WELCOME TO COLLAR

We are Australia’s leading recruiter for the mining and trades, facilities management, transport and logistics, and property and construction sectors.

Established in 2021, we specialise in large and small volume recruitment throughout Australia. Our experienced recruitment team is one of the industry’s most successful, specialising in placing hundreds of candidates weekly. From trades to chefs, executives to cleaners, and project managers to geologists, we can help you find your ideal role or onboard temporary or permanent staff within your industry.

We don’t measure success the way traditional recruitment agencies do. Instead, we carry out all of our work with one common goal leading the way. To find the right candidate for every role and the right role for every candidate.

This is a commitment that our CEO, Ephram Stephenson, proactively fosters. An 18-year industry seasoned leader himself, he established the company on that very foundation and continues to lead from the front. He plays an active role in every client engagement, personally maintaining authentic connections with as many of our candidates as he humanly can.

RECRUIT A BETTER WAY

We’re excited to reshape the recruitment industry

OUR SUCCESS

We currently have offices in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane & Adelaide, and operate after hours and on weekends. This allows us to service our 100+ national clients and every one of our candidates at any time across the entire Australian region.

Our database has over 1,250,000 industry-specific candidates suited to permanent, casual, and temporary roles, both active and passive. With this vast talent pool and our strong ongoing relationships with our clients, we can pair you with the best candidates for your specific role or the best role for your career progression.

Recently having been recognised by the Australian Business Journal as one of the Top Talent Management Agencies to watch in 2022, you can rest assured we have big things coming. We pride ourselves on not just the work we continue to do, but the resources and opportunities we create for the future. We’re also Great Place To Work-Certified. This is a direct reflection of the way we measure our success differently here at Collar, valuing our people and relationships above all else.

1,250,000

INDUSTRY-SPECIFIC CANDIDATES

25,000

PEOPLE PLACED INTO TEMPORARY ROLES

10,000

PEOPLE PLACED INTO PERMANENT ROLES

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EMPLOYERS NATIONALLY

OUR PEOPLE

We currently have 47 experienced consultants and counting, all with specialist expertise. Whether they spent years recruiting for the industry or working directly in our industry sectors, each member brings to the table unique, hands-on experience that allows us to recruit as no other agency can.

Our consultants were chosen for more than their expertise. Each member of the Collar team upholds our company values, demonstrating them in every step of the recruitment process. Their passion for recruitment and value of honesty results in a high level of customer service that supports our candidates and clients day in and day out.

Together, we have built a community that is dedicated to making a difference in the recruitment industry, sharing the philosophy that we’re only as good as our last placement. It’s this ethos that allows us to find the right candidate for every role and the right role for every candidate, every time.

25,000

PEOPLE PLACED INTO TEMPORARY ROLES

10,000

PEOPLE PLACED INTO PERMANENT ROLES

47

EXPERIENCED CONSULTANTS

MEET THE TEAM

CEO & FOUNDER

EPHRAM STEPHENSON

Ephram has worked in recruitment across the globe, gaining extensive experience in Australia and beyond. He and his teams have successfully placed over 10,000 people into permanent jobs and over 25,000 people into temporary assignments at every level of the Mining, Oil & Gas, Engineering, Construction, Facilities Management, Insurance, Fin-Tech, Finance, Property, and Building Industries in Australia.


Having built and grown many thriving businesses over the years, Ephram knows the recruitment industry well. The birth of his first child inspired him to settle down and focus on his passion project, creating a company that values people over KPIs and recruits a better way. He founded Collar in 2021 and since then has been changing the recruitment industry one placement at a time.

DIRECTOR OF FACILITES MANAGEMENT

ABIGAIL RYAN

With eight years of experience in labour-hire and high-volume mobilisation markets, Abi can get any candidate from A to B. She has extensive experience growing key account divisions to 450 workers per week on-site across the facilities management sectors. Her expertise in internal mobilisation has moved thousands of candidates through various shutdowns throughout Western Australia and beyond.

Her vast experience paired with her strong passion fuels her ability to manage, mentor, and coach high-performing recruitment teams.

DIRECTOR OF HEALTH & SAFETY

KYRILLOS RIZKALLAH

Kyrillos has been in the recruitment space for close to ten years with experience in sectors such as Resource & Mining, Facilities Management, Logistics, Construction, Healthcare, and Engineering. He jumped on board with Collar after a discussion with our CEO and realised the positive attitude that the company has towards the Safety and Wellbeing of its workforce. He has conducted a wide variety of site risk assessments and audits across these different sectors allowing him to obtain a multi-disciplinary understanding of WHS legislation and systems AUS/NZ wide. Once onboard with Collar his immediate projects were to assist Collar in obtaining 45001 and 9001 certifications as well as introducing a new safety systems software for the business to improve reporting and mitigate risks.
For most of his career, he has worked closely with injury management and assisted in the return to work process. This exposure allowed him to ensure workers are being placed on sites with adequate safety systems in place and ensure that they feel safe and well enough to do so when they return to the site post-incident.
DIRECTOR OF WELLBEING

