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Canmore Community Housing (CCH) is pleased to provide this testimonial for Human Edge Executive Search. Todd Sharpe, Mark Hutchinson and team lead our search for a new Executive Director in the spring of 2023. They took time with the Board and current administration to clarify the competencies and skillset we were looking for in our new ED. The resulting position profile generated a deep pool of potential candidates that HumanEdge skillfully whittled down to a shortlist of four to be interviewed by the Board. All final candidates were strong contenders for the position and had the right fit for our organization. We were very pleased with the care and attention HumanEdge gave to the file. Their written recruitment updates were timely and had the required information to keep the hiring committee abreast of the progress being made. The whole process was completed in less than our expected timeframe and delivered the results we were looking for. We would highly recommend HumanEdge to lead a future c-suite recruitment process.
Lisa de Soto, Strategic Leadership Advisor, Canmore Community Housing
We used Todd and the HumanEdge team to help us find our new Chief Administrative Officer. We found the personalized service and constant communication very refreshing. The list of candidates that Todd brought to us was of a very high caliber and well matched with our needs. We are very pleased with the results!
Steve Wannstrom , Reeve, Starland County
Brazeau County was looking to find its next Chief Administrative Officer and retained HumanEdge Executive Search to complete the work. From start to finish we found Todd and the team to be thorough, insightful, and helpful. The list of candidates that we had to choose from were of a high caliber and very suitable to our needs at the County.
Reeve Bart Guyon, Brazeau County
Platinum service is the best way to describe HumanEdge. I have worked with many recruiting firms in the past and this company exceeded my expectations by a remarkable percentage. They worked with the hiring committee to determine the best qualities for the position, presented a remarkable list of candidates and actively assisted us to narrow that list down in a very timely manner. The committee was involved every step of the way and believe that the best person for the position was hired. But even after hiring, HumanEdge remained in contact to help draft an announcement and make sure the candidate was progressing and comfortable in the position. If ever the need arises for a recruiting firm, I would highly recommend HumanEdge.
Debra Smith, Chair Flagstaff Regional Emergency Services Society (FRESS) and Mayor, Village of Lougheed
Amii engaged HumanEdge to add several board members with deep experience across multiple industries, venture capital, government relations, academia and startups - a not inconsequential task.We found HumanEdge to be highly responsive and critical thinkers. They very quickly put together an amazing list of prospects who they had vetted before even passing them on to us for interviews. I have to say that I was extremely pleased with the candidates and have never found a recruiting process that delivered so many high quality candidates so quickly. We didn't have to spend endless hours sifting through poor or mediocre candidates to hopefully find some reasonable ones who might merit further consideration. I have absolutely no qualms about recommending Amolak Grewal and HumanEdge for any talent recruitment project a company might need. On a net-promoter scale of 0-10, I would give HumanEdge a 10!
Bruce Johnson, Chair of the Board of Directors, Amii (Alberta Machine Intelligence Institute)
It was a pleasure working with HumanEdge, to meet our ambitious recruitment needs for a very unique position within our organization. We truly appreciated and respect their commitment to understand and get to know our organization, and the details around the specific role being recruited for. HumanEdge was able to bring to the table highly qualified candidates we would not have been able to otherwise source and was as engaged in the process just as much as we were. They guided us thorough the process by offering their expertise, providing some very helpful tools, and were open to healthy dialogue. Thank you, HumanEdge, for a great recruitment experience.
Shabeena Habib, Vice President, People and Culture, Goodwill Industries of Alberta
HumanEdge Global has been providing recruitment services for executive level positions since 2018, having successfully filled 3 positions relatively quickly. We believe that the differentiating factor for Human Edge is their authentic interest in getting to know our organization including what we do and where we’re going, our team members and our networks. Through this process they were able to understand our culture and assess the qualities that the candidate must possess in order to be the right fit for the role. HumanEdge has become a trusted partner to Canterbury Foundation and supports our mission through the recruitment of professionals who will make a positive impact.
Wendy King, Executive Director, Canterbury Foundation
HumanEdge is much more than an executive search firm. Both Ken and Todd took the time to understand the needs of the organization and introduced us to highly qualified candidates. Through the entire process, they displayed a sense of urgency, were collaborative and professional. Their level of insight combined with their expertise in recruitment enabled us to find the right candidate for our organization.
