Make the Impossible Possible with the Right Candidate

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Make the Impossible Possible with the Right Candidate

Since 1998, HSG has developed a revolutionary approach to consulting and recruiting. With innovation and collaboration, our behavior-centric method has helped talent and businesses of all sizes bring their visions to reality.

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25 Years of Expertise in Strategy & Problem-Solving

Hiring Solutions Group is a National Executive Recruiting firm dedicated to providing our clients with the most qualified talent.
With over 25 years of industry experience, we’ve built a reputation for excellence and personalized service.

Local Areas We Serve – Communities We Support

Servicing businesses and individuals in Northern New Jersey & throughout the United States.

We serve local neighborhoods like: Bloomfield, Clifton, Elmwood Park, Hasbrouck Heights, Hoboken, Jersey City, Lodi, Lyndhurst, Little Falls, Little Ferry, Newark, Nutley, Paterson, Passaic, Paramus, Rutherford, Teaneck, Wood-Ridge, and Wayne etc. We cover the rest of the United States with our 1,300+ executive recruiting and technical partners.

We are able to expertly vet the most qualified candidates as Executive Search wholesalers to our network, as well as mentor new hires-to-be.

We have also helped to develop a great variety of businesses due to our insights learned from interviewing more than 20,000 candidates over the last 25 years as Executive Recruiters, Career Counselors and Career Coaches.

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Our Niche Markets

We are in partnership with over 1,300 professionals in nearly every niche imaginable.

Consumer Products
Finance and Insurance
Human Resources
Information Technology
Product Development
Professional Services
Scientific Services
Supply Chain
Technical Services
Technical Trades
Test & Measurement

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Three Generations of Matchmakers

“From Secretary to Deal-Maker Extraordinaire: My Mother’s Unconventional Journey”

My mother, Nathalie Lewin Schlager, raised four wonderful children (or at least, I think we’re wonderful). But once we all flew the nest, she felt an itch—an itch to explore beyond the familiar walls of our home. So, she traded her typewriter for ambition and embarked on an unexpected adventure.

Starting as a secretary, she navigated the corporate maze with precision. But life had other plans. Within a few short months, fate tapped her on the shoulder and whispered, “Business Broker.” Suddenly, she was knee-deep in deals—buying, selling, and negotiating like a seasoned pro.

Find Top Talent for Your Company

Hiring Solutions Group employs a collaborative search method to align potential and current staff with your company’s growth vision, improving retention and job satisfaction. Their personalized approach involves on-site visits to understand company culture, ensuring candidates fit well within your organization​.

Key Services

  • Internal Behavioral Interviews: Understands company needs for meaningful recruitment​.
  • Candidate Screening: Vets candidates for essential soft skills like emotional intelligence and leadership​​.
  • Onboarding and Support: Provides seamless onboarding and continuous HR support for new hires​

Industry Expertise

  • Engineering: Recruits roles like mechanical engineers, project managers, and more.
  • Healthcare: Includes positions such as clinical coordinators and healthcare administrators.
  • Finance and Insurance: Covers roles from claims representatives to actuaries​.

Success Stories

One success story involved recruiting a marketing executive for a $27 million company, leading to significant industry recognition and growth within three months​.

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Jump-start Your Next Career Move!

What “Career Solutions” do you need?

A flawless resume is your golden ticket to a job interview. However, most hiring managers will only spend 6 seconds or less looking at it. That is, assuming your resume is even seen by a human. Many organizations use automated applicant tracking software to pre-screen resumes and reject the ones lacking the right keywords.

This is where we come in. Our highly experienced HR experts know exactly how these behind-the-scenes processes work. We’ll give you the insider scoop to ensure your resume features everything needed to move past the screening software and get forwarded to a live person.

We’ll edit, fine-tune, and polish your experiences, accomplishments, and skills so your finished resume highlights all the qualities that hiring managers are looking for. We also provide guidance on job-seeking methods and professional skills, and help you identify your most in-demand skills, ensuring that your entire job application process is optimized for success. We will even help you draft a compelling cover letter, which complements your resume perfectly. Paired together, your final documents will make a winning combination that’s sure to impress!

Believe it or not, getting called in for an interview is the “easy part.” Where many applicants fail, is at that critical in-person interview stage. Why? Because they go in unprepared.

