Specialists in
Health, Safety & Environment
Search & Consulting

We listen, understand and keep in touch.
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Who we are

HOK Talent Solutions is a boutique consultancy, specialising in the full suite of Occupational Health and Safety appointments. We provide executive search, mid-level permanent recruitment and contingent health and safety specialists (contractors) across all industry sectors. Based in Melbourne, we have successfully recruited HSE Leaders across Australia and New Zealand.

We work with clients who demonstrate the same commitment and values that we do, and engage in a partnership to achieve great outcomes. We are professional and ethical, knowledgeable and approachable. We love what we do and you benefit!

At HOK Talent Solutions, we are driven by one KPI: exceeding customer expectations. We measure ourselves on this, and know we are successful by the many customer referrals we receive and repeat business we conduct.

We are proud to provide the most personalised and meaningful recruitment experience available. How? By listening, understanding and keeping in touch.

We listen.

Whether you are briefing us on a role or telling us about your career motivators, we hear you. We are interested. We let you talk whilst we listen.

We understand.

We understand what employers want. We 'get' that technical skills are non-negotiable, but we also understand the importance of cultural fit. That’s why we focus on behavioural competencies as part of our selection process.

We keep in touch.

You will hear from us - and regularly. We will create an ongoing and meaningful relationship with you. It's genuine. We care.


We understand that one size does not fit all, therefore we consult and personalise every recruitment service we deliver. We are honest with our feedback to clients and candidates alike - if we cannot assist, we will say. And, unlike other agencies, you will rarely see us advertise. We don’t need to. We know where to find and how to source the best talent available.

Meet The Team

Helen O'Keefe HOK Talent Soltuions Melbourne

Helen O'Keefe

Without doubt, Helen is one of the most well respected and connected HSE recruiters in Australia. Authentic in style, she demonstrates a genuine passion for the HSE industry and is motivated by uncovering exceptional talent for her clients and exceptional jobs for her candidates.

Helen has earned a reputation as a recruiter who succeeds where others have failed as she assimilates business needs quickly and hunts for the talent her clients want to see. Helen’s exposure to industry is vast and this provides candidates and clients alike with confidence in her ability to understand the variance in sector-to-sector risk profiles, and the unique challenges each industry sector faces.

Encouraged by the support of her valued clients, Helen founded HOK Talent Solutions in 2015 and is immensely proud of how successful the business has become.

Originally from Adelaide, Helen is a die-hard Adelaide Crows fan; although she finds it difficult to talk about the 2017 AFL Grand Final!

Maria Dickson


The HOKTS office runs smoothly, thanks to Maria who keeps everyone and everything on track.

Jodie Frost


Jodie is often the first person our candidates speak to. She supports Helen by undertaking candidate career conversations in order to develop our talent pipelines.

Nicole Sexton


Nicole picks up the phone to check-in on candidates when we haven’t heard from them recently, and also assists with talent mapping / research activities.

News & Updates

Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

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Caring for Remote Workers

Caring for Remote Workers

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2018 - As We See It

2018 - As We See It

2018 is moving fast and we thought we would share our current insights into the health and safety recruitment market. Most notable is the fight for OHS talent at the more junior end of the...

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Get In Touch

HOK Talent Solutions

[email protected]

0409 003 989

Our Valued Clients...

MacKillop Family Services
Alfred Health
Vision Australia
Melbourne City Mission
E.W. Tipping Foundation
Capital Smart
Wesley Mission Victoria
Monash College
Australian Turf Club
The Australian Ballet
Esta 000
RMIT University
Melbourne Fire Brigade
Citipower & Powercor
Skybridge Group
Kangan Institute
Swinburne University
Air Liquide
ME Bank
Mornington Peninsula Shire
Mind Australia