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SMART HR Solutions


Matt Carter is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of SMART Human Resource Solutions Inc.

Matt has a wide range of experience working successfully with small to medium size businesses and organizations. Matt leverages his experience to help clients tackle the HR and business challenges they fear the most. Matt thrives on guiding leaders through some of their most challenging HR issues and believes solid and robust HR practices is vital to the longevity and success of any organization.

Matt instantly connects with leaders he works with, by actively listening and taking an interest in the work they do. His extensive expertise, logic, dependability, integrity, and strong business acumen are just some of Matt’s greatest strengths that his clients have come to appreciate.


Beverly Somers is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at SMART Human Resource Solutions Inc.

Beverly is known for her exceptional commitment to the Human Resource profession and has a strong passion for people and problem solving. Bev is a trusted HR professional in the business community and thrives on the challenges that come her way.

Driven by excellence, Beverly takes pride in helping her clients tackle the HR challenges they fear the most!


SMART HR Solutions

Founded in 2018, SMART Human Resource Consulting Inc., is a local full-service Fractional HR Consulting firm dedicated to providing small to medium size businesses and organizations, practical, easy to adopt and affordable HR solutions.

SMART HR thrives on helping leaders tackle the HR issues they fear the most, to ensure a productive, healthy and rewarding work environment.

SMART HR has three main business lines:

HR911 Emergency Consulting Services

  • Disciplinary Issues
  • Workplace Investigations/Assessments
  • Terminations
  • Exit Interviews, etc.

HR Tool-box Solutions (Easy to adopt and customizable solutions):

  • HR Legislation & Compliance Guides
  • Compensation Strategies & Surveys
  • Employment Policies and Contracts
  • Job Descriptions
  • On-boarding / Off-boarding Programs
  • Recruitment & Retention Strategies
  • Health & Safety Manuals
  • Performance Management Processes
  • Recognition Programs
  • Employee Engagement Initiatives
  • Employee Wellness Programs
  • Workplace Mental Health Solutions
  • Change Management Assessments & Plans
  • Termination Guides & Documentation

Recruitment Services

  • 360-Recruitment, we take care of the entire process for you
  • Pay-Per-Service: Only pay for the services you need, when you need them.