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Over 40 years

Our Story

Proud to be one of Melbourne’s longest-established privately owned consultancies.

In the seventies the recruitment sector was in its infancy so you could say we helped forge what is an $11 billion dollar industry today, employing almost 100,000 people Australia wide. 12 years ago Peter Langford, the current owner, bought the business from the retiring founder and re-launched it for a period of unprecedented growth. The business gained structure, increased profitability, a broader service offering and a more diverse client base which started a new phase for the brand.

What we do

We support over 100 businesses every day to find the right staff, meet short term staffing needs, improve their HR practices, develop their teams and ensure the safety of their staff. HORNER is an end to end HR consultancy that is small enough to be personalised but well resourced enough to help our clients achieve outcomes. We work with major corporate businesses, small start up organisations, not for profit charities and all levels of Government. We are an outsourced HR partner and measure ourselves by our commitment statement below;

We promise our clients and candidates that we are:

  • Personalised in service
  • Determined in approach
  • Responsive to needs and requests
  • Resourceful in finding solutions
  • Reliable in delivering outcomes

At our core we are a Recruitment / HR consulting business but we like to think we are so much more to the companies that partner with us everyday to keep their businesses moving. Whilst proud of the 42 year history of our brand, we are inspired to see where the next phase of the HORNER story leads to.


Why work with us?

We are personalised in our service but well-resourced to deliver outcomes.

As a small business of determined professionals we won’t give up until you are satisfied.

You benefit from our decades of experience in finding the right people, managing them positively, training and developing them to be their best and ensuring your workplace is the safest it can be. HORNER is your HR partner in business.

  • Accredited, trained and qualified professionals who are experts in their field
  • Proudly Australian owned and operated
  • Full range of HR services including recruitment, training and staff development, OHS consulting and workforce transition
  • Boutique style service
  • Small enough to be personal but well-resourced to deliver outcomes
  • Over 40 years of proven results

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