Human Capital Associates Testimonials

Crime Victim Center Board of Directors

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.

E.E. Austin & Son, Inc.

Peter Austin

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

Smith Provision Company

John R. Weber, President

Abby Lechner of Human Capital Associates is the consummate Human Resources professional. She is experienced, smart, insightful, organized and works tirelessly on behalf of my business. In working with HCA, I am experiencing the advantage of a dedicated, committed, full-time HR department while incurring costs on a project basis – my employees win and my business wins.

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

Smith Provision Company

Sara L. Kallner, Vice President, Sales & Marketing

As a 4th generation family owned and operated business, Smith’s is steadily growing and 51 employees strong. As a small business which values its fantastic employees, Smith’s isn’t quite large enough to justify an in-house Human Resources department.

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.

Team Hardinger

Team Hardinger

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

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!

Plastikos

Plastikos

Philip Katen, President & General Manager

I consider Human Capital Associates to be a go-to resource & valued business partner for Plastikos & Micro Mold.  Abby is a true professional and brings a wealth of HR knowledge and experience to her projects, which in turn enables Plastikos to grow & develop our Team in support of our customers.
Plastikos

Plastikos

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.

Finish Thompson, Inc.

Michael C. Towner, President

Abby Lechner is a Human Resources professional of the highest caliber, character and capability. I have utilized her expertise on multiple critical staff searches, HR policy reviews and compensation strategy development. Abby brings a deep toolkit of education, experience and “common sense” intuition that virtually guarantees client satisfaction. I give Abby and Human Capital Associates my highest recommendation without reservation.