Jeff Emrich – VP & Executive Director, Kitchener Ranger Hockey Club
The Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club conducted an executive search and job posting to succeed their position of Chief Operating Officer. As a not-for-profit organization, it was imperative to the hiring committee to include a 3rd party human resource professional. The committee was referred to a few firms and ultimately decided to work with Jill & her team at H2R. From the beginning, H2R drove the process from a structure and organizational perspective. This allowed the committee to focus on the core competencies for the position and really work through analyzing the merits of the candidates while H2R handled the logistics. Jill was instrumental in providing perspective to details every step of the way.
Paul Donald – CEO
Rick Gregorio – COO
On behalf of everyone at Encircle, I wanted to send you a huge thank you for your support in 2019. You and your team made an immense impact at Encircle! Our partnership started with the basic HR and training policies, but the H2R team was able to adapt to your changing needs. You were always there to support Encircle and made us feel like your number 1 customer. H2R played a pivotal role at this stage of Encircle’s growth, and we are grateful for their support.
Gerrit Nagelhout – CEO
As a fast-growing Scaleup, Aterlo Networks provides innovative networking solutions to help Internet Service Providers deliver exceptional experiences to their subscribers. When we went beyond the initial founding team and needed to start taking HR seriously, we hired Jill and the H2R Team to take care of our HR responsibilities. The H2R team was instrumental in our transition from Startup to Scaleup. H2R was able to meet all our needs, while at a fraction of the cost of hiring a full-time employee. The H2R Team has truly proven to be a great asset to our company, they have always been available, professional and a pleasure to work with at each stage of our business growth.
Jamie Saunders – General Manager
From its inception in 2009, Latitude Air Ambulance has continued its journey worldwide, repatriating patients home to their families and loved ones. As we grow, Latitude’s needs have been ever changing, including the addition of new aircraft and team members to each department. In 2019, we joined forces with H2R to meet the challenges that can arise with such growth. H2R has been instrumental in our success. From personnel interviews for recruitment, company policy development and improvements, legislative requirements to employee discipline, H2R has guided us in our decision-making processes. Most recently, H2R has proven themselves a leader in COVID 19 policy development, ensuring that we had the most up to date information from Government, CRA, employment lawyers, and Health and Safety representatives. H2R has been, and continues to be, a welcome addition to the continued success of Latitude Air Ambulance.
Joseph Fung – Co-Founder & CEO
Donna Litt – COO
As a fast-moving and early-stage tech company, our HR needs are dynamic and unpredictable. We needed a partner who understands this. Jill and her team are that partner. They meet us where we are — whether that’s adapting to our shifting business priorities, or adopting our tech stack to make communication seamless, they roll up their sleeves and jump in. Initially, we brought them on to help improve our efficiency and increase bandwidth, but their suite of professionals and range of skills has turned them into an accelerator. From helping us keep up with growing hiring demands, to designing and delivering training to help us better support our customers, the team at H2R is helping us grow with best practices and process efficiency baked in.
Robb Brohman – Owner, Conestogo Electric
Jill demonstrates class in the operation of her well-known company, H2R Business Solutions Inc. Jill uses tireless effort as her compass to guide and serve her client base, as well as all her staff who participate with her daily. Her vast knowledge in her field of expertise is extensive. As an entrepreneur, she is forever researching and upgrading her knowledge base daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly.
We were introduced four or so years ago and had an instant connection as to how our cooperation could benefit both of our corporations and share the lighter side of life in the process. The business environment today has put us all in very likely the most demanding time we have seen in modern history, and Jill navigates this with great skill. Jill is a tireless, positive leader in practical and considerate advice to all with whom she interacts.
Paul Attwood, Partner – Orchard Design Studio Inc.
One of the challenges of operating a growing business is keeping up with Human Resource issues. Our business grew by focusing on what we are good at. Eventually, the day came along that we realized we weren’t a small company anymore and we were under-prepared for the more challenging HR issues larger businesses encounter. When that day came, we were fortunate to have Jill and her expertise to help us navigate through our challenges. Additionally, Jill helped us evaluate our entire HR operations and ramp them up to where they needed to be for a company our size. Orchard Design Studio is still not big enough to have a full time HR Manager on staff, so Jill’s on-demand services is a great fit for our business.
Mona Balea –K-W Bilingual School Principal
We’re a not-for-profit business with 40 employees, and we found that managing our HR was increasingly challenging. We needed support, and H2R provided exactly the kind of professional expertise we were looking for. The H2R team has been flexible to our needs and always provides immediate support when we need it. Their team worked closely with ours, helping us conduct a workplace investigation and review our employment contacts.
Thanks to the support and professionalism of H2R, we are now managing our HR with confidence and great results.
Amichai Tsarfati, CPA,CA – Vice President
Our company operates in a dynamic and rapidly changing business environment with many factors that have direct impacts on our operations which are out of our direct control. We have successfully managed these challenges over the past century through innovation and employing great people to help us navigate these challenges. Jill and her team at H2R have been an integral part of our team’s success to ensure that we are not only able to attract and retain the talent that we need to meet our customer’s needs, but they also have taken the time to understand our core values and incorporate them with their human resource consulting work. Working with H2R has given us the ability to not only be the recycler of choice in the Waterloo Region, but also the employer of choice for the talent that we need.