Meet the Team Your Temporary, Permanent & Executive Search Specialists in Northern, Central and Southern British Columbia

Karen A. Watt
CPC, CEO - Executive Search Services

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Like so many of us in recruiting, Karen Watt launched her second career in 1992, bringing a wealth of Human Resources background to Kamloops and opening Excel Personnel Inc. Supporting local businesses in Temporary, Permanent and Contract Staffing, Payrolling and Executive Search  Services to assist businesses in need of outside sourcing of candidates to fill a variety of positions from Janitors to General Managers. Now celebrating 29 years, Karen has been successful in opening additional branch offices in Kelowna and Prince George BC and soon to open Terrrace to serve their clients better with feet on the ground in each City and opening up Northern BC to local professional recruiters. With current staff to support business recruitment in Western Canada with our affiliates they thrive on their Integrity in working with each and every candidate and employer. Karen and her Team guarantees every placement and works one on one with each candidate and employer to find the right fit the first time. Current data base of candidates today exceeds 60,000 with new candidates registering with us every day. Excel Personnel can fill your next placement and look forward to building our relationship with each and every client and candidate.

When not in the office answering your calls, you will find Karen at Training Seminars to bring the latest technology to our Cities, or Traveling to clients around North America or Boating on the Shuswap Lake.

If you have the Skills, Abilities, Personality, Dress and Attitude to match our clients job description along with company fit and salary expectations, then we are sending you in for an interview.  Your recruiter is the key person to make this happen.

Karen loves the water, whether it’s a Lake or a river or an ocean, and when travelling she has to be by bodies of water, she loves boating to her rustic cabin on the Shuswap and spending time renovating the cabin and boating with friends.

Joan Hannestad
Accounting Director

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Joan has been working in the Accounting field for over 25 years, being skilled in Sage 50 as a Full Cycle Bookkeeper up to Year End. She studied at BCIT .  She is available to answer any questions

Likes to travel to foreign country beaches.

Beverely Proteau
Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Sarah Horrocks
Administrative Assistant

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Sarah joined Excel Personnel in July 2021 as our Administrative Assistant. Sarah brings over 18 years of Administrative skills and background to Excel as well as having a passion for people and communications, is bilingual in French and English, working in Administrative and Legal Environments managing multiple managers daily activities and administrative duties, skilled in all technical aspects of business and can answer all your questions on recruitment. Give Sarah a call and say hello as we welcome her to our team.

Sarah has a passion for people and enjoys being of service to those seeking employment or working with clients to assist in their hiring needs.

Passion for People is her moto


Prince George Chamber of Commerce
Kamloops Chamber of Commerce
Kelowna Chamber of Commerce
Canadian Home Builders Association
Thompson Region Division of Family Practice
Southern Interior Construction Association
Terrace  & District -  Kitimat Chamber of Commerce

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