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I have been using "TEAM K2" at IQ Partners for the last quarter and I must say, they have really done a great job!. Their tenacity and their ability to listen, form a plan, and execute it has been heads and shoulders above their competition. Kelly & Kayla (K2) have really become strong advocates for VetCare Canada. They stay up to date with our posts on LinkedIn, and have a great understanding of what we are all about, and are able to represent us well in the market. Their ability to tap into the passive candidate market in a very competitive and skill deprived industry is having a positive impact on our bottom line. I am thrilled with the progress they have made in a short time. I am excited to see what the future holds for us working together. I have recently partnered with them to include our hospitals in Western Canada now as well. Keep up the great work IQ Partners!
Brian Dawson, Manager, Talent Acquisition, VetCare Canada
Kayla is awesome! She made sure that i am all set with the company. Amazing!!! Thumbs up!
Emmanuelle Detera,
First off I would like to say that I was not even looking to change companies. This being said when Kayla reached out to me she gave me the basic information I needed to look into her client furthers. This being said the wage she listed was higher than the company was willing to offer but that may not have been her fault. She did her best to negotiate on my behalf and I may not have gotten everything I was looking for but she did work on my behalf to the best of her ability and went above and beyond when we were having technical difficulties. She was also available anytime I needed her through the process of I have any questions and was able to get back to be in a timely manor. I was very impressed with Kayla.
Tanya Hamilton, Registered Pharmacy Technician
I found the team to be highly professionalism, thorough, attentive, detail oriented, timely follow up with the firm to move things along, detailed prep work before each of my meetings to make sure I was properly prepared - great people to work with!!
Steve Skotidas,
First off I would like to say thank you to Recruiter Nadia she has done a phenomenal job reaching out to me. Going the extra mile to ensure that I received what I needed to receive in all forms of communication in regards to completing this journey .Nadia kept me in the loop with all updates and what I should expect to hear and receive from STEALTH..I am overwhelmed with your hard work. I give Nadia 5🌟🌟🌟🌟 Thank you Nadia and the rest of the organization IQ PARTNER Inc. Ms.Navine Doyley
Navine Doyley, Account Receivable Specialist , STEALTH
I have had the pleasure of working with IQ Partners and Adrian and Alex specifically on both sides of the equation. They placed me in my current role and also helped me fill multiple roles once I started. They are smart, thoughtful, talented and extremely professional to work with. We all know it's a crazy job market right now, especially for digital roles. It’s also not easy to recruit talent for start-ups. They handled each role with such care and I have found wonderful talent through them. I also enjoyed working with them to find my new role. Super impressive and a joy to work with! 3 words - reliable, responsive and professional. - Kristy Watson, Rebelstork
Kristy Watson, Chief Marketing Officer, Rebelstork
Jack's team were professional and honest. Although they could not help us in our requirement they directed us accordingly. A very reputable firm. - Douglas Tremblay, Fieldstone Windows
Douglas Tremblay, Consultant, Fieldstone Windows & Doors
I've worked with Bruce and his team at IQ for many, many years. Their counsel and advice on all matters of HR and general business has been exceptional. I rely on them for honest, forthright points of view and as well they've helped us search out terrific people who truly fit our unique and differentiated agency. Culture is one of our strengths and IQ has helped us strengthen that culture over the years. Would recommend them without reservation. -Peter Shier, President
Peter Shier, President, Naked Creative
Really, the best agency in Toronto. Great strategic advice and great candidates. This is a professional experience from start to finish. If you are building your business on talent, IQ Partners needs to be your first call. Seriously that is after 35 years, "saving money, because all recruiters are the same". That was the wrong approach. This is value for money, plain and simple. -Bryan Walkey, CEO
Bryan Walkey,
IQ Partners, specifically Gary and Priscilla, have been instrumental in helping our project quickly and successfully staff up a 15+ person team in a matter of a couple weeks. Their ability to communicate effectively and remain versatile as we navigated hiring during the COVID-19 pandemic has been invaluable. -Olivia Turpin, Talent Acquisition Specialist
Olivia Turpin, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Bart & Associates
IQ Partners are amazing to work with. Very professional and they go the extra mile to ensure they bring you top quality candidates for the role you are looking for. They have a passion for what they do and it shows. Will use them again! -Angela Fair, Senior Vice President
Angela Fair, Angela Fair, Senior Vice President, Redflex Group
After trying on my own to fill positions in my team, I had the pleasure of working with Jack Kalb. Jack took the time to listen to what I needed to round out my team and presented me with excellent candidates . We are very pleased with the quality of the candidates that Jack helped us to find and hire. I have always shied away from recruiters, but Jack certainly proved to me why IQ Partners is the best at what they do! I have no hesitation in recommending Jack and IQ Partners . Thank you Jack!
