This is what our clients & candidates have to say…
Classic Recruitment and Human Resources have been a pivotal resource in helping the Toowoomba Chamber and its members recruit and grow outstanding teams and better understand the complexities of the ever-changing human resource landscape. They are approachable, vibrant, and understanding of the challenges our business community face on a day-to-day basis. We have immensely enjoyed our strong relationship with this highly valued and well-known member of the business community.
Todd Rohl – CEO, Toowoomba Chamber of Commerce, March 2023
Highly recommend if you’re just starting out at wanting to hire employees, their service & response time is outstanding.
Katie McHugh, Balance Barre, March 2023
Sarah was very professional, I did a video interview.. no pressure or stupid questions, nice lady.. and I gained full time employment from her.. I would highly recommend Classic Recruitment.
Russ P, Candidate, February 2023
Always easy to deal with and understand the outcomes needed.
Peter Homan, Southern Queensland Country Tourism, July 2022
Being a small business owner, I find it so important to ensure I’m working alongside other amazing businesses that are the best in their field. We are lucky to work with Classic HR and Recruitment for all of our HR needs and highly recommend to any other business owners looking to outsource their HR or recruiting.
Tarah Preston – Owner, Aesthetics by Tarah, 2022
We came to Lisa to help with a very stressful HR situation within our organisation. Lisa was great to work with and very fast to respond with a workable solution. No matter when I contact, Lisa always replies promptly and always has time to deal with our business. It’s great to have Classic Recruitment has a HR contact for our business.
Marion McKenzie, 2022
Lisa and the whole team at Classic Recruitment have once again helped us out. Their recruitment service is amazing and the ongoing support we receive for everything from HR support to questions about wages is just wonderful. Cannot recommend highly enough!
Noni Allum, SWQ Training, 2022
TOP NOTCH. Nick Hannant got me a job within 24 hours. Both my sons went through the agency. Both got offered positions within hours. Great team. Would recommend them to anyone.(my boys and I work blue collar jobs)
Joel Doherty, Candidate, 2022
Highly recommend Classic for both recruitment and human resources consultancy. We find the whole team friendly and professional but work mainly with Lisa. What I appreciate the most is the time Lisa has taken to really understand our business so our service is tailored for exactly what we need.
McAdam and Turnbull Realty, 2022
I first contacted classic recruitment yesterday, after becoming frustrated with other labour hire businesses. I was offered an interview with them this morning where I met Nick and we discussed what I was looking for. I start work in a full time permanent role on Monday. This doesn’t happen and I’m so grateful to have found Classic recruitment and Nick. Thank you.
John N, Candidate, February 2021
I was hurting for a new job so bad, and Classic Recruitment knew exactly what I was looking for. They got me in touch with a few businesses that were hiring for exactly what I wanted, jobs I most definitely would have missed out on had they not let me know. I’m now in the best workplace with great people, something I owe to Classic. I strongly recommend if you’re looking for work, a career change or even some weekend work to get in touch with for some amazing opportunities.
Katherine S, Candidate, January 2021
Classic Recruitment and Nick in particular, have been a great discovery for us. We struggled like a lot of other businesses to source employees during Covid. Nick was able to find us multiple suitable labour hire staff, some of who we have now taken on full time. Without Nick and Classic we would not have been able to continue to service our customers. Thanks so much!
Nathan Vickery, Director, Vickory Holdings, December 2020
Nick was great to deal with and had our best interests at heart. Nick has helped us find two permanent staff who are great and had affordable recruitment fees as opposed to others. They have also provided other HR services with our business as well.
Tim Kingston, Focused On Cleaning, November 2020
My job seeking experience handled by Joy, Lisa and Grace have been outstanding and professional. Their communication and professional approach makes interviewing less stressful.
Tracey Locke, Candidate, July 2020
Classic has been a great partner in recruiting our new Corporate Services Leader. Their processes, experience, and insights have delivered us a senior team member with an experienced background in aged care and corporate services, and a passion for helping people. Thanks for finding us a *heart fit*! The support Lisa has provided post-recruitment has also been terrific – we highly recommend Classic Recruitment & HR!
Wendy Agar, CEO, Magenta Community Services, June 2020
Classic Recruitment are a quality firm who are dedicated in making it their business to know and support your business. They have a strong focus on client service to ensure client satisfaction. Thank you to Lisa and the team at Classic Recruitment, we highly recommend you.
Dr Ryan Schrale, Toowoomba Cardiac Centre, April 2020
Kerwick’s Earthworks have used Classic to recruit and fill 2 diesel fitter position as well as providing sage advice around strategies for recruitment in key staff areas if the company keeps growing. We have found the personal touch extremely useful and reassuring. They have kept us fully informed along the way and have always delivered recommendations to fill positions in a tight punctual way.
