Rachel Hill

CAHRI, MBA – Managing Director

Rachel’s journey in HR and as an “recruitment improvement” pioneer began over two and a half decades ago. After working in corporate UK, Australia and NZ, running large in-house HR and recruitment functions. She has held senior roles within HR teams and has worked across the globe and across many different industries giving her extensive knowledge of Human Resources, Recruitment best practice and the human condition.

She advises corporate Australia on how to best attract and recruit for key skill shortages in the 21st century by reviewing their processes, their people, and use of technology. Allowing HR departments to “shine” and deliver on strategic initiatives by obtaining true insights that allow for better business outcomes and improved return on investment for every HR dollar spent. Ultimately by thinking differently.

With a keen interest in Human Centred Design in HR she is “passionate about people” and improving both the Employee and Candidate experience. An evangelist for HR technology and improving the candidate experience via better hiring practices (she coined the phrase “Recruitment UX”). Her mottos are “Treat your candidates as your customers – because they are!” and “Automate the mundane – but add value on the human touch of your processes.”


Our Services

Our team of specialist recruiters and auditors have extensive experience in the field of recruitment. Individual areas of expertise range from recruitment campaign management, recruitment diagnostics, EVP and employer branding, recruitment advertising, recruitment process improvement, graduate recruitment, RPO selection, change management, applicant tracking systems (ATS) purchase and installation, process review and mapping, testing and psychometrics, HR technology and automation and new vendor selection.

Whatever the current state of your recruitment health, we provide you with objective analysis, recruitment benchmarking and a road map to success. We are not a recruitment agency after your vacancies nor an HR IT vendor selling you a solution. Our strength is our experience and neutrality.

We simply give you honest advice and thought leadership when reviewing your current practices, and the tools to help you improve efficiency, costs, automation and candidate experience.


Our Clients

Clients are delighted with the impact on their businesses after working with Hill Consulting. Whether it be recruitment campaigns, major HR change/organisational development projects, recruitment audits or recruitment process re-engineering, Rachel has either worked for, or consulted to, the following organisations:

Australia Post, Australian Unity, and BHP Billiton were consulted to via TQ Solutions.

What our clients say about working with Hill Consulting

Working with Rachel has been an absolute blast. She is a very personable manager who has a great knowledge of the HR & Recruitment space. In my time working with her I found her to be completely approachable, diligent and a terrific sounding board. I would have no hesitation in recommending Rachel in the future – thanks again!
— Jay Khan, IT Recruitment Specialist at SYPAQ Systems
Before working with Hill Consulting, our recruitment function was not centralised, was inefficient, and was far from best practice. We were spending excessively with far too many agencies, had no preferred supplier agreements in place, had a long complex process and had no automation or online hiring practices
— Ted Bradshaw, HRD Aurora Energy - Tasmania
Rachel has outstanding industry knowledge with a can do attitude. Driven by empowering her people Rachel is an outstanding manager who is approachable, kind and fun to be around
— Kylie Cashion, Talent Specialist at Tas Networks
Rachel is a seasoned HR professional with extensive experience in recruitment and organisational change. She is able to engage with a broad range of personalities to ensure the success of department and organisational goals. She brings practical experience and empathy to her work both with colleagues and customers
— Inger Lanzone, Human Capital Professional, Aurora Energy
I have known Hill Consulting HRS and Rachel for many years both personally and professionally and find their consultants to be an extremely intelligent and highly motivated HR professionals. I would highly recommend Hill Consulting HRS to any organisation needing specialist consulting services in Recruitment advice and strategy arenas
— Nikki Beaumont, Recruitment Agency Director, Sydney
Rachel really knows how to build people and culture. She has decades of experience in recruitment and human resource management. She is an exceptional communicator who can function at a strategic and implementation level. I would recommend her if you want to improve the HR services and culture of your people
— Colin Boyd, Productivity and Engagement Expert | International Speaker, Oxygen Consulting
Rachel and I worked at Aurora Energy together during a period of rapid Business Transformation and Cultural Change, and as Recruitment and OD Manager, Rachel has good technical knowledge, networks and manages internal relationships well and made a real difference at Aurora
— Kim Rosinski, Business Consultant at Timely Tax and Accounting
Hill Consulting’s Audit helped us identify thirteen key changes that we needed to implement. Following the Audit, we decided to purchase and implement a Candidate Management System, and centralise the recruitment team. This provided much needed standardisation, greater efficiencies, and a more professional service to the business with significant cost benefits
— Ted Bradshaw, HRD Aurora Energy - Tasmania
Hill Consulting HRS have provided excellent solutions and service to our organisation, the flexibility and adaptability that was also provided made it working with them so easy given business priorities change and therefore the solutions provided at times had to also change
— Sharyn Shultz, HR Director, Sydney