About Us

Today’s marketplace is dynamic and challenging. Effective use of your resources means maximizing your associates’ performance and productivity; they are the cornerstone of your success and your profits. But how can you accomplish that with tight budgets and even tighter constraints on expanding your human resource professional staff?

We can help. Founded in 1996, Cornerstone builds on business success with human resource solutions that work. We help companies reduce liabilities through employee relations, EEO, and human resource compliance consulting. We help improve performance and productivity through specialized training, management training and meeting facilitation.

Cornerstone is committed to producing high quality results. We use a practical approach to design and implement effective human resource strategies. Based on your preferences, we can team with your in-house staff to design and implement effective solutions. If you need additional resources, we can form flexible teams of experienced human resource professionals to meet your goals.

Mary Podolak is founder and President of Cornerstone Human Resources. She is an experienced human resources generalist.

Mary's Profile

Mary's practical approaches have produced productivity gains and limited compliance risks and expenses in a variety of business situations.

With over 20 years of diverse human resources experience in the corporate world, she has been successful with a wide variety of challenges - establishing human resources policies for new companies, developing training for alternate dispute resolution, setting up a major corporation's first on-site day care center, and closing a nationwide network of offices.

A graduate of Smith College, Mary has attended human resources seminars on employment law, EEO / Affirmative Action, sexual harassment investigations, leadership, training, communication, and others too numerous to mention.