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Top services offered by recruitment agencies

Contract recruitment

Contract recruitment

Hire a recruiter for a short period of time working solely on your recruitment needs. 

FROM $1,000

Employer online reputation

Employer online reputation

Building an attractive brand online that candidates want to work for. 

FROM $1,200

International candidates

International candidates

Searching and screening candidates from overseas. 

FROM $700

Interview support

Interview support

Preparation and coaching in interviewing candidates effectively. 

FROM $140

Job description

Job description

Crafting irresistable job descriptions, streamlining them to your brand and editing existing job descriptions.  

FROM $30



Access to resources overseas for typically a fraction of local rates. 

FROM $25

Talent pool database

Talent pool database

Access to talent pool database to fast track recruitment process. 

FROM $1,500

Temporary staffing

Temporary staffing

Temporary staffing agencies who specialise in your industry. 

FROM $34

Work visa sponsorship

Work visa sponsorship

Sponsoring work visa for prospective candidates from overseas. 

FROM $5,000

Average hourly rate for Recruiters in Australia

min rate $56 - $181 max rate

  • Premium Mechanical Group
    Premium Mechanical Group

    ABN: 19 122 455 645



    Premium Mechanical Group is the leading force in mining recruitment across Australia. They specialise in sourcing and placing specialised and highly trained staff in a variety of roles, throughout the mining industry. Though their recruitment operations exist across Australia, they specialise particularly in the areas of Western Australia and Queensland. They are trusted by mining companies to place the best staff for any type of job, whether it be shutdown jobs, fifo employment or temporary contract work. Their strong reputation for sourcing and placing excellent staff has led to Premium Mechanical candidates in high demand across the industry.

  • Vervoe

    ABN: 71606136412



    Simple and painless hiring with automated interviews. Vervoe helps employers all over the world reduce their reliance on résumés and face to face interviews. With Automated Interviews you can interview multiple candidates simultaneously and see how they perform in real-world scenarios. You can create your own customized Interview Scripts or choose one from the marketplace. Each script targets a specific skill or attribute and can include multiple question and answer formats.

  • Hillen Staff Solutions
    Hillen Staff Solutions

    ABN: 66315328579



    Hillen Staff Solutions is your HR partner, providing in house HR management for a fraction of the cost of an employee. We’re committed to providing outstanding HR solutions for businesses of any size throughout New South Wales, although we specialise in small business. We provide a HR advice and support service with a fixed monthly fee. We also offer a range of stand-alone policy packages if you just need documentation or are concerned about compliance.

  • Cartec Consulting
    Cartec Consulting

    ABN: 74358013008


    West Perth

    Cartec Consulting is an established Human Resource consultancy. Our team of HR Consultants offer personal service that is tailored to suit your requirements. We work with you to provide a customised solution that will: * maximise the performance of your human capital; * enable you to adopt and maintain good workplace practices; * ensure compliance with all relevant workplace legislation; * provide a safe working environment; and * deliver the business performance you demand. Cartec Consulting works with employers to develop operational and strategic practices that help people reach their potential. Whether you need specialist assistance with a particular project or you would like to completely outsource your HR and/or WHS functions, we can provide a solution that is right for your business.

  • The Lucas Group Pty Ltd
    The Lucas Group Pty Ltd

    ABN: 27 058 587 278



    Driven by our meticulous attention to detail and rigorous interview and selection processes, we provide the highest level of professional service paired with clear and open communication. We specialise in the agribusiness sector so call us today on 08 8201 9999.


    ABN: 72736821601



    King Consulting Human Resources Management and Recruitment Consultants | Sydney Drive profits in your business with the existing team in a happy, rewarding, high performance culture. Recruit your next star employee through our Recruitment Services.1K+ Service Clients All Over Australia As one of our clients you can relax knowing your complying with Australian employment law under the National Employment Standards and Fair Work Act. Our clients are going from strength to strength with our support. Typically we see our clients achieving profit increases within the first few months of working with us. Read more about our clients in the testimonials below on this page. Read more about us

  • Strawberry Seed Consulting
    Strawberry Seed Consulting

    ABN: 47626983819



    At Strawberry Seed, we are passionate about providing Human Resources and Recruitment support to Small Business. We work with businesses who are starting to grow to set them up right from the beginning, giving them a strong base to start to employ. We work with established businesses to make sure that the HR policies and processes they have in place are compliant with current employment law and aligned with their business plan. Whether it is setting you up to succeed, reducing your risk, coaching your managers or partnering with you to grow your people and your business, we can find a solution that meets your needs.

