Ronald Adler


RONALD ADLER is the president-CEO of Laurdan Associates, Inc., a veteran-owned, human resource management consulting firm that helps organizations enhance the value of their human capital and reduce their exposure to employment practices liability through human capital risk management.  Laurdan Associates specializes 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 45 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 has served as 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, EPLI carriers, and international organizations.  


Mr. Adler is an internationally recognized thought leader on HR audits and is the developer of the Employment-Labor Law Audit™ (ELLA®), the nation’s leading HR auditing and employment practices risk assessment process — now in the tenth edition.  


As an adjunct professor at Villanova University, Mr. Adler taught a graduate course on HR auditing.  He has also served as 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, the Institute of Management Consultants, the Maryland Advanced Tax Institute, and the Maryland CPA Society.


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. 


Mr Adler is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and has served as a subject matter expert (SME) on HR metrics and is a consulting expert on workplace issues to SHRM’s legislative staff. Mr. Adler served on national taskforces developing professional standards in human capital measurement and performance management. 


Additionally, Mr. Adler has been a member of the Institute of Internal Auditors, a member of the Maryland Chamber of Commerce and chaired its UI Subcommittee, and a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Labor Relations Committee. 

Mr. Adler holds a B.S. degree in Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. degree from Southern Illinois University.  He can be reached at 301.762.5794,


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