About Us

Michael Bailey Associates has been operating in Australia since 2012, when the group acquired Apex Resource Solutions. The business has offices in Singapore and Malaysia, the USA and throughout Europe, including in the UK, Switzerland, Germany and the Netherlands.

The Australian team focuses on the recruitment of IT and Oil & Gas contractors and permanent staff. Across the group we also cover Finance, Pharma, Telco and Manufacturing Technology as well as offering an on-site recruitment solution for larger clients.

Senior Management

Phil Hack, Director of our Australian business, has over 20 years experience in the IT recruitment industry, both in Australia and overseas. He has led the team at Michael Bailey Associates Australia since 2009.

With a wealth of knowledge gathered via broad client and industry experience, coupled with a genuine passion for technology, Phil is very hands on, acting as a trusted advisor to clients.

Phil has implemented a business strategy with the client at its heart. The emphasis is on building a thorough understanding of the client and their business objectives through strong, long-term relationships.

It's a dynamic environment with a carefully nurtured positive culture based on teamwork and support. More than just colleagues, the team regularly bonds outside the office at various social activities and events.

It's a mix that works – producing a collaborative office environment with a determined, motivated and ultimately successful group of dedicated recruitment consultants.

Read about the Directors of the international Michael Bailey Associates Group here

Work for Us

With one of the best views in the world up for grabs, an excellent culture and plenty of opportunity to progress, Michael Bailey Associates Australia is a great place to work!

If you want to develop your recruitment career, or even start one from scratch, we are always interested in hearing from ambitious people with a positive, proactive attitude and a strong customer service ethos.


We run a series of formal and informal training workshops and you'll be mentored by one of our established recruitment consultants for at desk 'on the job' training.


Work for us, and you'll get a competitive salary, benefits and incentives program. We take a long-term view when it comes to staff retention, recognising effort and achievement throughout the year. We promote good people on merit and create an environment where people can take ownership and responsibility.

Talk to our internal talent acquisition team about career opportunities here

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  • "We operate at the top end of the workforce consultancy market, creating bespoke/flexible solutions that add real value to our clients' businesses."

    Mike Garlick, Founder and CEO

  • "Since becoming part of Michael Bailey Associates we’ve changed the way we work for the better. We are proud to be part of this global group, and I look forward to developing our client service further with my team.”

    Phil Hack, Director

  • “Over the past six years, I’ve worked closely with the team on several projects involving 15 new hires covering a broad range of technology skill sets. I now appreciate and rely upon the consultant’s objective assessment of candidates, honesty and expertise.”

  • “We engaged Michael Bailey Associates because of their sound understanding of the technologies we work with, their original sourcing methods and their extensive experience. They take the time to meet with both managers and the team to get a real understanding of our environment and our process. We know our requirements will be handled ethically and professionally, with excellent results.”

  • “My consultant helped me find my first position after emigrating to Australia, during a tough job market. He took the time to listen and understand my specific needs and requirements, and took an interest in me as a person, not just as another candidate. His attitude was always warm and friendly, and he was quick to offer any advice and help he could. I can thoroughly recommend the service, and wouldn’t hesitate to contact him again.”

  • “Michael Bailey Associates consultants have a deep and detailed knowledge of my business needs and always deliver positive outcomes for both the client and the candidate. They have an extensive network of quality contacts and a fast, efficient approach to managing the entire process.”

  • “We have found the services provided to be both professional and transparent. Consultants have a thorough understanding of the area we focus on and the marketplace in general. I would happily recommend them to any company looking to work with a respected recruiter.”

  • “As a group, we are always expanding and developing new applications to suit our large network. We had to move quickly on one particular project, and Michael Bailey lined up enough high quality developers to help us make the right choice quickly and efficiently. We are extremely satisfied with the way they do business and the resources they have made available to us. Everyone we’ve encountered has acted quickly, confidently and professionally at all levels.”

  • “The team at Michael Bailey Associates impressed me with their exceptionally high quality of service, fast response times, genuine feedback and useful suggestions. I felt that even my most mundane queries were treated as a high priority, and I was properly ‘looked after’ through every stage of the process.”

  • “Michael Bailey Associates helped me to find my current position, handling the process in a friendly and professional way, particularly when compared to traditional recruiters I’ve dealt with in the past. Since then, I've become a client, using Michael Bailey to help resource projects requiring highly skilled Data Warehouse and ETL specialists. All of the consultants I’ve dealt with have an excellent knowledge of the market, and a strong technical understanding of the area.”

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