Our team of professionals will run you through a gauntlet of realistic role-playing scenarios that will more than prepare you to handle the stressors of any live interview situation.

We know all the popular interview questions that modern hiring managers love to ask and will ensure you’re able to respond to them with confidence and poise.

But the coaching doesn’t stop there! Interviewers love when candidates show that they’ve done their homework, because it demonstrates enthusiasm for the job. So, we will teach you how to research companies — and the actual interviewers themselves. After finishing this portion of your training, you’ll know exactly what to expect, what to say, and how to say it to persuade your interviewers that you’re the right person for the job.

Our mock interview sessions include:

  • Proven Pre-Interview Tactics
  • Best Practice Phone Interview Techniques
  • Critical In-Person Interview Practice
  • Comprehensive Post-Interview Debrief

During this exploratory phase, we run a holistic analysis of your past to plan for your future. This multi-step counseling process includes:

  • Breaking down your career decisions to flush out hazards to avoid going forward
  • Objective reality-checking to determine if the timing is right for a job change or simply a mindset change
  • “Big picture” strategy planning to establish goals and milestones aimed at enhancing your marketability and securing your long-term success.

We also include a comprehensive work gap analysis for clients who know precisely where they want to be in their career but can’t figure out why they’re not there yet!

This is such a common problem with highly qualified professionals, that we’ve built a concise “gap analysis” program to succinctly address it. Many people simply need an objective expert outsider to take a thoughtful, strategic bird’s eye view and pinpoint the chinks in their professional armor.

Our team knows how to do that. We’re adept at looking at your entire background (from training and education to previous jobs held) to identify the barriers that have inadvertently held you back from reaching your full potential. After we have discovered your barriers to success, we’ll work with you so that you can overcome them and guide you in presenting those strengths with confidence.

Finally, we review your current networking strategy. What good is having a network if you don’t know how to use it?

Time and again we encounter job seekers who possess truly outstanding connections through LinkedIn, alumni associations, friends and family, or professional and community ties. Then we discover that these well-connected individuals are failing to maximize the benefits of their relationships!

If this sounds like you, don’t worry. We’ll review your existing network connections, and scout for potential new ones. Then we’ll work with you to formulate an unbeatable personalized plan to put these powerful ties to work! You’ll be amazed at the results, as doors to new opportunities start opening, all thanks to the incredible power of networking.

If you don’t already have a prominent online presence, you’re letting the competition get the positions you want.

Our tech-savvy professionals will work with you to develop a high-impact, high-visibility presence that showcases your skills and experience, while marketing your best attributes to the world. We will also help you enhance your networking skills, ensuring you can effectively connect with potential employers and industry professionals. Additionally, we help you identify your most in-demand skills and leverage our connections to create your career match, positioning you perfectly in the job market.

We’ll also screen for areas which could be working against you. Because make no mistake—modern hiring managers are scrutinizing your public-facing online content. You want to get noticed… but only for the right reasons!

Don’t let your past define your future.

Free yourself of unfavorable Google results, bad press, web lies and unflattering photos. We work within the law to erase links and negative information, so they no longer show up online.

Applicants often submit contact information of references who may not be their best advocates.

A coworker who you got along well with doesn’t necessarily know much about offering a professional referral for you. Through no fault of their own, they simply may not know how to sufficiently identify your strengths and speak about them during an all-important reference check. Meanwhile, not all former supervisors are as eager to sing our praises as we might like to believe.

Organizations place significant weight on reference responses. Don’t leave these to chance. We will assess the accuracy and suitability of your references and identify which ones can offer the strongest, most compelling referrals.

Reference checking means that you’re on the home stretch, and you can’t afford to leave anything to chance during this critical stage of your candidacy. We’ll make sure your advocates know how to seal the deal for you.

Do you get uncomfortable discussing salary negotiations? You must get over that, because hiring organizations are very comfortable with it! And they’re counting on you not being comfortable with it.

There’s absolutely no reason to miss out on (potentially) thousands of dollars a year in wages. And yet, people do this all the time. We will teach you how to sidestep that pitfall by showing you simple tricks of the trade to determine your “value” within any given hiring scenario.

Next, we’ll train you to feel perfectly at ease as you negotiate from a well-informed position. The truth is, once an organization recognizes that the person they’re dealing with knows what they are doing, they’re far less likely to fiddle around.

