Best recruitment agencies in Australia

Not all recruitment agencies are created equal and the best ones offer an individualised and responsive customer experience for job seekers. To help you find the right one, we’ve compiled a list of the best recruitment agencies in Australia.

Hiring a good candidate for companies is an expensive and time-consuming affair and research indicates that 15 per cent of vacancies in Australia are outsourced and advertised through recruitment companies1. There are literally thousands of recruitment agencies in Australia working across every industry imaginable and you could be forgiven for being overwhelmed by choice. To help determine the best recruiters for you, we’ve put together a list of the top Australian agencies, drawing from recruitment industry awards and experience of having worked with some of these agencies as a job seeker and as client.23456

Generalist Recruitment Agencies

You may be familiar with some of the following recruitment companies, who have offices based in most capital cities in Australia. These generalist recruitment agencies place candidates across multiple occupations, industries and job levels from Information Technology, Engineering, Property and Construction, Finance, Banking and Administration, Skilled Trades, Human Resources and more:

IT, Technology and Digital
  • U&U (2018 Gold Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • M&T Resources (2018 & 2017 Winner Excellence in Client Service Award, RCSA Awards)
  • Hays (2018 Silver & 2017 Gold Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Charterhouse (2018 Bronze Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Talent International (2017 Winner Medium Recruitment Agency of the Year, SARAs)
Engineering, Property and Construction
  • Randstad (2018 & 2017 Gold Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Hudson (2018 & 2017 Silver Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Redpath Partners (2017 Bronze Winner, HRD Magazine)

Source: Robert Half Australia & New Zealand

Trades and Services
Mining and Resources
Sales and Marketing
  • Hays (2018 Gold Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Aston Carter (2018 Silver Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Hudson (2017 Gold Winner, HRD Magazine)
  • Randstad (2018 Bronze Winner & 2017 Recruiter of the year, HRD Magazine)
Banking and Financial Services
Hospitality and Retail
Human Resources
Creative Services
Health Care
Senior and Executive Recruitment

The key to using a recruitment agency is to work on making yourself as ’employable’ as possible for the industry you’re looking to work in and approach several agencies (it helps to be introduced to an agency through your network) until you find a recruitment consultant that is interested in what you have to offer. They will in turn, want to form a relationship with you, advise and guide you towards a position that matches your experience and your expectations.

  1. “Meet the most popular recruitment methods in Australia: how does your strategy compare?” jobactive. 10 December 2015
  2. “Australia’s Top Recruiters” HRD Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2018
  3. “Australia’s Top Recruiters 2018” HRD Australia. Retrieved 25 July 2018
  4. “The RI Awards Australia 2017” Recruitment International. David Head, Published 1 August 2017
  5. “The best in Australia’s recruitment and staffing industry: the winners of this year’s RCSA awards named” Recruitment International. Published 14 June 2018
  6. “Winners announced: 2017 SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards” HRD Australia. Retrieved 23 July 2018
  7. “Awards and Recognition” Workpac Group. Retrieved 23 July 2018

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