  • Health and Fitness Recruitment Australia
    Health and Fitness Recruitment Australia

    ABN: 85354873896



    Our industry-specific designed platform consisting of a large national database of 3400 qualified, insured and supported professionals provides an effective link for clients with on-demand staffing requirements. Put simply we love wellbeing, health and fitness which translates into a passionate relationship in servicing our clients and candidates. Being the first in Australia, HFRA is the most qualified industry-specific staffing solution provider. We are experts in our field who understand the needs of your industry. Some of the clients we support are the best health insurance and corporate wellbeing businesses in Australia/NZ. With an Australia wide pool of professionals, you can be confident that we'll fulfil your needs, plus the experience to source staff for international opportunities. We are members of the RCSA Australia and New Zealand

  • Virtual Coworker
    Virtual Coworker

    ABN: 49154746004



    Virtual Coworker specializes in recruiting cost-effective, full-time and part-time professionals, who work remotely from the Philippines. Our account managers in Australia liaise with our full time recruitment team in the Philippines, who have access to several large resume databases and a proven track record of sourcing the ideal candidates to fill your positions.


A recruiter is a professional who helps you attract and recruit talent for your business, whether it is a casual, part-time, full-time, short term or project based role.

Some people may call them head hunters. However, head hunter is a term commonly used for recruiters who work on high-paying corporate roles. Head hunters can be freelancers who have their own personal network of contacts they can tap into.

A recruiter can be internal to a business, which means they are employed by the company under a human resources (HR) department. An external recruiter is someone you pay for their services to fill up your open roles. He or she can be a freelancer or part of a recruitment company.

What type of services do recruiters offer?

Most external recruiters provide an end-to-end service, which means they will do everything from determining your requirements to managing the documentation after a job offer has been accepted.

These are the main recruitment services that they provide:

  •  Consultation: General and specific advice on the job market, candidates and process.
  •  Brand: Marketing your company as a desirable place to work to attract the right talent.
  •  Role: Working on role requirements, writing job ads, and other job details.
  •  Advertising: Organising job ads, marketing the roles and dipping into their talent database to find suitable candidates.
  •  Screening and Interviewing: Filtering the right talent, managing the interviews and following up. 
  •  Job Offer: Negotiating, making an offer, formalising, and handling work permits and visa
  •  Training: Some offer training to polish up the candidate's skills before starting work.

What type of recruiters are there?

There are several types of recruiters for every industry and business. Big agencies tend to offer a variety of services, functioning as a one-stop shop. Smaller boutique agencies tend to be highly specialised in one area or industry. Lastly, there are also freelancing recruiters on their own.

  •  Industry:Each industry has its own staffing needs, culture, and job requirements. For example, the tourism industry has peak and off-peak seasons, so its HR requests will change throughout the year. Meanwhile, the building and construction industry tend to have plenty of short-term projects, which require more contract workers. Each industry will also have specific job requirements in terms of education, skill levels and experience.
  •  C-level and manager role: These are recruiters who specialise in attracting C-level talent and recruiting senior managers. They may work in one or several industries. 
  •  Temporary staff: Certain businesses require a high volume of contract or short-term staff over a period. This is where a temporary staffing recruiter or agency comes in. 
  •  Foreign workers: There are also experts who are good at finding offshore talent and recruiting foreign workers.

What is the cost of an external recruiter?

The most common fee structure is taking a commission in the form of a percentage of the role's first annual salary. This way, you only pay the recruiter when you hire a person.

Some recruites may throw in perks such as a 6-month guarantee for the talent to stay in the job. Other fee structures include payment upfront or progressive payment over the recruitment process.

What are the pros and cons of using an external recruiter?


  •  Free up your time: Time is money in business. A small or growing company may have limited time for recruiting people. Using a recruiter means you can focus on getting the new employee up to speed once hired. 
  •  Find talent in a scarce market: Sometimes, the talent market is small for what you need. Without an external recruiter's wide network, it will take months to attract and hire the right people. This will hamper your business growth and drag productivity down. 
  •  Poach from your competitors: Recruiters may also know people who are secretly looking for better opportunities and are open to discussion given the right role. You'll get to approach people who are currently working with your competitors. Although this practice is legal, it is sometimes frowned upon.
  •  Find talent in a competitive market : It's best to use a recruiter when the market is highly competitive, especially if there are plenty of big brand names offering better salaries and perks. A recruiter can polish your brand to make it attractive. 
  •  Get guidance and help: If you're new to the hiring game, a recruiter can help you every step of the way. You'll get exactly what you want before launching your company or while growing your business.
  •  Help close the deal: Recruiters with good negotiating skills can help convince a candidate to accept the job offer. They will negotiate the best outcome for you and the candidate, so you are off to a good start.
  •  Solve your human resources issues: There are many scenarios when a recruiter can help immensely such as emergency staffing needs, reducing a high staff turnover rate by matching your business to the right talent, and sorting out issues with contract workers.


  •  Cost: Hiring an external recruiter is not the most cost-effective way to recruiting. You must consider the benefits versus the price that you are paying before hiring. Always read the terms and conditions carefully before signing on the dotted line with a recruiter.
  •  Hiring the right recruiter: Like any relationships, a recruiter needs to work well with you. It may take several attempts before you find one you are most happy with.