At Black Sparrow we help businesses to Attract, Hire & Retain talented people into their business.

We do this by developing & implementing a bespoke hiring & on boarding strategy, per client, so that they can be seen in a candidate driven market.

Our education & coaching programs aim to up-skill business owners & hiring managers in the art of the recruitment process, from crafting a compelling candidate advertising campaign, to developing a competency-based interview structure, right through to implementing an effective on-boarding process that paints the very best first impression from day one & supports the ongoing employment journey of your new employees.

Our three pillars for hiring success





Crafting your message, your organisations WHY and communicating it effectively to the job market is the difference between attracting high calibre people who add value to your business, or hearing crickets in your inbox.

Let’s work on a strategy today that lets the market know you have arrived & are hiring.


  • Perform a Team GAP Analysis & Create a Workforce Plan
  • Develop your Position Descriptions to be Attractive to Prospective Employees
  • Identify Your “WHY” People Should Join You
  • Craft a Compelling Candidate Focused Job Advert
  • Create your Application Screening Process


An interview needs to be planned, structures and well executed if you are to successfully convince a candidate to commit their future to you & your team.

Understanding what to say, how to say it & what to listen for will set you on the road to hiring success.


  • Design your Interviewing Process
  • Develop Competency & Behavioural Based Interview Questions by Role
  • Develop your Interview Bench marking System
  • Coach You Through How to Perform an Effective Interview
  • Implementing a Performance Based Reference Checking
  • Crafting Your Employment Offer


30% of new hires leave within the first 3 months of a new role. Don’t let all that hard hiring work go to ruin.

Crafting a well-planned onboarding & communication strategy for the first 90 days will set both yourself & your new hire on the road to retention success.


  • Developing your New Hires On-boarding Process
  • Creating Clear Probation Process Expectations
  • Planning your 1st 90 days of Employment for your New Hire
  • Performance Reviews – How to develop & get the most out of your New Employee

Done “With” You Services

Of course, there will be times when a business needs to outsource their hiring process to a recruiter or other 3rd party expert, we have you covered, but not in the traditional sense.

The recruitment market traditionally offers a done “FOR” you service, and all this requires is for the candidate to turn up & be interviewed. But what if interviewing is not your thing, you run the risk of frightening away good candidates, or even worse hiring a bad one.

Black Sparrows Done “WITH” You Service is just that, we focus on the right outcome & not another hired employee. To achieve this, we will work in partnership to design & then coach you through the interviewing process.

To be a truly “With” you service, we take it a step further and sit in with your candidate interview, supporting you through the actual interview & helping you with your interview assessment afterwards.

We see this as a truly outcome focused approach.


Job Description Review / Market Appraisal

Salary Review / Market Appraisal

Candidate Marketing & Attraction

Interview Structure & Coaching

Applicant Assessment & Recommendation

Partnering on Candidate Interviews

Reference Checking & Review

Managing the offer & START DATES


We recognise that many clients will have varied experience within the field of recruiting and may only require support around a few aspects of the hiring process.

One on One coaching can support you through a problem solving or strategy creating process to help you move to a positive position.

To discuss if coaching could be right for you, let’s talk.

“The times I have interacted with Brian, I found him to have integrity”

The times I have interacted with Brian, I found him to have integrity, a genuine interest in developing professional relationships, an ability to collaborate effectively towards a common goal, and discerning time management skills. He made a very good impression and wouldn’t hesitate recommending Brian.

Kim Woolard
Director VE Assist