Our Consulting Services

HR Advocate  offers the following programs to small-and medium-sized companies:

  • HR Help Desk’s Personalized Support
  • HR & Employment Practices Compliance Audits
  • Employee Handbooks
  • HR and Benefits Resource Library
  • Live and Recorded HR and Benefits Webinars
  • HR Training Videos
  • Email Alerts and Monthly Newsletters
  • Management Compliance Training

With these tailored HR consulting services, HR Advocate guides employers through the complexities of employment regulations, while helping them meet the needs of their employees—their most crucial asset, and greatest expense. HR Advocate uses the information gathered during the HR Power Hour to work together with employers to develop a personalized HR action plan, one that will not only enhance organizational performance, but also reduce the risk of employee relations volatility. The HR Help Desk provides a lifeline to employers, where they receive customized answers to any of their HR questions. A well-crafted and thorough Employee Handbook is a critical, foundational document to your organization and HR Advocate specializes in creating them in a compliant and reader friendly way. Management Compliance Training provides employers and managers with comprehensive, applicable training programs targeted to enhance workplace culture and goals.

Do Well by Doing It Right


Joan Canning established her own HR consulting services company, HR Advocate, LLC in 2006 to offer businesses a sincere, personalized approach to any of their concerns or needs relating to the crucial employer – employee relationship.

Specializing in Human Resource Management, Joan earned Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Business Administration, and has also earned the professional Health Insurance Associate designation from the Health Insurance Association of America. Joan is a licensed employee benefits professional and member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM) and Certified Network Professionals (CNP). Prior to starting her HR consulting business, Joan worked for over 15 years in several HR and Employee Benefits roles at Owens-Illinois, Butler Capital Advisors, Sky Insurance, and Savage & Associates. Joan lives in Michigan. She currently enjoys caring for her rescued Dachshunds, is an avid reader and collector of world history books, and has a passion for learning about natural health remedies.