TESTIMONIALS

The relationships we have with our clients are priceless.

When you do great work for clients, with transparency, agility and are not afraid to tell them what they need to do, you can accomplish great things. We’re so proud of the work we’ve done for our clients and thrilled they would take time out of their busy day to share feedback on their experience working with our team.

Seabrook Workplace Law

“ Effie is a force of nature. She is a wonderful person, who truly brings a special quality to the recruitment process. Effie takes time to get to know her clients and the candidates, and then applies her unique ability to know a good match when she sees one. Effie was always available to me and the candidates, making me feel very supported throughout the process. This has been better than I could have imagined. Thank you so much, Effie. ”

Samantha Seabrook, Managing Partner

Greensaver

“ Effie has been with GreenSaver at a challenging time of complex business and organizational growth, and assisted us with all aspects of HR management. She is extremely well organized, communicative, passionate about the organization and the people she works with, and will follow through to get things done. She works well across the whole organization, whether it involves interactions with C-Level executives, management or staff. She has been very effective in analyzing our situation, recommending changes and then assisting us in practically implementing them. Her biggest achievement has been in finding and recruiting a large number of excellent people to join our organization, and contribute to its success. I warmly recommend Effie, especially for smaller to mid-size organizations, who can most effectively benefit from her skills and experience. ”

 

Vladan Veljovic, President & CEO

MacDonald & Associates

“ When I think of the perfect word to describe Effie, only one word comes to mind – effervescent! Whether she is embarking upon a new project, or following up just to find out how you are, Effie is one of those rare treasures in business: personality plus, and the brains to pull it off. Having had the pleasure of working with Effie over the past year, I find her not only to be a dedicated, talented professional, but a warm and genuine person. As a recruiter, she learns the culture of your business, and exactly what you need. Understanding the whole picture, she is dutiful about ensuring you have the top candidate on your slate, leaving no stone unturned to do so. When you work with Effie, you are quite simply – working with the best. ”

 

Natalie MacDonald

Seabrook Workplace Law

“ I met Effie through a recruitment process and, over time, came to know her as a highly knowledgeable and consummate HR professional, with a genuinely warm and engaging personality to boot! Effie takes the time to obtain a thorough understanding of both, the recruiting client and prospective candidates, to ensure there is the best possible “fit” for both sides. Her extensive experience in human resources, companies and people allows Effie to effectively guide candidates through the recruitment process in a way that aligns that individual’s professional skills, personality and values with the hiring client for a maximally successful work relationship. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Effie and couldn’t be happier with her expert guidance and professional counsel for my career! ”

Karina Pogosyan, Associate Lawyer

Greensaver

“ Cierra is one of the most down to earth, positive and creative personalities with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Cierra recruited me for an interview with GreenSaver for the position of Manager, Customer Support. I can’t thank her enough for all her contributions to me landing the role. Her style, innovative thinking, and creativity coupled with her professional business acumen are unparalleled. Cierra is truly one-of-a-kind, and I’d highly recommend her to any employers looking to take their business to the next level. She has incredible skill in balancing the personal and the business side of things while making sure deliverables and expectations were met. Cierra’s sense of accountability, her knowledge of HR best practices, and her ability to deliver is unmatched. She also maintained her professionalism through a number of challenging situations we dealt with. I have observed first-hand how versatile she is, and how she is able to adapt to different environments, cultures, and leadership styles. Thank you, Cierra, for everything you contributed to the organization and nothing but the best of luck on wherever your journey takes you. ”

Raj Thiyagarasa, Manager – Client Support

Crosslinx Transit Solutions

“ I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege to be trained by Effie. Her breadth of knowledge within the human resources field, and her knowledge of human behaviour is truly incredible. From conception, the guiding principles on how to operate and be successful in a professional environment are thoughtfully articulated. Her dynamic personality and methodical delivery of HR services, implementation of processes, planning, and day to day execution noticeably stand out. Effie’s passion, dedication, and professionalism to do great work for the greater good of a company is unrivalled across every industry sector. In the depths of crisis and change, Effie’s logical, pragmatic yet human approach to “get it done” is exactly that. She gets it done. Effie is a true pioneer of, and for, excellence. TSERGAS Human Capital should be your one-stop HR shop. ”

