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Our Team

CIRCLE Recruitment & HR bring together a great team with skills and experience spanning many years. Our diversity is our strength!

The Executive Team

Kathryn MacMillan MHRM&IR, MRSCA CAHRI – CEO, Engineering, Disability & NFP Specialist

Kathryn MacMillan is the founder and Managing Director of CIRCLE Recruitment & HR. She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resource Management & Industrial Relations from Sydney University, is an Accredited Recruitment Professional with the Recruitment Consulting Services Association (MRCSA), and a certified professional member of Australian Human Resource Institute (CAHRI).

Ranked first at Sydney University 2017, in Management Consulting, first in 2018 in HRM and IR in Action, in 2019 Kathryn was the winner of the prestigious Kingsley Laffer Memorial Award for Industrial Relations from the University.

Her academic knowledge coupled with years of experience makes Kathryn a highly skilled and sought after HR & Recruitment professional. With more than 20 years of experience in recruiting and managing staff, she has an in-depth knowledge of many industries and their varied needs.

In addition to steering the ship, Kathryn also works hands on with a number of clients and has a specialisation in not-for-profit sector and working with Charities and NGO’s. As founder of the company she has seen it all and often assists the rest of the team with their own specialisations.

Additionally, she is a professional speaker on Human Resources, Employment, Managing and Motivating Teams, and Business Strategy. Her presentations draw on her vast experience in business as well as her specialist Recruitment and Human Resource knowledge. Able to present a wide range of tailored topics from staff recruitment, attraction, and retention to hints and tips for building business, Kathryn delivers inspiring and motivating presentations.

What we love about Kathryn: Lovingly called ‘The Kathrynator’ and ‘The Bomb’ by her clients; walking encyclopedia on all things HR & Recruitment; wicked sense of fun; creates a great culture; runs a tight ship and has been known to dance at parties; at work; in fact everywhere!

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The Recruitment and Human Resource Team

Senior Human Resource & Recruitment Consultant

Nicole Jorgenson – Financial Services/Accounting

Nicole is our Financial Services and Accounting specialist, joining CIRCLE Recruitment & HR as a recruitment & HR consultant in 2007. She  brings knowledge and expertise from working with a large National Insurance Broker, as well as in the Superannuation industry.

Nicole has been working in the Accounting Sector since she started with CIRCLE, providing both HR and recruitment services. Her vast experience in all aspects of Financial Services, gives her a strong understanding of the regulatory and risk frameworks, and skill shortages in the industry.

Utilised by many Public Practice Accounting Firms, who recognise Nicole’s long term expertise in recruiting Accountants, Nicole has the industry contacts to source your next role. Assisted by our strong database, Nicole’s clients have access, to passive candidates who may not be currently looking for a new role, but may be open to an exciting new opportunity.

As the Senior Consultant at CIRCLE Recruitment & HR, Nicole oversees all aspects of the Recruitment Team as well as focusing on her own specialisations of Accounting and  Financial Services. Additionally qualified in Human Resources, Nicole is a long-term and highly experienced consultant, valued by clients for her sound expertise.

What we love about Nicole: ‘Straight talker and brilliant listener, knows her stuff, quick, efficient and lightning fast to get the job done. Awesome sense of humour!

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Human Resource Consultant

Aideen Conroy BComm – Human Resources

Aideen joined the CIRCLE Recruitment & HR team in 2020. Her role at CIRCLE Recruitment & HR involves the provision of professional Human Resource strategies and advice to clients.

As a HR specific consultant, Aideen understands the myriad of social issues that arise in workplaces; talent shortages, leadership development, creating cultural engagement and of course, compliance issues.

Working with Aideen reduces your risk of employee claims, ensuring you have a deeper understanding of your risk profile in regards to employment.

Aideen holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University College Dublin, Ireland. Her previous roles have seen her responsible for professionally developing employees, managing IR laws, and training senior management in minimum employment standards. Further projects included benchmarking salary levels and ensuring they remain within budgetary requirements, managing and maintaining company policies, educating managers around HR functions, and maintaining compliance.

