ reflects on tolerance, resilience, and change when it comes to how we view our workplaces – and our world.


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13
May
COVID-19 Resources from Foundations
Foundations Human Resources Consulting

We are all struggling to manage our businesses and workforces through the crisis stemming from the coronavirus (COVID-19). Foundations Human Resources is proud to offer resources targeted to small and mid-size businesses, including the following: COVID-19 Pandemic: A Moment of Opportunity for Labor Unions? Remote Services Provided by Foundations HR Foundations Can Help with Remote … Continue reading “COVID-19 Resources from Foundations”


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"Human Resources is the foundation to any company’s success and my team and I build programs to enhance the work environment, promote trust, improve engagement, and strengthen management's relationship with their employees. Our work is done with a thoughtful eye to cost and compliance."

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