04/05/2018 - 12:00

National contract win for Harrier

04/05/2018 - 12:00

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Former Rising Stars award winner Harrier Human Capital has continued its rapid national expansion, winning a $15 million recruitment contract with AGL Energy.

Kelly Quirk (left) with Harrier Talent Solutions managing director Sue Howse. Photo: Angela Coote

Former Rising Stars award winner Harrier Human Capital has continued its rapid national expansion, winning a $15 million recruitment contract with AGL Energy.

AGL has outsourced its recruitment to Harrier subsidiary, Harrier Talent Solutions.

It was selected after a competitive tender against global companies and has recently begun implementation of its outsourcing solution.

Harrier said its revenue grew to $17.9 million in the year to November, with a three-year average growth of 41.9 per cent.

Founded in Perth in 2007, the group is projecting to grow by 30 per cent in the year to June 2018.

Chief executive and 40under40 award winner Kelly Quirk, who is now based in Sydney, described the contract win as another milestone in Harrier’s growth trajectory.

“Our partnership with AGL signifies another step in Harrier’s business strategy as we continue to deliver sustainable business improvement through human capital in this region,” she said.

The contract win coincided with a brand refresh for the group, which also includes Sydney-based professional staffing firm Oceans Group.

The acquisition of Oceans Group in 2016 doubled the size of the group, and Ms Quirk said Harrier continued its efforts to acquire new businesses.

The rebrand and associated restructure included the establishment of a technology and innovation division.

“A particular challenge we’re finding when looking to acquire innovative technologies and startups is finding someone that is truly solving a pain point in the APAC region”, Ms Quirk said.

“As we embark on these conversations, we’ll lean heavily on our refreshed brand to guide these decisions.”

Harrier’s development has recently been recognised across the industry, with Harrier Talent Solutions named last month as the best recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) provider at the 2018 Recruiter International awards.

Harrier Talent Solutions managing director Sue Howse said the award was significant for the group, after its move from Perth to a diversified national operation.

Harrier has also been listed for the first time among the top RPO providers in the Asia Pacific region by global research consultancy Everest Group.

Ms Quirk said Harrier was the only privately owned Australian business listed in the rankings.

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