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 New Zealand and work with clients across a range of industries.
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 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.
You will hear from us - and regularly. We will create an ongoing and meaningful relationship with you. It's genuine. We care.
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.
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 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.
I’ve worked with one other provider who couldn’t find the right person for the role but we’ve always been successful with HOK in finding the right candidate and keeping them.
I found HOK Talent Solutions to be excellent...attentive, hit the mark, spot on what I was looking for, great feedback and follow up. I was impressed.
Helen is very personable. She is aware of my strengths, my weaknesses, what I’m looking for. I can talk openly to her. Everything I said was treated confidentially.
I met with Helen to discuss resuming my career after an extended break. Helen is very down to earth, listened to what was important to me and provided guidance and support. She found me the perfect job. I would not hesitate to recommend Helen to a candidate or a client.
I can honestly say I would refer everyone to HOKTS as they have found my ideal role, with Helen and her team building a positive relationship with me during the entire process. The follow-up has been first class.
Helen and her team made the recruitment process stress free. They are excellent operators.
During lockdown when I was feeling extremely low about my job search, I had regular phone calls from Helen and her team and could not have asked for a better consultant. Thank you for all your ongoing support.
Helen gets the brief and knows what you’re talking about. She gives consistent feedback and has a good feel for the market in terms of people, projects and salary levels. She always briefs the candidates well.
Helen has just filled a role for us that was extremely difficult. We were very particular about what the candidate had to have she continued to search until she found the right candidate. She is a person of integrity. If she tells you she is going to do something, she will do it. In a bloated recruitment market, Helen stands out.
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.