Corinna is a recruiter from Sydney who I used constantly to find good staff during my time in Sydney and still use now that I`m back in NZ.
Josh Moore â€“ Executive Creative Director - Y&R NZ
If you`re looking for good people don`t hesitate to look her up, she is the most thorough, honest and straight up recruiter you`ll find. I never had to return one of her recruits.
And she`s lovely to boot.
David Felton â€“ Graphic Designer
I just wanted say thanks for the chat we had, you gave me some great advice and positive feedback which was very encouraging, it was great,
Corinna and Annabel are a pleasure to work with. They have consistently secured me freelance work at a competitive rate. More importantly they place me in roles where I fit culturally – so much so that on several occasions, bookings that were initially a few days turned into weeks, then months.
Travers Smyth â€“ Designer Art Director
Craig Marsh â€“ Creative Director
Thanks so much for meeting me yesterday. I enjoyed our conversation immensely and was very impressed by the thought you had given my situation. I am very glad to have someone like you in my corner.
Mark â€“ ECD
"Culture is everything in this business. It can make people perform out of their skin. Do work they never thought they`d be capable of. It`s the defining difference between a good agency and a great one.
Cultivating it, in an industry where people are fickle, temperamental, passionately individual and wonderfully erratic, is extremely difficult. Just one bad egg entering a culture can bring it down.
When looking for people, it isn`t enough just to hire people who "fit" the culture, you need to bring in people who add to it. It creates an upward spiral.
Hartas & Craig approach each placement with both parties interests at heart. Their value is the magic that happens when the right people are in the right place."
"I`ve worked with Corinna both as candidate and employer and she`s without doubt my recruiter of choice. As an employer, I appreciate that she doesn`t just float candidates, she adds value and a thoughtful perspective to complement her submissions.
Simon Bloomfield â€“ Creative Director - Hyro
Jiro Takayasu â€“ Designer
Thanks so much for meeting with me today.
Your passion for design as well as people made it a really enjoyable interview.
Hiya Corinna. After many a phone chat and email, it was great to finally meet you. Really like to thank you for our discussion yesterday.
Bevan Lewis â€“ Senior Writer
You`ve given me a far better insight than anyone else into how Sydney and the current marketplace rolls, and where I actually stand amongst it all.
I like your approach. And I love your thoroughness.
Corinna is the best recruiter I`ve ever worked with, without a doubt. As a new arrival to Australia I was quite nervous (and clueless) about entering the business here, but Corinna put me at ease with her honest and thorough approach. I really appreciated that she actually got to know me and my strengths and didn`t rush to put me into the first job opening that came across her desk. As a result of her patience and persistence, we found the right place for me and I`m thrilled.
Jenn Totten Aspinwall â€“ Copywriter
Michael Graziano â€“ Integrated Art Director
Just wanted to say thanks again for your time this morning. It`s always motivating and an absolute pleasure to talk to you.
I walked out of our meeting with a lot more clarity and positivity in regards to my career direction.
Lauren Dickings â€“ Graphic Designer
Yes I love my new job, so happy!!!!!!
I Finished up DMCS about three weeks ago, it was GREAT and i cant thank you enough for recommending it when i came and spoke to you in July!
Patrick Allenby â€“ Art Director
Corinna and Annabel have been real partners to Josh and I in building the US Sydney team. They have placed some of our real stars, but just as importantly understand the cultural fit we need, and deliver on it every time. I can’t speak highly enough of Hartas & Craig.
Sarah Downie â€“ General Manager - US Sydney
Corinna and Annabel of Hartas & Craig are two of the loveliest, genuine and passionate recruiters you will ever have the chance to work with. With decades of experience between them, Hartas & Craig really believe in their candidates and are extremely well respected for the tireless effort and dedication they put into matching them with very reputable and highly sought after clients. Their difference is their personal touch; proven by speedy response times and continual, direct availability. Unmatched in professionalism, they have my full endorsement, recommendation and above all heartfelt thanks.
Justin â€“ Junior Superstar
Corinna & Annabel,You went to such lengths to assist me and so promptly.
Holly Campbell â€“ Antill Gilligan - Strategic Consultancy
I now have your name and when I have new needs arising, will be sure to call on you as you impressed me with your “onto it” attitude and the level of candidates.
Over the six or seven years I’ve been dealing with her, Corinna has made it her business to understand my priorities and passions which has given her good insight into the kind of people I like to meet.
Lisa Vermaak â€“ Creative Services Director - Publicis Mojo
I greatly appreciated your professionalism and personal touch. I will recommend you to anyone I may know looking for work in Australasia.
Martin Garnaud â€“ Digital Creative Director
And thanks again... regardless of whether they take to me or not, it was a pleasure meeting a creative recruiter who actually gets it, and I`ve now tailored my "I don`t know why these places use recruitment agencies who don`t understand anything we do anyway" monologue to include the disclaimer at the end, "with the exception of Corinna Hartas...."
Aaron Darc â€“ Copywriter
Ines Socarras â€“ PR Manager
A good friend of mine, D. H. kindly gave me your details as she said you are one of` the best head hunters in the creative industries in Sydney` (direct quote!) .
