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Who we are

Welcome to Health Recruitment Specialists

As our company name implies, HRS is a specialist recruitment firm dedicated to servicing the needs of the health sector. We aim to provide the highest standards of service in executive search, advertised selection and contracting. Importantly, all HRS recruitment consultants are drawn from across the industry. We know that to understand the needs of the industry our people must have an intimate knowledge of the health business and a ready network of contacts.

Our main aim as a healthcare recruitment agency is not only to provide the best candidates in a wide, reliable and high standard network but also to nourish long-lasting relationships between employees and organisations. With over two decades of experience, countless relationships established and a highly connected network within the healthcare industry, the proof is in our work.

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Indigenous Recognition

Diversity and inclusion

Acknowledgment Of Traditional Owners

HRS recognises the rich Aboriginal heritage within the state of Victoria within which we operate. HRS embraces Aboriginal living culture as a vital part of Australia’s identity and recognises, celebrates and pays respect to the existing family members of the Elders past and present. We welcome collaboration with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities.

Our Commitment To Diversity
At HRS we believe the that in order to build happier, inclusive and productive workplaces, it is important to welcome and value the input of people from different backgrounds, life experiences and cultures among our staff, our candidates and within the communities we serve.

Diversity and inclusion are essential elements of our corporate culture. We strive to create a work environment that supports the success of all employees, attracts a diverse pool of applicants and encourages people to build long-term careers with HRS. Embracing diversity and inclusion also helps us better serve the needs of the job seekers and hiring managers we work with each day. We are allies of the LGBTIQ community and welcome collaboration with both gender diverse and culturally diverse communities.

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Learn more about our people

John Cross
John Cross
John worked as a senior economist in a major Australian organisation
Jo Lowday
Jo Lowday
Over the last 24 years, Jo has worked within the healthcare

why people choose us

Our advantages


A breadth of hands-on industry experienceThis gives us a thorough understanding of the health sector. Our advantage is the quality of our recruitment executives. These are drawn from all areas of the health business both clinical (medical, nursing and allied health) and corporate.
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We take a lateral thinking approachWe think laterally about our clients’ needs and deliver a “fresh approach” to executive search, advertised selection and contracting. This fresh approach results in a clear advantage to our clients. We provide the highest standards of service.
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We work exclusively with our clientsIn a team environment we work exclusively with our clients to develop a strong basis of ongoing understanding, trust and achievement. We offer a service that involves health professionals searching for health professionals for your organisation.
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The most cost and time efficient processesWe tailor the most cost and time efficient recruitment processes to meet our clients’ immediate and long-term recruitment needs.  We add value to our clients’ strategic vision. We find the right health professionals anywhere, anytime.
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Experience and clients

Executive Recruitment

Since commencing operation, HRS has successfully completed well over 100 executive recruitment assignments. This includes Chief Executive Officer, Director of Nursing, Director of Medical Services, Director of Finance and Corporate Services Director appointments. Our clients are drawn from across the health sector and include public health facilities, private hospitals, community health, aged care providers and not-for-profit organisations. We have an extensive track record in sourcing high calibre executives for the health sector in Australia. We understand the market and our professional processes ensure our clients receive the very best end-to-end recruitment service.

Specialist Health Positions Recruitment
Likewise, we have assisted our clients over the years to source senior people in specialist roles in medical, nursing, allied health and administrative positions (finance, HR, supply, engineering etc). Our networks in the heath sector are second to none and we are able to draw upon our extensive databases to help source the very best people.

In addition to our Executive and Specialist Recruitment Services the HRS team are active in the health sector delivering a range of HR and consulting services. Our experience includes:

  • Strategic and Business Planning
  • Operational and Functional Reviews
  • Remuneration Reviews