AMANDA STEWART

Amanda Stewart is the Director of Wellbeing and is a key member of the Health and Safety team at Collar. With over ten years of Injury Management experience within the Recruitment Industry, Amanda has worked with a range of industry leaders within a variety of specialisms. She has helped countless internal and temporary employees on their journey to recovery, achieving a successful return to work. Amanda shares a true passion for employees’ health and well-being; with a background in mental health first aid, she is continually focused on improving all employees’ working/life balance at Collar Group.
The health and well-being of our workers are at the forefront of everything we do at Collar. Our aim is to work collaboratively with clients to manage injuries, ensuring our employees receive the best treatment for recovery and can return to the workforce in a timely manner. We can coordinate treatment at our preferred provider, Redimed, which has a variety of medical services and treaters. Clients will receive updated correspondence after each review for ease of communication and for reporting purposes.

I feel very supported and valued with Collar. The amount of support everyone in the team provides is outstanding, even if it is something little, everyone is there for you.

CARLY CLEELAND

OUR SECTORS

Mining
& Trades

Our network of highly experienced mining contacts gives us access to an extensive database of hand-picked, pre-screened candidates across a wide range of roles. From specialist electricians to qualified tradespeople, discover the best mining candidates in the industry.

Transport
& Logistics

Whether you’re searching for truck drivers, forklift operators, or other highly skilled professionals in the transport sector, we have you covered. Our vast experience in the transport sector paired with our proven searching strategies will pair you with the right candidate every time.

Facilities
Management

We recruit staff for housekeeping, valet services, catering companies, convention centres, corporations, aged care facilities, events, hospitals, airports, prisons, hotels and sporting venues through to clubs, cafes, schools and restaurants for casual, temporary, and permanent employees.

Property
& Construction

Our talented team of consultants know how to find the most skilled professionals in the construction, engineering, and architectural fields. From respected and experienced executives to highly qualified operators of heavy machinery, find the ideal candidate for every role.

Call Centre
& Customer Service

Enhance your administration team with strong candidates across the call centre and customer service sectors. From receptionists to inbound and outbound call centre professionals, customer service experts, administrators, and office all-rounders, we can connect you with experienced team members who hit the ground running.

Professional
Services

Our talented team of consultants know how to find the most skilled professionals in the construction, engineering, and architectural fields. From respected and experienced executives to highly qualified operators of heavy machinery, find the ideal candidate for every role.

OUR VALUES

collaborative

We pride ourselves on bringing together the best of the best. Our team is made up of the most experienced recruiters who are well respected within the industry, in no small part because of their collaborative nature. We understand that no one person is bigger than the team as a whole, which is why we hand-pick all of our employees with team cohesiveness in mind. By pooling our strengths and working together on every placement, we’ve become the agency that clients want to work with solely because of our people.

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accountability

We believe that we’re only as good as our last placement. It’s this mentality that keeps us accountable to our clients and candidates alike. By benchmarking ourselves on each new project, our service has nowhere to go but up. We encourage continuous learning, ensure that we’re always abiding by the RCSA guidelines, and constantly strive to improve at everything that we do, aiming to be the most customer-centric recruiter in Australia.

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humble

We’re not about the flashy stuff. You’ll find no skyscrapers with the Collar name or pricy retreats for our higher-ups. We believe in keeping things simple and forever appreciating the amazing opportunity in front of us - to become the greatest recruiting agency in Australia. Not the greatest because of our profit margins, but because we treat everyone with the respect they deserve. This approach is what has attracted our team of humble recruiters to us, helping us create a community and culture to be proud of and grateful for.

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wellbeing

We value the wellbeing of our people above all else. The way we see it, all companies have a duty of care to their employees’ wellbeing, no matter where they are based or what they do. We choose to lead by example, prioritising our team’s and candidates’ well-being in every aspect of the way we do business. From being Great Place To Work-Certified to holding the Family Friendly Workplaces Accreditation, we’re the most accredited recruitment agency in Australia.

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safety

Safety is at the forefront of everything we do. Every day we place candidates in physically taxing roles. This is why we work so closely in partnership with our clients to understand the specific needs of the workplace, position descriptions and the level of risk our candidates may be exposed to. Alongside holding the ISO accreditation for Quality, Environment, and Health & Safety, we choose to go beyond industry standards. We provide our candidates with additional PPE garments, access to heating and cooling, extensive training, and anything else they may need to feel comfortable and safe throughout their placement.

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respect

Respect is the common thread linking all of our values and shaping the way we approach everything here at Collar. Internally and externally, we treat everybody with the same high level of respect regardless of title or standing. Our respect for our clients, candidates, and fellow teammates is what inspires us to encourage collaboration, champion accountability, stay humble, prioritise wellbeing and ensure safety in everything we do.

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