Our growing success as a small business has once again been recognised. CK Recruitment has been shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian Small Business Champion Awards. These awards acknowledge the hard work that small businesses like ours contribute to the local community in generating employment for millions of Australians. Over the last five years owners Cassie Greenland and Kylie Hayes have grown a successful recruitment business that directly employs 14 full time employees in offices located in Campbelltown and Inner Sydney, supported by a labour-hire workforce of hundreds employed throughout the greater Sydney area.
As mums with young families, Cassie and Kylie are paving the way by leading through courage and endurance. Their work life balance is fuller than most, but their belief in themselves and their team and their practice of putting people before profit has seen them rapidly grow the business to be a serious contender in the recruitment market, with a growing multimillion-dollar turnover.
Kylie says that “from the outset we were very clear that we’d do things differently. We needed to be different if our model was going to work for us and for our future team and clients. We don’t focus on the bottom line, we don’t demand that work comes first, we don’t believe that you need an army of fulltime employees to build a successful business. And yet, by focusing solely on people and relationships (with a hell of a lot of hard work), in just a few short years we’ve grown the business from nothing to employing over 300 people throughout the Sydney metro area”. It’s this innovative approach and commitment to their employees that aligns with the Australian Small Business Champion Awards.
Generosity is also a value the underpins CK Recruitment. We recognise that our responsibilities as business owners extends into supporting our surrounding community. Giving back to the community in which we operate has been a priority, and over their five years in business, CK Recruitment have proudly supported the Camden Show, Kids of Macarthur, Macarthur Disability Services, Marta Dei School and female rugby league players.
Looking forward, CK Recruitment continues to pioneer. Cassie reveals that “we are very excited about our future. We have spent a significant portion of the last year exploring and planning our future strategic direction. Having reached our growth goals sooner than expected we are keen to set new challenges. Our future growth path will continue to support our values of people first and our commitment to the local and broader community. Watch this space!”
CK Recruitment will learn on the 6th April 2019 if we are an Australian Small Business Champion winner. But know already that we are winners. We have a team who takes pride in assisting our candidates and clients. We’ve “under complicated” recruitment and our clients love it.