Phil Smart Founder, WorkPac, Australia
There are a number of advisors active in the Australian staffing Industry and in the fifteen years that I have been a business owner, I have been in contact with most of them one way or the other. HHMC’s knowledge, understanding and professionalism puts them not just ahead of other consultancies but is probably the only organisation in Australia who I would regard as capable of adding real value and effectiveness to the strategy of any staffing business owner. This knowledge and experience would also be on inestimable value to anyone looking to divest or invest into the Australian Staffing Industry. Rod Hore’s wisdom in particular has provided critical advice to WorkPac over the years.
Rob Davidson Founder, Davidson Recruitment, Australia
Rod Hore has been a friend and advisor to our business for a number of years. Rod provides wise and fearless counsel, if needs be, to his own commercial detriment. He is amongst the most knowledgeable consultants in Australia on the recruitment sector and in particular on mergers and acquisitions in this industry. Most recently, Rod has assisted us in executing our strategic expansion plans through identifying and facilitating a significant merger
Greg Savage Principal, The Savage Truth, Australia
I have worked with Rod and Richard on both sides … as a buyer and a seller. On each occasion they have impressed. They know the market intimately and are deep specialists, which is what you need when facing a crucial process like buying or selling a business.
Joanna Oakey Director, Aspect Legal, Australia
I have worked with Richard through numerous acquisitions and have found him to be highly skilled, and absolutely tenacious in getting the deal across the line in a way that achieves the best available outcome for both sides of the sale. I have had detailed discussions with my clients following the conclusion of these transactions, and they have all given me glowing feedback about working with Richard and HHMC. I have no hesitation in highly recommending HHMC’s services to anyone considering a future merger, acquisition or sale.
Steve Heather Managing Director, Mining People International, Australia
Our firm Mining People International (MPi) has benefited from a 10 year relationship with the experts at HHMC.
Over that time they have provided us with M&A advice, valuation and other operational metrics to support internal equity transfers as well as opinions on market conditions and broader developing trends. We have also engaged the services of HHMC to act as a third party facilitator to internal strategic planning sessions.
At all times the advice and input has been practical and supported by real data and observations.
Gary King Commercial Director, The Global Recruiter, United Kingdom
Rod and HHMC have been instrumental in delivering expert advice and relevant content to The Global Recruiter magazine’s coverage of the Australasia region. Through their continued support, they have assisted us to deliver our executive management track at our Asia Pacific Recruitment Summit, advising on key strategy for recruitment businesses across the region.
We look forward to developing our partnership with HHMC and providing them a platform to develop their profile across the region.
Glenn Arnold CEO, Arnold Group, Australia
I have known Rod and the work of HHMC for a number of years now. HHMC have been an avid supporter of various recruitment industry associations and groups that I have been associated with. When Rod or Richard present or just talk to you individually they both “have something to say”. Their knowledge, reach and commentary of not only the Australian market as well as their active participation in the Asian and broader global market place provides those who talk to them with invaluable incites on business performance, trends and innovation. Personally, I have spent time this past year, talking with Rod about my own operation. Rod has been a tremendous sounding board enabling clarity and confirmation around my business strategies offering suggestions and guidance to help me achieve my objectives. His truly national and global perspective has been a definite motivator.
Kimble Winter Global CEO, Logistics Executive Group, Dubai
I have known and worked with Richard and Rod for 15 years as specialist industry colleagues and service providers. They are market leaders in their field with a robust reputation for advice and knowledge transfer and thought leadership across the industry in Australia and internationally. Their reputation has been built on ethical, honest input and their collegiate modus operandi. As a Global CEO operating between 10 offices in 4 continents I recommend their unique consulting and research offering to anyone in our industry.
Sophie Robertson Coach, Trainer and Speaker, youniquecoaching, Australia
HHMC are well connected not just in the Australian market but on a global scale. They can speak knowledgeably about market trends anywhere in the world. Rod is a true professional who has great listening and follow through skills; both important business skills, that I’m constantly surprised or should I say disappointed that more people don’t display. He is generous with his knowledge and if you’re buying, selling or getting ready to sell a recruitment business, this is who you want to have on your team.
Erica Westbury Managing Director, Norwest Recruitment, Australia
I have been working in the recruitment industry for 20 years and when Rod Hore speaks – I listen. Rod and Richard have made it their business to be the “Go To” people of the Recruitment Industry. I have had many occasions to cross paths with HHMC and engaged them for various activities. I wouldn’t go anywhere else to buy or sell a recruitment business. I honestly don’t believe there are others out there equipped with the same wealth of experience, global reach and understanding, integrity and generosity of spirit.