Kathryn Smith, Partner, MacKay Brehm & Smith
I often tell people that they can do pretty much any search in the world - any function, any location - because their expertise in recruiting and their willingness to get out there and dive into unknown territory is so impressive. I'm a big fan of IQ PARTNERS... Thanks for everything! - Global Executive Recruiter
TripAdvisor, Global Executive Recruiter, TripAdvisor
Dave provided competent applicants and was understanding to the timelines of the hiring managers. - Alana Senwasane, HR Assistant
Alana Senwasane, HR Assistant
I have worked with Gary and team for 10+ years. I have never been let down. He and his team have always been able to relieve the worry from me of recruiting excellent contractors/full-timers. I highly recommend employers reach out to Gary Hinde… they won’t be disappointed!! - Zaid Malik, Sr Manager, Web Hosting
Zaid Malik, Sr Manager, Web Hosting , The Co-Operators Group Limited
Rhys Metler sent us several qualified candidates and we were successful in hiring one. He was easy to work with and quick to respond throughout the process and also provided reference checks. I would recommend Rhys and IQP to others in my network. - Lucy Collin, Member Engagement Manager
Lucy Collin, Member Engagement Manager, CMA
While it makes sense to do most of our recruiting in-house, we turn to IQ PARTNERS and Adrian Robinson for many of our senior and critical-role hires... Having built a trusting and long-term partnership with a recruiting professional like Adrian has added significant value and efficiency to this very important function for our company. - Jane Tucker, Executive Managing Director/Partner
Jane Tucker, Executive Managing Director/Partner, John St.
We are a high performing organization… We are a very values driven culture, and IQ PARTNERS really gets that… they come across as a solutions provider, as a problem solver, as opposed to a trader in talent or people... I believe strongly that they would make a great partner to some of our other partners, and I will continue to refer them and recommend them. - Philip Filippopoulos
Philip Filippopoulos, Dentsu Aegis Network Canada
In my world, recruitment agencies approach me all the time to partner with them. It was through one of these pitches that I decided to give Ross and IQ PARTNERS a shot. From the get-go, this team proved themselves to be different. Ross would listen carefully to the requirements of the role and he and his team would actually recruit -- not recycle an old list of stagnant candidates. Ross and team always delivered and if there were ever any hiccups, they were dealt with swiftly and professionally. IQ PARTNERS and Ross are my very first (and usually, only) call when I need to partner with a recruitment vendor. - Natasha Tsagogerogas, Talent Acquisition Consultant
Natasha Tsagogerogas, Talent Acquisition Consultant, CAA
Adrian Robinson and his team at IQ PARTNERS have been our long-term preferred strategic recruitment partners. Why? I love their pace, their understanding of our culture, the professionalism they demonstrate in strategically scouting, selecting, prepping talents before presenting them, and sometimes discovering the hidden gems we wouldn't even appreciate on our own. They are a true extension of our team. - David Toto, Managing Director
David Toto, Managing Director, Juniper Park-TBWA
In a very competitive market Kelly helped me with finding people for our Big Data developer team at Barclays, which we were building from scratch. She quickly understood what types of candidates were important to us, and was then invaluable in securing these for us. I would definitely work with Kelly again. - Thomas Sonader, Lead Architect
Thomas Sonader, Lead Architect, HSBC
IQ PARTNERS came highly recommended to us and it's clear to see why. Rhys was professional, highly responsive and immediately understood what we required. We were presented a great collection of candidates and were able to make a successful hire seamlessly. True industry leaders and looking forward to working together again to expand the team. - Matt Oliver, VP, East Coast Sales
Matt Oliver, VP, East Coast Sales, Grapeshot
IQ PARTNERS is the best search firm I’ve ever worked with! - Wendy Porter, Board Member
Wendy Porter, Board Member, Versapay
[The candidate] continues to wow us with his skills and experience, and fit with our culture. A great find. We will certainly keep you posted should any other hiring requirements come up in the next while. - Robin Wark, Director - Human Resources and Administrations
