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How much do your recruitment services cost?

For an estimate of costs for full or part of your recruitment process, click here to ‘tailor a recruitment solution’. Follow the steps to select the recruitment and flexible HR services you need and tailor a solution that is aligned with your needs to automatically generate an estimate of Harrison McMillan’s costs.

Our agency’s pay-as-you-go model ensures you only pay for the recruitment and human resourcing services you need. Choose from individual services, such as background checking and reference checking, or have our expert team run your end-to-end recruitment process.

Why are your recruitment and HR services so much more affordable than traditional recruitment agencies?

Unlike traditional recruitment agencies, Harrison McMillan offers a more affordable and transparent recruitment and outsourced HR service because we don’t charge a fee based on a percentage of a candidate’s salary. Instead, we partner with our clients across Australia on hourly recruitment consulting rates and fixed cost service levels. This makes our agency’s approach more flexible and cost-effective, as our clients only pay for the services and expertise they need, while we are remunerated for the expert services we provide.

 

Harrison McMillan is a leading digital recruitment agency, utilising technologies that enable us to provide high quality recruitment services at a lower cost than traditional providers. These systems include cloud-based information technology systems and recruitment processes based on Lean Management methodologies.

Is your recruitment fee payable irrespective of placement?

When you partner with Harrison McMillan you are engaging our expertise, processes, network and technologies as a leading recruitment agency. Therefore, our fee is charged irrespective of placement. This ensures we can dedicate the time and follow the recruitment processes needed to identify the very best candidate for your organisation and achieve results. This also provides you with the peace of mind that our advice is independent, and that we only advocate for the best. Even though our recruitment fee is payable irrespective of placement, we offer our clients across Australia a value for money guarantee.

Do you offer a recruitment guarantee?

Yes. At Harrison McMillan we are so confident that you will find value in our flexible recruitment and HR services that we guarantee you outcome-focused value! If at any point you feel that you are not receiving value from our recruitment and human resourcing services or technologies, just let us know within seven days of the task being completed and we’ll either refund you the cost of that service, or re-do the work until you’re satisfied.

As an outsourced recruitment & HR agency, what industries do you specialise in?

The Harrison McMillan team are experts in HR & recruitment and, as such, our Recruitment Partners can identify and source top talent for organisations across industries. Whether you’re looking to recruit nuclear specialists, technology gurus, number-crunchers, HR experts, or administrators, we have a track record of proven results.

Key industries that our agency regularly recruits for include: Information Technology, Human Resources, Executive, Sales & Marketing, Engineering, Administration & Accounting and Finance.

Which states/ territories in Australia do you recruit in?

Our innovative approach to technology ensures that Harrison McMillan can offer affordable recruitment and outsourced HR services Australia-wide. We have more than six million candidate résumés across Australia, ensuring our Adelaide agency has strong networks in all states and territories. Our team of expert recruitment & HR specialists use cloud-based video interviewing technology to ensure we can see and speak with candidates no matter their location.

 

As an agency we have experience recruiting positions in South Australia, Victoria, New South Wales, Western Australia, Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory, Queensland and Tasmania. Harrison McMillan has also undertaken numerous overseas recruitment assignments in the UK and United States.

Why did Harrison McMillan decide to eliminate the % fee for placement recruitment model?

Harrison McMillan wanted to bring trust and transparency back to the recruitment industry, recognising there was a clear gap in the market for a more affordable and flexible recruitment agency solution, especially for small to medium businesses. By eliminating the % fee for placement recruitment model, this enables businesses to gain access to outcome-focused external recruitment expertise without having to pay a large and unreasonable recruitment placement fee.

Do you run executive search assignments in Australia?

Absolutely. Harrison McMillan’s Senior Recruitment Partners, as well as Directors Dani Cuff and Jodi Walton, are highly experienced in leading the end-to-end recruitment process for all executive levels, including executive search. Our agency’s solution is perfect for executive assignments, as we provide you with 100% transparency throughout the recruitment process, while maintaining a high level of professionalism, ensuring you can identify and hire the best leaders for your business.

