John Hauber


"Hiring authentic leaders who fit their jobs make your life easier and your business more profitable”

My professional journey has taken me down many paths; from pulling trap and washing dishes, to becoming a teenage restaurant manager, to diving into technology sales, and even assisting in home builds.  What I noticed in each role is that culture, leadership and performance are deeply connected, and that in every industry it is the authentic leaders who stand out.

In 1997, I launched Performance Resources (known today as Sharp Hiring). I saw a void in how companies found talent and maintained a healthy workplace environment. Since day one, my mission has been to recruit the best people for your business and offer coaching to encourage success and fulfillment for everyone.

I have one prerequisite for my clients: you must desire a culture that values people and rewards performance. Leadership is an attitude, not a title. It begins with courage and a true desire to help others succeed.


I’m passionate about:

  • Family & faith

  • Developing authentic leaders

  • Helping others find greater happiness & success, both personally and professionally

John W. Hauber

Director of Client Success

“Job fit is about seeing the whole picture and the whole person, then matching the right candidate with the right job and culture.”


After 14 years in retail, half of that in management, I’ve learned the value of hiring and retaining top performers, and the pain of making hiring mistakes. My desire to serve and passion for people have driven me to use my experience to assist others in building successful teams.


I joined the Sharp Hiring team in 2019 because I wanted to make a difference. I had witnessed how a single mis-hire created many challenges that unnecessarily wasted time and money; how culture is determined by leaders; and how just one poor leader can stimy a culture and drive good people away. I am driven to match the right person with the right job, and to help that person to grow both personally and professionally.


I’m passionate about:


  • Family & faith

  • Team leadership

  • Team collaboration

  • Helping others discover what they are good at and passionate about

We have consistently demonstrated the ability to help our clients:

Expand their applicant pool

Hire better employees and keep them longer

Reduce the Risks of:


Theft & Shrinkage



Substance Abuse

Improve & develop their managers

Produce teams that function well together

Select, hire and manage more productive salespeople

Improve customer service performance