Willory Announces Acquisition of Staffing Division of The Human Resource Department, Inc.

Akron Firm Grows Its HR Staff and Deepens Expertise with Purchase


(December 16, 2013) Akron, Ohio – Willory, a national firm exclusively serving the specific needs of the HR & payroll community, announced today the acquisition of the staffing business unit of Cleveland-based The Human Resource Department, Inc. (THRD).  Given the rise in demand for HR professionals, Willory made this move to deepen its industry-leading position as the definitive source for Human Resource & Payroll temporary staffing, direct hire and consulting needs.

With a laser-focused approach and a skillful staff filling roles across the United States, Willory’s growth has exceeded even founder, John Bernatovicz’s expectations.

“Our track record of success is a testament to our commitment to serving the HR and payroll community better, and with greater enthusiasm than anyone else in the nation!  With rising demand, we’re keeping this commitment with the addition of The Human Resource Department, Inc.’s inspired team and resources,” explains Bernatovicz.

As part of the acquisition, Lisa Dean will be joining Willory as Director of Client Relations and Recruiting.  She brings a wealth of knowledge along with a diverse network of highly-skilled and versatile HR consultants and candidates.  Having these additional resources at Willory’s disposal complements its already deep network of HR and payroll professionals. High quality and capable HR professionals are in high demand, and it is Willory’s commitment to be the go-to source for HR professionals, no matter the role or the length of service required.

“I’m thrilled to have found such a great fit for our staffing team,” said Chuck Niles, President and founder of The Human Resource Department, Inc. “For nearly twenty years, we’ve been serving our clients with a world class set of HR professionals that will only help Willory solidify their leadership position in HR & payroll staffing and consulting.”

About Willory:

Willory serves all of Ohio, the United States, and the globe with its unique approach, exclusively fulfilling the needs of the HR & payroll space.  It is our passionate focus that ensures capabilities and candidates that cannot be found anywhere else – whether for temporary staffing, direct hire or consulting services.  For more information, please visit us online at or contact John Bernatovicz at (330) 576-5486.