Finding…and Keeping...the Very Best

At The Portage Group, we know HR. We understand how important it is that the people, as well as the processes and structure that support them, can be the difference between being ‘excellent’ and ‘average.’ Our HR and Search team is headed up by senior industry professionals who have developed results-driven processes based on their experience advising and acting in senior roles for some of Canada’s leading organizations.  Whether you need support finding your next CEO, management personnel including department leads, specialists (e.g., an economist), or want to streamline the work of your staff, we can help make sure your human resources are aligned with your organization’s goals.  Some of the services we offer include:


Executive Search: The Portage Group specializes in senior level recruiting for associations, charities and public sector entities. With a focus on the chief executive officer and management levels, we help find candidates with the ideal blend of skills, experience and fit with your organizational needs. Our seasoned Search team (link to team page) uses a comprehensive process based on:

  • Stakeholder consultation on the required job skills and behaviours, for today and to meet future plans
  • Unparalleled network to generate candidate leads
  • Thorough evaluation and in-depth of applicants relative to the needs and culture of the client organization
  • Direct leadership experience at the C-suite level in major professional and business organizations

Facilitation: Our team can work with your staff and volunteers to conduct a team effectiveness evaluation or facilitate a focus group or planning session around a specific HR issue or organizational challenge


Executive and non-executive coaching: Where does a high performer turn when encountering a new issue, question or challenge? We work one-on-one with your staff leader(s) in a confidential advisory role with the goal of enabling change that helps them to achieve their full potential.


HR Consulting: The Portage Group can support your organization in many ways, ranging from recruiting support, training design and delivery (e.g., performance management, or succession planning) and compensation structure reviews, to position analysis, employee engagement, succession planning and more. Contact us today to discuss your organization’s HR challenges!