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Teams – are yours Adding to or Subtracting from your Bottom Line?

Many organisations are acutely aware of just how important their people are to their overall performance…

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Artificial Intelligence, a Recruitment Panacea or Problematic?

Having been in the recruitment sector for 28 years I have seen it all, from the days when the sum…

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Candidate Skills – Are you just rolling the dice?

Organisations that don’t conduct candidate assessments before employing staff, run the risk of having under-skilled staff that jeopardise productivity.

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Is your organisation experiencing a tight candidate market?

It can be frustrating not to mention time consuming when the recruitment process does not deliver quality applicants quick time!

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Recruiting but time poor?

So many employers approach a recruitment project without a lot of planning or forethought. The repercussions of a poor hiring decision can be detrimental…

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Skills Testing Increases Recruitment Accuracy

Skills Testing Increases Recruitment Accuracy Companies that don’t rely on effective hard and soft skill testing before employing staff, run the risk of having under-skilled staff that jeopardise productivity levels and can end up costing the company time and money in training, staff turnover and re-employment. Through my many years of recruitment, I have seen […]

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No need for high fees in recruitment

  Cheryl McCormack, Director & Principal Recruiter argues that there is no justification for charging high fees especially considering that as the salary package rises the ratio gets more out of kilter. The tasks involved in sourcing talent have evolved into a trickier landscape involving effective key words in advertising, SEO across platforms and an […]

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Job Adverts: Yawn vs Wow!

Now that you have sorted out the behavioural characteristics evident in your high performers and have stripped your Job Description of all the Foggy Language nailing that “spot on” vernacular, you are ready to design a cracking advert – one that will hook the talent you are seeking, well that is the aim anyway! So […]

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Designing Powerful Job Interview Questions (Part 2)

We left off in our last discussion around the understanding that strategically designed interview questions can elicit different responses assisting the interviewer in separating probable high performers from middle and low. In ‘Designing Powerful Job Candidate Interview Questions (Part 1) we reviewed research carried out by Mark Murphy (2012) Leadership IQ, where it was found […]

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Designing Powerful Job Interview Questions (Part 1)

So now that we have looked at the questions to keep away from when planning to interview your screened candidates now let’s look at those that need to be covered if you are to successfully decipher low from high performers. Low performers and high performers react quite differently to certain situations and yet very much […]

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What others are saying

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

I am most grateful for the employment opportunities McCormack Employment gave me while I was studying and between jobs. Please pass on my kind regards to Cheryl, I am indebted to her for finding me such great jobs when I needed them.

Elizabeth Killey - Placed Candidate

Thank you for assigning great staff to our office, always helpful and proactive.

Mary Harrison - Sydney Catholic Schools, Southern Region

Thank you for your very kind donation to the Catholic Education Foundation Indigenous Bursary Program, it is greatly appreciated and we value your support of the Catholic Education Foundation.

Kathy Campbell - Head: Policy & Corporate Services, Catholic Education Foundation