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Recruitment Services

When is partnering with a recruitment expert like Cheryl McCormack important?

  1. when an organisation does not have a dedicated internal recruiter
  2. special projects where internal recruitment staff would likely become overloaded
  3. the decision has been made to establish internal recruitment processes
  4. the organisation is looking to improve or scale up existing internal recruitment activities

Multi listing a vacancy is a ‘no win’ game!

When a recruiter knows they may not get a fee for work completed those with any nouse will automatically reduce their investment in a quality search. What is likely to occur is this;

  • a sprint to be first over the line – ‘throwing mud at the wall to see if some will stick’ syndrome
  • cutting corners
  • emailing the client too many CV’s with many ineffectively vetted
  • candidates not being briefed before being presented
  • confusion and issues when the same candidate is presented by different agencies

Interestingly, the above tends to damage not only the recruiter’s reputation but that of the organisation seeking to fill the vacancy. At the end of the day, only one recruiter can get paid, would you work for nothing?

Partnering with one good reputable recruiter – now that’s a ‘win-win’.

Service features:

  • Service options – part to full vacancy listing services or internal recruitment establishment or procedures improvement
  • Provision of an agreed scope and time line outlining outcomes based  goals & completion dates
  • Access to intuitive applicant tracking recruitment technology platforms
  • Extensive advertising & promotional campaigns
  • Candidate skills assessments
  • Background checks and compliance
  • Working with Children and Police Checks as appropriate
  • Experience within Education, Religious & Commerce sectors
  • Three part payment schedule when listing your vacancy

Service benefits:

  • A bespoke tailored recruitment listing project or internal processes implementation/improvement program
  • Access to proven ‘best practice’ recruitment processes & procedures
  • Longer replacement guarantees for placed candidates
  • Deep diving for talent via state of the art technology platforms
  • Employment references conducted by an expert – Cheryl McCormack
  • Mix n’ match technical & psychometric skills assessments
  • Access to an experienced recruiter with years of people deciphering know-how!
  • Access to a recruiter with proven knowledge of recruitment processes
  • Cash flow friendly part payment schedule

Service options:

Non-Executive Recruitment

Salary packages to $99,999 - 10% placement fee

  • 16-week replacement guarantee
  • Two hard skills assessments carried out with your preferred candidate prior to offer (psychometric assessments can be carried out on request at additional cost)
  • Two previous employment references provided in writing
  • 3-part payment of fee i.e. $1,000 retainer on signing TOB, 80% of remaining fee on offer & acceptance, final 20% at successful completion of the 16-week replacement guarantee

Part Service Recruitment - Mix 'n Match

Fee for Service - $100 per hour/$600 per day

  • Job description development
  • Advert design &/or lodgement
  • Applicant screening – Level 1 (initial CV suitability screening)
  • Applicant screening – Level 2 (above service plus phone screening)
  • Applicant screening – Level 3 (above service plus first round face to face interviews)
  • Background checks including previous employment, exploration of employment gaps, validation of tertiary qualifications, Visa checks (if appropriate), WWCC/Blue Card, Police Checks (as required)
  • Selection Panel attendance (Chair or Member)
  • Contacting unsuccessful candidates

Executive Recruitment

Salary packages $100,000 plus - 13% placement fee

  • 26-week replacement guarantee
  • Two hard skills assessments plus a psychometric assessment on the preferred candidate prior to a job offer being conveyed
  • Three previous employment references provided in writing along with verficiation of tertiary qualifications
  • 3-part payment of fee i.e. $2,000 retainer on signing TOB, 80% of remaining fee on offer & acceptance, final 20% at successful completion of the 26-week replacement guarantee

Recruitment Processes Implementation

Fee for Service - $110 - $150 per hour/$700 - $1,000 per day

  • Preliminary project scoping
  • Draft project scope and costings presented
  • Time line and final Project Proposal presented
  • Agreement secured
  • Deliverables may include;
    • review & recommendations regarding technology
    • implementation of new processes including technology platforms
    • development of recruitment policies & procedures
    • procedures manual (hard & soft)
    • training processes, implementation & monitoring

Terms & Conditions:

  • Fees per hour or per day for recruitment processes implementation services vary depending upon the level of complexity and will be negotiated and agreed to in writing prior to any work commencing
  • Fees can also be negotiated on a per project basis in leiu of the hourly or daily fees
  • A volume discount of 20% will be offered when more than one full service recruitment is exclusively & simultaneously listed by the same organisation
  • An electronic Terms of Business will be provided immediately following the provision of the recruitment services scope & timeline and must be signed prior to any work commencing
  • The appropriate retainer will be invoiced on return of the signed Terms of Business and must be paid within 48 hours for work to commence (no retainer is required for part services)
  • The retainer is non-refundable as it is invested into the advertising and promotion of your vacancy, however it is deducted from the placement fee
  • On successful offer and acceptance (full recruitment service), 80% of the remaining fee (minus the retainer) will be invoiced and payable within 14 days for the replacement guarantee to remain valid
  • If the replacement guarantee is called upon, the recruitment will commence as soon as possible so long as the terms of the guarantee in the TOB have been met. Once a successful replacement is found the final 20% of the original placement fee will be invoiced and payable within 14 days
  • Part service and recruitment processes implementation fees will be agreed to and confirmed in writing prior to any work commencing and invoices will be issued on a fortnightly basis and payable within 14 days
  • Project based arrangements will attract a deposit of between 10% and 20% of the estimated total project, invoiced on signed Terms of Business and payable within 48 hours for work to commence
  • Any additional fees incurred in carrying out part services such as Police Checks, lodgment of advertising or psychometric assessments will be invoiced at the time and payable within 7 days
  • Any additional fees incurred in carrying out recruitment processes implementation services will be agreed to in writing and invoiced at the time the expense is incurred and payable within 7 days. When possible any anticipated expenses such as travel will be costed into the Project Proposal and invoiced at dates stated in the Time Line provided
  • ‘Per day’ means not less than 7 hours and not more than 8 hours

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