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About us

At Talent, we're redefining the world of recruitment.

Our vision and ambition are unique. We're committed to creating the most rewarding experiences for our customers, clients, colleagues and community. 

We break from the pack with unprecedented year-on-year growth, 27 industry awards in the past 10 years and world-class employee engagement levels. We're also proud to be the only recruitment business on Gallup's Global Best Workplaces list. That's what sets us apart from the rest.

Connecting excellent people with top organisations around the world is our passion. Our foundation Talent RISE supports young people with job readiness training and opportunities.

This is only part of our story; we measure our success and achievements on more than financial performance. It's about the impact, legacy and change we create.

Our services

Our values

We're proud to share the values that guide how we work with our clients, candidates and our team. As we grow and expand to new regions, these values remain constant.

LEAD THE WAY // We have a profound desire to break from the pack and redefine recruitment. This means taking the lead on driving positive social change, finding creative solutions to help our clients, transforming the contractor experience and investing 50% of our profits into innovation. 

STRIVE FOR BETTER // We are determined to create answers to shortcomings we encounter – whether it's the lack of support for the startup sector, poor customer service in recruitment, or unacceptable levels of youth unemployment. We never settle with the status quo.

GIVE A DAMN // We launched Talent with the belief that we could create a company that went beyond the normal boundaries in terms of its compassion and care for people. Our desire to give back to our community goes beyond programs and initiatives, we walk the talk. 

Our portfolio

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Digital and tech are in our DNA

Our team members are experts in their fields. Whether it's data science, software development or project management, our consultants have years of experience - and many have trained in the job families they hire for. This experience means we know the specific requirements of your role and can deliver the best candidates. 

Our specialisations

We are deeply connected within our industries

We've been here awhile and are proud of our long-term connections. The average tenure of our consultants is five years, and our leadership team is over 10 years. This means that we have built up deep specialisations and networks within our chosen industries, and our clients have consistency of service with their recruitment specialist. You won't need to introduce yourself every time you speak to us - we're an extended part of your team. 

Our industries

Talent has 16 locations across the globe. If you feel like taking a career leap across the ocean, we can help. 

Our global network means that we can move you around the world from Sydney to Singapore, Auckland to Adelaide, London to Lisbon, and Manchester to Malaysia. So if you’re looking for a position across the road or across the globe, get in touch. 

Contact us

1995

Talent is founded in Perth

Founded by Richard Earl in Perth in September 1995 initially operating from a home office when things in Western Australia were pretty quiet and the mining boom was yet to take off. 

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1999

Sydney office is launched

Launched Sydney in 1999 in the midst of a dot com and Y2k boom and quickly experienced the end of both. It took entrepreneurial qualities and great people to navigate that situation and today it is Talent’s largest office and also company HQ. 

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2005 - 2007

Australian national expansion with four more offices

The Australian national expansion continued with the opening of our Melbourne office in 2005. Within two years we had added offices in Canberra, Brisbane and Adelaide and were ready for major growth. 

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2009 - 2011

New Zealand expansion

In order to service trans-Tasman clients and and  an emerging and innovative technology sector in New Zealand,  we launched in Auckland in 2009 followed by Wellington in 2010. 

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2012

Talent enters the UK market

As part of our growth strategy,  Talent opens an office in London to service the emerging digital sector and slowly recovering banking sector. 

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2013

Unleashed is born

In May 2013 at our “Unleashed” event in Sydney and with Sir Richard Branson in attendance, we announced our intention to transform the way we do business. We talked about taking our contractors and clients to an ‘’impossible place’’ which is our way of saying we wanted to provide a level of customer service that might surprise people beyond their best expectations. In 2014 we launched the Talent Unleashed Awards with Sir Richard Branson and Steve Wozniak as global judges. Click here to find out more. 

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2014

Talent RISE launches

Changing lives, one job at a time. Born out of our vision to create a brighter future for today’s youth and ensure their enormous potential doesn’t go to waste, by providing education, training and life skills to enable them to gain independence and purpose through employment. 

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2014

IT Consultancy division created

Seeing a market opportunity Talent acquires Perth-based IT Consultancy Agile Logic, with a brief to create an IT consulting and delivery model based around independence, quality, and value.  Agile Logic re-brands as Avec in December. 

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2014

Scaling up in the UK

With clear evidence of an improving market, Talent expands across the UK with offices in Birmingham, Manchester, and Bristol.

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2016

Talent celebrates 20 years

Talent celebrates 20 years of business and continued growth.

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2016

Talent expands into Europe

Talent expands into continental Europe with offices in Amsterdam and Berlin, with ambitious growth plans to increase our European presence.

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2016

Talent enters the USA

Talent expands into the rapidly growing US market. The first flagship Talent office opens in San Francisco.

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2018

A record year for Team Talent

Talent expands into the rapidly growing US market. The first flagship Talent office opens in San Francisco. In October, Quintet Partners announces an acquisition of a significant shareholding in Talent. This investment signifies a significant step in Talent's global expansion, with Thérèse Rein and other influential business leaders taking on advisory roles to support continued growth.

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2019+

The Future for Talent

Digital markets are growing and technology is changing at a rapid pace. Watch this space as we continue to build on our vision to redefine recruitment... 

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