What We Do

“Leading Candidates to Leading Companies”

Through our three distinct divisions, we specialize in:

Hiring Solutions – executive recruiting, talent acquisition & retention
Career Solutions – for career development & job search
Business Solutions – for business development

For Hiring and Business Solutions, we serve New Jersey and New York-based organizations, from start-ups to mid-sized companies. Our ideal client has under 100 employees. Our passion is for helping privately-held or family-owned businesses with deep community roots find prosperity in a rapidly globalizing market.

With our nationwide network of 1,100+ partners, we’re able to expertly vet the most qualified candidates. We collaborate with professionals in virtually every industry, including:

Engineering Network / IT Consumer Products
Law Manufacturing Import / Export
Accounting / Finance Sales / Marketing Non-Profit
E-Commerce Product Development

Working relationships deeply matter to your personal success and the success of your business. To find the right match takes insight and careful decision-making. That’s why we collaborate with you to understand your needs, whether it’s finding a perfect hire or landing that job at your dream company.

Our customers have come to rely on our expertise, gleaned from decades of experience. This applies as well to our Career Solutions division of Hiring Solutions Group, which is led by our founder, Michael Schlager, who brings his in depth knowledge of coaching hard-working professionals. We’ve given over 3,000 individuals the expert career solutions to hone their skills at job-seeking, resume and cover letter writing, interviewing, and negotiating. After our in-depth consultations, our clients were hired for their dream jobs at last!

Who We Are

Michael Schlager, HSG Founder

Michael’s a Boston-native and firebrand business consultant.

With over 20 years in the executive recruitment business, Michael has aided organizations of all sizes. His passion is to work with owners, managers, and employees to facilitate the attainment of their goals…and to help them bring their visions to reality.

Through his years of experience, Micheal developed an innovative and collaborative approach to the age old practice of recruiting and established Hiring Solutions Group to bring his groundbreaking behavior-centric methodology to small – midsize business. After 5,000 life-changing consultations, 1,000+ direct placements, and 1,000’s of referrals, his company has become the trusted “go-to” source for job seekers and employers alike.

He is also a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC) designation from the National Association of Personnel Services (NAPS), as well as being certified as an Elite Certified Recruitment Expert (ECRE). Furthermore, he is also an active member of both NAPS and the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM), and stays involved in local community efforts to strengthen citizen employability.

Michael holds several prestigious AIRS certifications:

  • Advanced Certified Internet Recruiter (ACIR)
  • Certified Diversity Recruiter (CDR)
  • Certified Internet Recruiter (CIR)
  • Certified Military Veteran Recruiter (CMVR)
  • Certified Social Media Recruiter (CSMR)
  • Certified Social Sourcing Recruiter (CSSR)
  • Professional Recruiter Certification (PRC)

His focus is on leading Purple Squirrels and Game Changers to industry-leading companies.

Connect with Michael


The RWTI Network

HSG relies on our Real-World Technical Interviewers (RWTI), each of whom are Purple Squirrels in their fields.

Together, they form the virtual brain trust which enables us to support hiring authorities around the country. Through this network of experienced professionals, we continuously lead candidates to leading companies.

Our flexible RWTI network is also able to fill the gap during the interim period when you’re looking for a new hire. By offering expert consultation to your company during the vacancy period, they help fill the void so you don’t have to rush to make a hasty hiring decision. Their ability to step in during this critical phase decreases potential downtime and mitigates suffering to your bottom line!

Finance & Economics – Dr. Jeffrey P. Cohen

  • Finance / Municipal Finance / Real Estate / Governmental & Institutional Issues and Concerns

Learn more about and connect with Jeffrey

Sales – Daniel Goldfine

  • Sales / Marketing / Business Development / Sales Management

Learn more about and connect with Daniel

Online Marketing & PR – Greg Jarboe

  • SEO / SEM / Marketing & PR

Learn more about and connect with Greg Jarboe

Big Data – Boris Kerzhner

  • Data Modeling / Predictive Analytics / Big Data

Learn more about and connect with Boris

Digital Media – Robert Kovacs

Learn more about and connect with Robert

Non-Profit – Tanja Sarett

  • PR & Marketing / Fundraising / Program Development

Learn more about and connect with Tanja

Engineering & Construction – Edward H. Schulman

  • Professional Engineering / Construction / Research & Development / Product-Related P&L

Learn more about and connect with Ed

Life Science & Natural Foods – Dr. Risa Schulman

  • Strategy / Claims Substantiation / Oversight / Regulatory Consulting (FDA)  / Due Diligence

If you are in the life sciences and natural food industry, please read more about Dr. Shulman and how she can help you or your firm.

Media & Broadcasting – Jess Todtfeld

  • Broadcasting / Communications  /Film / Television / Media Development & Support

Learn more about and connect with Jess

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