Meet Cheryl McCormack

Career Achievements to Date (most recent backwards)

  • Built a business from scratch to a 4 million dollar turnover achieving client retention levels envied by competitors
  • Implemented state of the art, intuitive Cloud based technology platforms  providing clients and candidates with exceptional service experiences
  • Decommissioned onsite server for Cloud technology as an early uptaker
  • The above allowed the introduction of remote flexible working opportunities for McCormack Employment Services employees in 2012 well before competitors were even thinking about it!
  • Early introducer of candidate video interviewing
  • Over a period of two decades, continually reinvented the business as a direct result of planning and strategic change management application
  • Prior to my own business and in the capacity of a senior manager I consistently achieved and surpassed team & divisional KPI’s and goals securing high level commissions and bonus payments during an eight year period with AdiaCentacom (now Adecco)
  • Awarded Top Student Australasia for the Personnel Consultant certification 1994
  • Member of the executive change management lead team involved in the merger of two different cultures – Adia & Centacom during the 1990’s
  • Member of the executive lead team in developing, implementing and auditing toward the successful achievement of QA (now ISO9001) for Centacom (first privately owned national agency to attain certification)
  • Drove the transition from manual processes to computerisation for Centacom in the early 1990’s
  • Offered a promotional transfer from SA to NSW, managing and leading multi office locations across NSW as a Regional Manager for AdiaCentacom
  • Successfully turned a loss making situation into a profitable operation for Centacom (now Adecco) as State Manager SA
  • During my early career I lead large teams including middle management in retail
  • Managed revenues in excess of 20 million in retail department store operations (South Australia)
  • Youngest person accepted into the full time 12 month Graduate Management Program, followed by their youngest ever Sales Manager at 20 years of age – John Martin Retailers Ltd (a David Jones Co. South Australia)

Certifications and Qualifications

      • Master of Public Administration (Policy), Flinders University, (recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Academic Excellence)
      • Graduate Diploma in Psychology, Charles Sturt University
      • Graduate Certificate in Total Quality Management, Wollongong University
      • Bachelor of Management (HRM), UTS, Sydney/University of South Australia
      • Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI®) Step I™ Certified Practitioner
      • Strong Interest Inventory® Certified Practitioner
      • Train the Trainer, AIM
      • Awarded a part scholarship to study pianoforte, Adelaide Conservatorium of Music at 16 yrs while still completing senior high

What others are saying

I have great respect for McCormack Employment Services,  your down to earth & genuine interest in your applicants and that you have always treated me with dignity & respect for which I am also most grateful.
Anita S. - Executive Assistant

I always found your recruits a higher standard and your screening better.

Peter Ireland - (former Head - Governance, Policy & Risk, Sydney Catholic Schools)

Hey Cheryl,

Loved your insight into motivation, brought back memories. I’ve now been appointed as HSE Advisor for SA in a shared national role. I subscribed to your Leadership Insights Series to start the old grey matter up again.

Steve Francis - (former Retail Management Team, SA)

Cheryl, I just love how professional you are, every step of the way you ace it! A big thank you for your help and guidance.

Nicky Pellegriti - TAS Assistant, MSBC

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for the valuable assistance you’ve given me during my job search, you have generously shared your expertise.

Zoe, P - EA, CAS

I can’t thank you enough for your support in helping me secure the SJOG role, working with you is always such a positive experience!

Lynn Devitt - Casa Venegas, St John of God

I would just like to extend my gratitude for walking alongside me on this journey, thank you a hundred fold.

Abbel Gaspi - Project Officer, Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

We really enjoyed your time with our team, there was much learned about ourselves and each other, thanks again for your wise guidance.

Megan, S - MBTI Workshop

You have been the best recruiter I have met, committed, caring and with a strong work ethic.

Natalie Centoira - Placed candidate

Thanks for your professionalism, support and assistance.

Sonia Perez - Human Resources Manager, Oakhill College

Thank you so much for the opportunity to win the role with Envy Jewellery, I am enjoying it so much that I hope to be here for years to come!

Raewyn Wilson - Customer Service Coordinator, Envy Jewellery

Thanks to Cheryl and the team at McCormack’s for yet again sourcing an appropriate applicant and successfully filling an unusual vacancy at our College.  I would not hesitate to recommend their services.

Joanne Kessey - Secretary to Mr Michael Blake, College Principal, Champagnat Catholic College Pagewood

I want to take a moment to thank you for all the support you’ve shown me throughout my job search process. I am so appreciative of not only the way you made me feel at our first meeting but your generosity with your time and resources.

Donna Laney - Senior Administration Officer – Student Services, Mt St Benedict College

Once again Cheryl, you have found a great position that suits my needs and skills. I will be forever grateful to you.

Kerrie Scarpellino - Placed Candidate

I am absolutely thrilled to be offered permanency. I wish to greatly thank you for all the effort in securing this position and for believing in me and encouraging me to move forward.

Nancy M - Placed Candidate, Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria