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Whether you’re an employer or a job seeker, recruiting and job searches are among the most personal experiences most of us will ever go through – and when successful, they can establish relationships that affect our business prospects and livelihoods for years.


That’s why, at Elsner HR, we’re highly focused on providing a personal touch. We get to know our clients, visit their worksites, and understand their cultures as well as their processes and procedures. The same principles apply with job candidates: We always meet with everyone face-to-face, getting to understand their career aspirations as well as their skills and experience – before we ever make a connection for them to our clients.


Finally, we recognize the value in networking within the local HR community and keeping current with the latest human resources trends. . Tarun is member of Arizona HR Executive Forum (AZHREF), SHRM National, and SHRMGP.


The Journey


Krisanne Elsner launches Southwest Recruiting Services, an executive search firm, after spending 17 years in corporate human resources. 


Southwest Recruiting Services lands the contract to provide 200 temporary employees to work at the U.S. Census Paper Data Capture Center in Phoenix.


Southwest Recruiting Services acquires Fishel & Bocker HR Associates, previously owned by Fred Bocker and Dick Fishel. Fishel, Bocker and Elsner HR Associates becomes a division of Southwest Recruiting.


Name change to Elsner HR.


Elsner HR is named by as one of the top 250 professional recruiting firms in the U.S. 

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Krisanne Elsner

Krisanne brings 18 years of experience to the recruiting industry. She started her career in the human resources field and worked for several Fortune 500 companies, including Unilever, McKesson and Sundstrand Aerospace, before founding 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 in Bloomington, Indiana, and has an M.B.A. from Pepperdine University in Malibu, CA. She is a member of AZHREF and SHRM National, Northern Arizona HR Association, and is a member of and on the Board of Directors for SHRMGP.

Erin Armstrong

Erin Armstrong

Erin brings over 10 years experience in recruiting to the Elsner HR team. Erin started her recruiting career in in 2009 as an administrative assistant in a staffing firm, and advanced to a Director of Recruiting in the transportation industry in 2020.  She has her Masters Degree in Human Resources is currently working on completing her SHRM certification. She enjoys recruiting because she likes helping people achieve their career goals. Erin is an Arizona native who loves her state and the people and businesses within it.

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