Here’s an open secret—the most successful people in business were often not alone as they climbed that ladder to the top. Many reached their dreams by maintaining a long-term mentorship with a leader in their field; someone who worked with them each step of the way.

After completing a few coaching sessions with our clients, we’re able to suggest an appropriate mentor. There’s no reason to go it alone when you can reap the benefits of having a tailor-fit mentor in your corner to jump start your next career move. If this sounds like a viable option for you, let’s see this through. Contact us today!

Let’s face it—for anyone to seriously boost their skills, they require not only practice but constructive feedback. However, feedback works best when it comes from objective individuals that are qualified to perform such assessments.

Our latest service offering provides insightful feedback and professional critiques of your presentation and self-promotion skills. Once these skills are honed to perfection through our coaching sessions, you’ll appear in a brief recorded presentation where you’ll introduce yourself and your background. We’ll do multiple iterations until we’ve captured an award-winning performance that you are 100% satisfied with. The final product will be a sleek high-definition video showcasing your talents to HR insiders who will see the best of you on screen!

The world is changing drastically and knowing how to evolve with it is crucial.

To get the most out of your time and effort and to land the role that is right for you, we work with a variety of professionals to attune ourselves to your needs.

Once our team determines your needs, we will recommend assessment(s), or further education, to help you evolve.

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Career Solutions

Unlock Your Career Potential: How Our Coaching Can Transform Your Journey

Are you feeling stuck in your current job? Don’t jump ship just yet! Our career coaching services provide a fresh perspective and help you see the bigger picture.

What We Offer

  1. Holistic Insights: We’ll explore beyond the surface to uncover hidden opportunities.
  2. Salary Boosts: Discover how to negotiate a better paycheck.
  3. Work-Life Harmony: Craft a plan that aligns with your values.
  4. Future-Proofing: Prepare for your next move with confidence.

So, take a seat, spend some time with us, and let’s create a roadmap to success. Your next company won’t know what hit them!

Alternatively, as a business owner, franchisee (or considering franchising) or start-up entrepreneur, we are here to guide you through every step, whether you’re eyeing a franchise or kick-starting a new venture. Let’s navigate the business landscape together for smarter management and clearer, calmer decision-making. Your success is our mission.

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Career Solutions vs. Coaching Solutions?
Which one is for you?

At Career Solutions Group, we specialize in helping individuals transition seamlessly to a similar role in a new company. Our approach begins with a “Deep Dive” into your career history and aspirations, guiding you towards mastering your next professional chapter. Ideal for those seeking a swift change, we offer up to 5 focused sessions to position you for success.


In contrast, Coaching Solutions Group caters to those looking to make a more significant shift—be it a new profession, educational pursuit, or a skill upgrade. Our clients possess a “do-what-it-takes” attitude, and we support this with a more extensive commitment to your career evolution. Here, a minimum of 5 sessions is just the start, often accompanied by multiple assessments to facilitate your “next jump” in life.

Business Solutions

Empower Your Business with Tailored Strategies – At the heart of every thriving business is a team of stellar employees. Our bespoke business consulting services are crafted with one goal in mind: your success. We delve deep into the essence of your business, embracing your vision and operational nuances to unearth avenues for growth and enhancement.

Your Goals, Our Mission – We’re not just consultants; we’re your partners in progress. By choosing us, you’re not just getting advice; you’re gaining a customized blueprint for triumph, meticulously woven to fit the unique tapestry of your needs. With our unwavering support, watch your business soar to new heights and your aspirations turn into achievements.
Let’s embark on this journey together and unlock the boundless potential of your business!

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WWTS?! (What’s with the squirrel?)

Welcome to Hiring Solutions Group, where our cherished mascot, the Purple Squirrel, is more than just a symbol—it’s a promise of exceptional talent and enduring partnerships. Each of our four vibrant divisions is a testament to the unique paths we tailor for professionals and the companies they join.

The Purple Squirrel—why this whimsical creature? It represents the extraordinary, the standout candidates who are as rare and valuable as a Unicorn, as fortunate as a Four Leaf Clover, and as precise a find as a Needle in a Haystack. Our passion is to unite these remarkable individuals with companies where they can truly shine.

