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Cheryl McCormack – BIO

Meet a Professional Recruiter & Business Consultant

Cheryl McCormack – Principal Recruiter & Business Consultant, established McCormack Employment Services (formerly McCormack Recruitment) in 1998 following a six-year period in a Senior Executive role within a global recruitment firm.

Prior, Cheryl was fortunate to have spent a highly successful period of her earlier career in retail management, having risen to a senior management level within a large national department store chain with the accolade of being one of the youngest senior managers in the then history of department stores in Australia.

A lifelong learner, Cheryl has a degree in Human Resources & Management, graduate qualifications in Total Quality Management and Psychology and is currently completing a Master of Public Administration majoring in Policy.

A self-confessed foodie, Cheryl is also a lover of fine wine and on a rainy Sunday afternoon, you are likely to find her with a book in one hand (auto-bio’s mostly – when not studying) and a glass of red in the other!

A born interviewer, Cheryl is outgoing and inquisitive when it comes to other people and what drives them, a quality essential for successful recruitment. She believes that a high performing recruiter needs to have an innate ability in getting to the core of a person’s character and motivations not just their skills and experience and all within a very narrow window of time, she says this is the art of recruitment!’  Her professional approach and delivery to all stakeholders have culminated in the long tenure of her placements over two decades, a testimony to her success.

Cheryl McCormack is equally driven when it comes to service levels provided to clients and candidates alike, firmly believing that for any business to be in a position to achieve this goal their processes, procedures, policies and people must be strategically aligned. Analytical and objective by nature, her attention to detail along with a burning desire to continually ask ‘why‘ enables her to identify best practices in most given situations. This skill combined with her clarity in communicating at all levels lends her to the enjoyment and satisfaction she derives from her involvement in the provision of Business Solutions to other small and medium-sized organisations specifically within her area of expertise – education, religious and other nfp’s.

Cheryl approaches every new project as if it were her first! Be that an Executive Recruitment assignment, a Permanent Recruitment sourcing the Executive Assistant for a College Principal or the provision of Business Solutions, she strives to prove herself worthy of the client’s trust through the delivery of a high standard and with absolute consistency.

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. We have always relied on McCormack’s for urgent, last minute administration roles and they have been able to fulfil our needs but this latest position required such a variety of specific skills I was not confident we’d find anyone for the job. But McCormack’s found the perfect candidate and we’re very happy once again with the great service they offer. Professional, effective and timely in every way. 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 and your team, particularly Shana, 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. The interest you’ve show in my success is something for which I feel very grateful.

Donna Laney - Senior Administration Officer – Student Services

Once again Cheryl, you have found a great position that suits my needs and skills. I will be forever grateful to you. Last year was difficult but thanks to you and your team I have  met some terrific people in great organisations. I will keep in touch and thank you and the team again for everything. 

Kerrie S - Successful temporary to permanent transition

I am absolutely thrilled to be offered permanency at Catholic Cemeteries & Crematoria. I wish to greatly thank you and your staff for all the efforts in securing this position and for believing in me and encouraging me to move forward.  I could not have done this without your support and the support of your incredible staff.

Nancy M - Successful Permanent Placement

Thanks for all your advice Teaghan. Most of all thanks for the fastest payroll process and payment of wages that I have ever experienced! Very professional.  

Sandra M - Temp - Envy Jewellery

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 - Previous Temp - McCormack Employment Services

Thank you for assigning Cheryl B to our office Christie, she has been a lovely addition to our team and the transition has been seamless. She really surprised me by how quickly she stepped into the role that was asked of her. She was very helpful and proactive and nothing was too much trouble. Thanks once again.

Mary Harrison - Catholic Education Office, 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