Welcome to ElsnerHR, Arizona’s premier contract-hire recruiting firm for long and medium term, temporary Human Resources employees. Since 1958, Arizona HR departments have depended on ElsnerHR to quickly fill HR positions with trained, skilled experts that are able to “hit the ground running”.
We look forward to discussing all of your HR recruiting needs. After browsing through our background information and client testimonials, please contact us for more in-depth information about how we can efficiently serve you.
ElsnerHR’s origins go back to 1958 when Western Human Resources Associates (WHRA) was started by two Motorola Human Resources Managers who saw a need for HR focus and expertise in the search business. Originally focusing on technical recruiting with a solid reputation for quality and high standards of professionalism, WHRA expanded rapidly into a variety of staffing services including technical recruiting, temporary services, and HR consulting. After half a century of continued growth and expansion that included the addition of local HR legends Dick Fishel and Fred Bocker, Krisanne Elsner purchased the firm in 2013 and is expanding services to also feature general industry executive direct placement.
Krisanne Elsner brings 18 years experience in recruiting. She started her career in the human resources field and worked for several Fortune 500 companies including Unilever, McKesson and Sundstrand Aerospace and eventually founded Southwest Recruiting Services in 2003. Since then, she has discovered and placed professionals in all fields and positions including sales, marketing, financial controllers, and general managers. She has a B.S. in Public Administration, a B.A. in Spanish from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana and has an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.
Krisanne also serves on the Board of Directors of SHRMGP, and is past president of the Arizona Professional Recruiters Association.
Melissa Morgan brings over 20 years in recruiting. She majored in Human Resource Management at San Francisco State University, and then started her career working for global staffing organizations such as Accountants Inc. and Robert Half International. Recognized with both national and worldwide accolades, Melissa has recruited in the areas of Human Resources, Accounting and Finance, Sales and Marketing, and Administration. She has specialized in placing HR professionals for the past 8 years but enjoys working with companies across all disciplines and industries. She has a true passion for matching top talent with client organizations and takes pride in building long-lasting relationships. Melissa is an active member in the Society of Human Resources Management, Greater Phoenix chapter.
What We Do...
We go to great lengths to understand our clients business in order to find the best match between our client's needs and the skills and qualifications of our candidates.
How We Do It...
ElsnerHR conducts comprehensive meetings with our clients to observe their corporate culture, define their specific needs and determine the most suitable candidate to enhance their environment. ElsnerHR utilizes a range of outreach strategies to attract candidates, including niche websites and key referrals.
Examples of Filled Positions
V.P. Human Resources
Director of Total Rewards
Manager, Talent Acquisition
Integrity, professionalism, and a caring attitude are all descriptive of Fishel Bocker & Elsner HR Associates. After almost fifteen years of both a professional and personal relationship, I can say that the services only get better and better. And, probably one of the most important elements of Fishel Bocker & Elsner is FUN. Couldn't think any more highly of the services provided or those involved.
Angela Williams, SPHR
HR Consulting & More
In the many years that I have known Fishel Bocker & Elsner HR Associates, they have done an outstanding job of supporting, advancing, and representing both the HR professional as well as the HR profession.
Society for Human Resource Management
Area VI Manager
I have worked with Dick Fishel at Fishel Bocker & Elsner HR Associates as a resource to identify qualified H.R. professionals for our company for over a decade. This team knows the Phoenix human resource professionals market better than anyone does in the business. Their referrals to our organization over the years have proven to be highly skilled, value-added managers and administrators at Bar-S Foods Co.
Director, Human Resources
Bar-S Foods Co.
My professional dealings with Fishel Bocker & Elsner HR Associates go back more than 15 years. Their considerable management and human resources expertise has been evident in all of my dealings with them. In addition, the team at Fishel Bocker & Elsner HR Associates bring integrity to their relationships and business transactions.
Leathers Milligan & Associates
Fishel Bocker & Elsner HR Associates has always been a valuable source for HR professionals — both contract and direct hire. You are well connected and always provide us with opportunities to meet HR personnel when we have needs. Thanks for your support.
Sr. Manager, Human Resources
Microchip Technology Inc.
I am very pleased to offer this letter of recommendation for Krisanne Elsner.
Krisanne has been helping us to hire new staff for over six years, for functions involving a range of disciplines; creative, technical, sales, management, and administration. McMurry is a very difficult company for which to recruit, due to stringent staffing standards and a hiring process that has been described as rigorous and even onerous. Krisanne understands our process, our standards, and only sends us candidates she believes will meet our high standards. She never wastes our time with marginally qualified candidates, and she exhibits both urgency to fill the position and patience to find the right person.
In addition, Krisanne is reliable, thorough, honest, and very pleasant to work with. Many of our hiring managers have worked with Krisanne and all have the utmost respect for her.
I highly recommend Krisanne for any organization that needs help finding the right people.
We have found the service provided by Krisanne Elsner to be exceptional. We have used her for some of our higher level searches and she has been able to fill the positions successfully.
We recently enlisted her to fill a Controller position. She researched and contacted people in our industry (manufacturing) as opposed to just placing want ads. She took the time to fully understand the business from every aspect so as to better find a person that fits the organization and it’s needs. I would highly recommend Krisanne Elsner. She is trustworthy and innovative, and her search methods have proven to be successful.
Operations Team Leader
I have been associated with Krisanne for over 7 years and have always been impressed with her professionalism and results. Most recently, Krisanne was retained to conduct numerous executive search assignments for WebMD here in Scottsdale. Her understanding of our needs, quality of candidates and timely response were all above the norm. Our needs included, Director of Operations, Financial Analyst, Mfg Supervisor, Customer Service, Human Resources and Administrative Assistant.
I have worked with numerous Executive Recruiters through the years and Krisanne is one of the best I have been associated with. I highly recommend her quality service.
I became acquainted with Krisanne Elsner through the Valley of the Sun Human Resource Association. Krisanne was retained by Calibron Systems, Inc. to conduct an executive search for a General Manager. She spent time finding out from us what we were looking for and then provided pre-screened resumes of candidates. We then interviewed the candidates and selected our top choice. Krisanne aided us in negotiating a compensation package. We successfully filled our position. Throughout the entire process Krisanne was thorough in screening the applicants and timely in her communication. She was professional and reliable. I have worked with other executive recruiters that did not provide the quality of candidates or service that Krisanne provided. I highly recommend her.