Employee Profile

Sinéad Waldron
Recruitment Manager, Oceania

What’s your background?

My background is in psychology. I am passionate about creating a positive culture through recruiting like-minded professionals and ensuring the values, motivations and interests are carried through from the recruitment process.

I’m a search practitioner with over 16 years’ experience. I have worked within the construction, property and engineering sectors with corporate organisations, SMEs and the public sector worldwide. I have extensive experience in delivering top-tier leadership level search mandates as well as volume/multiple hire recruitment strategies.

Before joining HKA, the first 12 years of my career was spent in an agency specialising in project and commercial advisory recruitment.

What makes a candidate standout to you?

I look for examples high levels of personal engagement throughout an individual’s life, be that personal interests, academic or career history.

I want to see where an individual has strived to achieve something by stepping out of their comfort zone or working against the odds to do something extraordinary.

I believe that an individual’s level of engagement is highly correlated with their potential to succeed in a professional services environment. I look for pioneers and problem solvers and paying attention to how people overcome past personal challenges really helps.

Best aspects of working at HKA

When I look at our people, I am proud to be a small part of their career at HKA. I love the extent of passion and difference we have.

My role at HKA is outcome-based, which allows the flexibility to raise my young family. I recruit people across different time zones, so my hours are fluid allowing me to really manage my own time.

I’m based in the Sydney office, which is located on the harbour near the Opera House – it’s an amazing office.

Something about yourself that everybody should know

I enjoy cooking spicy food, especially Indian. I love to chat about travels and exchange recipes.

"My role at HKA is outcome-based, which allows the flexibility to raise my young family. I recruit people across different time zones, so my hours are fluid allowing me to really manage my own time."

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