Human Capital Associates Testimonials
SSJ Neighborhood Network
Heather May Caspar, Executive Director
The Sisters of St. Joseph Neighborhood Network Board of Directors hired Human Capital Associates to guide the Board and Staff through development of a new, 5-year strategic plan. Abby’s inclusive process wrapped the Board’s needs, crucial input from Staff, and informative survey results from community stakeholders into a document with practical insight and actionable goals. Abby’s personable approach and flexibility created a meaningful experience and outcome despite pandemic-induced, logistical obstacles. We look forward to working with Abby again on future projects and are happy to provide our enthusiastic recommendation of her services.
Federal Resources Corporation
Angela M. Gutierrez, PHR SHRM-CP, Human Resources Director
Federal Resources Corporation recently relied on Abby Lechner’s expertise to deliver customized leadership training. In addition to facilitating multiple sessions, she met with us in advance to ensure she accurately captured our desired goals and objectives. Her attention to our needs, both in timing and training content, was incredibly valuable and we are grateful for the support we received.
Crime Victim Center Board of Directors
Mark Murphy, President, Crime Victim Center Board of Directors
The Crime Victim Center Board of Directors hired Abby Lechner to help us develop a long range strategic plan. Despite our 40+ year history in Erie County, we felt it was time for a plan that addressed the changing social views of sexual assault and ensured that every victim in Erie County was being served. Abby worked closely with our Board Members and Staff, keeping us focused on our objectives, and producing an attainable and measurable strategic plan. We intend to continue utilizing Abby’s services to monitor the progress of our plan going forward, and we definitely recommend her as an expert in the industry.
E.E. Austin & Son, Inc.
Abby helped us through a recent recruitment effort for an important position in our concrete division. She suggested the best resources for candidates, and her advice continued throughout the process. We used Abby’s skills assessment services to evaluate the candidates we felt best about. The skills assessment that Abby administered with our candidates delivered a more scientific approach to our hiring process and was instrumental in our decision making. She also conducted interviews on our behalf which augmented our own interviews. Abby’s involvement in the process helped us make the best decision and we now have a valuable, new member on the Austin team. We look forward to working with Abby again!
Smith Provision Company
John R. Weber, President
HCA’s work for my company has included projects related to planning our organization’s growing structure, surveying and enhancing employee engagement, refining HR policies and procedures, and polishing an evolving employee handbook.
Beyond all else, Abby cares about the satisfaction, productivity and effectiveness of my employees as much as I do. She is the HR Department a business my size cannot justify, but exactly the professional and talented resource my employees deserve.”
Smith Provision Company
Sara L. Kallner, Vice President, Sales & Marketing
As a Consultant, Abby Lechner has treated Smith’s to insightful and thoughtful strategic planning regarding our policies, procedures and future growth, while embracing our Company’s culture and values. Abby has spent time getting to know who we are and what we do and is instrumental in helping us evolve as a business. She provides insight and expertise at every turn and has become an invaluable resource to our team.
Michelle Griffith-Aresco, President
Abby was instrumental in finding the right person for our Controller position. She understood the dynamics of our office setting, along with the importance of the necessary skillsets and traits needed for success. Throughout the process, she kept in close contact, providing key information and facilitating detailed interviews with multiple candidates. As an owner of a small company, she made the hiring process smooth and has followed up several times to ensure that everything was going well. Abby was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend her recruiting services.
H. Bender, President, Team Hardinger
We turned to Abby Lechner and Human Capital Associates for our recent search for a Sales & Marketing Analyst. Abby took the time to understand our team, the expectations of this role, and most importantly, the impact this role will have on our company. Following an aggressive search, Abby brought several talented candidates to the interview process. Ultimately, we decided on the candidate that we felt best fit with our culture and existing team. I would highly recommend Abby and Human Capital Associates.
Montessori Regional Charter School
Craig Palmer, President, MRCS Board of Trustees
The Montessori Regional Charter School (MRCS) hired Abby Lechner to lead a high profile CEO search, recruitment and evaluation process. She immersed herself in the project, taking the time needed to understand the needs and culture of the school. Abby performed an exhaustive exploration of the marketplace by applying a very effective and thorough search methodology. The Board of Trustees considers her to be of the highest caliber; she exudes professionalism and trustworthiness, and her communication and follow-through were excellent. Abby became a strategic partner with MRCS, investing the time and expertise needed to help our school. We are extremely satisfied with the results!
Philip Katen, President & General Manager
Robert Cooney, Manufacturing Manager
Human Capital Associates has been a strategic partner of ours in filling critical positions. I truly appreciate Abby’s level of passion and detail for what she does in assessing the potential fit for any candidate within our organization.
Along with completing a comprehensive screening to ensure they meet the requirements of the position, Abby also works hard to understand the existing culture within our organization to ensure a fit with any new employees we add to our team.
Finish Thompson, Inc.
Michael C. Towner, President