Over 200 Happy Clients

On the long-term journey to make you a top performer in your industry.

Our  experience has allowed us to develop a deep understanding of the very unique business challenges that small and mid-size technology companies, not-for-profits and owner-run organizations face.

Why our clients choose us

  • At Modern Niagara, we have had a spectacular experience with Business Sherpa Group. Beginning as a small construction company 50 years ago, we had limited HR experience and no formal HR department within our company. Around 3 years ago, we began expanding at a rapid rate, and needed expert advice to build the HR function within Modern Niagara. This is where Business Sherpa Group helped us with our expansion. Not only did they provide us an experienced and knowledgeable HR Business Partner who has become a seamless member of our team, but they also recommended a series of strategies and ideas to further expand the HR function. Without Business Sherpa Group, we would not have fully recognized the need for a larger HR function within our company, something that we now could not survive without. The advice and knowledge they provided us had incomparable value. Business Sherpa Group has helped us create strategy that supports the people side of our business, including; recruitment, performance development, employee relations, compensation and benefits, learning, and policy, to name a few.  We are so grateful for Business Sherpa Group’s contributions to our HR team, and would highly recommend their services to other businesses.

    Terry Kelly​
    Terry Kelly​ Director, People and Culture, Modern Niagara Group Inc.
  • Fairtrade Canada hired Business Sherpa Group to assist us in the recruitment of a new Executive Director. BSG worked with us to ensure we had the right job description and profile as a first step in successful recruitment. They then successfully managed the posting and promotion of the job which led to a fantastic number of qualified applicants. They led the sorting of candidates based on pre-defined criteria and the initial screening interviews. During this process they consulted with our board to ensure that we were aligned in our expectations. The result is that they presented 6 highly qualified and well suited candidates for interviews by our Board. Their expertise enabled our board to be involved in the process without having to do the heavy lifting required when hiring. For our volunteer board this was extremely valuable and the process was very cost effective.  I would highly recommend these services to others who are looking to streamline their recruitment process.

    Jennifer Williams
    Jennifer Williams Board Chair Fairtrade Canada
  • I had the privilege of working with Business Sherpa Group for the recruitment of ONFE’s new Executive Director. The service provided by BSG was personalized and professional. Small or mid-size not-for-profit organizations looking for executive search support would be well served by BSG.

    Denise Andre
    Denise Andre Director of Education, Ottawa Catholic School Board
  • Natra made the decision to establish a new presence as an employer in Ontario. The corporate HR team based in Spain had very limited experience and knowledge on NA standards and needed local support to bring the new facility to life. The BSG became a highly trusted, reliable and resourceful extension of our team and ensured we had ongoing capability, tools and resources for ongoing growth.

    Valentín Hernández-Palacián
    Valentín Hernández-Palacián HR Director, Natra
  • Business Sherpa Group provided support, counsel and assistance throughout challenging phases of organizational development. John is serving as the COS Manager, Human Resources; in many ways, it is like having our own Manager, HR resource without having someone onsite full-time. I feel that the BSG is unique in that they care. They are focused on the needs of the client.

    Jennifer Brunet-Colvey
    Jennifer Brunet-Colvey Executive Director & CEO, Canadian Ophthalmological Society
  • Every start-up goes through an ‘awkward stage’ of growth where you have a strong need for senior executives in HR, Marketing and Finance, but do not have the resources or workload to hire them full-time. BSG filled these gaps at a time when leadership was critical as we grew from 35 employees to well over 100, where it now makes sense to hire some of these roles full-time

    Jason Flick
    Jason Flick CEO & Co-Founder, You.i TV
  • With our business expanding, we needed help balancing financial planning with our growth. As a high tech company, we move quickly and BSG wasted no time in first strengthening our existing office processes and then our planning functions. We are already operating more smoothly after just four months with BSG on board.

    Paul Hulford
    Paul Hulford CEO & VP Services, Attain Insight
  • Without BSG's assistance, we could not have addressed the multitude of HR issues that confront every company every year. They have provided us with access to a range of professional HR services that would not normally be available in-house to an SME.  Their depth of knowledge, experience and professionalism in delivery have all been noteworthy.

    Keith Thomas
    Keith Thomas President & CEO, Vive Crop
  • We’re a lean organization and didn’t have the time to actively recruit and find good candidates. Having the BSG Talent Solutions team put their experience and dedicated time to use saved us from trying to recruit on the side of our desks. They helped us find an awesome Director of Finance with the right caliber of skills and within our budget. The experience was positive and demonstrated the value of using part-time dedicated support in smaller businesses.

    John Rapp
    John Rapp Executive Director, Dovercourt Recreation Association
  • As a non-profit organization, adaptation is critical to our survival. The Business Sherpa Group has helped us shift through ever changing environments to meet the current challenges with the right tools. Whether it was Human Resources, Marketing or operational support, the response was knowledgeable and well grounded to work in our environment.

    Allison Fisher
    Allison Fisher Executive Director, Wabano Centre of Aboriginal Health
  • Business Sherpa Group has worked with our early stage high tech clients in a number of ways – from direct consulting through to group presentations. Margo is a trusted service provider whose advice always has that invaluable flavour of those who have actually been there. I would not – and do not – hesitate to recommend her.

    Tony Redpath
    Tony Redpath VP Partner Programs, MaRS Discovery District

Our clients thrive with this model.

96%
Say a virtual professional has had a major impact on their organization’s performance.
70%
Feel that a virtual exec is a strategic advantage and key competitive differentiator.
72%
Would continue using using a virtual resource rather than hire a full-time employee.

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