Recruiting Services

From full-cycle executive searches to sourcing a more diverse candidate pool, we have the talent acquisition solution that fits your needs (and budget).

Recruiting Services

Talent Acquisition for Small to Midsize Organizations

Recruiting Accelerator

Struggling to get candidates but don't need a full search? Tap our tech, tools, and talent with the accelerator package that fits your hiring needs (and budget).

Executive Search

Beginning the process of finding your next leader? Our team of talent acquisition experts will partner with you to find the best fit for your organization and your stakeholders.

What Sets Our Recruiting Services Apart?


Our evidence-based process delivers talent that fits and sticks.


We share insights at each step to improve your hiring process long-term.


Your organization's success is what matters to our salaried search team.

In the News

Frey Foundation hires chief financial and operations officer

The Frey Foundation said Tuesday that it hired Ken Long as chief financial and operations officer. He brings 20 years of financial experience to the role.

The Frey Foundation partnered with Grand Rapids-based HR Collaborative to lead the nationwide search.

“We were committed to making this hire our highest priority, and we followed a process that resulted in a great hire,” said Holly Johnson, president of the Frey Foundation.

(Grand Rapids Business Journal)

Meals on Wheels appoints new CEO

In January, current CEO Brewster Hamm announced his intention to retire.

The board then contracted with local talent management firm HR Collaborative to lead a nationwide CEO search process, which resulted in the promotion of Wideman as the best fit for the role.

(Grand Rapids Business Journal)

Grand Rapids African American Health Institute announces search for executive director

The executive director will continue building the Grand Rapids African American Health Institute’s presence and widen the organization’s impact within West Michigan.

Micah Foster, PA-C, who has served as the interim executive director for the past year, will serve as a member of the search committee alongside the GRAAHI board of directors and HR Collaborative, which will be heading the search

(Grand Rapids Business Journal)

What Clients and Candidates Say

Jerry Ditrapani, Board and Search Committee Member, Better Business Bureau of Western Michigan

We could not have done it without HR Collaborative. From your sourcing of candidates to your interview methodology, everything about the process was first class. I think I speak for the entire search committee when I say that HR Collaborative surpassed our expectations!

Eric Steindler, Search Committee Chair and Board Member, Blandford Nature Center

I thought the entire process was well managed. I really liked the ability to review videos and thought Michelle Sullivan, Talent Acquisition Business Partner, did a great job maintaining strong and timely communication. I would definitely recommend HR Collaborative.

Patrick J. Conlin, Board Chair, 5 Healthy Towns

HR Collaborative did a masterful job of leading our search committee through the process of selecting a new CEO.  Given the limitations of COVID planning and our wide-ranging committee, HRC quietly and professionally led us to the finish line. 

HR Collaborative was able to find excellent candidates for the position and orchestrate the process. The committee got the salient points efficiently and in a way that let us move through the search and hire seamlessly and professionally.

Nate Koetje, CEO, Feyen Zylstra

HRC was a good fit for us because they hit the ground running. I found their process to be complete and well-thought-out.  What I appreciated is their willingness to look at what our expectations were and what we needed for our business, versus them telling me what I needed.

Christine Mwangi, Founder & President, Be a Rose

I had an extremely good interview with HR Collaborative in what was an Executive Director search. From the email correspondence that was extremely detailed and contained a lot of detailed information about the role to the actual phone interview, Michelle Sullivan at HR Collaborative ensured my comfort during the entire interview process. During the phone interview, I was very impressed with the intentionality that she took to read my application materials and ask questions that allowed me to highlight my experiences in unique and inclusive manners. I truly felt that I could be myself and shine at that moment. It is by far one of the most comfortable and professionally executed interviews I have had in my career.

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