Kayla Ragone, Performance Manager

Tsinman Law

“ Effie is a one-of-a-kind professional. She possesses a rare combination of excellent judgment and flexibility. Working well with a variety of personalities, her client relationship skills are highly acute. She is a big-picture thinker, and never fails to find a creative and innovative solution to a problem. Effie is indispensable to legal professionals who are thinking of opening their own firm, and is equally valuable to more established law firms who are seeking to improve their existing organizational structure. Her unique experiences at various law firms and companies allow her to offer her clients valuable insight into how they are performing in a saturated market. Whatever your organizational needs may be, Effie will ensure you receive the help your firm needs to shine. ”

Ina Tsinman, Managing Partner

SAMSON Controls Inc

“ In one of my previous roles as a Financial Controller, I had the pleasure of working with Effie Tsergas. I have never met a more effective HR Professional than Effie. Effie helped the organization not only with HR Strategic planning and day to day workforce management, but also with the Company’s overall business strategy which made the organization a stronger, happier and more resilient workplace. By finding the right talent, coaching, mentoring and strategically positioning great professionals in the right place, Effie was the main contributor to the Company’s growth. She has also been a great mentor to me as well as to many others. She is admired by many as she is a strong advocate for always doing what is right. She practices what she mentors – positive organizational behavior and HR Best Practices. Her powerful energy inspires different generations and her meaningful speeches are impactful because she provides tips and advice for everybody: employers and employees alike. She is an example, not only for me, but for many women. Her transparent and authentic leadership style; and her coaching techniques have helped change people’s lives in an incredibly positive way. I am immensely proud to be considered part of Effie’s professional network and I would never go to, or consult with, any other HR Professional. ”

Juanita Cortes, Financial Controller

JAB Management Group

“ Cierra has quickly become my go-to person for honest, real, and practical advice. She is a big picture thinker and is incredibly perceptive of the evolving needs of the workplace. As the owner of multiple businesses, it is sometimes difficult for me to focus on more than just “putting out fires” as they arise. Cierra is able to see beyond the immediate challenges and always looks 10 steps ahead before recommending a course of action. She is a high-class professional who genuinely cares about her work and those who she works with. When you work with Cierra, you are guaranteed to receive high-quality service and reliable solutions. ”

Jeremy Wills, Managing Director

Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel

“ When you’re juggling a busy practice along with everything else, it’s such a relief to work with someone who “gets it”. Well, without a doubt, that person is Effie─not only did she quickly grasp our staffing needs, but she also quickly “got us” in terms of our firm’s culture and plans for the future. It’s no wonder, then, that each candidate we met with came into the interview with a genuine sense of excitement. On another note, Effie was such a joy to work with that she’s now a regular attendee at our firm’s social events. ”

Ryan Edmonds

Levitt LLP

“ As my Director of Administration/Human Resource Manager/Crisis Manager from September 2, 2014 to December, 2015, Effie arrived at our firm at a time of significant organizational difficulty and conflict. Effie was constantly on call, available to be reached by me (our lawyers and staff), at virtually any hour of the day and night. Her tireless efforts and her ability to manage people and projects, helped us to quickly reach our organizational goals. Effie’s greatest accomplishment was our office move. Effie sourced space and purchased equipment and furniture for an entirely new office, while doing all of the recruitment for various back-office administrative staff and managers. Effie is extraordinarily well-contacted in the legal and business communities. With a plethora of contacts and relationships, she was able to resource and recruit high-quality administrative candidates with facility and ease. Our firm continues to rely upon Effie for her guidance, counsel and administrative support. ”

Howard Levitt, Senior Partner

Whitten & Lublin PC

“ Effie is a real ‘go getter’. If you need a professional to get things done for your business, we would recommend her without hesitation. Effie used her considerable expertise to assist us in a variety of areas that were critical to the development of our Firm. She takes a highly efficient and thoughtful approach to project management and she consistently delivers excellent results. She understands and addressed the needs of our Firm and took an organized approach to making sure that her projects were completed on time and to our satisfaction. Her solution overviews impressed us. She is very engaging, dependable and high in integrity. Professional, thorough and consistently going the extra mile are some of the reasons that we would highly recommend Effie. ”

