17 Sep Monica Clare welcomes Lotte Baker
Monica Clare Recruitment is pleased to welcome Lotte Baker to the team. Lotte joins the team as Client Engagement Manager, boasting an impressive work history spanning Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East.
Lotte, originally from the UK, joins Monica Clare Recruitment with over 20 years’ recruitment experience. Her previous role as Regional Manager saw her manage large-scale, big-budget recruitment projects across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. She says since her move to Australia six years ago, Monica Clare Recruitment have been on her radar.
“There is nowhere else I’d rather be”
“I first approached Monica Clare Recruitment three years ago as they had a strong name in the industry. They had a position available, however I felt I needed to increase my experience in the Newcastle market before I could come onboard.”
The timing was right in 2020, and Lotte jumped at the opportunity to reconnect with Monica Clare Recruitment.
“I was blown away by Monica and Clare from the moment I first saw them at a speaking engagement years ago, both by their business acumen and their courage to set up their own business. I always wanted to work with people I was inspired by and can aspire to be.”
She says her decision to join the team was motivated by the opportunity to work with Monica and Clare.
“They are the most driven, professional people. They reflect who I want to be and what I want to stand for. They are so professional and on-the-ball; I hope that I match their ethos.”
“The level of professionalism they have in the marketplace is a benchmark all recruiters should be working to. Having worked against them, there is nowhere else I’d rather be.”
Personality and passion
Lotte’s working experience catered to relationship-building in the education, commercial and blue-collar sectors. She says she was always told she had too much of a personality to be in any other role.
“I love being a recruiter. You’re not stuck behind a desk; you get to go out and meet people. I actually did one of my biggest deals in a Bangkok strip club.”
As Engagement Consultant, Lotte will focus on recruitment in administration and customer service while also growing the Monica Clare Recruitment client portfolio. She hopes to marry her passion, personality, professionalism and Newcastle knowledge to find pockets of new business.