Ian Hamilton Managing Director, Carroll Consulting, Australia
I have known Rod for in excess of ten years now. In that time he has always made himself available to discuss ideas we may have had about improvements or changes we were considering to the business. He always brings and is happy to share his insight from what he is currently seeing on a National and International basis. This has been of great value in considering our options. He has also brought innovation to our business through the use of third party organisations we would not have been able to access so easily without his input and guidance. He always seems to have an enthusiastic interest in what we are doing, even if in hindsight it must have seemed like a dumb idea or something that many had been asking. He is always able to ask ‘why’ in a disarming manner that brings reflection, not arrogance. Well done Rod, thank you for your ongoing interest and commitment, even when we haven’t been a great fee earner for you!
Simon Voysey Managing Director, Genesis Recruitment Solutions, Australia
Rod’s reputation as an advisor to the recruitment industry speaks for itself. He is an extremely well-connected professional whose advice and opinion I have sought on numerous occasions. He is a genuinely insightful individual whose services I would have no hesitation in recommending to any business owner in the recruitment sector.
Ross Clennett Founder, rossclennett.com, Australia
I have known Rod Hore for about 10 years through our connection as vendors to the recruitment industry in Australia. Over that time I have got to know Rod and the highest recommendation I can give to Rod is to say that he is the first person I recommend to business owners seeking astute management consulting advice about the business of owning (and potentially selling or buying) a successful recruitment agency. Rod is knowledgeable, astute, considered and his personal style makes him a consultant that anybody can relate to (and in my many years experience of management consultants that’s unusual!). I can recommend Rod, and HHMC, without hesitation.
Federico Cornagliotto Director, AizoOn, Italy
I met Rod and Richard in Sydney but when aizoOn started the collaboration with HHMC I was overseas. Communication was great and they kept me informed during the selection process. When I come back in Sydney with aizoOn Chairman we had a lot of meetings with the potential target. They are persistent and looking for a win-win situation between buyer and seller. Rod and Richard are great professionals with deep knowledge of IT recruitment industry and amazing skills of mediation. It has been a successful acquisition and part of this comes from them.
Barry Asin President, Staffing Industry Analysts, San Francisco
We are pleased to be partnered with HHMC in Asia Pacific and excited to leverage the organizations depth of knowledge and expertise on the staffing and recruitment market in Australia, New Zealand and throughout Asia Pacific. The staff at HHMC are true professionals and continue to over deliver in their support of our goals to grow our research and expertise in the region.
Thomas Taylor Outsourced CFO, T2 Consult, Australia
Rod and Richard are a pleasure to work with and their depth of industry knowledge is extremely impressive. An unbeatable mix.
Simone Allan Managing Director, Mondo Search , Australia
Rod is one of the most thoughtful driven and knowledgeable consultants that I have ever met. He regularly fuels his knowledge for global trends and insights by attending and participating in Recruitment Industry events and think tanks and he gives generously of his time to genuinely add value to your business.
He is strategic and yet hands on and Rod always offers smart tactical advice.
Steve Crowe Managing Director, Challenge Consulting, Australia
I have had the pleasure of working through two transactions with HHMC – one as a seller and one as a buyer.
On both occasions the advice and information provided was clear and honest. I am very pleased with the result of both transactions and would happily use them again.
In fact I have. HHMC now provide business advisory services for my current business.
Julie Mills CEO, ITCRA, Australia
As CEO of ITCRA I have been privileged to work closely with Rod Hore to understand the role he and his team plays in assisting recruitment and contracting organisations to understand the Australian, New Zealand and international markets as well as writing and presenting on a regular basis in industry journals, forums and networks.
HHMC is always willing to support the Associations that set the benchmarks for the industry and, as such, is a contributor to those benchmarks and ITCRA will always refer Members to HHMC for advice and business review when they are seeking conversations to understand their business value in the market place.
Kelly Howard Director, Kelly Howard Recruitment, Australia
I first met Rod in 2011 when I was looking to establish a recruitment business in Brisbane. Rod’s extensive knowledge of the recruitment industry both locally and internationally is outstanding and his ability to provide insights into the recruitment market, trends, opportunities etc is exemplary.
I found Rod’s approach very refreshing, honest and responsive. If you are looking to buy, sell or grow your recruitment business or want an honest SWOT assessment of your market, Rod and the HHMC Team are the only ones to speak to.