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WHO WE ARE

Founded in 1988 as an Employment Assessment firm, Hiring Solutions LLC has grown to offer unparalleled Human Resources expertise.

Since our inception, we have expanded our services in response to our clients’ needs. As economic conditions and Human Resource practices changed, we continue to adapted our methodologies and approaches to adhere to high quality and performance expectations. We keep abreast of industry changes and implement best practices utilizing proven methods and years of industry experience. We look beyond standard solutions to develop new insights and make recommendations that drive targeted results.

We look beyond standard solutions to develop new insights and make recommendations that drive targeted results. 

We work with leading organizations in the private, public and non-profit sectors to guide them toward strategic ways of leveraging their Human Capital. We assist clients pursue comprehensive Human Resources strategies that integrate talent, leadership and culture with organizational objectives. We offer research-based insights to help clients address their current and future Human Capital needs.

MEET

THE TEAM

PRESIDENT
TODD C. SURLINE
EXPERIENCE

Mr. Todd Surline is President of Hiring Solutions. His previous role was Vice President of Capitol National Bank where he was responsible for the development, implementation and administration of various areas of the bank including business development, operations, client relations, credit administration, special projects, and human resources.

Mr. Surline previously served as Capitol Bancorp Ltd. Chief Administrative Officer where he was responsible for leading the Human Resources, Staff Development, Marketing, Communications, Bank Accounting, and Risk Management divisions of the bank holding company.

Mr. Surline has also been Vice President – Human Resources for Michigan State University Federal Credit Union where he contributed to making MSUFCU an “employer of choice.” He developed and administered a variety of programs to recruit, retain, reward, motivate, train, and develop outstanding staff members. In the years since, MSUFCU has grown from $150 million to over $1.3 billion in assets and from 160 to 325 staff members.

 

EDUCATION

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.S., Social Science / Pre-Law, Economics, Psychology, and Political Science

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Mr. Todd Surline is President of Hiring Solutions. His previous role was Vice President of Capitol National Bank where he was responsible for the development, implementation and administration of various areas of the bank including business development, operations, client relations, credit administration, special projects, and human resources.

Mr. Surline previously served as Capitol Bancorp Ltd. Chief Administrative Officer where he was responsible for leading the Human Resources, Staff Development, Marketing, Communications, Bank Accounting, and Risk Management divisions of the bank holding company.

Vice President
Alexander C. Gardner
EXPERIENCE

Mr. Gardner is a Senior Human Resources Consultant with Hiring Solutions LLC and received his Masters in Human Resources and Labor Relations from Michigan State University. Mr. Gardner has spent time in China (Beijing, Nanjing, and Shanghai) where he studied Human Resources and Labor Relations. He also authored “Goal Setting and Gainsharing: Evidence on Effectiveness” which has been published in Compensation and Benefits Review. He provides assistance in the areas of talent acquisition, pre-employment assessments, labor market studies, and human capital consulting.

Prior to working at Hiring Solutions LLC, Mr. Gardner worked as a Human Resource Business Partner at Ford Motor Company where he was responsible for co-championing a global skill-based pay system, developing a recruiting strategy, creating a position ranking template for succession planning, and conducting a needs assessment examining employee engagement, leadership effectiveness, candidness, and satisfaction with rewards and recognition. Mr. Gardner also worked as a Human Resources Consultant at Borgess Medical Center where he was responsible for creating and administering training to nurses, implementing new processes and procedures to ensure compliance, and developing a performance management tool to improve patient care and quality.

EDUCATION

Kalamazoo College
Kalamazoo, Michigan
B.A., Psychology

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
M.A., Human Resources and Labor Relations (HRLR)

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Mr. Gardner is past Vice President of the HRLR Graduate Student Association and also served as the chair for the HRLR Recruiting Committee. He is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) and was awarded the Michael Moore Endowment which is the highest HRLR academic award given at the Graduate level. At Kalamazoo College, Mr. Gardner graduated Summa Cum Laude in Psychology and received the Marshall Hallock Brenner Prize for excellence in the field of I/O Psychology.

Client Services Specialist
Sierra M. Santia
EXPERIENCE

Mrs. Santia is a Client Services Specialist with Hiring Solutions LLC and possesses a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Michigan State University. She also attended Oakland Community College, where she made the Dean’s list each semester before transferring to Michigan State University to complete her degree.