We found that they had a very good and practical understanding of working and living in regional & rural areas where you are competing against the resource sector and perceived isolation (in Miles!!??). They helped us differentiate and attract good applicants.
We selected Classic based on word of mouth and have happily passed on their details based on our very positive experiences with them to other employers out here that are also struggling to find people.
Scott Cawley, General Manager, Kerwick’s Earthworks, February 2020
Joy, Lisa and the team at Classic Recruitment and Human Resources have assisted us with the recruitment of several key management positions over the last 18 months. As a values-driven Not-for-Profit Social Enterprise, we choose to partner with an organisation who embodies our culture and provides prompt, professional value for money. I would have no hesitation in recommending the services of Classic Recruitment and Human Resources to any organisation.
Tracey Scanlan, CEO, Ability Enterprises, February 2020
Lisa was asked to advise on conflict resolution, employment contracts and role descriptions. I would without hesitation recommend her to anyone. Very patient, knows her subject and comes across extremely well. A real pleasure to deal with. And notwithstanding her location, distance provided no barriers. Her pricing is extremely reasonable.
Barry Dunnett, Principal, WFD Assurance Services Pty Ltd, February 2020
Having recently relocated to the Toowoomba / Warwick area I was given the opportunity to discuss my potential employment possibilities with Lisa at Classic Recruitment & HUman Resources. From the moment I contacted Classic I was treated with the utmost professionalism and was made to feel that I was a very important part of Classic Recruitment’s mission. Lisa provided me with some exceptional feedback and constructive information on how to improve both my CV and generic cover letter to help improve my opportunity to secure a position. I highly recommend Classic Recruitment to anyone wanting to deal with a forward thinking and passionate recruitment company that supports their clients every step of the way to securing employment.
Mark Smith, Candidate, February 2020
Classic Recruitment & Human Resources have been a great partner in the recruitment of our new CEO at Sunrise Way. Their processes, experience and insights have delivered CEO that aligns to our organisation values and has the ability to add significant value. The support that Lisa has provided post recruitment has also been terrific, I highly recommend their services.
Jaden Frame, Chairman, Sunrise Way, January 2020
“Classic Recruitment are very easy and professional to deal with. They really take the time to understand our business to ensure they are matching candidates with our values.”
Bronwyn Evans, Business Manager, McAdam & Turnbull Realty, September 2019
In my role as CEO of Sunrise Way Rehabilitation I have accessed the services of Classic Human Resources many times over the years. I have found both Lisa and Joy to be experienced, wise practitioners (and also very patient and understanding!). I have always found their advice to be well thought through and practical and they don’t hesitate to refer you to their partner experts when they believe you require specialised expertise. I cannot recommend their services highly enough.
Wendy Agar, CEO, Sunrise Way Rehabilitation, August 2019
Classic recruitment made the job of finding our next great employee an easy, and enjoyable experience. Lisa was very thorough and professional in her approach.
Kara Knudsen, Director, Chinchilla Vet Services, August 2019
Very professional, quick to respond, extremely flexible and importantly, provide a great range of candidates with excellent skill sets. You won’t be disappointed!
May McGarva, Director, Atticus Business Accountants, February 2019
Lisa provides us with an exceptional level of service ranging from wages advice, employment contracts, role descriptions, policy advice through to more complex staff development matters.
Lisa worked closely with us, is generous in sharing her knowledge and works collaboratively with us to strengthen and develop our business and its productivity.
Her responsiveness to our needs is second to none, you can rely on her for quality advice coupled with a speedy turnaround!
Renee Currie, Manager, Gabbinbar Homestead, February 2019
Classic Recruitment’s Joy Mingay has found a fabulous staff member who is fitting into our team really well. They were also able to give us wages advice over the phone which is just great. We love that the team at Classic can provide the complete recruitment & HR service we need!
Rachel Harvey, Franchisee, Aussie Home Loans Toowoomba, June 2018
Lisa has helped us out setting up all our employment contracts. She offers a great personal support service and is always so helpful. Highly recommend this company !!
Kylie Moore, Director at Springs Early Childhood, June 2018
Highly recommend Classic Recruitment & Human Resources!
The team recently helped us recruit a new Administration Officer at SWQ Training.
They took the time to understand the type of person we needed for the role and kept in close contact during the recruitment process. Leaving the position advertisement and follow up (of 198 applications!) in Classic’s hands, allowed us to focus on our business while the perfect candidate was found!
Mat O’Shannessy, Director, May 2018
As a not-for-profit, value for money is key for the Darling Downs and West Morton PHN. Working with Classic Recruitment allows us both fantastic service and value for money.
Joy and Lisa listen to what we need, give us feedback and great ideas, and provide us with candidates who are well suited to our business.
