Leslie Meingast

Leslie Meingast


CEO of The Personnel Department

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North America

Leslie Meingast is the CEO of The Personnel Department, an award-winning Human Resources Corporation that provides public and private companies Recruiting, Staffing, and Customized HR Solutions.

Since 1980, Leslie has grown The Personnel Department into a global organization which has been named a Best Employer by various institutions. Under Leslie's leadership, the company has also been honoured with the global Growth Award from Women Presidents' Organization.

Leslie plays an active role in many organizations and advisory boards including:
• Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT) - SME Advisory Board | Ottawa, Canada | Board Member
• Forum for International Trade Training (FITT) | Ottawa, Canada | Board, Vice Chair
• Galt Foundation | Salem, OR USA | Board, Chair
• Gro Your Biz | Vancouver, Canada | Advisory Board Member
• Institute Corporate Directors (ICD) | Member
• International Women's Forum (IWF) | Washington, DC USA | Member
• UnitedSucces | Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Full Founding Member
• WEConnect Canada | Toronto, Canada | Founding Member
• Women Presidents' Organization (WPO) | New York, USA | Board Member, International

A mentor, speaker and advocate in diversity, Leslie brings a global perspective and a true passion for the mission of The Personnel Department: to help organizations perform and help people succeed.

About The Personnel Department
Founded in 1980, The Personnel Department has been providing comprehensive HR solutions to clients in an array of industries for more than three decades. The services provided include:
• Recruiting
• Staffing
• HR Consulting
• HR Outsourcing
• Executive Search
• HR Technology

Over the last 30 years, The Personnel Department has built a strong track record for connecting the right people with the right companies. This reputation puts them in a very favorable position in the industry – with access to a high caliber candidate pool – diverse in thought, armed with skill, and experienced in various industries.

The Personnel Department's delivery is anchored on client centricity and process excellence. By focusing on what is important to stakeholders and ensuring excellence in execution, the company ensures that what they deliver will enable organizations to perform and people to succeed.

At The Personnel Department, utmost value is placed on their most important asset – their people. As a result, their corporate culture has been awarded by various independent auditors. Their accolades include:
• Best Small & Medium Employers in Canada by Queens University School of Business and Hewitt Associates
• Top 100 Best Companies to Work for in Oregon by Oregon Business
• Best Companies to Work for in BC by BC Business
• Best Workplaces in Canada by Canadian Business.

As a top employer, The Personnel Department knows the principles of strong human resource management and applies those principles to their clients' organizations, in addition to their own.

We help people succeed.
We help organizations perform.
We are The Personnel Department.