Quality & Value

Expert HR. For Less


Big HR firm expertise, boutique service & value

ByMerit HR is dedicated to meeting the Human Resource needs of small and midsized businesses.

We provide expertise to businesses that don’t have an HR department, support companies that have an “HR department of one”, and enhance companies that have an in-house HR team.

Our boutique firm bridges the gap between big HR consulting companies serving large corporations and companies offering administrative HR services like payroll processing.

As former “big HR firm” consultants, we provide the same or better expertise, while our boutique firm structure allows us to offer tailored Human Resource solutions at exceptional value.


We looked to ByMerit HR to provide executive coaching to our physicians. They helped our leadership get back on track and achieve improved performance and group cohesiveness. Great sustainable results.
Steve Comess, Executive Director, United Anesthesia Services, P.C.
We've relied on ByMerit HR for years to evaluate Director-level candidates, and do development planning and 360-surveys for our executives. They offer a wide-range of assessments, and tailor to what we need.
Denise Andahazy, Chief Human Resources Officer, IG Design Group Americas, Inc


Founder & President

Gary Dumais, Psy.D., SPHR

Business Psychologist & HR Consultant

I founded ByMerit HR because small and midsize businesses frequently seek my help with their Human Resource needs.

Atypical in my background, I have a unique blend of psychology and human resources in my education and work experience.

With a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.), I began my career doing personality and cognitive evaluations in clinical settings such as hospitals.

I then went to work for global HR consulting firms, applying my expertise in psychological evaluation and counseling to the business sector. I specialized in assessing and coaching executives for corporations.

When one of my corporate consulting clients asked me to oversee their HR department, I became their Human Resources Manager. I went on to earn certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR), and held leadership roles in HR organizations.

After gaining a wealth of experience, I started my own consulting firm, Select Human Resources, with a focus on offering psychological assessment for pre-employment evaluation, employee development, and teambuilding to small and midsized businesses.

In recent years, I’ve found that many of my clients utilize my expertise to help with a variety of human resource matters. I’ve also noticed that new clients are predominately seeking help with HR issues beyond employee assessment.

Thus, I founded ByMerit HR to meet small and midsize businesses’ human resource needs. I’m dedicated to providing “big HR firm” expertise at exceptional value.


Our Partners

DISC assessment
Hogan assessment
The Predictive Index assessment
The Profilor 360 survey assessment
PSI employment testing and assessment
Jane HR recruiting service
Careerminds outplacement HR services
Select Human Resources executive assessment and coaching