The Big Fish recruitment philosophy

The most innovative approach in search & selection

Big Fish Global Consulting Group’s core business is recruitment. Through our innovative approach to search and selection, we have set a new standard in recruitment.

We excel at introducing talented, well-screened candidates to meet your recruitment needs. We understand that a candidate is not just recruited to fill a position, but will join a team with existing values, skill-sets, personalities and motivational drivers.

Our approach to recruitment is comprehensive, which helps ensure you get the best talent. We assess candidates based on past behaviour, values screening and a personality and motivation inventory, which gives us a thorough indication of how well a candidate will fit your organisation and become a long-term, engaged member of your team.

Big Fish manages recruitment for permanent, temporary and fixed contract roles, and has a strong track record in successfully sourcing candidates for individual roles as well as project and high volume recruitment assignments.


Big Fish Global Consulting Group provides recruitment services in a number of industry-specific sectors:

Big Fish specialises in consumer electronics recruitment. With a large database of highly qualified, skilled and experienced consumer electronics professionals, our dedicated team of recruitment specialists are able to quickly and efficiently source the best talent for your business, from design and development engineers, project/program managers and senior managers, through to test specialists, pre- and post-sales support as well as technical managers.

Big Fish provides specialist recruitment services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and life sciences sectors. We recruit at all levels and all stages of the product development and commercialisation process, and service a range of specialist sectors from pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices and medical electronics, through to medical safety healthcare, clinical research, quality assurance and life sciences.

Big Fish’s dedicated team of engineering recruitment specialists have a strong track record in sourcing skilled engineering professionals for a range of international, multinational and boutique companies. Our dedicated team of engineering recruitment specialists can placed skilled engineering professionals in contract, contract-to-hire and full time positions, from civil, structural, project management and design, through to mechanical, environmental, electrical and industrial roles.

Big Fish has a demonstrated track record of excellence in healthcare recruitment thanks to our strong candidate sourcing channels and expert knowledge of our clients’ healthcare staffing needs. From doctors, nursing and medical and allied health professionals, through to healthcare executives, medical administration and clinical staff, Big Fish is dedicated to sourcing and recruiting the very best healthcare talent on the market.

Big Fish has a dedicated team of not for profit recruitment specialists. They understand the special nature and recruitment needs of non-government, not-for-profit and charitable organisations, and recruit for local and international clients. From fundraising, marketing and operational staff, through to finance, administration and executive positions, we can quickly and efficiently source and secure the best not for profit talent in the market.

Big Fish has an impressive track record in health & beauty recruitment, with years of experience in the industry as well as a range of strong candidate and industry contacts. We recruit for a wide range of roles, including hair & beauty professionals, salon managers and front of house/receptionists as well as beauty therapists, medical aesthetic practitioners and sales and training specialists, so contact us to find out how we can help you hire the very best health & beauty talent on the market.

Our Process

We meet with key stakeholders and line managers to gather important information about your company, team and culture, to help us establish the basis for the position brief and ideal candidate suitability.

We obtain specific information on the vacant role from your hiring manager, from key responsibilities, skills required and expectations, through to hours of work, basis of employment and team culture.
We employ a range of methods to source the best talent for your organisation. From our extensive candidate database, professional networking sites and our successful candidate referral program through to comprehensive industry networks, direct marketing and advertising through job boards and other industry forums, we have access to a deep and high quality talent pool.

Once we build a pipeline of talented candidates for your role, we proceed to assessing them based on their skill-set, suitability for the role, career orientation, culture fit and a number of other important factors.

Based on the position brief, screened candidates then undergo any required skills testing (in data entry, the Microsoft Office suite or ERP programs, for example) as well as role-based behavioural testing. These are all conducted at the Big Fish Group Assessment Centre.
The next stage is to interview candidates. Big Fish conducts in-depth interviews to assess talented applicants through a combination of personality, behavioural and role-specific questions to assess their potential and suitability for your role.
From there, Big Fish shortlists the best candidates for the role and presents them to you, together with a Big Fish formatted CV, all testing results, consultant notes highlighting suitability in addition to a reference check.
You then have an opportunity to meet with shortlisted candidates. This allows your key stakeholders to interview your preferred candidates in order to gauge their suitability for the role and fit for your organisation. If required, candidates can participate in subsequent interview rounds to help ensure the right candidate is hired.
This is the final step in the selection process. This ensures the candidate has no “hidden baggage” and has a clear criminal history which may breach company employment guidelines or impede their ability to fulfill the role and its responsibilities.
Based on your final decision, Big Fish finalises the recruitment process by presenting your chosen candidate with an offer of acceptance and contract to finalise the process.
With a comprehensive range of HR, performance, development and retention services and products, Big Fish also works with clients to successfully onboard employees so they become a long-term and valued member of your organisation.
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