About Us

Hodgson Stevenson – Human Resource Consultants provides convenient, affordable, and local human resource consulting services to clients in Ontario. Our team has more than 40 years of combined hands-on HR experience in a variety of industries. We not only represent or assist our clients with their HR projects, but we do so while bringing humor to the workplace.

Roberta Hodgson, CHRE

Roberta is the co-founder of Hodgson Stevenson & Associates, a human resource consulting firm. Her passion is providing HR solutions for her clients by helping them build their HR infrastructure through technology, compliance and people.

Prior to her current role, Roberta was senior director, human resources, with global responsibilities, which include working in Mexico, China, United States, Canada and Slovakia. She was responsible for talent management including leadership development and succession planning. She was accountable for directing all of the people functions of the organization in accordance with the policies, practices, laws, regulations and administrative rulings of advisory and regulatory authorities.

In her +30 years, Roberta has distinguished herself as a trusted advisor, a champion of change and a devoted employee advocate. Roberta holds a Diploma, Human Resource Management and Certificates in Disability Management, Labour Relations, Dispute Management, Leadership for Executives, and TS/ISO 90001 Auditor. -Senior Human Resource Executive (CHRE)

Shirley Stevenson, CHRL

Before joining Roberta, Shirley Stevenson worked closely with corporate human resources aligning workflows and processes with HR policies. She has a broad understanding of HR practices and procedures that comply with relevant labour and employment standards. Shirley has also participated in and been the lead in many HR projects.

After returning to school to specialize in human resources, Shirley worked for many years in different positions in the legal field and with the Ministry of the Attorney General. Shirley received high honors in the Human Resource Management program and earned her Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL) designation as well. At present, she is a member in good standing with the Human Resource Professional Association of Ontario (HRPAO).

What Our Clients Say About Us

"I had the honour and privilege to work with Hodgson Stevenson, SHRP for the delivery of an AODA workshop to community stakeholders in the greater Hamilton community. Roberta and her team are true professionals; from the preparation and planning to the delivery of the inactive and engaging workshop the session surpassed all expectations. Thank you Hodgson Stevenson for your work and support for the business community!"

Kristin Huigenbos,

City of Hamilton

"As a small business owner, I wasn't expecting to be faced with serious HR issues, that couldn't be handled on my own.

However, that wasn't the case, I remember meeting two ladies, at a networking function who specialized in HR and reached out to them.

I was faced with a sensitive issue with one of my staff, I felt I needed professional advice.

Quick and easy with advise, tools and a reliable process going forward.

In this day and time being an employer is difficult and when your business is small you need to reach out to experts from time to time to ensure you're able to protect yourself and your business."


Toppers Pizza

"I had the opportunity and privilege to work with HSA from approximately June, 2013 through March, 2014. During this time I interfaced with Roberta Hodgson in the capacity of a peer and mentor relationship. I have worked with Roberta on our business startup plan. She was always very thoughtful, attentive, calm and friendly, even under the most stressful of circumstances. We found she was a source of knowledge for myself and my fellow business partner.


In addition, to her academic credentials Roberta has a rich variety of excellent contacts and interactions with industry partners, including her alliance with Gambit Safety. Roberta's broad interests and understanding in combination with a deep knowledge in her area of expertise makes her an excellent consultant for a company with a need for human resource services and or support. I highly recommend Roberta's (Hodgson Stevenson & Associates) talent and expertise, as an individual and as a professional."

Trevor Prince,

Cutting Edge Lawnscape Ltd.

We secured the services of Hodgson Stevenson & Assoc., Inc. to partner with us in undertaking the opening of a warehouse/distribution facility. This required working with Roberta and Shirley collaboratively to develop an HR Plan that allowed us to meet our objectives. They were instrumental in securing qualified staff for over 35 salaried positions we were required to fill within imposed deadlines.

Roberta and Shirley were easy to work with and they both have a strong client satisfaction orientation. I would highly recommend HSA without reservation. In fact, we continue to rely on them for their professional assistance and will continue to do so in the future.

Miki Ackerman,

Director Talent and Culture
Legacy Supply Chain Services

Being a small growing company, it is sometimes hard to set-up, establish even keep on top of the ever-changing day to day running of a business, especially when it comes to Human Resources.

Roberta Hodgson has been providing our company with valuable HR support and information at our fingertips. Her business acumen in so many areas, has been a fantastic asset and helped us in many varied situations.

We do have a requirement of a HR Partner, but do not have the need for a full time position – Hodgson Stevenson Human Resource Consultants is the perfect solution. They're a HR consultancy with a difference.

John Schellenberg, Managing Director


Shirley has worked with me at Wheelabrator Group (Canada) ULC as our HR Manager. During this time Shirley was an integral member of the Canadian Leadership team. Shirley was the consummate HR professional. I could always rely on Shirley to provide me with solid HR advice. Her advice was always thoroughly researched, well thought out and provided in a timely fashion. Her communication style always made the employee feel comfortable. The employees clearly understood the message that was being delivered. Her wonderful warm personality made sure that the employees knew she was looking after their best interests. Any company requiring an HR professional to lead their HR team and work with the leadership team would definitely benefit from having Shirley on their team; I know I sure did benefit with her being on my team. Wheelabrator Group (Canada) ULC Burlington, ON Hodgson Stevenson HR Consultants are smart, savvy professionals. When you are a growing company like us, you worry about compliance issues. You need someone you can rely on to provide professional HR services; a team of professionals that are reliable and trustworthy. Roberta and Shirley have provided us with training, safety audits, policy development, recruitment and have greatly assisted us with employee relations issues. With their guidance we have been able to avoid situations that surely would have escalated into serious issues. I feel good about recommending them to anyone who needs assistance with their HR.

Debbie Taylor,

Cathy Cachmar Prime Enterprises Burlington, ON

Our Mission

We are a professional, enthusiastic and innovative team, dedicated to providing professional HR Consulting Services.  We are focused on supporting small to medium sized businesses.

Our Values





Cost Effective


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