Aideen has detailed experience working within HR for various organisations, allowing her to bring a wide range of industry knowledge to CIRCLE.  Her  expertise is Human Resources and Aideen represents the knowledge, talent and skill that you always find at CIRCLE HR.

What we love about Aideen: ‘Advice you can rely on, depth of analysis, you know your job is going to be done right and a lovely accent to listen to!’

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Recruitment Consultant

Amber Hunt BCom – Arts, Media & Marketing,  Health & Aged Care

Amber’s knowledge of the Arts, Media & Marketing sector is second to none. Combining her extensive knowledge with our database of creators and innovators and her own substantial industry contacts, Amber finds people that others can’t!

Amber specialises in marketing, communications, digital, design, advertising, strategy, and content roles. She works with a wide variety of clients from the smallest digital agency to large media companies.

Amber assists clients with the impact of digitalisation on marketing and staffing, and brings to the table amazing ideas and sound sourcing practices.

Her work in the health sector includes everything from reception for medical centres, allied health professionals and aged care management.CIRCLE Recruitment & HR has been working in the Aged Care sector since 2009. Amber is well versed in accreditation and the unique landscape that is Aged Care in Australia.

Her understanding of the staffing challenges faced by the health sector with the rapid expansion of medical information, changing best practices, and skill and clinical requirements makes her a great person to source your next role.

Amber holds a Commerce Degree majoring in Human Resource Management from Wollongong University, she brings a strong academic background with a fresh approach to CIRCLE Recruitment & HR.

What we love about Amber: ‘Bubbly personality; goes over and above for her clients; talks the marketing lingo and knows the roles in this brave new digital world…oh, and she gets the health recruitment landscape too!

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HR & Recruitment Consultant

Erin Lamberton – HR & Recruitment Consultant, Temp Desk.

Erin joined the CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in 2018 and over the past 4 years has proven herself to be a highly capable member of the team.

Finishing a double degree in Commerce; Media and HR at the University of New South Wales, Erin has been promoted to a Consultant within our team.
Erin’s role at CIRCLE Recruitment & HR as a Consultant involves working with both the HR and Recruitment teams and our clients on a wide variety of tasks.

Erin also manages our Temp Desk alongside Nicole Jorgenson and is great at matching suitable temps to our clients needs.

Additionally as both a Recruitment & HR Consultant, she also manages HR work and her practical experience as well as her current academic knowledge makes Erin a brilliant new consultant!

What we love about Erin: Quiet achiever who can do absolutely everything you ask of her. Great at matching temps to clients. We love Erin, and so do our clients, who are always asking us …’is Erin available to work for us?’

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HR Administrator

Sofya Nikitina

Sofya joined CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in 2021 and has quickly become a highly valued member of the team.

With previous experience as a Personal Assistant to the General Manager, a Training Department Administrator and a Project Assistant, Sofya then moved into Human Resources with a role as a HR Specialist within the construction industry.

Previously, Sofya also worked in a number of customer facing roles before being selected to join the CIRCLE team. She brings with her, highly organised, energetic and self-motivated skills, as well as an ability to work collaboratively across functions.

In her short time as part of the  CIRCLE team, Sofya has been recognised individually by clients send us comments such as ‘I just wanted to let you know that today, at our centre managers meeting, every single centre manager expressed huge amounts of gratitude for all your hard work – saying you work so hard, are so professional and responsive. They wanted me to pass on an enormous thank you for everything you are doing’.

What we love about Sofya: ‘Her generosity of spirit and competitive nature: will always win in our team balloon volley ball and may collect the most eggs with the most speed in our egg hunt, but then leaves them for all the team to eat! Oh and her fabulous efficiency’.

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Recruitment Executive Assistant

Jerian Cardinoza BSPsy

Welcome to the newest member of our team!

JJ joined CIRCLE Recruitment & HR, this year, bringing with her a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and over 7 years of experience in end-to-end recruitment internationally.

