Ronald Adler, President and CEO of Laurdan Associates
Ronald Adler is the President and CEO of Laurdan Associates, a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm in Potomac, Md., specializing in HR audits, employment practices liability risk management, benchmarking and HR metrics, strategic HR, employee surveys, and unemployment insurance management issues. Mr. Adler has more than 39 years of HR consulting experience working with U.S. and international firms, small businesses and non-profits, insurance companies and brokers, and employer organizations.Adler has served as a consulting expert on work force, employment practices, and unemployment insurance issues to The Wall Street Journal, 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 a co-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, Adler teaches a course on HR auditing in Villanova University's Graduate Program in Human Resources Development. 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.Mr. Adler has testified before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee on unemployment insurance issues and before the U.S. Senate H.E.L.P. Committee on genetic discrimination in the workplace.As a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Adler serves as a subject matter expert (SME) on HR metrics and previously served on SHRM's Human Capital Measurement/HR Metrics Special Expertise Panel and on SHRM's Consultants' Special Expertise Panel. He is 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 currently serves on taskforces developing professional standards in human capital measurement and performance management.Additionally, he belongs to the Institute of Internal Auditors, chairs the Maryland Chamber of Commerce's UI Subcommittee, and is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Labor Relations Committee.Adler holds a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org