“Excellent and better value for money than the bigger shops!  Richard did his research and really thought through the type of person we were looking for.”

– David Singh, Board, Australian Council of Recycling


“Dealing with Talent Nation on an inter-personal level was professional and engaging. Feedback received from the successful candidate was that the role description and insight to our Practice was thorough, perceptive and persuasive. As a result of (luck and) good management, a shortlist of only one candidate was required and after just a couple of months it is evident that the assessment of Talent Nation that their candidate is ‘exceptional and perfect for the role / need look no further’ was spot on…! There is nothing wrong with arriving at a great result expediently.  Talent Nation undertook comprehensive reference checks to confirm impressions formed at interview, which provided us with reassurance when filling an important strategic role in our Practice…providing great attention to detail.

Talent Nation are very ‘BCorp-ey’…highly recommended.”

– Robert Goodliffe, Partner, Clarke Hopkins Clarke


“Very positive experience with both Richard and Kate, we have recruited some fantastic people through Talent Nation.”

– Emily O’Conner Cox, HR Generalist, ERM


“Many thanks to Richard and Kate and the team at Talent Nation who recently helped us recruit for an executive director for our organisation. They were conscious of the importance of the hire, deeply engaged in the process and concerned to ensure the best outcome. We enjoyed working with them, were impressed with the talent they found along the way and, importantly, are thrilled with the outcome!”

– Mele-Ane Havea, Chairperson, B Lab Australia & New Zealand


“Talent Nation recently supported Mirvac to recruit two senior sustainability roles. As well as a great outcome including technical capability and good cultural fit, I was very pleased with the process, which I found ethical and transparent. The advice was also high quality, frank, and timely.” 

– Sarah Clarke, Group General Manager, Sustainability and Reputation, Mirvac


“Richard is a delight to work with. His experience, judgment and network inspire confidence. He understood our challenging brief very well. Importantly he got the balance right between accommodating our preferences and providing thoughtful and structured advice based on good judgment that is clearly founded in not just his extensive experience but considered reflection on what works.”

– Gordon Renouf, Chair, Good Environmental Choice Australia


“Tailored, professional with a unique understanding of specialist markets which allows superior matching for candidate to roles.”

– Lachlan Feggans, Senior Manager of Sustainability, Asia Pacific, Brambles


Long before connecting with Talent Nation, I was aware of their reputation for integrity and professionalism and now having worked with Talent Nation, I can also attest to their insight, discretion and empathy. With care and consideration Talent Nation minimised the stress typically found in the recruitment process so that I was able to focus on developing an understanding of the role. After working with Talent Nation I would recommend them to anyone seeking an astute, discerning and understanding executive search and recruitment specialist.”

– Ellen Lenczner, Sustainability Specialist, Procurement & Supply Chain, Telstra


“Talent Nation provided a highly professional, targeted and practical service in our search for a CEO. They worked well with our Board and staff team, and showed a thorough understanding of both the requirements of not-for-profit governance and of the environment sector.”

– Ian Porter, Senior Consultant, Nous Group


“Richard’s personable skills and determination to stay focused on getting a result made the experience more effective from my point of view and (I suspect) from Greenfleet’s perspective.”

– Wayne Wescott, CEO, Greenfleet


“Richard was very responsive, thorough and efficient. He made a real effort to understand what our needs were in terms of the position and, importantly, the culture of our organisation. He was particularly quick to pick up on the key aspects of the role that would appeal to potential applicants.”

– Matt Francey, CEO, Alluvium Consulting


“Throughout the entire recruitment process, I found Talent Nation to be thoroughly professional, responsive and totally approachable. Richard put me at my ease with his professional and friendly manner, and was knowledgeable about the client and the position for which I was applying. At no time did I have any hesitation asking questions or raising concerns about both the position and the process. His communication was great and the “waiting on tenterhooks” for “that” phone call was lessened by his personal regard for me as an anxious job seeker! I knew he would tell me when he knew! Talent Nation and Richard Evans made the somewhat harrowing process of finding a job so less stressful and in parts, actually enjoyable! I extend my heartfelt thanks to him for making this process so relaxed, helpful and informative and wish Talent Nation the best of luck in the future.”

– Penny Callaghan, Financial Manager, Alluvium Consulting


“Excellent. Richard really knows his stuff and went out of his way to keep me informed throughout the recruitment process. He seems to really understand how stressful finding a new job can be and went out of his way to make the process as simple and stress free as possible. I felt he had my best interests at heart and really went in to bat for me when required.”

– Susannah Kenny, Senior Environmental Advisor, Telstra


“Richard carried out a thorough screening process, was always responsive to my questions, demonstrated a high degree of empathy and worked intelligently and tirelessly to place me in a role for which he believed I was the best candidate. But I would say Richard’s best trait is that he will back you all the way if he believes in your abilities to succeed in a particular role. The combination of these great qualities is what makes Richard one of the most highly respected recruiters in the sustainability industry. I would strongly recommend contacting Talent Nation if you are a candidate looking for work or a client looking for high quality people.”

– Yeshwant Mudaliar, Sustainability Manager, Vicinity Centres


“I’d happily recommend Talent Nation for the outstanding results they achieved for us during our recent recruitment assignments. Talent Nation took the time to understand our requirements, kept us informed at every stage and managed the whole recruiting process seamlessly. They went above and beyond what you would expect, treating our business like their own. Very personable and professional.”

– Jane Hill, CEO, Ovarian Cancer Australia


“I met with Talent Nation to discuss the position and I was really impressed with their knowledge of the industry, the people and the outcome that I was after. Talent Nation was excellent to deal with and I would certainly recommended and utilise again.”

– Cameron Stirling, Environmental Services Professional, VicTrack


“I had a fantastic experience with Talent Nation who recruited 3 significant roles for our organisation. I really appreciated the commitment they showed to finding the best candidates. They really went above and beyond also supporting me with all aspects of the recruitment process. The staff that have been hired are excellent and I am confident we would not have found them without the excellent and highly professional process Talent Nation carried out. Thank you!”

– Amanda McKenzie, Senior Communications Advisor, Climate Council


“Richard takes time to understand the technical requirements of the role in the broader strategic priorities of the organisation. He ran a timely and responsive recruitment process and is a good bloke to deal with.”

– David Brookes, Managing Director, Social Traders


“Talent Nation were very professional and thorough in their approach. They provided ISPT with excellent briefing notes from preliminary interviews and the end outcome was exceptional. We would use them again in the future.”

– Alicia Maynard, ISPT


“Our experience with Talent Nation was easy, and they have a very strong pool of candidates with the specialised skills and experience our hiring managers are looking for.”

– Bianca Pepe, IAG