HR Soul Hires New Chief Experience Officer to Expand Its Portfolio of Consulting Offerings to Orlando Companies | Official Press Release

HR Soul Consulting – a Tampa based Human Resources and Talent Management consulting firm, has hired Matt Hall as its new Chief Experience Officer (CXO) to expand its portfolio of talent, leadership and culture offerings into the Orlando market.

ORLANDO- February 10, 2020 – According to Gallup, only 1/3 of currently only about 1/3 of U.S. workers are engaged in their job, only 20% of U.S. workers believe their current position utilizes their strengths, and the number of workers that would consider leaving their job for less money stands at 71%

HR Soul Consulting is expert in working with companies to reverse that trend. 

Organizations are becoming increasingly hyper-focused on employee engagement and talent management as part of their business strategies.  Yet even with this increased focus, more employees are reported as being non-engaged, and are now increasingly looking for better opportunities.  We believe they are interconnected and should be looked at holistically instead of in isolation”, states Paul Cortissoz, CEO & Co-Founder of HR Soul. “

Paul further explains, “There is a confluence of market factors in the Central Florida marketplace right now that require companies to focus on what we call the “Big Three” – talent, culture and leadership. Companies who wish to provide engaging cultures must assess and ensure they are hiring candidates who are a fit for their values and culture.  They also need to provide strong leadership at all levels, and development opportunities for their people – especially millennials. These are key differentiators in a competitive candidate marketplace".

Paul continues, “We are proud of the measurable success we have had with clients in the Tampa market over the past 3 years and are ready to bring this expertise to Orlando companies in a more concerted way.  That is why we are thrilled to have Matt joining our team as a Managing Partner and view him as a strategic addition to our team”.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Matt made Florida home in 2004 and brings 15 years of recruitment and HR consulting industry experience to the HR Soul team.  Matt has very successfully grown and lead talent acquisition teams including, over the last 11 years, a top Forbes rated global talent solutions firm. During this time, he was a perennial award winner and was responsible for the creation and profitability of the firm's first HR recruitment and consulting offering.  In addition to supporting Florida companies with talent and workforce solutions he has been heavily involved in championing human resources as the catalyst for change and the future of work with groups like Hacking HR, SHRM, HR executive roundtables and continued education groups.

“I could not think of a better company to be joining at this time”, states Matt. “I’m passionate about the workplace of the future, employee engagement and reengineering how companies hire.  Unlike most firms that are either traditional recruitment agencies or traditional outsourced HR practitioners, HR Soul offers a complete partnership from understanding and diagnosing a company’s cultural health, using data to assess current talent strength and creating a vision for talent acquisition and management going forward, that is cool!”  Matt continued, “What a great time to be launching HR Soul in Orlando, it already boasts a crazy effective and imaginative business community with companies and organizations that go above and beyond to create a meaningful work culture.  Orlando has 2.9% unemployment combined with job creation 134% faster than the national average, talent is precious.  I am truly excited about being part of the future of work here in Orlando

More than simply offering ad-hoc HR Consulting solutions, HR Soul is focused on the measurable business impact their solutions deliver to clients. “Successful executives invest in results, not a consulting service. We also know clients are looking for a partner they can trust”, states Paul.  “We believe too many consultants create dependence on their services, focus on selling off the shelf solutions and are not fully invested in their client's success. We believe there is a better way.  The term un-consultant is a badge we wear with pride. It's what drives us every day”.

About HR Soul


We enable HR professionals and business leaders to amplify the performance of their business through their talent, leadership and culture practices. Backed by decades of collective business experience, we have worked with diverse groups of clients – globally and domestically – from executives to front line employees– offering practical HR solutions with business impact. 

We know the incredible potential strategic HR has. And we know the incredible risk businesses take by overlooking it. With a proven track record for delivering innovative talent, leadership and culture solutions, we provide your HR and leadership teams with everything they need to compete to win in today’s competitive marketplace.