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

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 (and yes, we literally mean fields!).

Taking the time to build authentic partnerships is how we succeed in finding the right candidate to meet our clients’ specific hiring needs.


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 awesome 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 my true love for the Prairies into one satisfying package.

I am a Chartered Professional in Human Resources and a Registered Professional Recruiter with over a decade in successful recruitment across multiple industries. 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. By helping others reach their career and business goals, I have reached mine. From meeting with clients across the Canadian Prairies and candidates from around the globe, I have found great joy in matching the right candidates with difficult-to-fill roles and building a hardy regional and international recruitment network along the way.

As true then as it is today, I am grounded by the hard-working roots of my agricultural upbringing and motivated by my desire to contribute to the diverse and booming region I am grateful to call my home.

When I’m not nerding out over recruitment (am I ever not?), I enjoy fueling my soul by spending time in the great outdoors, running, hitting up hot yoga, spin and other classes at the gym, 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.