Her background includes Team Leadership roles as well as Talent Acquisition Solutions and being a full Recruitment Specialist with TATA Consultancy Services previously.

Her experience includes client management, recruitment, candidate management, coaching, leadership, and decision making to incorporate client’s requirements.

As the Recruitment Executive Assistant, JJ directly assists the CEO as well as being a Recruiter in her own right.

Her degree in Psychology will be further utilised at CIRCLE in regards to our skills, aptitude and psychometric testing and as a senior recruiter, JJ is highly skilled in working with candidates to find the right job opportunity and helping clients find the right resource. 

What we love about Jerian :  The fact that we can call her JJ as her preferred name, softly spoken nature and organised focus on her work. Subtle sense of humour and a that twinkle in her eye!

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Career Coach

Maria Cordi BSc (Psychology), MApplSc (Psychology of Coaching)

Maria holds a Bachelor of Science, with a Psychology major and a Master of Applied Science (Psychology of Coaching) from the University of Sydney. She has a background in Human Resources and Career Planning with Westpac, worked as a Training & Development Consultant with Psychological Assessments Australia, and spent some years working with CIRCLE Recruitment & HR.

Maria commenced in the role of Career Coach with CIRCLE Recruitment & HR in 2018. Maria works with candidates that are looking to make a career change, require an updated Resume or need tips with their job search or interview skills.

Maria also offers corporate services to our business clients in the areas of executive coaching and outplacement services.

What we love about Maria:Wonderful qualifications in coaching, making her a true Careers Coach; empathetic, superb listener and able to give great advice. One of the nicest people you will ever meet!

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Marketing & HR Administrator

Jemma Annen Bryant

Jemma joined the CIRCLE team in 2022 as our Marketing & HR Administrator. Currently completing a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management, Jemma is working and studying to commence her career with CIRCLE.

Her role includes assisting all the team with human resource and recruitment support as well as being the full time Marketing Assistant.

Jemma has also completed a Certificate 1 in Business Administration in 2019, and worked in retail and hospitality, while at school. She bring with her to CIRCLE, fresh eyes and youthful outlook.

What we love about Jemma: ‘how quickly she catches on and learns; her outgoing nature, responsible attitude and great voice for phone work. Oh and the fact she wore bunny ears at Easter!

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The Finance Team

Accounts Manager

Veronica Lee

Veronica holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Economics from University of Karachi and has had a career spanning industries as diverse as Aviation to Communications.

She has been a part of the CIRCLE family for many years and our clients love her smiling laughing calls to talk all things finance.

Veronica runs the CIRCLE Recruitment & HR Accounts Department as well as assisting with the Bookkeeping Team. Veronica is a registered BAS Agent and has vast experience with all aspects of Bookkeeping and Accounts.

A specialist in all things payroll, Veronica ensures we are up-to-date with the latest technology, whether it is Single Touch Payroll2 or ensuring our employees have access to all the information they require.

What we love about Veronica: Her laser sharp focus on getting accounts right, her fun debt collection calls and her practically zero error record! Not to mention her wonderful debt collection calls.

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Norrey Bederio Accounts Assistant - Bookkeeper

Accounts Assistant – Bookkeeper

Norrey Bederio

Norrey joined CIRCLE Recruitment & HR as a Bookkeeper in March 2018.

With previous seven years’ experience working in a recruitment environment and over 15 years’ experience in accounting, Norrey brings solid skills to CIRCLE Recruitment & HR.

Her work ensures we have a seamless process in accounts.

Norrey has a strong service orientation, aiming to further enhance the experience of our clients and candidates in their interactions with the CIRCLE Recruitment & HR accounts team.

Norrey brings to our business, her years of experience in Accounting, and her understanding of our customer service levels within our Accounts Department.

What we love about Norrey: Her gentle persona, emotional attachment to doing a good job, and her continual focus on supporting Veronica. Her secret desire to be a baker.

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Researchers

Researcher

Alyssa Goodall

Researcher

Jesse Melville

 

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