Classic Recruitment is a key partner in the success of our business.
Simone Finch, Chief Executive Officer, July 2017
Relationships Australia (Queensland) has utilised Classic Recruitment for short and medium term placements.
Classic Recruitment has never failed to provide the highest quality candidates.
Customer service is to a consistently high standard whilst follow up and support to both the employee and employer is exceptional. I will continue to use them now and into the future as they never fail to deliver on required outcomes.
Sonya Kupfer, Regional Manager, South West Region, Relationships Australia, July 2017
Lisa Lee and the staff of Classic Recruitment and Human Resources provide a service that is second to none. The Australian Campdraft Association Inc. engaged Classic to recruit a new Operations Manager.
The team at Classic were able to expand our search which sourced higher level candidates, attracted quality talent and most importantly, due to very tight deadlines, were able to move the processes along seamlessly and efficiently. Lisa was 100% focussed on finding the right fit for our Association and the work put in from start to finish was impeccable.
Lisa was in constant communication with us and produced an advertisement that was very relevant, screened all candidates & then provided a summary of suitable applicants with information that was specific to our needs. Also, while our Roma head office is located some 600 kms from Classic Recruitment this was no barrier to the service provided and Lisa did not hesitate in offering to visit for meetings and to partake in interviews.
Lisa provided us with a service that went above and beyond that was expected and the support she provided was very welcome.
Classic Recruitment was professional, responsive and completely understood the needs of our Association and I would not hesitate in utilising their services in the future.
Ian Atthow, President Australian Campdraft Association, March 2017
Garden City Powdercoating and Sandblasting recently engaged Lisa Lee to assist us with the drawing up of Letters of Engagement for staff members. We found Lisa’s expertise in this field invaluable and she was not only impeccably thorough but also extremely prompt with getting back to us with completed documents. We would have no hesitation in recommending both Joy and Lisa to other fellow business colleagues.
Gavin & Jacquie Roberts – March 2017
Lisa’s assistance and advice during our HR review was invaluable particularly in relation to establishing an effective performance review process for our staff which has been easy to implement and meaningful in its results.
Jo Sheppard, Chief Executive Officer, Toowoomba Clubhouse, March 2017
We have been using Classic Recruitment’s labour hire for the last two years. We have always found the communication and their knowledge is exceptional, they are very easy to deal with. The labour hire staff that has been supplied to us on a number of occasions have always been very well presented and very prompt on arrival. We would have no trouble in recommending Classic Recruitment at any time. We have been very happy with all aspects of the service that has been supplied for us.
Neville Owers, Toowoomba Portable Toilets, October 2016.
Here at Clifford Park Racecourse we happily recommend Classic Recruitment to anyone seeking staff on short or long term placements. Very professional, quick to respond, extremely flexible and understanding. We will continue to use their services.
Julieanne Bartz, Catering & Functions Manager, October 2016.
Little Fix, a trendy Brisbane cafe, has subscribed to Classic’s HR Support line since March 2016. “I have been so impressed with Lisa Lee from Classic HR. She provides a comprehensive service in a responsive manner. She will often respond same day which is great. Lisa has assisted with advice on employment contract templates for a range of employees which include IFAs, advice on how to manage employees and general HR advice. She takes the headaches out of HR and her practical advice is invaluable. For what I require the monthly fee is more than affordable and it gives the value of peace of mind for the ad-hoc HR issues that pop up in my business. I consider her an integral part of my advisory team and our business would not be growing like we are without her input and guidance. Feel free to personally message me on Facebook if you would like to verify this testimonial. I highly recommend Lisa from Classic HR!”
Christine Campbell, Little Fix, Owner, June 2016.
Cheesman Applegarth, a personal and professional accounting firm, recently engaged Classic to review a number of our policies; EEO, Bullying & Harassment and Email & Internet. Lisa Lee performed a comprehensive review complete with relevant amendments and examples that enhance the readability of the policies, which in turn improves our employees understanding of the concepts.
Michelle Cooper, Officer Administrator, April 2016.
Grand Central is pleased to partner with Classic Recruitment. Classic provide first-class recruitment services; they take the time to understand clearly what type of skills we need in people to fill roles and source those people for us. Classic looks after every aspect of recruitment, they check qualifications and skills, complete thorough, confidential reference checks and then follow through by regularly monitoring how the person is settling in to their new role. Classic takes care of every aspect of recruitment in a no-fuss, proactive manner.
Shaine Beveridge, Grand Central Centre Manager, March 2016
Thanks for all the help you’ve given me over the time I’ve been with Classic. You never know what the future holds so maybe we’ll cross paths again somewhere down the track. Please pass on my special thanks to Joy for helping me out with this job and also for the weeks at …… All the best and thanks again.
