About Big Fish

Big Fish HR is an innovative and diversified HR consulting firm which provides end-to-end recruitment services, HR technology and payroll solutions as well as tailored HR services to clients across Australia.

Founded in 2005 by Emal Hakikat, a pioneer in engineering recruitment in Australia and then one of the youngest directors of Kelly Services in Australia, Big Fish HR has set a new standard in recruitment through its innovative approach to search and selection.

Big Fish was established with jobseekers in mind and we help manage careers, rather than managing job orders. We build lasting relationships with high quality candidates, so we are able to effectively and quickly source the best talent for clients.

Based in Sydney’s Macquarie Park, we provide a range of innovative products that help organisations improve their HR practices, recruitment processes, career planning, people development, succession planning, retention levels and general return on investment in their people.

We understand the complex process of sourcing the right candidates

From executive search and permanent placements through to temporary and contracting roles, and use the latest HR-driven methodologies and industry innovations to deliver accurate pre-recruitment consulting and post-recruitment solutions.

Our objective is to hear you say

I Love My Job

Our Values

Our approach is based on trust, honesty and integrity, and through a focus on quality, consistency and results, we build trust and long-term relationships with our clients.


Big Fish’s approach to business is based on integrity and ethics. These qualities are integral to the way we work and in our Big Fish recruitment consultants. We like them to be mirrored in the clients who choose to work with us.


Big Fish strives for quality and perfection, and our processes and products are constantly evolving. We have reengineered all aspects of recruitment, from CRM and talent management through to performance and HR information systems (HRIS) – setting a new standard in best management HR practices.


At Big Fish, passion is part of the company culture and recruitment is a way of life. We aim to help candidates reach a common objective: a career with purpose and fulfillment.