“Leading Candidates to Leading Companies” is not just our tagline; it’s our heartfelt mission. We’re here to accompany you on a journey of professional discovery and success. From the first steps in our Career Solutions Group to strategic growth with our Coaching Solutions Group, we’re your steadfast guide. For the bold visionaries ready to venture into new business horizons, our Business Solutions Group offers unwavering support, and when it’s time to build your dream team, our Hiring Solutions Group is at your service.

Our Purple Squirrel is also a nod to the diverse roles business owners play. Agile and responsive, they navigate the complexities of leadership with grace and foresight—much like our squirrel’s adaptable tail. And as the squirrel gathers nourishment, we too believe in the power of feeding the mind with knowledge and growth, propelling you into the next chapter of your career with confidence and clarity.

The Benefits of Hiring Great Employees

Empower Your Business with Tailored Strategies – At the heart of every thriving business is a team of stellar employees. Our bespoke business consulting services are crafted with one goal in mind: your success. We delve deep into the essence of your business, embracing your vision and operational nuances to unearth avenues for growth and enhancement.

Your Goals, Our Mission – We’re not just consultants; we’re your partners in progress. By choosing us, you’re not just getting advice; you’re gaining a customized blueprint for triumph, meticulously woven to fit the unique tapestry of your needs. With our unwavering support, watch your business soar to new heights and your aspirations turn into achievements.

Let’s embark on this journey together and unlock the boundless potential of your business!


Thomas Quidore
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Ari Rosenfeld
Ari Rosenfeld
Michael is a top notch recruiter. He knows the "ins and outs" of the job search and interviewing process. He knows how to train others on conducting dialog with HR professionals. Having someone to help navigate the process is essential in this highly competitive environment. He also takes a genuine interest in his clients and follows up periodically.  I would recommend Hiring Solutions Group to anyone that wants to put their job search into "high gear".
Carmen G
Carmen G
I had the opportunity to meet with Michael and Nancy. Michael's positive advice and attitude made me feel comfortable and welcome on first impression. He is a really great and professional person to work with. I can truly recommend anyone who needs real professional help while looking for a job.
When I met Michael my 1st impression was he had expansive knowledge on a variety of careers, he guided me on ideas to speed up the process of utilizing my skillset correctly. He offered some resourceful books to aide my path, and gave me reassurance to follow-up with my results. Thank you for your kind customized approach! I would reccomend him to any employment seeker to help you revise a plan to fit your needs and career goals. 👏🌟✅️
Hiring Solutions Group is different then other recruiters. Michael networked for me to try to create a job on my behalf. He spent time meeting with me so he can have a good feel of things. He gave me tips to improve my resume. They really care, it's not just about recruitment for them.
Paquete Claro
Paquete Claro
Sean Thorburn
Sean Thorburn
They do great creative work. Definitely call them.
Jennifer Wilkins
Jennifer Wilkins
Having just started my business, I needed some extra income. Coming from a top law firm, I knew how to support professionals. Michael was that professional and in both his words and mine, we really enjoyed working with each other. Although the work experiences vary, I learned a lot and saw how much they cared about their clients. Whatever you might be doing with them, go it!
Todd Greenberg
Todd Greenberg
Michael and his team are first class, they work hard for you during the hiring process and even after you're on the job. This is the team you want on your side
Matt Cates
Matt Cates
It's always a pleasure to work with Michael Schlager and his team. They've got a ton of experience at what they do, and what really puts them ahead of the pack is their genuine caring about the people they help. Highly recommended!


Success Stories

Lowering Risks and Costs by 70%

How HSG’s Recruiting Strategy Helped Lower Costs and Eliminate Critical Vulnerabilities. Situation: Our client came to us seeking guidance on how to approach the redesign of the backend of their website. The site had been custom-built by a […]

Transitioning to a Better

Leading to Healthy Severance and New Opportunities. CSG’s robust and expert team is well-equipped to help employee candidates navigate through any challenge. Situation: Our client, a salesperson, sought CSG’s support in transitioning out of a difficult situation.

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Finding Your Dream Job
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Helping Companies Find Their Dream Employee and Creating a Dream Job for the Candidate in the Process. Situation: A $27 million private company was losing ground to dollar-store-manufacturers in their niche business. They considered buying […]

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