What We Do
“Leading Candidates to Leading Companies”
Through our three distinct divisions, we specialize in:
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:
Network / IT
|Import / Export|
Accounting / Finance
Sales / Marketing
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!
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:
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!
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.
Michael has recruited and consulted for me on many occasions (over 30). His commitment to our company and the candidates comes through both in his dedication and sincere insights into his work. On occasion he got to know us well enough to say “you will like candidate A, but candidate B is best for you for the following reasons…”. He was right on those occasions and many others. The metrics of the …CFO & COO General Tools
I’ve sought Michael Schlager’s counsel on numerous occasions when considering either major business planning or human resources issues. He is insightful, passionate in his convictions, and not afraid to argue an unpopular position. Michael is an excellent devil’s advocate. I wouldn’t make a big move without at least his opinion, if not his blessing.VP Sales - Hertz Furniture
Michael Schlager is a very take charge and dedicated person. He always exceeded his sales quota at Thomson (a very difficult thing to do). He is tenacious and wont stop until he succeeds, if you need someone to get your project done, its Michael.President, Micropatent
Michael was the first recruiter that I have ever worked with when starting my sales career in the media space. Great personable individual, who knows his clients really well and would do a remarkable job in representing you in this ever competitive marketplace. I recommend Michael for anyone who is searching for a great result oriented recruiter that delivers on what he promises.
Michael and his team studied my background and redid my five page resume crafting a clear and complete picture of what I had to offer and where I wanted to go. That is what I would expect at a minimum of any similar consultant. However, they went the extra mile to get to know me and what I needed professionally and personally for my next career move and helped me develop a strategy and action plan…Associate Director,
Michael is a true professional. Not only did Michael find a very relevant job opportunity for me but he also did a good job of communicating my strengths and weaknesses to my potential employer. I recommend Michael for any professional that is looking for an employer or employee.Director of Engineering and New Product Development
Michael and his team of professionals were instrumental in preparing me for some challenging interviews during a pivotal time in my career. Michael was also very helpful when it came to negotiating for a salary that was commensurate with my experience. Michael is passionate and dedicated to seeing people rise to their potential. More than an executive recruiter; Michael and his team are also coach…Assistant Vice President – Tax at EXL Service
Michael’s creative thinking, positive attitude and business savvy have given my organization many great ideas and has helped save us thousands of dollars. He’s a truly great person to work with.Managing Director at the Aish Center
Thank you for helping me find a job in my career field in New York City. Coming from the West Coast, you don’t always know who to turn to, but Michael at Hiring Solutions Group is the man! I have been employed in my position for 6 months and Michael still calls me to make sure I’m happy and to check if there is anything he can do to help. It’s rare to find a friend to do this, and even rarer with…Account Manager at Ashokan Water Services
We hired a programmer as a consultant through the Hiring Solutions Group for the back-end of our website. The quality of the hire and the rate have been fantastic. After one year of working together, we have accomplished a tremendous amount. Michael preempted our concerns at times and they were addressed quickly and correctly. We strongly recommend HSG for their careful selection of consultants!