Do Harrison McMillan offer contracting resources?

Yes, absolutely. Visit Harrison McMillan’s contracting page to view our outcome-focused recruitment and human resourcing resources.

 

Will Harrison McMillan charge another fee if I want to hire more than one person through the recruitment process?

Absolutely NOT! You can hire as many people as you like, and only need to pay for the additional recruitment agency services you require (i.e extra background checking or reference checking). Harrison McMillan’s recruitment solution is great for volume assignments. We pride ourselves on being transparent, with no hidden fees or surprises on your invoices. Any extra recruitment services are discussed and approved prior to us undertaking the task.

Do you provide psychometric testing or behavioural profiling as part of your recruitment service?

Yes. Harrison McMillan utilises leading online behavioural profiling as part of our recruitment process to assess how a person is likely to behave and communicate in a work situation. We believe an individual’s unique behavioural profile needs to be considered during recruitment in the context of the specific job requirements to ensure good compatibility between the candidate and the position they have applied for. We love talking about recruitment testing options, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Do Harrison McMillan offer HR Support Services?

Yes, Harrison McMillan is more than a recruitment agency. We also offer outsourced HR services, from administration to high level consulting, providing flexible HR support and advice to our clients both in Adelaide and throughout Australia on a variety of human resources matters.

How much involvement will I have throughout the recruitment process?

You can have as much or as little input during the recruitment process as you want. Harrison McMillan’s Recruitment Partners work collaboratively with you to customise a recruitment solution to meet your requirements and achieve proven results, taking into account your time and how involved you’d like to be in the process.

Can I contact and recruit candidates for future roles down the track using the information provided by Harrison McMillan?

Yes. Unlike many recruitment agencies, Harrison McMillan provides you with the full contact details for all candidates during your recruitment process. You are welcome to contact any of the candidates during or after the recruitment process.

Do Harrison McMillan offer insights into remuneration?

Yes! Harrison McMillan offers salary benchmarking to provide our recruitment and outsourced HR clients with objective and transparent information on what the market is offering for specific positions across a range of industries.

Can I request a specific Harrison McMillan Recruitment Partner to work with?

Yes. You can specify the Harrison McMillan Recruitment Partner you’d prefer to work with and we’ll do our best to pair you with your preferred recruitment and human resourcing expert. Alternatively, we’ll allocate the Recruitment Partner best suited to your role’s requirements.

Can I request a Harrison McMillan Director to assist me with the recruitment process?

Absolutely. Harrison McMillan directors Dani Cuff and Jodi Walton are always happy to lead the recruitment process for your organisation. Harrison McMillan offers you the flexibility to choose the level of recruitment support you require. Different levels of recruitment experience align with different hourly rates.

Where did the name Harrison McMillan come from?

The names ‘Harrison’ and ‘McMillan’ are agency founders’ Dani Cuff and Jodi Walton’s mothers’ maiden names! This was Dani and Jodi’s way of saying “thank you” to the women who raised them to believe they could do whatever they put their minds to; and that they could be both strong and independent, as well as kind and considerate. The outsourced recruitment & HR leaders say the name is dedicated to their mums, who brought them up at a time when staying at home to bring up your children was not seen as a sacrifice, even though their mothers’ gave up a lot to do so.

How much recruitment & HR information do I need to provide when briefing Harrison McMillan on our job vacancy?

At Harrison McMillan we encourage our Adelaide clients to meet with us face-to-face, while we can hold a video conference call with our clients located elsewhere in Australia. We suggest that our recruitment & outsourced HR clients allow about 45 minutes for a briefing conversation so we can find out everything we need to about the role you’re recruiting for, your organisation and the recruitment and HR services you’d like us to provide. Our expert Recruitment Partners know the right questions to ask you to understand your brief, saving you time in the long run and ensuring we achieve the outcome you’re after.