During her time at Michigan State University, Mrs. Santia developed and honed her skills in academic writing. She also chose to focus on philosophy and political science as part of her degree program due to her interest in pursuing a liberal arts education. During her undergraduate program, she worked at the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum as a Gallery Guide and the Lansing Art Gallery as a Front Desk Receptionist. Mrs. Santia possesses expertise in academic, business, and professional writing and editing.

Prior to working at Hiring Solutions LLC, Mrs. Santia worked for the State of Michigan in different departments. She worked for the Department of Environmental Quality on an initiative to develop and maintain digital files. She also worked with the Michigan State Police to manage landline and data needs and assisted in the development of an internal form that was used as part of an analysis to determine communication requirements. Mrs. Santia also spent time working with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs where she worked within the Bureau of Healthcare Services. In this position, she drafted correspondence on behalf of the department and for an information technology implementation designed to make the application process more efficient. She also created flowcharts to document and streamline the bureau’s processes.

 

EDUCATION

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., English Literature

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Mrs. Santia remains an active volunteer in her community where she is currently a member of the East Lansing Arts Commission. In this role, she works with other commission members to allocate grant funds, manage the commission’s funds and accounts, implement art projects, and ensure the city’s art is properly cared for and maintained.

Human Resources Consultant
Danica A. Klein
EXPERIENCE

Ms. Klein is an Associate Human Resources Consultant with Hiring Solutions LLC. She possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Michigan State University’s Eli Broad College of Business. Danica was on the Dean’s list each semester during her time at Michigan State University.

Prior to working at Hiring Solutions LLC, Ms. Klein worked as a Student Aide for three years at the Center for Global Connections at Michigan State University. Her responsibilities included gathering and organizing data for financial accounting purposes, interviewing potential student employees, planning faculty events and coordinating special projects to assist staff and faculty in global development.

Danica also spent time as a Human Resources intern at Sparrow Ionia Hospital. She assisted the Human Resources Partner and Medical Staff Services Coordinator in I-9 documentation, organizing new employee orientation, preparing job descriptions and various other human resources projects to ensure the hospital remained current on requirements for Joint Commission accreditation. The projects she completed during her internship contributed to the hospital being awarded the Joint Commission’s “Gold Seal of Approval” during an unannounced onsite visit.

She provides assistance in the areas of talent acquisition, pre-employment assessments, labor market analysis, employee relations and job evaluation.

EDUCATION

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Human Resource Management

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

During her time at Michigan State University, Danica was a member of the campus chapter of March of Dimes, an organization dedicated to raising funds for premature infants. She was a member of the chapter for three years, spending two of those as the Vice President of the chapter. The group organized several 5K races along with other events in order to raise funds to donate to the Sparrow Hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Founder
Sandra K. Rich
EXPERIENCE

Ms. Sandy Rich is the Founder and former President of Hiring Solutions LLC, an Okemos based company specializing in executive search, recruitment & assessment, and human capital consulting. Sandy led the firm for 28 successful years.

Prior to starting Hiring Solutions LLC, Ms. Rich was Superintendent of Materials and Quality for the Powertrain Division of General Motors. In this position, she was responsible for quality, scheduling, and shipping of product to customers. In her career with General Motors, Ms. Rich served in several human resource related positions including Assistant to the General Manufacturing Manager and Supervisor of Salaried Personnel for Oldsmobile Division. As Supervisor of Salaried Personnel she was responsible for salaried hiring, management development programs, and various human resource management projects.

Ms. Rich also has experience in the banking and utility industry where she was responsible for compensation and benefits for Michigan National Bank and Michigan Consolidated Gas Company. She held the position of Director of Compensation and Benefits for both companies.

EDUCATION

Michigan State University
East Lansing, Michigan
B.A., Social Science; Psychology, Sociology, and History
M.L.I.R., Labor and Industrial Relations

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Ms. Rich is past chair of the United Way Board and has also chaired the annual United Way Campaign, which raised millions of dollars for the Lansing community. She is active in service organizations and has received several community service awards including the GM Chairman’s Award for Excellence in Community Activities and the Walter A. Campbell Award for Outstanding Volunteerism. She is active in several not-for-profit organizations, and is a featured speaker at conferences and conventions on topics relating to employment, executive search, and assessment. She also is an expert witness in the area of employability of applicants.