Daniel Lublin

True Division Football Inc

“ I love working with Cierra! When I first started my business two years ago, I brought Cierra on to assess our current business strategy and identify improvement opportunities that would help us achieve our business goals. In developing our improvement plan, she considered all possible variables impacting the business and was able to present us with a blueprint for sustainable growth. Right away, she implemented more efficient and effective workflow processes that played an essential part in our success and allowed us to focus on the aspects of the business that we are good at. Two years later, Cierra, again, has played a tremendous role in helping our business thrive. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cierra developed our Return to Play Policy which allowed us to continue doing business as normal during a time when many in our industry were forced to close their doors permanently. Our business would not be where it is today if it weren’t for Cierra. She played a vital role in us being able to meet our business objectives and we will continue to work with her for as long as she is willing to work with us! She is fantastic to work with, and I would highly recommend Cierra to anyone starting a new venture, or who is looking for trusted support in whatever they do. ”

Zakariae Mahrady, Founder & Technical Director

Hyde HR Law

“ As Director of Administration and Human Resources for Levitt & Grosman LLP, Effie was the architect of moving the entire law firm to a new more prominent location in downtown Toronto, addressing all aspects of the transition, from administration, HR and organization, to lease and supplier negotiations. Effie is a strong leader, who has a proven background in organizing, developing and achieving corporate goals fundamental to the success of the business. ”

John Hyde, Founder and Senior Partner

Epstein Cole LLP

“ As my previous practice manager at a mid-size boutique family law firm in downtown Toronto, at which I was a senior partner, I found Effie’s ability to manage clients’ needs in a high-stress, demanding environment, resulted in the timeliest delivery of services and turn-around. Effie has a no nonsense approach to the task. Her unique style combines a thoughtful assessment of people and systems, developing an action plan of practicality and efficiency, with the critical evaluation of outcomes to maintain continued organizational success. She is a forward-planning, forward-thinking, go getter and I would recommend her for any project—short or long-term. ”

Anne Marie Horne, Partner

Bune Law

“ From a candidate perspective, Effie was truly fantastic to work with throughout the entire process. She maintained a highly professional demeanor, and was always very friendly, helpful and encouraging. Most importantly, it is Effie’s intelligence and interpersonal skills that make her an invaluable asset to any lawyer or law firm. Effie takes the time to understand lawyers from both a personal and professional perspective, while providing insightful and timely advice. She is the epitome of a legal recruitment specialist who specializes in the recruitment of talented lawyers. She is willing and capable of being a constant in a period of growth and transition. I would highly recommend Effie to anyone within the legal field exploring career opportunities.

Sezar Bune, Managing Lawyer

Seabrook Workplace Law

“ Effie is a force of nature. She is a wonderful person, who truly brings a special quality to the recruitment process. Effie takes time to get to know her clients and the candidates, and then applies her unique ability to know a good match when she sees one. Effie was always available to me and the candidates, making me feel very supported throughout the process. This has been better than I could have imagined. Thank you so much, Effie. ”

Samantha Seabrook, Managing Partner

Ryan Edmonds Workplace Counsel

“ When you’re juggling a busy practice along with everything else, it’s such a relief to work with someone who “gets it”. Well, without a doubt, that person is Effie─not only did she quickly grasp our staffing needs, but she also quickly “got us” in terms of our firm’s culture and plans for the future. It’s no wonder, then, that each candidate we met with came into the interview with a genuine sense of excitement. On another note, Effie was such a joy to work with that she’s now a regular attendee at our firm’s social events. ”

Ryan Edmonds

Whitten & Lublin PC

“ Effie is a real ‘go getter’. If you need a professional to get things done for your business, we would recommend her without hesitation. Effie used her considerable expertise to assist us in a variety of areas that were critical to the development of our Firm. She takes a highly efficient and thoughtful approach to project management and she consistently delivers excellent results. She understands and addressed the needs of our Firm and took an organized approach to making sure that her projects were completed on time and to our satisfaction. Her solution overviews impressed us. She is very engaging, dependable and high in integrity. Professional, thorough and consistently going the extra mile are some of the reasons that we would highly recommend Effie. ”

Daniel Lublin

Greensaver

“ Effie has been with GreenSaver at a challenging time of complex business and organizational growth, and assisted us with all aspects of HR management. She is extremely well organized, communicative, passionate about the organization and the people she works with, and will follow through to get things done. She works well across the whole organization, whether it involves interactions with C-Level executives, management or staff. She has been very effective in analyzing our situation, recommending changes and then assisting us in practically implementing them. Her biggest achievement has been in finding and recruiting a large number of excellent people to join our organization, and contribute to its success. I warmly recommend Effie, especially for smaller to mid-size organizations, who can most effectively benefit from her skills and experience. ”

