What do our clients say?
A good way to evaluate our capability is to hear from those who have engaged our services…
From search and selection to HR and management consulting services, HMC is highly regarded within the wider business community.
Nick was given a task to fill a most critical role for us, especially as we felt we knew little about how to find or judge a great General Manager of Marketing. We couldn’t be happier with the process and result. Nick sorted through the hundreds of applicants and assembled a high quality short list. From this short list he helped us get to the finishing line with a great future employee. Retained search for critical roles is worth every cent, especially when the process is so professionally driven.
It’s difficult to find a differentiated executive search company these days with all the search tools thrown at you from the outset, only to see the same candidates in different guises. Hines Management Consultants are different: they listen to a client’s needs and scope their search to probable candidates only.
Nick Hines is our chosen partner in recruitment. We are a more professional company for the experience.
Michael le Roux
After Nick Hines successfully conducted a search to find a Non Executive Director for Metallica Minerals, we engaged him to source a Chief Executive Officer and a Geology Manager for the business. He conducted a thorough and professional search and selection process which has resulted in the appointment of two excellent individuals – mission accomplished, and we would have no hesitation in using his services again.
I am pleased to to commend Hines Management Consultants in their search role for a Chief Executive for the Stanwell Corporation .There were over seventy impressive applicants for the position. Hines with a rigorous selection process reduced this to a short list in a timely manner thus enabling the Board of Stanwell to make a final decision.
The Late Honourable Warwick Parer
Chairman / Stanwell Corporation
During my time as Chairman of Powerlink Queensland Geoff Hines recruited both the first CEO and the second, 17 years apart. In both instances I was impressed by his professional approach and the careful attention he paid to understanding our needs. He fully met our high expectations, delivering outstanding candidates and very satisfactory results. I can highly recommend Hines Management Consultants and look forward to using their services again in the future.
I have used the services of Hines Management Consultants for our recruiting needs over a number of years. Geoff takes the time to get to know our business well. For us this is particularly important as the cultural fit is equally important as the skills fit. We find Geoff always operates with high levels of integrity and professionalism and is able to source a strong network of contacts for filling the more difficult roles.
Human Resources Manager / Initiating Explosives Systems
On behalf of the CREATE Foundation and its personal and corporate supporters, I would like to thank you sincerely for the most professional manner in which you successfully concluded the search for a new National Director / Chief Executive Officer for the CREATE Foundation Ltd. The organisation and I personally, shall be happy to recommend the professional services of your firm to anyone at anytime.
From time to time MIM needed to look externally for a senior management level appointment. When this occurred, we needed to utilise the services of a seasoned professional, of unquestionable integrity, who understood MIM and mining, and who could convince southern applicants to seriously consider a career move to Queensland. Geoff fits this bill in all regards. MIM and Hines Management Consultants had been associated with successful recruitment assignments over a considerable number of years.
General Manager Human Resources / MIM Holdings Ltd
Transitioning to a new role involves considered assessment of upside potential and downside risk. With Geoff’s comprehensive knowledge of the client organisation and requirements of the role, I was able to confidently progress our discussions. At the conclusion of the recruitment process my overall impression was how efficient his facilitation had been and how good he was in maintaining timely communication. It was a very professional and positive experience.
Nick Hines is well regarded by us and over the years he has successfully completed twelve recruitment assignments across a range of disciplines for ERM Power Limited. Each of those individuals has performed at a very high level since coming in to the business. In addition Nick has provided a professional HR consulting service during a time that we were without an HR Manager.
Nick has good connections with the industry and seeks to fill your needs as his number one priority. Nick works with the highest level of confidentiality and integrity; something not seen at times in this business.
I have no hesitation in recommending Nick and will most certainly use him in future assignments.
Chief Operating Officer / Polymetals Mining
I have complete confidence in Hines Management. They have always found just the right person and have undertaken their searches in a thoroughly professional and competent manner.
Nick Hines fully met my expectations on this assignment, being my first with HMC and I am very happy with calibre of the CFO we appointed.
Nick was skilled at working with myself (Managing Director) to refine and define my requirements, solicit and screen candidates for me and assist me in the selection and negotiation process on an as needed basis. Nick was very professional throughout and I would certainly recommend them to others for key appointments.
Philip St Baker
Thoroughly professional – thorough being the operative word.
Hines Management Consultants managed the recruitment of the Chief Executive Officer of Stanwell Corporation Limited in mid-2012. As a candidate for the role, the process was handled efficiently and I was kept well informed of progress. All interaction with Nick Hines, who had oversight of the assignment, was professional and courteous.
Richard Van Breda
In 2012 Geoff Hines placed two senior executives at the Australian Institute of Management. His vast experience and insight enabled him to understand our unique needs and add value to every stage of the process. I would recommend Hines Management Consulting without hesitation to anyone seeking high quality, timely and personal recruitment services.
We approached Nick Hines to assist in the recruitment of a senior staff member to be based in Perth. The first round responses and subsequent interviews failed to reveal a suitable candidate meeting our specific requirements. Nick immediately changed the search methodology and screening process and a second round of interviews were initiated and a suitable candidate was able to be selected. I consider the following to be important aspects of the recruitment process and Nick clearly displayed these skills:
· A clear understanding of the specific requirement to make the position a success.
· A clear understanding of our requirements
· Contributed to our understanding of what attributes would make a good candidate for the position
· Showed respect for the candidates
· Screened effectively the candidates to allow focusing on the most suitable for our interviews.
· Provided strong feedback on the candidates post interview
· Acted promptly when initial interviews failed to reveal a suitable candidate
The process extended over 4 months and Nick responded with energy and professionalism and we would have no hesitation in using Nick for future recruitment.
Managing Director / Trelleborg Engineered Systems Australia
Hines Management Consultants (HMC) provide Family Care Medical Services Limited a complete range of corporate advisory services. They recruit our executives very competently and from time to time assist on managing employee separation.
Additionally HMC also provide independent advisory services when assessing executive salaries, board recruitment and remuneration as well as a host of other supportive independent HRM services.
CEOs in today’s complicated business environment need a diverse range of supporting professionals.
HMC have proven invaluable in the senior human resource management field for my company and I recommend them accordingly.
Geoff Hines has recruited 20 executives for me over the last 10 years, across multi-disciplines and in three different companies in Queensland and NSW. On each occasion he took special care to gain a clear understanding of the organisation, its core business and the special skills required for the position. More importantly he paid attention to the special needs I had as chief executive. These were ensuring the management team was equipped with the right skills and attitude to drive the organisation forward to achieve its goals. Hines Management Consultants conducts their services to the highest professional standards and this is the principal reason I have continued using them over many different assignments and will continue to do so.
Chairman of International Infrastructure Ventures, previously CEO of the Port of Brisbane Corporation and Cross City Motorway / Port of Brisbane Corporation