Robin Wark, Director - Human Resources and Administrations, Butterfield & Robinson
I want to take a few minutes to say thank you for all your support during my search. You are first class in your profession and IQ PARTNERS are a highly professional organization and I have nothing but high praise for the experience and service I have received. Let's stay in touch, I might need your help with my team in London! - Maureen Meehan, Director of Marketing
Maureen Meehan, Director of Marketing, Lerners LLP
I've worked with dozens of recruiters in London, on both sides of the table, and Kelly is one of the very most experienced, resourceful, hard-working and trustworthy. She's particularly good at finding candidates from a diverse range of backgrounds. She's a pleasure to work with, and would always be one of the first calls I make when searching for jobs or hiring. - Greg Detre, Chief Data Scientist
Greg Detre, Chief Data Scientist, Channel 4
I would recommend working with Ross (and his team) if you're looking for a talent acquisition consultant who has the following attributes: Professionalism, Strong Industry Knowledge, Results driven (but people focused), Relationship Manager (set expectations and manages them effectively), Well networked (a network that spans the country).
NEI Investments, NEI Investments
IQ PARTNERS were the key to our success in hiring two exceptional candidates for crucial Director roles at our medical cannabis production facility. Randy and Riel were brilliant to work with and are genuinely passionate about finding great candidates for their clients. Hiring needs in the cannabis industry will be easily met with this dedicated team! - Samantha Rogers, Human Resources Specialist
Samantha Rogers, Human Resources Specialist, VIVO Cannabis Inc.
I've had the pleasure of partnering with Ross and this team on sourcing a number of strategic and critical roles. He not only delivered but exceeded my expectations each time. Ross has tremendous expertise, translates recruitment needs into an effective search model based on his active listening skills, and he takes a proactive approach. He is incredibly organized and on top of things, and is just a decent and good person to interact with. I'm delighted to be connected to Ross and look forward to continuing to work with him. - Kris Amaral, VP, People and Culture
Kris Amaral, VP, People and Culture, LOGiQ3
I've never had a recruiter spend so much time understanding my background and experiences to match me to the right opportunity. It was a refreshing experience. - Supervising Producer, Interactive Production & Games, Media
Interactive Production & Games, Media, Supervising Producer, Interactive Production & Games, Media
Kelly has helped me with a number of data scientist positions, understanding the finer details of the projects and sourcing some great candidates. I can be confident that she’s screened each candidate and never sends through anyone she doesn’t fully back for the role. She’s also lovely, clear, and upbeat to work with. - Katie Russell, Head of Data & Analytics
Katie Russell, Head of Data & Analytics, Ovo Energy
I recently hired Kelly Noelle to recruit for a highly sensitive and niche position within our organization. Not only did Kelly present top level candidates that fit our requirements, but she did so much faster and with greater success than the other recruiting firms we have worked with before. Kelly consulted with me through each step of the recruiting process and assisted us in making the best final decision for our company. I would highly recommend her and most certainly will use her again. - President & CEO
President & CEO, President & CEO
An absolute pleasure to work with. I truly felt that I was taken care of by IQ PARTNERS' highly professional and experienced team from day 1. More importantly, I felt like I was treated like a friend. I highly look forward to working with IQ PARTNERS more in the future to hire more stellar candidates. - Khaled Al Sabawi, Founder & CEO
Khaled Al Sabawi, Founder & CEO, Open Screenplay
Without question, this has been the best experience I've had with a recruiting firm! - Director - Retail
Director - Retail, Director - Retail