Soraya Saliba, Executive Director, McMan Calgary & Area
HumanEdge Executive Search provided me with invaluable help during our recent office reorganization. Their personal touch in finding out what qualities and values were important in our smaller office environment helped us secure an amazing staff fairly quickly… I would certainly recommend the services of HumanEdge.
Gabrielle Battiste, BA, JD, (Former) Executive Director, Edmonton Police Commission
Human Edge uses a comprehensive methodology to find the right individual; in a people focused organization this is a critical aspect, as opposed to forwarding a resume. After getting to know our culture, business, and needs, the team embarked in a process that filled a key role in our organization while keeping us engaged all along. Would make the same choice again in engaging their services.
Jason Paterson, MBA, President & CEO, Marmot Basin
We have been working with HumanEdge for over 8 years… We are focused on hiring for fit and we need to work with trusted business partners who clearly understand our culture, our business model and our needs. Amolak and his team of professionals took the time to get to know and understand us and have been very effective at telling our story to potential candidates, attracting the very best. We truly consider the team at HumanEdge to be a trusted business partner.
Frank Burdzy, Former President & CEO, Champion Petfoods LP
What we really appreciated about HumanEdge was their complete ability to understand the complexity of a private/public partnership that was the foundation of the Company’s governance and executive structure. They fully anticipated our needs and contributed advice and insight that lead to the recruitment of a CEO that could meet the unique challenges and opportunities involved in the growth of the Park. We would unreservedly recommend them for their ability to support the recruitment process required in the strategic direction of a complex organization.
Don Cummings, Board Chair of Fort Edmonton Management Company
HumanEdge’s approach to search is highly consultative and interactive…. They consistently provided high level input and guidance on important strategic issues to our firm, often well beyond what was required to fill a defined role. As a result, they have become ‘trusted advisors’ to me and our firm …. HumanEdge has successfully conducted several senior level executive searches for our firm … they have worked out spectacularly well and the individuals have added significant value to our company.
Dave Dominy, CEO, FIRMA Exchange Corporation
HumanEdge Global’s greatest strength is they become a partner in the process which continues today, long after the onboarding process is complete.
Brian Day, President & CEO, Campbell Scientific
HumanEdge has been instrumental in helping us find the right personnel to fill difficult roles. Regardless of the direction of the economy, some skills are just incredibly difficult to secure. Time and time again, HumanEdge has come through with well skilled professionals who have the potential to succeed,” says Flint. “I’ve personally worked with this great company while looking for talent in two unrelated industries, vastly different firms with wildly divergent mandates. Both at the executive level as well as the management level, their team has been able to not only find, but also secure the best resources.”
Shelly Flint, CFO, Calgary Stampede
It has been a pleasure working with HumanEdge over the past few years in sourcing great talent to join our lending team across Canada. They took the time to understand our business needs and nuances, provided professional and thorough reporting along with timely responses.
Sharon Winch, Vice President Credit, Peace Hills Trust Company
I have worked with HumanEdge Executive Search a couple times. They are professional and involved us in the process allowing input every step of the way. I would not hesitate to recommend HumanEdge in an employee search.
Darlene Sabatier, Human Resources Officer, Municipal District of Bonnyville
I worked very closely with HumanEdge in our CEO search. When I reflect back on the entire process, it's the professionalism, personalization, and end-to-end continuity that stand out.
Blaine Penny, President & CEO, MitoCanada Foundation
We have had the distinct pleasure of recently engaging the services of HumanEdge Executive Search to assist in filling a senior position within our organization. Their professionalism and commitment to detail was beyond anything we could have expected. I strongly endorse their services and would not hesitate to use them again for any of our future requirements.
Doug Thomas, Summer Village of Seba Beach
The HumanEdge team has a deep knowledge of municipalities and the municipal sector and took the time to understand the position requirements and the culture of our organization. He was organized, very responsive and provided a step-by-step account of the recruitment process giving us comfort throughout all stages. They distinguish themselves from others in similar positions by being genuine, caring and extremely professional. They bring a welcoming degree of humor into the business conversations which was appreciated. We were very happy with the entire process and would recommend HumanEdge!
Murray Kerik, Reeve, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River No. 124
From end to end, we found the experience to be seamless and effective, resulting in our ability to make an offer and hire our new CAO over a tight time frame. HumanEdge took the time and steps to help clearly confirm Hiring Committee’s objectives; priority skills, and qualifications we were looking for in an executive manager. HumanEdge’s extensive knowledge, professionalism and experience in municipal government was extremely helpful in the selection of our new CAO.