Hire Standard
Permanent Staffing & Background Screening


Passion. Experience. Diligence.

Proudly serving Southern Alberta companies for over 13 years.

Our Mission: At Hire Standard we believe great workplaces are about the people.  We support our clients’ staffing needs with a unique approach that includes the confidence of background screening, integrity in our process and transparency in our communication.  We value our staff and know that fair pay, teamwork and appreciation make all the difference in job satisfaction and employee loyalty.  We hold ourselves to a higher standard so that we can be the most trustworthy and competent staffing firm in Southern Alberta. 

Our Vision: To ensure an excellent fit with every hire; leading to the success of people, business, family and community.

 Our Core Values:

H - honesty

I - integrity

R - relationships

E - excellence

Our Team:

Emma Goerzen | Client Services, Owner
Lorie Hayes | Staffing and Operations Manager
Amber Standen | Staffing Manager, Temporary Division Stephanie Bekkering | Communications Manager


Client Services & Owner

Emma Goerzen

As the founder of Hire Standard, Emma has been the visionary since its inception and over 13 years of growth and development.  Emma’s engaging and compassionate nature makes her a natural for understanding our client’s needs and building those long-standing relationships.  Emma’s goal in business is to do what’s right by our clients and support her staff.  A proud grandma, Emma relishes time spent with family and taking daily walks.  Emma continues to be an active member of the Original Breakfast Club in Lethbridge, networking and maintaining relationships.


Staffing and Operations Manager

Lorie Hayes

Lorie has seen Hire Standard through all the phases of growth and change since 2008, providing stability and commitment.  Lorie is a dedicated, thorough and capable staffing professional.  Lorie’s well-rounded skill set is a great match for the diversity of tasks she manages at Hire Standard.  Lorie’s attention to detail and genuine care for our client’s best interest make her exceptional at staffing and human resources management.  When not working, Lorie is busy with her 4 kids and all their athletic pursuits.  Lorie is a General Member of CPHR Alberta.


Staffing Manager - Temporary Division

Amber Standen

Amber joined the Hire Standard team in 2017.  Within a short time, she has grown and flourished in the temporary staffing division.  Amber has a comfortable rapport with her client contacts and temporary workers.  Always with the goal of client satisfaction, Amber is able to provide support to their temporary staffing needs.  Amber is open to trying new things, thinking outside the box and making quality connections with people.  Amber’s family of 4 regularly welcomes international home-stay students for short and longer term placements, which shows her open nature.  Amber enjoys the comradery found in belonging to the Southern Alberta Women in Business.


Communications Manager

Stephanie Bekkering

Stephanie has been a trusted and valued Hire Standard employee over the years, starting in 2007, taking time off to start a family and now working part time.  She has grown in confidence and understanding of the value of our unique business.  Stephanie enjoys the variety and challenge found in her role, in addition to working with a collaborative and encouraging team.  She strives for efficiency and excellence in her work to help Hire Standard offer top notch service.  Stephanie is a University of Lethbridge alumnus, receiving a BA in General Social Sciences.  She keeps busy with her 4 young children and is an active volunteer in the community. 



2017 – Lethbridge Chamber & BDO Business Leadership Nominee
2016 – Lethbridge Chamber & BDO Business Ethics Award Nominee
2016 – Alberta Women Entrepreneur Uprising Award Nominee
2014 – Lethbridge Chamber Young Entrepreneur Award Nominee
2013 - #24 on Alberta Venture’s Fast Growth 50
2012 – Lethbridge Chamber & BDO Small Business of the Year Nominee
2008 – Lethbridge Chamber & BDO New Venture Business of the Year Winner