About Customized Recruitment

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Who We Are

Customized Recruitment was founded by Theresa Bolton, after recognizing a gap between in-house recruiting departments and external search firms. Both were cost prohibitive to the majority of businesses, mostly small and medium size businesses who are the backbone of a thriving economy.

With the ambition of  offering a solution for this gap, Customized Recruitment was launched in the middle of the pandemic. This meant being creative to connect clients with prospective employees. It also meant truly understanding the needs of a business and ensuring they aligned with the pool of candidates presented creating mutual trust from the very first interaction.

People work for a company they trust and share values with them. Understanding that the recruiting process is the first step in building that trust, transparency and integrity are paramount to how Customized Recruitment conducts talent acquisition practices. There is no “head hunting”, only clear, compelling career opportunities shared where the best talent can be found.

The Customized Recruitment approach is working! Despite an extreme talent shortage, client roles are frequently filled on average in 4-6 weeks, certainly not months later.

Theresa Bolton,
Principle & Professional Recruiter


Theresa approaches life and the hiring process with enthusiasm, focus and fervor.

She began her career in recruitment in 2009. Theresa’s practice area focused on Sales and Marketing with a specialization in Insurance and Agriculture. Within two years, she was the top producer in the firm, with one of the largest and most profitable recruiting practices in Winnipeg.

With a desire to understand recruiting from within an organization Theresa joined a national agriculture company in 2015 with the mandate of building a recruiting division from the ground up. After five years in her role as Corporate Director of Recruiting, she made the decision to return to agency recruitment.

It was while working back in a search agency she saw how much the recruiting landscape had changed. Theresa identified a gap between internal recruiting and external recruiting and designed Customized Recruitment to offer businesses a better way to support the hiring of top talent

In addition to Theresa’s extensive recruiting experience, she has been an executive level volunteer board member holding the positions of Chair of the Board for the Canadian Association of Agri Retailers, and Vice President, Board of Directors for Ag in the Classroom. Additionally she served 3 years as member of the Board of Directors for the MS Society of Manitoba.