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Why We Exist

Top Shelf Recruitment, formerly BENCHMARQUE represents a collective of passionate and knowledgeable industry professionals, who are committed to aligning the right people with the right business.

Our dedicated team has accumulated years of valuable experience, working with leading hospitality & events businesses both domestically and internationally and we draw on this experience to deliver a social capital approach to managing people.

Over the last 13 years, we have partnered with businesses including small independent operators to emerging hospitality groups and publicly listed companies to expand our workforce of professionals working across award-winning restaurants, 5-star hotels and leading event venues.

Typically our clients come to us looking for support with the daily challenges involved in managing their workforces effectively. These challenges arise as a result of many factors including identifying and attracting quality talent to facilitate growth, through to the impact the global skills shortage is currently having on many businesses.

We provide our partners with the freedom to focus on opportunities to accelerate growth by implementing initiatives to solve the skills, retention and engagement challenges most businesses are now experiencing. 

‚ÄčBy collaborating and partnering with growing businesses, we invest in long-term solutions that educate and align teams to create highly desirable workplace culture. 

Since its inception, Top Shelf Recruitment strives to inspire the most positive employment experiences for the workforce, allowing candidates to grow confidently while providing leaders the guidance and solutions required to rise above the skills challenges expected across the hospitality and tourism industries both in Australia and abroad. 

We are known for our empathetic and collaborative approach to maintaining a service-first attitude to the hospitality and events community, where our clients and candidates feel supported, and leave our employees feeling valued, connected and engaged.

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