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Company Profile

Hastings People is a uniquely innovative Hospitality, Leisure, FMCG & Retail Recruitment Consultancy, operating at Executive, Specialist, and Senior Management levels. Rising rapidly to be recognised as the premium service provider for the sector, Hastings People has established a network of market-leading clients providing wide-ranging opportunities for our candidates.

Managing Director Luke Butler spent 20 years working in the Australian hospitality industry in senior leadership roles with some of the country’s leading operations. Luke chose to enter the recruitment sector in 2016 and quickly grew passionate about delivering a premium service to businesses that appreciate the value of people within their organisation.

The Hastings People Difference

Hastings People has seized the opportunity to lead the way in sourcing best-in-market talent, rather than the most available candidates. Our ability to connect with both the active and the passive market, means our clients receive full market coverage and access to the most appropriate candidate for their business, not just the most active candidate.

Hastings provides informed advice to both candidates and clients, aligning the motivations of both parties. Our fulfilment is created by positive results that totally satisfy both our clients and candidates. To achieve this, we are objective and unashamedly honest.

Our Process

Hastings People employs a bespoke talent attraction strategy spanning multiple online and offline channels. Where most agencies rely predominantly on Seek, LinkedIn, and their own database, Hastings People has developed a highly-targeted advertising strategy to unearth both passive and active talent, specific to the needs of your business.


We are focused on ensuring that our candidates are aligned with your business. We have partnered with a leading Psychometric Testing resource to assess candidates before they enter your business. Test results provide valuable insights into a candidate’s abilities and attitudes, delivering information on their likely responses to specific, work-related factors.

Reference Checking

You really should know who you’re dealing with, before they’re employed. Our reference checking goes well beyond the industry standard, covering multiple formal and informal references stages. Not only do we confirm the competency of your prospective employee, we also obtain insight to help you understand what motivates your new employee to thrive.

Follow Up

The first 4-6 weeks of a new employee’s journey are critical. That’s when they decide whether they have a future in your organisation, how they feel about your business and long-lasting impressions are formed. Hastings People stays in touch with you and your new employee long after the placement is made. Regular and non-invasive check-ins are conducted to ensure all parties are happy with the outcome. This means any rising issues can be addressed promptly and positively.

Hasting People Origins

The name Hastings People holds a genuine significance, Hastings Street in Noosa is a special place for Luke. He has holidayed in Noosa for 30 years, was engaged, married and announced the birth of his first child on Hastings Street. It is Luke’s ‘place’ and his intention is to eventually retire there one day. This personal goal motivates Luke to help candidates and clients navigate a professional journey that will help them find their place too. Candidates receive support that will help them to achieve all of their goals, not just attain a salary. Clients are presented with experienced and qualified people who will support and nurture their business, so they too can achieve their goals.