At Appoint, we are natural born problem-solvers and we like to think outside the box. So when it comes to recruitment, there’s no challenge too big or too small for us. While we’re often working against the clock, we always find time to push the boundaries. We’re all about developing first class campaigns, and delivering outstanding results for our clients and candidates alike. With our innovative minds, fast delivery times, and a people-centric approach, we’ve got you covered.
As the Founder and Director of Appoint, Jackie is an experienced Recruitment Manager with a background in delivering the top talent in the market to private and public sector organisations. Jackie focuses on strategic growth and drives a positive workplace, cultivating an innovative working environment. So Jackie’s really the head honcho in charge of growth and fun. Nice gig.
Jackie is direct and straight to the point, she understands the importance of your career and finding the right person for your business. Jackie takes her job seriously – herself not so!
Kim commenced her recruitment career in 2002. Prior to joining Appoint, Kim worked for nearly a decade with a mid-sized agency and was their top performing recruiter nationally, while earning a reputation as one of Brisbane’s leading recruiters in her field. Don’t ask her about her trophies! Kim has had an extensive history in mentoring highly successful recruitment teams and her passion is seeing people succeed. Clients and candidates alike say Kim is authentic, genuine and fiercely protective of her brand and reputation. She likes a coffee to start her day and a champagne to finish it.
“Sami” as she is fondly known as in the industry is our little pocket rocket. Prior to joining Appoint, Sami managed multiple recruitment projects with a focus on customer service and client relationships. Employed by a few of the big guns including Manpower & Hays, Sami has successfully managed key accounts across diverse industries and has a reputation for fostering long-term relationships. Sami’s past roles have seen her responsible for managing major clients across both blue and white collar streams. Sami may be tiny in stature, but what she lacks in height she makes up for in placements, and boy, does she rock it.
Lauren’s recruitment career kicked off in 2007 and since then, she has built an enviable industry network and in-depth knowledge of developing successful sourcing strategies that attract the best people with the right combination of skills, experience and motivations. With an impressive history working as an internal Recruitment Partner within Downer, Fulton Hogan, McConnell Dowell & John Holland, there aren’t many roles she hasn’t filled!
Our IT Recruitment Guru, Arthur, or Art as he is fondly known in the industry is considered a trusted advisor to several key stakeholders in the enterprise technology industry and firmly believes that autonomy, robotics and machine learning will always be governed by people, service mindedness and circularity.
A Software Developer and Business Intelligence Specialist by trade, Art immigrated to Australia from Holland 13 years ago and continued his technology career from both a client and supplier perspective.
At Appoint Art leads our Information Technology Division that services our clients with both temporary and permanent solutions. When he’s not leading the team or recruiting his own roles you will find him zipping around in his Tesla or talking all things geeky!
An import from the UK, Cassandra Leigh is Appoint’s humorous English beauty. She’s worked in recruitment roles all over the world and says there’s not a lot she hasn’t seen or dealt with. Cass has proven herself to be enormously valuable and her positive and upbeat attitude resonates throughout the office, down the phone lines and through every email communication. Cass specialises in temporary and permanent staffing solutions and is focused on recruiting for technical roles. She is quick to identify a client’s most pressing needs and a candidate’s career wish list and then works tirelessly to create the perfect match.
With extensive experience recruiting in both the private and public sector, this country lad is well known in the market for building long term relationships and providing bespoke recruitment solutions. After living and recruiting across the globe, Matt is across both the Australian and international markets. Recruiting in a vast range of industries, Matt has developed an understanding of balancing skill set & culture fit that positively contributes to the success of a business. Matt specialises in temporary and permanent staffing solutions and is always on the hunt for new and innovative ways to engage talent.
With a spreadsheet and calculator at the ready Michelle is responsible for all things finance at Appoint. Oh, and is also the Head of our Social Club – interesting combination we know! With a passion for numbers, Michelle ensures best practice accounting processes and systems. With a strong background within chartered accounting firms, Michelle came across to the recruitment world nearly 10 years ago and hasn’t looked back. Cookie also moonlights under various Instagram aliases’ as a wine connoisseur.
