Monica Clare Recruitment is named after the founders, Monica Walmsley and Clare Ferguson. We started Monica Clare Recruitment as we saw a gap in the market to design a business that truly gives our customers the recruitment service they want. A service that makes recruitment easy. We now have a team consisting of Three well-known industry veterans, who’ve recruited for most of Australia’s leading brands, and a support team of two.
We take the time required to find exactly the right candidate for each role, and the right role for each candidate. This means actually understanding you and your industry - including all the subtle things you find hard to explain, but which really set you apart.
We’re passionate about making the recruitment process easy for you. We understand what you need is a solution. One that not only reduces your replacement rate and the associated costs, but also increases productivity, profitability and staff morale. One that works with your cash flow. One that’s easy.
One person has a huge impact on a team environment. Indeed, depending on the size of your business, one important hire can make or break your company. So hiring decisions count. Monica Clare Recruitment is passionate about making the recruitment process easy for you. As part of that commitment, we’ve prepared a list of tips and advice to help you find the top talent in the market.
Yes, they really do exist. Your dream job is not just about the role, or even career advancement. What you’re looking for is a healthy work culture, accountable management, ethical behaviour and realistic expectations. Our mission is to place you in your dream job! A job you will dive out of bed for in the mornings – a job where you look forward to Mondays!
Our Consultants want you to keep coming back. So we reward you handsomely when you do. If you work with us exclusively, you’ll get 25% off every fourth placement. Also, good Referrals allow us to grow our business and as a thank you we offer a generous referral reward.
Enriching lives by empowering businesses and employees to create inspiring workplaces.
We do this with Passion, Personality and Purpose.
Your work life is our life’s work.
“Clare had a way of making me feel calm, confident and ready for my first interview in years. Without her guidance and encouragement, I would not have succeeded in obtaining a job in my desired industry with a great company. Can’t thank her enough!”
“Finding people is not that hard, finding the right person is somewhat more difficult and Clare’s approach is the best I have come across.”
"Monica has assisted myself at both a client and candidate level for the past 4 years. I have always found Monica as professional and very proactive in regards to seeking high quality candidates when asked and/or being able to source senior finance roles when I have been seeking new opportunities. In addition to this Monica shows a genuine care for her candidate pool she has, something of a rare quality in the recruitment industry".
“Monica understands our industry, our business and its culture and works with us as a trusted advisor. She is an astute and highly ethical operator who is very skilled in finding the best fit for both the position and our workplace… there is no doubt this has positively impacted our bottom line.”
"Monica operates professionally, ethically and promptly. They have been instrumental in assisting us to hire several key staff members and we have no doubt that they will continue to assist us in the future. Their professionalism is complimented by their personal approach and they have always done more than “just send us a CV”. They know their candidates, are conscious of cultural fit and make sure that the people they tell us about tick the boxes. Equally, the feedback we have received from candidates about their experience with Monica Clare has been superb – they do a wonderful job of representing us and our brand."
"I would just like to say thank you to Monica Clare Recruitment for making every stage of the process of finding a job easy, enjoyable and stress free. I have been lucky enough to secure a job and am so excited about starting and am very grateful to Monica for organizing interviews and helping to get things organized for my start. I would definitely recommend Monica Clare Recruitment to help anyone looking for a job find one that suits them."
"I have been working as a temp with Monica Clare Recruitment for 3 months. During this time my consultant has been extremely supportive, responded to any requests or enquiries that I have had in an extremely prompt and efficient manner. The recruitment process was exceptionally smooth, easy and I was kept well informed on any feedback from the employer. The payroll process runs smoothly. I am enjoying working as part of the Monica Clare Recruitment temporary staff team."
Our Team take the time required to find exactly the right candidate for each role, and the right role for each candidate. This means actually understanding you and your industry, including all the subtle things you find hard to explain, but which really set you apart. It also means we do a lot of leg-work. Background checks, reference checks, psychometric testing, interviews, aligning client and candidate values… So by the time we make the introductions, we already know we’ve found the right match. We are able to do this because we are selective with the roles that we will fill and the organisations we work with. This means we don’t have to spread ourselves thin working across dozens of roles and can dedicate the time needed to get it right.
In other words, it’s all based on understanding, customer service and hard-earned trust, not throwing every available possibility at the wall and seeing what sticks.
Not surprisingly, this approach has resulted in a lot of great relationships. Many of our clients don’t even advertise their roles anymore; they just come straight to us. And many of our candidates aren’t even actively looking for work; they’ve just asked us to keep an ear to the ground for them, because they know we won’t waste their time or make them jump through hoops.
You’re not just looking for a new job. Or even just the next step in your career. What you’re really looking for is a new employer. Some people may say that’s splitting hairs. Perhaps they’ve never worked for a bad employer (or for a really good one). It’s an absolutely critical distinction. A role can look great on paper but needs to involve a healthy work culture, accountable management, ethical business practices and realistic expectations to really be your dream job!
So that’s the first thing we look at when an employer asks us to find staff for them. We only do it if we’d personally work for them.
After that, things are a little more straight-forward. All our employers are great, so it’s just a question of finding the one that has exactly what you want. The right values, the right pay, the right conditions and, of course, the right job.
This means we really have to get to know you. And them. The obligatory annual call just isn’t enough. We need to understand all the subtleties that make you an outstanding candidate, and the preferences and values that will allow us to identify the ideal role and employer.
Naturally it also means we won’t put you forward for ill-fitting jobs, just for the commission or just to make up numbers. We only ever put you forward if we think it’s exactly what you’re looking for, and you’re exactly what they’re looking for (95% of our placements stay longer than their probation period).
We don’t make you jump through hoops either. You won’t have to reformat your resume or attend long-shot interviews, and we absolutely never advertise non-existent roles.