Shades Toowoomba, a privately owned retailer of curtains, shutters, blinds & venetians, recently engaged Classic to provide us with advice on employment & awards. Lisa explained everything thoroughly & clearly. We look forward to continuing to work with Classic in the future.
Jabour Hanna, Director, February 2016
Colliers recently engaged Classic to provide us with workshops for all of our staff focusing on Bullying & Harassment. Classic provided a practical tool kit of documentation and facilitated an interactive discussion session tailored specifically for us. These sessions were a timely reminder for all of us about the importance of being mindful of how we interact with each other in the workplace.
Dan Dwan, Managing Director, Colliers International Toowoomba, January 2016.
The professional services and advice we receive from Classic are professional, practical, effective and result in excellent candidates. Joy Mingay and her team proactively manage the recruitment processes for roles within our organisation with great success. Classic take care to ensure their candidates fit with our organisation in terms of competencies and cultural compatibility. The partnership that we have developed with Classic continues to contribute to the success of our company and we look forward to it continuing for many years to come.
Dave Madeley, Group Human Resources Manager, September 2015.
As the Directors of JRS Manufacturing Group, a privately owned heavy steel manufacturing company, we recently engaged Lisa Lee from Classic to provide us with advice on our employment contracts and to draft our Position Descriptions. Classic Recruitment & Human Resources provided a terrific product in a timely manner. Based on their proven service record, we look forward to continuing to work with Classic in the future.
Jason Riddle, Director, December 2015.
As the Director of Marcelford Meats, a privately owned meat wholesaler, located in a regional area, I was concerned that the attraction and selection of a quality candidates for a newly created, 2IC role, would be a challenging experience. I needn’t have worried though, Classic Recruitment & Human Resources managed the entire process seamlessly for our business in a timely and professional manner.
Brad Stenzel, Director, November 2015.
Joy and her staff have spent a great deal of time getting to understand the intricacies of our business and the culture of the organisation so as to ensure a good fit every time.
Brad Fitzgibbons, General Manager, January 2015.
I’ve been with Classic Recruitment for over a year now. I signed up with them last year while I was doing volunteer work for loaves and fishers here in Toowoomba… I saw their post up on my Facebook page… and signed up. I met Lisa, the guru at Classic Recruitment… and within five hours I got the call back saying she got me some work labour work for Northbuild Construction an I’m still working (with them) today. Thank you, Lisa, and to the team at Classic Recruitment.
Elijah Kanuta, Labour hire staff, September 2018
When I moved to Toowoomba from Brisbane, Lisa took my resume and got a job for me within two days. Really really grateful for what these guys did for me.Thank you, Lisa and the team at Classic.
Brett Kerridge, Candidate, September 2018
I was extremely lucky to receive one on one assistance from Lisa Lee (HR Manager) which enabled her to focus on my particular types of skills and then direct me towards a suitable position. Lisa knew exactly what her client required and saw that I was an excellent fit. From beginning to end, I was extremely impressed with her professional attitude, her willingness to encourage all the way through the process and her follow up after the interview. Thanks Lisa and thanks Classic.
Marlene, Candidate, February 2016.
Extremely big thank you from Northbuild to Classic Recruitment for sourcing two extremely good labourers this week at short notice. The gents you sent are punctual, well mannered, have fantastic work ethic and use their initiative. Thanks for making a tough job a breeze!
Michelle Cirson, Northbuild Construction.
The staff at Classic Recruitment are excellent – without a doubt the most proactive, on-the-ball recruitment firm I’ve come across in Toowoomba. They took the time to understand exactly what type of work I wanted to do and how my skills, qualifications and work experience could benefit an organisation. Joy and Rosie were very proactive in finding roles that could potentially suit me and they ended up putting me forward for the job I have now, which I really enjoy. I’d recommend Classic Recruitment to anyone.
After making just about very mistake possible in hiring staff ourselves, we now use the professional services of Classic Recruitment. Joy, Rosie and the team have the experience and ability to match the right candidate to the right position and the placement is guaranteed as well.
Gary Love, Hire Manager.
The team at Classic are amazing. They are willing to go above and beyond for their clients. Rosie and Joy have been an absolute pleasure to deal with and take the time to get to know you, so they are able to place you in the best-suited position. I cannot speak highly enough about my dealings with everyone at Classic.
Having previously handled our staff recruitment for administration roles ourselves, we found the task not only extremely time consuming, but also particularly frustrating when attempting to source the right person for the role. Due to time constraints involved in the process, we often took the best option at the time, which resulted in a higher staff turnover and disruption to the business. Joy & the team understand our business and the culture within it and as a result provide us with recommendations for staff that are the ideal fit for not only the specific role, but our business too. Since this time, staff retention has improved, meaning a more productive, efficient workplace.
Dan Dwan, Managing Director.