Debra J. M. Best, SPHR, SHRM-SCP


Recruiting Your Talent

for Retention:

 Internal Hiring / Onboarding Services

& Recruitment Branding  


 Outsourced / Interim HR Leadership for National and Local Organizations 


Harassment Prevention / Awareness Training

Third-Party Investigations 




Complex Employee Relations  

Conversation Navigation / Dispute Resolution /

Performance Coaching


Wage & Hour / Overtime / Policy Compliance 


Apprenticeship and Knowledge-Transfer Services

for Entry-Level and Non-HR Professionals


  Strategic Planning, Change Management

Team-Building Facilitation


  • More than 25 years of demonstrated senior-level Human Resources / Recruiting / Change Management results, experience and leadership for national and local Fortune 10, NASDAQ 500, technology, manufacturing, construction, professional services, hospitality, retail, real estate and supply-chain publicly and privately held corporations, as well as universities / schools, small and/or family businesses and nonprofit organizations from 5 to over 13,000 employees.

  • Candidate Identification / Placement at 50% less than the cost of traditional contract or in-house recruiters for job openings at all levels.


Recent Client Projects and Placements:

  • Multiple Interim HR Executive and HR Leadership / Start-Up Staffing Projects including but not limited to HR issue remediation; HR process engineering / re-engineering; recruitment and placement of regular Company HR Leader; Apprenticeship / Knowledge Transfer / Training of New HR Leader;
  • Outsourced HR Leader / Adviser for a Diverse Client Base including but not limited to professional services firms; start-up and technology companies; manufacturing and distribution companies; nonprofit organizations; family / small businesses; publicly and privately held companies; academic organizations;
  • Merger & Acquisition Project Management including but not limited to Management Team Coaching; Change Communication Planning and Implementation; Recruitment Event Branding, Planning and Implementation; and High-Volume Distribution Center Recruitment (Drivers, Pickers, Shippers) and related Compliance Quality Assurance;
  • HR, Corporate Recruitment Branding and Change Management Consulting for a large Mechanical Services firm, including but not limited to Recruitment of their new Service Manager, Service Dispatchers, Parts Manager, HR Manager and Service Techs in multiple states; as well as related Compliance Quality Assurance;
  • Design and Implementation of a Company-Wide Strategic Planning and Organization Engagement Process, resulting in a 5-year Strategic Plan implemented by project teams across the organization;
  • Executive Coaching and Team-Building Intervention for a start-up organization;
  • Corporate LinkedIn Recruitment Branding, Strategy Development / Implementation, Sourcing and Management Training, "Deputizing" Hiring Managers to Promote Key Corporate Job Openings;
  • Executive Director Recruitment and Placement for Nonprofits, including but not limited to: Board Search Committee Support; Stakeholder Change Management / Communications; Press Relations Coaching; Volunteer Search Committee Support / Facilitation / Training; Project Planning and Implementation;
  • Strategic Plan Facilitation / Development for growth and family businesses, as well as nonprofit organizations and start-ups;
  • Hiring / Interview Training for Business Owners and Managers supporting company cultural fit and new-hire success; 
  • Leadership Coaching / Team Development for a team of high-potential engineers in conflict on a $30 million physical plant project behind schedule and over budget - after 6 months of coaching, mediating and facilitating the team, the project was finished ahead of schedule and under budget, resulting in management awards for all involved; 
  • Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success and Profit training;
  • HR Department and File Audit / Remediation;
  • Employee Handbook / Policy / Job Description Development and Compliance Updates;
  • Tobacco-Free Campus Change / Communication Project Management and Implementation;
  • Required Compliance Training:  OSHA, Safety Awareness, Harassment Awareness, HIPAA, etc.
  • Recruitment of a Controller, Plant Manager, Graphic Designer, Accounting Coordinator, Sales & Marketing Coordinator and Customer Service Representatives for a Manufacturing firm;
  • R&D Engineer Recruitment for a Technology Firm; Accountant Recruitment for a CPA firm; Paralegal Recruitment for a Law firm; Bookkeeper Recruitment for a Retail firm; Marketing Manager and Webmaster Recruitment for a Nonprofit organization.


Your Inside Company Recruiter:  Insights from All Sides of the Interview


Confidential Outsourced Human Resources, Strategic Planning,

Third-Party Employee Complaint Investigation,

Employment Dispute Resolution & Change Management Services


Your Senior Human Resources Executive Partner: 

Supporting the Success / Reputation of Your Organization and Leadership Team



Recruitment Social Media Branding for Business 


Leveraging Your LinkedIn Profile for Success:  Training & Coaching