What Our Clients Say

Testimonials & Case Studies

An unrelenting reputation for delivery

We like to let our work do the talking here at Onten. Years of industry experience tell us the most effective and long-term placements come from a bespoke strategic approach, tailored to the needs of each business. That’s why we are so focused on developing meaningful relationships. To provide a compelling recruitment experience for both client and candidate.

Connection and collaboration are at the heart of everything we do. But don’t take our word for it. We’ll let those we work with share their experiences.


What Our Clients & Candidates Say

  • Emma Ross
    Human Resources Manager, Hall Chadwick

    Thank you to the team at Onten for a seamless recruitment process and terrific results. Your client service and priority to understand in depth not just the requirements of the role, but our business, sets you apart. The Onten team went to great effort to deeply understand more than just the job briefs, but to understand our business, our clients, our culture and challenges we are facing. They sold us their story and 100% delivered. They kept us abreast of progress and were very responsive along the way. I would highly recommend their approach to recruitment and service – well worth the investment for our business. We look forward to partnering with Onten in the future.

  • Wayne Messer
    Managing Director, Alpha Vital

    We were fortunate to have Onten recommended to us and after the initial meeting with the team we knew that our needs were in professional hands. From the start I was impressed with their process and quick understanding of our culture and the intricacies of the positions that we needed to fill. Exceptional knowledge was provided in terms of market IP, remuneration benchmarks, awareness of our brand and generally where we sat within the marketplace. Onten genuinely cared about the result not only in terms of the right candidate for our company, but also for the person they were recommending.

  • Tonia Russo
    Human Resources Manager, QSL

    The level of service provided and the professionalism shown by Onten is unsurpassed. The team not only have the best interest of their clients in mind but also the best interest of the candidates. The process provided is thorough, transparent and one of the best I’ve been involved in. Onten would be our recruiter of choice.  

  • Tracey Shearer
    Managing Director, August Consulting

    I have worked with Onten over a number of years, and their approach to recruiting the right candidates is commendable. They’re very thorough in taking the time to understand the requirements of the role, conducting a wide search of the market, which ultimately has led to successful candidates in the role. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Onten.  

  • Eddie Bugajewski
    Former Group HSE & Compliance Manager, EDL

    It’s rare that you come across standout recruitment professionals like Onten. I had the pleasure of meeting the Onten team while being recruited for my current role with Energy Developments. I was particularly impressed by their attention to detail and ability to keep me in the loop during every step of the recruitment process. If you are looking for a recruitment consultant that works tirelessly, thinks outside the box and goes above and beyond, get in contact with Onten.

  • Russell Fryer
    Hutchinson Builders

    Hutchies has engaged with a number of good people to assist us with finding new talent to join our family business over the years. Michelle Gray and her team at Onten have a completely different approach to what I have experienced with other role searches. Their willingness to understand us as a business and as people allows for solid cultural and capability matching. Only the right candidates for us were presented with a detailed understanding clearly gained of those shortlisted for the position. I have found Onten give more of their time to the process and it has shown.

  • Stuart Spence

    Since 2007 I have had the pleasure of working with Michelle Gray on a number of occasions in both the Public and Private sectors, and in areas as diverse as local government and helicopter operations. During this time Michelle has provided effective, timely and above all great recruitment services and solutions. Michelle is professional, passionate and extremely ethical in the way she conducts her business. I have no hesitations in recommending Michelle to any organisation.

  • Peta Harwood
    Brisbane City Council

    As a candidate, Onten provided me with excellent, frequent and timely encouragement, information and status updates. I always felt informed, prepared and supported. They were professional and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone looking to secure the best candidates.

  • Elissa McKennariey

    I met Michelle Gray in 2013 when she placed a key role in the Business that I was supporting as HR Manager at the time. Since then, I have sought Michelle out as my preferred recruiter on a host of roles – as I have not come across another recruiter that goes above and beyond to ensure that the right fit is found and retained for the business. There are lots of styles of recruitment in the marketplace, but the short of it is that if you want a recruiter that actually delivers value and ensures the right fit for your business – then you want Michelle Gray. I have no hesitation in recommending Onten for the recruitment of any role – regardless of level within the company.

Practical Insights

Clients Case Studies

Queensland Sugar

An innovative selection process tailored specifically for a C-Suite role resulted in the placement of an ideal-fit candidate who is…


When EDL sought out an external recruitment partner they wanted something different, beyond the standard engagement. They found it….

Venlo Investments

The professional and flexible approach that changed one MD from a hater, to a fan, of engaging an external recruitment partner…

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