As the glue that holds Appoint together, Ella is our go-to person for pretty much everything. Kicking off her recruitment experience in 2009, Ella is the guru of recruitment systems, process, procedure and operations. It’s safe to say she’s cool under pressure and she loves solving problems. As the Business Manager, Ella lives and breathes the Appoint brand and is constantly implementing new and outrageous ways of doing things to keep us ahead of the pack. The strategies and processes Ella puts in place ensure that Appoint offers clients and candidates a responsive, professional and consistent service.
Every good firm deserves a great Business Coordinator and for us at Appoint, that’s the cheerful and efficient Kristy Bunker. As the go-to person for pretty much anything and everything, Kristy is a godsend for the entire team because if something needs to be done, it’s usually Kristy who will see to it that it is. Part of what makes her so effective is that she’s a mum and organisation is a huge part of that job description too. In addition, Kristy has previously studied overseas at Harvard University and is currently studying a Bachelor of Social Work. Kristy is highly regarded and does a brilliant job every, single day. She is another ‘piece of the puzzle’ that makes us all look good, really good!
Our great all-rounder, Janelle Bannon has a definite ‘can-do’ attitude, and nothing is ever too much trouble. Her role as Business Coordinator means every day brings something different. In a nutshell, Janelle makes the recruitment team’s lives easier so they can spend more time doing what they do best. Since 2011, Janelle has worked in recruitment, an industry she relishes because she can make a difference in people’s lives. In her time away from work, Janelle is a huge devotee of 1980s music and loves a good helping of gelato. “I am a two-scoop gelato fan – one lemon, one chocolate.” She enjoys getting together with friends for afternoon bubbles, loves a good book and aims for an occasional getaway out of the city.
Archie, AKA Archibald, is a 3-year-old poodle with a lush coat of curly white fur. He’s the friendly, energetic pooch of the office who gets along with everyone. We like to think of him as that friend you’d call if you were having a ‘ruff’ day who would hear you out and give you a cuddle. He’s cruisy, easy-going and, frankly, the least trouble which scores big points around here.
Because he’s so emotionally attached to his mum Kim, whenever she leaves the office for a client visit, he follows her to the door and cries until someone picks him up and comforts him. Needy much.
He’s also a bit of a chewer, but only on himself. It’s a pretty extreme habit and at times, he’s been known to get around with a cone on his head to stop him chewing his skin, poor darling.
Faster than a greyhound, Archie moves through the office at lightning speed. In fact, if he was human, we reckon he’d give Usain Bolt a run for his money.
A mixed bag of all good things, George, AKA GG is two and a half years old. He’s half King Charles spaniel, quarter poodle and quarter Tibetan spaniel. We think his Tibetan side shines through because he’s such a gentle soul. Mind you, he’s a pretty effective guard dog too – even if he is a miniature one – and will bark to alert us that someone is downstairs. Then he’ll lick them to death when he knows they’re welcome. Come to think of it, George is a serial feet licker. Anyone with fake tan on is a target! We all complain a bit about the licking, his signature move, but we have to accept him for all his quirks, right?
George enjoys a good scratch from anyone who looks his way and he naps like a boss. His life is one of a high-flying, minimally working, people-loving socialite. He’s rarely left alone – because he has serious FOMO – will party hard for ten minutes at a time and then nap for an hour. Don’t we all dream of that life?
We’ve concluded that George has little dog syndrome, but we forgive him pretty much anything because he’s a genuine asset to the Appoint team.
GAIN A COMPETITIVE EDGE AND BENEFIT FROM A REFRESHINGLY HONEST RECRUITMENT SERVICE THAT PRIORITISES YOUR DEMANDS WITH THE TRUSTED ADVISERS AT APPOINT.
We enable extraordinary things to happen in the industry we know and love, by unleashing the power of people and community. Whether you are a candidate or an employer, we can make you shine in the market place by helping you make the right connections.
We are small enough to tailor our recruitment strategy to suit you, yet large enough to connect the right people to the right role. Our services go beyond simply filling vacancies – we build careers and develop the business relationships that are conducive to success.
We enable extraordinary things to happen in the industry we know and love, by unleashing the power of people and community. Whether you are a candidate or an employer, we can make you shine in the market place by helping you make the right connections. We are small enough to tailor our recruitment strategy to suit you, yet large enough to connect the right people to the right role. Our services go beyond simply filling vacancies – we build careers and develop the business relationships that are conducive to success.
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