It has been a delight working with IQ PARTNERS to find a job which not only matched my skill set and experience, but also a position of my dreams. Right from the beginning, I could sense a personalized service that I haven't experienced with other recruitment companies before. - Luis Nishimura, Senior Developer, The CUMIS Group
Luis Nishimura, Senior Developer, The CUMIS Group
I have really enjoyed the partnership with the IQ Partners team. They really listened to what we were looking for and then were able to quickly deliver quality candidates. Ross’ approachable demeanor and expertise in the industry, combined with his team’s ability to deliver, made for a great experience. - Brian Mills, Head of Talent Acquisition
Brian Mills, Head of Talent Acquisition , Value Village
Kelly did a great job in finding suitable candidates for a very difficult to fill position. Thank you for your hard work. - Senior VP - Operations
Senior VP - Operations, Senior VP - Operations
Stephen not only assists in recruiting staff, but he takes the time to understand our business and our culture. He sends me candidates he feels really ‘fit’ our firm and have the skills to perform the job. There are a lot of recruiters out there, but not many like Stephen. He ensures that a candidate has a real sense of our organization before they even come through our doors. Stephen has developed such a great reputation around here, we have even shared his contact information with clients, which speaks volumes in itself. I appreciate the partnership that he and I have developed, and I am looking forward to continue to work with him in the future. - Amanda Dimitry
Amanda Dimitry, Crowe Soberman LLP
Nadia was such a blessing during my career transition. She is unlike any other recruiter I've dealt with. She took the time to make sure that there was a match between myself, the role, and the company. She took into consideration my career goals and always had the best words of encouragement. I couldn't have asked for a better experience!
Gabrielle Belanger, Digital Strategist, Ketchum Canada
Kelly is the best of the best. Her tenacious drive and determination is why I have asked Kelly to assist us in finding our "A" players all over North America on numerous occasions. She is focused, inventive and she doesn't know how to fail. Kelly has been and will continue to be my go to when we need talent. - Global Business Expert
Global Business Expert, Global Business Expert
I had an amazing experience with Tanya. She was great, easy to talk to and knew exactly what I was looking for. She is professional and prompt. The experience I had with the hiring manager was seamless with the help of Tanya and if I had any questions at all she was there for me. I would highly recommend using IQ Partners! Thank you for making my job search easier.
Nav Muker, Executive Assistant
Catherine was great to work with. She communicated effectively, was quick to respond, and very aptly balanced the best interests of both me and her client.
Amy Shibasaki, Director of Marketing, Source Office Furnishings
Catherine was great to work with. She was effective with communication, quick to respond, and managed to balance both my and her client's best interests to ensure both our needs were met.
Amy Poon, Director of Marketing, Source Office Furnishings
Catherine was great to work with. She was efficient, quick to respond, and made me feel like she was working hard for both my and her client's best interests.
Amy Shibasaki,
Leaders. That’s how I would describe Bruce and his team. Their knowledge and support during the hiring process makes them leaders in the industry! - Steve Mast, CEO
Steve Mast, CEO
Excellent support, guidance and advice, Bruce is an outstanding partner and continued to help us make informed and educated decisions on a number of strategic hiring and staffing issues. - Chris Stamper
Chris Stamper, Canadian Marketing Association, Canadian Marketing Association
Dave has a can do attitude. He is a pleasure to work with. He is professional and personable. I always look forward to working with him! - Eleni Skederidis
Eleni Skederidis, Many roles!
Great experience overall, I usually don’t use recruitment firms but I was definitely impressed with your model. - Supervisor, IT Controls & Support
IT Controls & Support, Supervisor, IT Controls & Support
Jack from IQ reached out to me and was very easy to talk to about where I hope to go with my career. We worked together to land a job for myself that I started this week and could not be happier with. Great experience all around. Thanks!