Vladan Veljovic, President & CEO

True Division Football Inc

“ I love working with Cierra! When I first started my business two years ago, I brought Cierra on to assess our current business strategy and identify improvement opportunities that would help us achieve our business goals. In developing our improvement plan, she considered all possible variables impacting the business and was able to present us with a blueprint for sustainable growth. Right away, she implemented more efficient and effective workflow processes that played an essential part in our success and allowed us to focus on the aspects of the business that we are good at. Two years later, Cierra, again, has played a tremendous role in helping our business thrive. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cierra developed our Return to Play Policy which allowed us to continue doing business as normal during a time when many in our industry were forced to close their doors permanently. Our business would not be where it is today if it weren’t for Cierra. She played a vital role in us being able to meet our business objectives and we will continue to work with her for as long as she is willing to work with us! She is fantastic to work with, and I would highly recommend Cierra to anyone starting a new venture, or who is looking for trusted support in whatever they do. ”

Zakariae Mahrady, Founder & Technical Director

Hyde HR Law

“ As Director of Administration and Human Resources for Levitt & Grosman LLP, Effie was the architect of moving the entire law firm to a new more prominent location in downtown Toronto, addressing all aspects of the transition, from administration, HR and organization, to lease and supplier negotiations. Effie is a strong leader, who has a proven background in organizing, developing and achieving corporate goals fundamental to the success of the business. ”

John Hyde, Founder and Senior Partner

Epstein Cole LLP

“ As my previous practice manager at a mid-size boutique family law firm in downtown Toronto, at which I was a senior partner, I found Effie’s ability to manage clients’ needs in a high-stress, demanding environment, resulted in the timeliest delivery of services and turn-around. Effie has a no nonsense approach to the task. Her unique style combines a thoughtful assessment of people and systems, developing an action plan of practicality and efficiency, with the critical evaluation of outcomes to maintain continued organizational success. She is a forward-planning, forward-thinking, go getter and I would recommend her for any project—short or long-term. ”

Anne Marie Horne, Partner

Bune law

“ From a candidate perspective, Effie was truly fantastic to work with throughout the entire process. She maintained a highly professional demeanor, and was always very friendly, helpful and encouraging. Most importantly, it is Effie’s intelligence and interpersonal skills that make her an invaluable asset to any lawyer or law firm. Effie takes the time to understand lawyers from both a personal and professional perspective, while providing insightful and timely advice. She is the epitome of a legal recruitment specialist who specializes in the recruitment of talented lawyers. She is willing and capable of being a constant in a period of growth and transition. I would highly recommend Effie to anyone within the legal field exploring career opportunities.

Sezar Bune, Managing Lawyer

MacDonald & Associates

“ When I think of the perfect word to describe Effie, only one word comes to mind – effervescent! Whether she is embarking upon a new project, or following up just to find out how you are, Effie is one of those rare treasures in business: personality plus, and the brains to pull it off. Having had the pleasure of working with Effie over the past year, I find her not only to be a dedicated, talented professional, but a warm and genuine person. As a recruiter, she learns the culture of your business, and exactly what you need. Understanding the whole picture, she is dutiful about ensuring you have the top candidate on your slate, leaving no stone unturned to do so. When you work with Effie, you are quite simply – working with the best. ”

Natalie MacDonald

Levitt LLP

“ As my Director of Administration/Human Resource Manager/Crisis Manager from September 2, 2014 to December, 2015, Effie arrived at our firm at a time of significant organizational difficulty and conflict. Effie was constantly on call, available to be reached by me (our lawyers and staff), at virtually any hour of the day and night. Her tireless efforts and her ability to manage people and projects, helped us to quickly reach our organizational goals. Effie’s greatest accomplishment was our office move. Effie sourced space and purchased equipment and furniture for an entirely new office, while doing all of the recruitment for various back-office administrative staff and managers. Effie is extraordinarily well-contacted in the legal and business communities. With a plethora of contacts and relationships, she was able to resource and recruit high-quality administrative candidates with facility and ease. Our firm continues to rely upon Effie for her guidance, counsel and administrative support. ”

