Quality & Value

Expert HR. For Less


Big HR firm expertise, small firm 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 basic HR services like payroll processing.

As former “big HR firm” consultants, we provide corporate-quality consulting, while our “small HR firm” structure affords tailored HR solutions at lower cost.


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 of ByMerit HR

Gary Dumais, Psy.D., SPHR

Business Psychologist & HR Consultant
Innovator of "Decision Resilience" and the
Decision Resilience Instrument (DRI)

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

Unlike many HR consultants, I have a doctoral degree in clinical psychology (Psy.D.) in addition to my work experience and certification in Human Resources.

I started my career doing cognitive and personality evaluations in hospitals and other clinical settings…

I then went to work for global HR consulting firms, applying my expertise in psychometric 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 years of experience, I started my own consulting firm, Select Human Resources, with a focus on offering psychometric assessment for pre-employment evaluation, employee development, and teambuilding. I also coined the term “Decision Resilience” and developed the Decision Resilience Instrument (DRI).

In recent years, I’ve found that clients want my advice about human resource matters in addition to 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
Qualtrics logo
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