BrightStaff expands Toronto office

Recruitment specialists Cheryl Farquharson and Laura Hurley have joined the new Toronto office of BrightStaff, a Cayman Islands-based recruitment firm.

Prior to joining BrightStaff, Cheryl Farquharson was a Senior Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers where she was responsible for Human Resources and Recruitment, said a company press release.

Her skills and experience, both as an Accountant and a Human Resources Manager, provide her with unique insight into the recruitment of professional accountants, the release said.

Laura Hurley has sales and marketing experience and possesses a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations from Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec.

BrightStaff owns and operates a global network of offices in commonwealth countries such as the United Kingdom, Canada, and New Zealand. Historically, these countries are associated with a high calibre of professionals with financial services experience, the release said.

‘One of our primary competitive advantages is our global network connected around our proprietary technology,’ said BrightStaff President Kathleen Jackman. ‘These offices provide BrightStaff with an extensive global database of professionals that enable us to excel in delivering staffing solutions to our clients.’

BrightStaff is also looking to expand its global reach into other jurisdictions by opening offices in Bermuda this year and Dublin during 2006.

Its Toronto office is located at First Canadian Place, 100 King Street West, in the First Canadian Tower.


BrightStaff is an international recruitment agency which helps financial services businesses hire the most outstanding talent, improve the recruitment processes, and increase workforce efficiency. BrightStaff provides clients with extensive screening and assessment services, pioneering the use of innovative recruitment and workforce management concepts. For more information visit or contact BrightStaff at [email protected] or call 94-STAFF (78233).

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