About us

We are relentless in our pursuit of excellence.


We are based in Appleton, WI

Our Purpose

For over two decades, Employment Resource Group (ERG) has been more than just a recruitment agency—we're strategic advisors in human capital. We’ve grown our business from the ground up by helping other businesses do exactly the same. The driving force behind all of this is simple but crucial: positioning the right talent in the right roles at the right time.

Success isn't instant; it's a long-term investment. 'Great' doesn't happen overnight, but that's precisely what fuels our passion—the relentless pursuit of excellence. This commitment to high standards applies not only to our internal team but extends to our valued clients and exceptional candidates as well.

One of our key differentiators is our deep understanding of our clients' strategic objectives. With this clear line of sight, we forge enduring partnerships, becoming an extended part of each organization's talent management strategy. We’ve had the pleasure of watching many small organizations become large corporations, all realized through targeted talent acquisition by finding and engaging the right people.

Let us be your partner in success, as we continue to transform businesses and elevate careers, one strategic placement at a time.

Our Approach

We don’t like to think of ourselves as ‘process people’, but we do have our own formula for success — one that’s been perfected and refined over time.

So far so good. We fill our searches timely and our placement retention rate is 97% on all hires after two years with our client organizations.

  • Every search is customized — because no two companies or candidates are the same.
  • We focus on client values — understanding yours makes all the difference in our search success and who culturally will align.
  • Behavioral interviews are at the heart of our process — each is designed specifically for the individual client.
  • Candidates are provided with customized Position Profile pages that act as a "sizzle sheet" on your company's history, culture and the role.
  • Every shortlist is reviewed by our CEO, Sharon Hulce — and she only signs off when she’s convinced every candidate we refer could in fact be your next great hire.
  • We’re not perfect, but we’re 100% committed — we won’t stop until we achieve our client’s objectives. Yes, we absolutely guarantee our work.

What Our Clients Say

We are proud of our work, but we'll let our clients do the talking
  • The thing I really appreciate about Sharon is she is your champion. She is focused on getting to know you at all levels and really being your champion as the best candidate and why you are the best person that can do this job. She will stick up for the candidates and go to bat for them.

    Chad Hershner
    Director of Philanthropy at Ascension St. Elizabeth Hospital Foundation

  • I feel the impact that Sharon and ERG have had at the place that I’ve been placed and where Sharon and her team have introduced me, is immeasurable. You can't put dollars and cents on things like fit, on things like culture and on things like training to culture and really making that fit between what is right for the person and how they live their life individually, and how they are asked to live their life in a business setting.

    Jeff Scheidt
    Vice President of Project Management at Innovative Construction Solutions, Inc.

Giving Back to
the Community

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To date ERG has given over $6 Million in donated search fees back to our community!

Like our clients, at ERG we give back to the communities we serve.

That’s why we work with local non-profits pro bono. We find the talent they are looking to hire so in turn they can pay it forward and help those in need.


President & CEO  |  Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Executive Director  |  Outagamie County Housing Authority

Executive Director  |  Homeless Connection/Pillars, Inc.

President & CEO  |   Goodwill Industries of North Central Wisconsin

Director of Philanthropy  |  CASA of Brown County

Executive Director  |  Sauk County Development Corporation (SCDC)

President & CEO  |  United Way Fox Cities

Executive Director  |  Write On, Door County

Executive Director  |  Wisconsin Veterans Village

President & CEO  |  Curative Connections

Executive Director  |  Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity

Chief Financial Officer  |  CAP Services Inc.

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