I`ve always been in the perfect job thanks to Hartas & Craig. Both Corinna and Annabel have had a huge influence on my career, I wouldn`t be where I am today if it wasn`t for them. Hartas & Craig are definitely my number one recommendation to anyone seeking employment within the creative industry.
Stephen Busuttil â€“ Design Director
You`re our first stop – of all the recruiters we`ve ever dealt with, you guys are one of the very few we`re happy to work with. We`ve got a lot of personal contacts in the industry we can call, but we`re starting with H&C.
J&E â€“ Creative Team
So have a look, have a think, and give us a ring. Because we`ve got our feet in the blocks, and we want you to be the ones who fire the starter`s pistol.
Fran â€“ Art Director/Designer
A quick line to thank you for your time on friday morning.
Meeting you was a breath of fresh air. Your approach to recruitment is wonderfully genuine, and I left your office feeling quite positive about my current search to find a happy new role. I hope you and Annabel are aware of the unique position you hold amongst your competitors here in Sydney - fresh, honest and beautifully boutique.
"Harder than finding the right person for a job, is finding the right headhunter to find the right person. As a former creative, no one is better qualified to know what to look for. She`s professional, personable and gives results."
Matt Batten â€“ Creative Director - Wunderman
Hartas & Craig are the real deal.
Steven Berends â€“ Copywriter
I started my career in the UK working on global FMCG. When I came home I only had my global TVCs and spec work in my book. While other recruiters worried over a lack of finished work, Corinna was able to gauge my skills and place me in top roles, where I`ve worked happily ever since.
If all creatives hit the brief like this I would retire tomorrow. You always deliver who you say you`re going to, and never waste time.
Colin Watts â€“ Creative Director - Jack Watts Currie
Dear Corinna and Annabel,
Liz Chai â€“ Junior Account Coordinator
Thanks so much for taking the time to meet with me today. I thoroughly enjoyed the interview and I absolutely love how committed you are to your candidates, in helping to cater for their skills, personal attributes and needs.
Looking forward to hearing from you in regards to any future prospects.
For over 10 years now, through different agencies, and now my own, I have always sought Corinna`s help.
Dylan Taylor â€“ Creative Partner, thedylanagency
Why? Well, she just has an incredible knack of finding the right person at the right time. How? Well, I think she is either a mind-reader or very good at what she does. (I have a feeling it may be a combination of both.)
So? If you`re someone looking for your next move, or if you`re looking for your next someone great, give Corrina (or annabel) a call.
Dylan Taylor, Creative Partner, thedylanagency
We work in a people business. It’s where our ideas come
from. It’s how our relationships are formed. It’s what makes us get up and come to work in the morning. In that respect finding great people is the most important thing in our business. Finding great people is even harder. That’s why Corinna has been invaluable. She has a unique talent for finding the right people at the right time. Whether that’s the student with potential, or the senior team that wasn’t thinking about moving.
How does she do it? Well as far as I can work out, she listens intently to what you’re after. Invests time in you and your agency to see if they ‘fit’. And she only delivers people she thinks are right. It’s a combination that works.
Jeremy Lagan â€“ Design Director
just wanted to say I`m loving the new social H&C via twitter and Facebook. Some very nice articles and insightful stories. Keep it up.
“Corinna really took the time to get to know us as people – not just as a portfolio or a potential invoice. She was then super considered about matching us with an agency that would immediately feel like ‘home’ – and then she placed us there. We can’t thank her enough. We can’t even put a number against how many people we’ve recommended her to.”
Andie & Trent â€“ Creative Team
I have worked with Hartas & Craig from both sides of the fence and can confidently say no matter what the recruitment task, I have never been disappointed. As an employee looking for work they offered clear, honest advice, which always helps when looking for the right position. As an employer Hartas & Craig understood what we were looking for and sent through candidates to match.
Steve Hanzic â€“ Creative Director
I have been using Corinna and Annabel’s services for over 6 years. During this time they have gained an indepth knowledge into the kind of person who would be great for BMF. I feel they always put a lot of effort into matching the person to our needs and culture. Consequently, many of the excellent people in Creative Services at BMF have been placed by them. And I look forward to continuing to work with them in the future.
Jenny Calcott â€“ Head of Creative Services - BMF
Ashley â€“ Designer
Thanks again for taking the time to meet with me last Friday. Your feedback and time has helped me this week continue to refine my search and my preparations for future interviews. It was so lovely to get to know you a bit too and I look forward to being in touch!
And again just wanted to thank you for asking good questions (specifically towards what I want to do vs. what I can do), giving advice and explanations and helping me get familiar with the creative industry here in Sydney.
Corinna`s background as a creative allows her to size up talent and instantly figure out where they would shine. Not only that but her integrity and efficiency have earned her some of the best and most respected contacts in the industry. I consider myself extremely lucky to be represented by Hartas and Craig, you`re as passionate about the industry as we are!
Dominic Prevost â€“ Associate Creative Director
Mitch Harris â€“ Digital Art Director, Interactive Designer and Pro
Thanks again for following up on the ... prospect. You`re a legend (and you can use that on your site as a testimonal ;).