THE etonHR team
We differentiate by blending careers of 15 years spent in Generalist HR line roles and a further 17 years spent in specialist HR Agency Recruitment
Our clients trust that our unique blended backgrounds give greater client-side empathy and an acute sense for customer service combined with our reach to huge networks across a diverse range of incredible candidates
We celebrate our strategy to ‘double down’ on candidate care, understanding that the deeper our relationships with candidates, the greater the experience and outcome for our clients.
WHO We Are
We’d rather talk about you, not ‘big note’ ourselves therefore we’ve gone for something a bit different.
So… Ed’s bio was written by Tom, Tom’s bio was written by Ed and Ed has written Kayla’s bio.
Ed’s been in the HR Industry for an incredible 24 years. The first decade was spent working as a HR Professional for a listed bank, whilst the latter 14 years was where he excelled as a HR Recruitment Consultant. Ed has amassed a huge network and has stood the test of time, becoming one of Sydney’s best known and most highly regarded HR recruitment specialists.
He is a different breed of recruiter. He cares and he cares deeply.
Both professionally and personally, Ed is just that type of guy that you can’t help but warm to, and when it comes to recruitment, the consideration about another person’s long-term happiness is a guiding principle when it comes to discovering the fit between the organisation and the candidate.
I met Ed in 2011, I’d been working for a smaller agency focussed solely on industry in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, before moving to the city and joining an established HR specialist recruitment agency. Ed had been working there for some time and what became apparent to me very early was that Ed had a different approach to recruitment. Whether he was partnering with a candidate at the peak of their career or with a candidate struggling to prevail in the sometimes brutal world of ‘job seeking’, Ed always offered the same care, empathy and time.
What many people won’t know about Ed is that his desired career from high school was to become either a teacher or psychologist. You can see the traits of an educator in the way Ed cares for and coaches his candidates. Billings and fees were always secondary to establishing trust and offering service and support to candidates and clients, it sounds corny but seriously go and check out his testimonials on LinkedIn rather than taking it from me.
Clients always received the highest level of service and it went far beyond what I saw other consultants were willing to offer. It’s like Ed turns clients into friends, and when you consider someone a friend, you’ll bend over backwards for them.
I love this, as I get the chance to tell you about Tom and NO WAY would he be caught dead talking himself up like I am about to. First and foremost I couldn’t be prouder to call him my business partner, we’ve set this company up together and for me it is a privilege to build a business alongside him.
Tom boasts over a decade of dedicated experience in the HR space. Importantly, Tom has spent a significant portion of his career holding generalist HR roles for a complex multinational organisation. Why is this important? Because Tom knows better than most, exactly where the bar is set for service excellence in the recruitment sector. His most recent role as People & Performance Lead gives Tom a level of depth and insight into the HR profession that few recruiters could match.
I met Tom in 2011, he joined the company I was working for at the time, a very well known HR recruitment agency. We clicked from the get-go and I enjoyed seeing the success Tom had with clients and candidates through simply being ‘authentic’ (a word I hate, unless used ‘authentically’).
What won’t you find out about Tom from LinkedIn. Well, he always wanted to be a chef and unless there was a niche for a toast restaurant, that was never going to work. So he started his career working in hotels and restaurants. I did the same working at McDonalds (25 years ago) and customer service as a key value that never leaves you and is an underpinning principle to etonHR. He also came from, well, not a lot and therefore he has an amazing perspective on life and takes nothing for granted, which takes me back to my opening comment. It’s a genuine privilege to have Tom as a business partner, he knows his market, he knows his subject matter but above all, his values and ethics are through the ceiling
From a founders perspective, Kayla is an industry leader who had been in our sights since day 1. If you read our website/values or just chat to Tom or I, you know we talk a pretty big game on values and Kayla personifies every single thing we stand for. So, after our fantastic first 2 years, we made the most important employment offer since our inception and that was to Kayla Hoye.
Kayla’s 15 years in the HR industry gives her unquestionable pedigree and just like etonHR’s founders, Kayla’s career has been a blend of working within the HR profession, before moving across to HR recruitment in 2014. The power and the advantage of having real HR experience is almost immeasurable when it comes to assessing and benchmarking HR talent and instilling confidence in our customers.
One of the first things to catch our attention about Kayla was her exceptional ‘value ad’ content on social media platforms such as LinkedIn. There isn’t a person in the HR recruitment market who does it better. Credibility is so important to what we stand for, and Kayla’s factually based, and data driven market intel, elevates her to a standing in the market that has made her so much more than just a ‘recruiter’. More than 20,000 industry professionals subscribe to what Kayla has to share on how the HR market is behaving – that’s incredible.
So, there are all the things we already knew about Kayla that were reason’s she is a perfect fit for us, her expertise, her care factor, her credibility, and her amazing popularity in both the client and candidate markets.
BUT THEN…. there were things we didn’t know about her until she joined etonHR…. THE LAUGH!! OMG, the laugh! Kayla’s laughter when interacting all day with her network is infectious and makes it so evident she truly enjoys what she does. Kayla is solar powered! If you need to find her, go to the biggest window facing the largest expanse of natural daylight and there she will be, chatting away to a client or candidate topping up her battery. Kayla is bringing so many energising and wonderful things to etonHR that are only coming as a bonus and we’re thrilled she’s on the team to build something special with us.
We all crave that sense of belonging, in both our personal and professional lives. Caring about the detail, sweating the small stuff and understanding what makes you unique, allows us to be the catalyst in your pursuit of the right workplace where you fit and where you ‘belong’.
As busy humans we have become innately ‘absent’, what’s the next task, the next phone call, the next meeting. Candidates often say “I felt like a number, a hindrance, a stat”. At etonHR we prioritise the ‘present’ and respect the importance of investing our time in you there and then.
From gentle truths to brutal truths the operative word is ‘truth’. A founding principle of etonHR is honesty, treating everyone with respect. We will never fob you off with “not the right culture fit”.
Understanding consequence ensures thoughtfulness, tone and compassion. If you’re applying for a role with etonHR, that is possibly the most important thing you did that day and that is never lost on us.
CONNECTING HR PROFESSIONALS FOR 40 COlLECTIVE YEARS
What We Do
Marrying talent with opportunity
You’ve worked hard to build your pedigree, we’ll work hard to make it all worth it.
When you partner with us, you’re trusting us to represent your brand. For us that is a privilege and an obligation. We dig deep to understand everything we need to get this right every single time.