Howard Levitt, Senior Partner

JAB Management Group

“ Cierra has quickly become my go-to person for honest, real, and practical advice. She is a big picture thinker and is incredibly perceptive of the evolving needs of the workplace. As the owner of multiple businesses, it is sometimes difficult for me to focus on more than just “putting out fires” as they arise. Cierra is able to see beyond the immediate challenges and always looks 10 steps ahead before recommending a course of action. She is a high-class professional who genuinely cares about her work and those who she works with. When you work with Cierra, you are guaranteed to receive high-quality service and reliable solutions. ”

Jeremy Wills, Managing Director

SAMSON Controls Inc

“ In one of my previous roles as a Financial Controller, I had the pleasure of working with Effie Tsergas. I have never met a more effective HR Professional than Effie. Effie helped the organization not only with HR Strategic planning and day to day workforce management, but also with the Company’s overall business strategy which made the organization a stronger, happier and more resilient workplace. By finding the right talent, coaching, mentoring and strategically positioning great professionals in the right place, Effie was the main contributor to the Company’s growth. She has also been a great mentor to me as well as to many others. She is admired by many as she is a strong advocate for always doing what is right. She practices what she mentors – positive organizational behavior and HR Best Practices. Her powerful energy inspires different generations and her meaningful speeches are impactful because she provides tips and advice for everybody: employers and employees alike. She is an example, not only for me, but for many women. Her transparent and authentic leadership style; and her coaching techniques have helped change people’s lives in an incredibly positive way. I am immensely proud to be considered part of Effie’s professional network and I would never go to, or consult with, any other HR Professional. ”

Juanita Cortes, Financial Controller

Tsinman Law

“ Effie is a one-of-a-kind professional. She possesses a rare combination of excellent judgment and flexibility. Working well with a variety of personalities, her client relationship skills are highly acute. She is a big-picture thinker, and never fails to find a creative and innovative solution to a problem. Effie is indispensable to legal professionals who are thinking of opening their own firm, and is equally valuable to more established law firms who are seeking to improve their existing organizational structure. Her unique experiences at various law firms and companies allow her to offer her clients valuable insight into how they are performing in a saturated market. Whatever your organizational needs may be, Effie will ensure you receive the help your firm needs to shine. ”

Ina Tsinman, Managing Partner

Seabrook Workplace Law

“ I met Effie through a recruitment process and, over time, came to know her as a highly knowledgeable and consummate HR professional, with a genuinely warm and engaging personality to boot! Effie takes the time to obtain a thorough understanding of both, the recruiting client and prospective candidates, to ensure there is the best possible “fit” for both sides. Her extensive experience in human resources, companies and people allows Effie to effectively guide candidates through the recruitment process in a way that aligns that individual’s professional skills, personality and values with the hiring client for a maximally successful work relationship. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Effie and couldn’t be happier with her expert guidance and professional counsel for my career! ”

Karina Pogosyan, Associate Lawyer

Greensaver

“ Cierra is one of the most down to earth, positive and creative personalities with whom I’ve had the pleasure to work with. Cierra recruited me for an interview with GreenSaver for the position of Manager, Customer Support. I can’t thank her enough for all her contributions to me landing the role. Her style, innovative thinking, and creativity coupled with her professional business acumen are unparalleled. Cierra is truly one-of-a-kind, and I’d highly recommend her to any employers looking to take their business to the next level. She has incredible skill in balancing the personal and the business side of things while making sure deliverables and expectations were met. Cierra’s sense of accountability, her knowledge of HR best practices, and her ability to deliver is unmatched. She also maintained her professionalism through a number of challenging situations we dealt with. I have observed first-hand how versatile she is, and how she is able to adapt to different environments, cultures, and leadership styles. Thank you, Cierra, for everything you contributed to the organization and nothing but the best of luck on wherever your journey takes you. ”

Raj Thiyagarasa, Manager – Client Support

Crosslinx Transit Solutions

“ I’ve had the great pleasure and privilege to be trained by Effie. Her breadth of knowledge within the human resources field, and her knowledge of human behaviour is truly incredible. From conception, the guiding principles on how to operate and be successful in a professional environment are thoughtfully articulated. Her dynamic personality and methodical delivery of HR services, implementation of processes, planning, and day to day execution noticeably stand out. Effie’s passion, dedication, and professionalism to do great work for the greater good of a company is unrivalled across every industry sector. In the depths of crisis and change, Effie’s logical, pragmatic yet human approach to “get it done” is exactly that. She gets it done. Effie is a true pioneer of, and for, excellence. TSERGAS Human Capital should be your one-stop HR shop. ”

Kayla Ragone, Performance Manager

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