Human Resources Consulting Services

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Human Resources is the engine and heartbeat of any organization.  Our Human Resources consultants are whizes in supporting a variety of strategic HR initiatives. 

No matter if you are a department of 1 or 100K, we would be honored to support you in doing your best work!

Due to our georgraphically disperse consultants, you can have your choice of highly skilled HR consultants to work either full-time, part-time or remotely, assisting you in developing and implementing your HR programs.

Allow us to help you elevate and accelerate the most urgent aspects of your strategic workforce-related goals.

How We Provide You Value

General HR Services

Specialized Consulting

Special Projects

Managed Vendor Services

Have you ever seen an overstaffed Human Resources department? No?  Neither have we!

We believe it is vital for companies to prioritize supporting the very people accountable for taking care of the organization’s people.

That’s why we’re proud to be our clients’ #1 ally, who functions as an on-demand extension of their team.  Our consultants have the most current knowledge and experience, which will allow you to better leverage the mix of your internal resources and additional external expertise.

Save time, money and stress by partnering with us.

We bet we’ll soon be your favorite ally too!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What type of project opportunities do you support?
Answer:  We support Talent Development, Human Resources, and Org Effectiveness initiatives.
-Project Based
-Interim Coverage, due to occurrences such as personal leaves, restructuring, etc.
-Customized Programs or Solutions

How do you assign your experts to project opportunities?
Answer: Our consultants are tenured members of our team who’ve been assigned to numerous previous engagements. Prior to any new project engagement, we first develop a comprehensive understanding of the objectives of our client.  Then we select the top 2-3 experts in our consultant pool, to confirm their interest and true fit. We then present our prospective clients with a curated short-list of our staff who are ready, qualified, and excited to collaborate on your scope of work.

Why should I use SDL for my people-related contract needs?
Answer: Great question!  We’re here to earn your business. Top talent is critical to any business’s success and we’re proud to be your potential co-collaborators. We deliver execution-ready, vetted, high quality experts that fit within your budget and allow you to focus on best next steps.

What fees does SDL charge?
Answer: We do not charge any service fees.  Who wants those?  You should only pay a fair amount for the work we provide. We function similar to most company vendors who partner with organizations. When you meet with us, we will jointly discuss your project budget and SDL will send you a proposal for the scope of work. All payments are processed through SDL and are equal to the agreed upon project cost. We pay our consultants directly.

How do I pay SDL?
Answer: Once a contract is agreed upon and signed by all parties, you select your desired form of payment. A purchase order may be opened or payments may be securely made to SDL via check or credit card. Note: for most contracts, a small deposit is required to start all contracted projects.

Does all talent work remotely?
Answer: It’s your call. When a company provides us with their talent needs, they can specify if the work is primarily in office, remote or a combination of the two.

Am I able to have the talent sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement before getting started on my project or assignment?
Answer: You better believe it!  They have already signed one with SDL, but we can have them sign your organization’s as well.

What geographies do you serve?
Answer: We are a global firm who support clients in all geographies.

I am a consultant who would like to work for SDL. How can I join the team?
Answer: We would be happy to review your credentials, but please know that we are not a temporary placement agency who accepts resumes from thousands of interested parties.

We are a contracting firm whose niche specialty is in supporting HR functions like Learning & Development, Org Development/Effectiveness, and general Human Resources.

SDL’s differentiating value to our clients is in offering skilled, contract talent who have a proven work history with SDL.  If you would like to learn more about how to be considered for our expert team, please click here.

Employer of Record Services

“Employer of Record” services, also called Contractor Management, is considered an essential element of many organizations’ talent strategy.

When you partner with an Employer of Record, you outsource the administration and payment of contract labor to us, which allows you to save both time and money by collaborating with only 1 vendor partner.

We handle all payments, paperwork, tax forms, background checks, insurance, drug screenings, on-boarding/off-boarding, and contractor relations issues. These services are ideal for:

  • Contractor/1099 Management
  • Short-term or Special Projects
  • Interim or Probationary Hiring
  • On-Call Employees
  • Internal Head Count Restrictions

Interested in exploring whether these services may be ideal for your company?
Let’s schedule a time to chat.

A Few of Our Happy Clients

Industries Served

Banking and Finance
Consumer Goods
Professional Services
Venture Capital/Private Equity


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Shockingly Different Leadership is a human capital professional services consultancy that provides organizations access to the best consulting expertise in the areas of Talent Development, Organizational Development, and Human Resources – on an on-demand, project, or contract basis.


4480-H South Cobb Drive
PMB 219
Smyrna, GA 30080


2121 NewMarket Parkway
Ste. 108
Marietta, GA 30067


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