Professional & Executive Recruitment with Heart

At HRI, we’re driven by our love for making genuine human connections that help individuals grow and businesses thrive. Matching high performing professional and executive talent with unique growth opportunities is our passion. Contributing to our clients’ long-term business success is our joy.   


Proudly Prairie

As down-to-earth as the place we’re proud to call home, we offer a uniquely unpretentious Prairie approach to the recruitment experience. We are dedicated to the continued prosperity of the Prairie provinces and specialize in industries that fuel our region’s economic growth and vitality:

  • Agriculture

  • Construction

  • Manufacturing

  • Mining

  • Oil & Gas

  • Technology

While we focus primarily on engineering and technical roles, our clients are diverse and unique. You can find us connecting with them at our office, their business, over Skype, and even out in the field. Taking the time to build authentic, lasting partnerships is how we succeed in finding the right candidates to meet our clients’ specific hiring needs. We are not your typical recruitment agency, and we take great pride in our unique approach to partnerships and client relationships.

At Our Core

  • Integrity – Above all, we value people. We treat all people with deep respect and openly share what’s honest and real. Devoted to providing an exceptional recruitment experience, we give the best of ourselves and our businesses to elevate our candidates, clients, and communities.

  • Grit - We are not afraid to own our words and actions, tackle challenges, and continually strive toward growth and improvement.

  • Fun - We believe that joyful work equals successful work. Connecting amazing people who will enjoy working together is our favorite recipe for cultivating happiness and achieving greatness.



Our Background:


Rosalie Hughes, B.Comm., RPR, CPHR

Founder & Recruitment Consultant

When I founded HRI, my goal was to combine my passion for recruitment, my entrepreneurial spirit, and pride in the Prairie economy into one. I enjoy partnering with our clients to develop long-term relationships, learn about their business strategies and goals, and help them by placing key talent into their organization.

I am a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with over a decade in successful recruitment across multiple industries and a focus on engineering and technical roles.I am proud to have an exceptional track record of success in recruiting for difficult-to-fill roles across North America and I take pride in a job well done. At HRI, we partner for success with our clients, who often consider us an extended part of their team and work families.

I am grounded by the hard-working roots of my agricultural upbringing and motivated by the desire to contribute to the diverse and booming region I am grateful to call my home. When I’m not nerding out over recruitment, I enjoy spending time outside, staying active, listening to audiobooks on business and personal development, connecting and volunteering in the community, and spending time with my awesome husband, family and friends!

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Mike Starodub, P.Eng.

Senior Recruitment Consultant

With over 25 years of diverse industry experience including engineering consulting, manufacturing and entrepreneurial ventures, I bring a well rounded business perspective to any discussion with clients and candidates.

I am a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Manitoba and have over 11 years of senior level and specialized technical recruiting experience. My engineering background and understanding of the technical aspects of an engineering role has garnered respect from both clients and candidates because I “speak their language”.

While placing experienced engineers from a variety of disciplines and sectors has been my focus  understanding of a clients’ business challenges has helped place executives, directors, and managers in all areas of a company. This includes finance, business development, information technology, human resources and more. I have worked with clients across Western Canada in a variety of sectors including engineering consulting, manufacturing, construction, mining and more!

With a focus on quality and building relationships based on trust and respect, I take pride in placing talented people with great companies!

When I'm not recruiting, you'll find me spending time with my lovely wife, enjoying time with family and friends, and relaxing in the outdoors.