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. Krisanne and Melissa are both members of SHRM of Greater Phoenix (SHRMGP). In addition, Krisanne is member of Arizona HR Executive Forum (AZHREF), SHRM National, Northern Arizona HR Association and on the Board of Directors for SHRMGP as well as serving as Senior Advisor to the Board of the Northern AZ HR Association.


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 Forbes.com as one of the top 250 professional recruiting firms in the U.S. 

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.

Melissa Morgan

Melissa brings over 20 years in recruiting to the Elsner HR team. 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.

HR Job Openings…

Delivered Right to Your Inbox

Looking for an HR role in a fast-growing organization? Exploring a career shift within the talent management industry? Sign up for the Elsner HR eNewsletter! It’s usually delivered once a month, with a full list of job openings, job-search tips, and more.

©2019 ElsnerHR   |  7904 E Chaparral Rd., #A110-PMB 106  |  Scottsdale, AZ 85250  |  Tel: 602.266.5600

Website by Activate Design