Robert Dineen, Senior Accountant, Henderson Roller Smit
We have been working with Rhys Metler and IQ PARTNERS for over 3 years and have had some of our top hires from his team. They work under tight timelines and are highly responsive to our requests and recruitment needs. Working with them allows us to hit our hiring KPIs, but it’s also fun. Keep up the good work! - Martin Kocandrle, Managing Director
Martin Kocandrle, Managing Director
IQ PARTNERS presents itself well, providing the client with good feedback, honesty and a good understanding of what to expect in their search. Professional team and comfortable surroundings. - Manager - Human Resources
Manager - Human Resources, Manager - Human Resources
I would recommend IQ PARTNERS above any agency that I have ever met. - Director - Consumer Goods
Director - Consumer Goods, Director - Consumer Goods
Dave Speiran was extremely responsive and successful in a difficult situation for us. It was very easy to work with him. - John Bordin, COO
John Bordin, COO
Mark did an amazing job of taking the time to introduce me to IQ and how they are different than other headhunters… I appreciate the time that all the partners took to get to know me. I would recommend IQ above any agency that I have met. - Director - Key Accounts, Consumer Goods
Director - Key Accounts, Consumer Goods, Director - Key Accounts, Consumer Goods
In light of my dual legal and accounting background, I was impressed with the fact that I met initially with two people, one responsible for accounting searches and one for legal.
Director - Finance, Director - Finance
Dave Speiran was essential in closing two difficult recruits for our Firm. He was responsive, attentive and possesses the necessary qualities required to be a well-respected professional in this industry. - Lorisa Merlin, Manager
Lorisa Merlin, Manager, Human Resources
Dave Speiran is highly attentive, responsive, and quick to deliver results. It has been a pleasure working with him on our recent search. - Aggie Arlotto, Assistant HR Director
Aggie Arlotto, Assistant HR Director
It was obvious the team was knowledgeable of the topic and knew my background. - VP - Innovation Projects, Telecommunications
VP - Innovation Projects, Telecommunications, VP - Innovation Projects, Telecommunications
No matter how complex the search, Dave and his colleagues always came through and delivered results. They had an excellent understanding of our firm culture and our requirements. They consistently provided an appropriate range of candidates. It was a pleasure doing business with them, and I recommend IQ Partners wholeheartedly for any legal recruitment needs. Simply the best! - Eleni Skederidis, HR Generalist
Eleni Skederidis, HR Generalist
We've now worked with Rhys and the team at IQ Partners for two new hires and I would recommend them to any of my colleagues. They found qualified candidates and did a great job vetting them before my team met with them. They were always professional, efficient and effective. I would use their services again without question. - Sam Campbell, Professional & Effective
Sam Campbell, Professional & Effective
IQ PARTNERS is that rare breed in the contract recruitment world that knows both their clients and candidates for their short-term needs and long-term ambitions. - Director - Finance
Director - Finance, Director - Finance
Kelly has helped me in the recruitment of data scientists and data engineers for Quiqup. She managed to source very relevant candidates thanks to her in depth understanding of the field. Specifically, one of them rose to become a key asset to the team and the company as a whole. This for me is especially notable as data science is still a pretty ill defined field with a shortage of talents. Kelly's structured approach made the recruitment process smooth and efficient - a striking difference with my previous experiences that were slow and cumbersome. - Mehdi Abousahl, Head of Data
Mehdi Abousahl, Head of Data, Quiqup
Dave and I have been working together on various challenging recruitments for the past several months. His insight and knowledge of the market has been very helpful. Dave gets to know his candidates' needs and capabilities before presenting, which makes my job a lot easier. I feel confident in saying that we will continue to use IQ Partners Inc. with a big part of that due to Dave and his team. - Joanne Burtnik, HR Manager
Joanne Burtnik, HR Manager, Talmadge Creek Realty Corp.

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