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Over 45 years

Recruitment By & For Melbourne

Dedicated to our clients, our city and our team.

Horner is one of Melbourne’s longest-established privately owned consultancies, boasting decades of experience serving the city’s unique recruitment needs. From the boardroom to the warehouse and in government, we have you covered.

Our Story

Our company story begins in the 1970s, in the infancy of Australia’s now $11 billion recruitment sector. From these humble beginnings we have flourished alongside the industry as a whole, playing our part down the decades in shaping it into what it is today.

An exciting chapter began in 2005 with the acquisition of Horner by current owner Peter Langford. Taking over from the retiring founder, Peter saw many opportunities for expansion, taking the business into a period of unprecedented growth. This period saw the business gain structure, expand its service offering, diversify its client base and increase its profitability.

Our Capabilities

Despite these changes, we’ve never wavered from our original mission of delivering recruitment built on real relationships. We take our partnerships with our clients seriously, applying a collaborative and structured approach to permanent and temporary recruitment that recognises that your organisation is unique and requires a unique HR solution. We conduct a comprehensive needs analysis ensuring that we fully understand your business, its culture, its goals, its environment and the role before we begin the hiring process. This careful, considered approach ensures that we can rapidly narrow down the talent pool to only the most suitable candidates, helping you find better team-members faster.

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide a boutique recruitment service backed by the resources needed to help even the largest client in the most demanding industry. Horner supports more than 100 businesses every day, helping companies big and small across blue- and white-collar industries meet short term staffing needs, improve their HR practices, build and develop their teams and keep their staff safe and healthy. Offering a fully end-to-end HR consultancy service to major corporate businesses, small startups, not-for-profit organisations and government agencies, we have the breadth and depth of expertise required to help your team achieve its goals.

People are any business’ most valuable asset, and Horner is no exception. Our team are some of the most experienced and qualified in the industry, all fully Industry Association accredited ensuring that you’re always getting the support you need. Proudly Australian-owned and operated and fully Melbourne-based, we’re better equipped than anyone to help local businesses find effective HR solutions. Benefit from decades of HR expertise and work alongside some of the most talented people in the industry by choosing to partner with Horner.

Our Purpose, Vision & Values

In all things, the team at Horner measures their performance against our purpose of ‘Connecting people, Shaping futures’ and our company vision and values. Taken together, these three principles outline the way we at Horner aspire to serve our clients and jobseekers.

Our vision

We are trusted to provide value for clients and candidates, built on a reputation for delivering what we promise.

Our team is engaged, empowered and recognised for exceptional performance.

Our values

  • Committed to achieve
    By seeking opportunities, building relationships and delivering service excellence
  • Trusted to deliver
    Through reliability, efficiency and accountability
  • Principled
    Through honesty, integrity and ethical practices
  • Collaborative by nature
    Through consultative communication and diverse input
  • Courageous
    Through resilience, conviction and being brave
  • Engaged and fulfilled
    Through the enjoyment of our work, our culture and our environment

Our dedication to these values has seen us recognised as an industry leader. Horner was awarded Leading Return to Work Practice by an Employer in the 2017 WorkSafe Awards for our revolutionary approach to helping injured employee gradually re-enter the workforce. Delivered in partnership with St Vincent de Paul Society, the program allowed injured workers who could return to work but were unable to perform their pre-injury duties the chance to perform light or modified duties at St Vincent shops. Since the program’s inception in 2013, time lost from work due to injury has been sharply cut, with many employees returning to work after two months instead of six.

Start Shaping Your Future

Discuss your HR requirements with Horner and discover how the right support could enhance your business and empower your staff. Contact our team today using the enquiry form below.

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