About HOK Talent Solutions

HOK Talent Solutions is a Melbourne-based specialist health & safety recruitment agency that places senior to executive level HSE professionals. We have an extensive network of candidates throughout Australia and work with clients across a range of industries.

Why Choose Us?

We listen

Whether you are briefing us on a role or telling us about your career motivators, we hear you. We are interested. We let you talk whilst we listen.

We understand

We understand what employers want. We 'get' that technical skills are non-negotiable, but we also understand the importance of cultural fit. That’s why we focus on behavioural competencies as part of our selection process.

We keep in touch

You will hear from us - and regularly. We will create an ongoing and meaningful relationship with you. It's genuine. We care.

Our Candidates

Unlike other agencies, we don’t usually advertise roles. We prefer to get to know you (our candidates) and your career goals first because it helps us match you to the right employer and role. So, whether you’re actively looking for your next job or just want to sound out the market, contact us for a coffee and chat because we’d love to get to know you.

Our Clients

Heavy industry or white-collar, large or small, we work with organisations across all industries to place the best health and safety candidates available. As part of our service, we thoroughly research your business so we understand your culture, people and work environment.

We work with CEOs, HR Leaders and in-house talent acquisition teams and we never accept a brief unless we can place the right candidate.

Helen O'Keefe

Founder/Managing Director

Helen O’Keefe is one of the most well respected and connected HSE recruiters in Australia. Authentic in style, she demonstrates a genuine passion for the HSE industry and is motivated by uncovering exceptional talent for her clients and helping her candidates build flourishing careers.

Helen has earned a reputation as a recruiter who succeeds where others have failed as she assimilates business needs quickly and hunts for the talent her clients want to see. Helen’s exposure to industry is vast and this provides candidates and clients alike with confidence in her ability to understand the variance in sector-to-sector risk profiles, and the unique challenges each industry sector faces.

Encouraged by the support of her valued clients, Helen founded HOK Talent Solutions in 2015 and is immensely proud of how successful the business has become.

Here’s what some of our clients and candidates say about us:

Companies We’ve Worked With

Membership & Sponsorship

The professional development and advancement of health and safety professionals is very important to us. That’s why HOK Talent Solutions is proud to be a silver corporate member of the Australian Institute of Health & Safety.


HOK Talent Solutions is proudly sponsoring the OHS Leaders Summit 2024, Australia’s largest gathering of Senior Health, Safety & Wellbeing Executives in Brisbane. Come and see us in March!

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