Appreciating Talent is owned and run by a bunch of the 'good guys' in our industry, which makes us the recruitment consultancy of choice! Together, we find solutions that will add sustainable returns and develop long term relationships that mutually benefit both candidate and client alike. 

Our people make us different – energetic about supporting and challenging our clients and candidates in equal measure.

We build our recruitment around you. By putting you at the core of everything we do, we've developed  recruitment style that reflects the diversity of your needs.  

This unique culture and approach delivers optimum results; tailor-made to each individual's specific needs and situation. 

We’ll always do the right thing by our clients, our candidates and our colleagues.


"David and the team at Appreciating Talent have consistently sourced, found and placed high quality people for key roles in finance teams I have led. Ranging across different finance disciplines, he has found versatile and unique talent who have not only been a great fit for the vacancy at that time, but these candidates have gone on to new roles in their career, having shown abilities to broaden their skills and provide additional value to the organisation."
Dave Boorman
Chief Financial Officer - Network Ten
"I have been very pleased with Appreciating Talent for their friendly and efficient service tailored to meet our requirements. The service provided by Steve Barnett from start to finish has been exemplary and on a professional and knowledgeable level that far exceeds all other recruitment agencies I have ever dealt with. I must admit, it is always difficult to find a candidate that ticks all the boxes, which is why his patience and persistent follow-ups were much appreciated. It is for these reasons that I am particularly glad that it was through Appreciating Talent that we identified and employed our new employees."
Vera Ho
Head of Accounting & Wealth - Yellow Brick Road

"I have been fortunate to have had David's assistance whilst recruiting for key Finance roles whilst at Goodman Fielder. David has been quick to understand my requirements and has been able to recommend several suitable candidates where others have struggled. I strongly recommend contacting David should you require experienced Finance professionals for your organisation."

Nick Cavill
Group Planning and Performance Manager - Goodman Fielded


"Steve and the team at Appreciating Talent have taken the time to really understand our business and the type of candidate that we need. Appreciating Talents focus is on ensuring the right fit, rather than just filling the role. Steve has always been proactive in sourcing candidates for all areas of the market. He is my first phone call whenever I need a role filled."

Neridah Wearne
Financial controller - Creative Activation


"I have known David for over 10 years and have dealt with him both as a candidate and a client. As a client, I have always been able to rely on David and the the team at Appreciating Talent to present me with the very best finance candidates largely due to his deep understanding of his clients (both businesses and individuals) which enables him to pinpoint candidates with the right capability, cultural fit and potential. I would therefore recommend David and his team to anyone looking to hire high quality finance professionals."

Micheal Jothy
Chief Financial Officer - RF Capital


"Steve has been recruiting contractors for our Shared Services area since 2008. His service levels are exemplary and goes beyond just the provision of temporary labour; he understands our recruitment requirements, our team dynamics, our culture and has provided quality candidates that not only have the right skills match but also the right team fit.
Steve's responsiveness to our requests has been paramount to us achieving our business objectives and also demonstrates his knowledge and the strength of his candidate pool.
All placements are supported by strong, prompt and regular follow up with both us and the candidate. Steve is a pleasure to deal with and I have no hesitation in highly recommending to other organisations."

Judy Green
Accounts Payable & Payments Manager – UGL Limited