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Making a Difference | Ccentric Staff

By 6 September 2021November 2nd, 2021News Articles | Knowledge Page
Making a difference - 20 years

Making a Difference

Ccentric has a focus exclusively on industry sectors which improve the quality of life for people and communities.

Making a difference, is one of the core values of the Ccentric Group team. Working within specific sectors like healthcare, academia, digital health and not-for-profit; we can see the community wellbeing impact that our clients and candidates have every day. Our work in recruiting senior leaders for these organisations helps contribute to this.  This can range from a Chief Executive Officer of a large public health service to a leading academic researcher who has dedicated themself to finding better treatments for chronic illness, to a nurse leader who is dealing with patients on a daily basis.

We speak to some of the team about why they like helping to make a difference!

Kylie Brown

“You’re making a difference on two fronts. From a client side, generally we are filling a role for a number of reasons. It could be a newly created role, it could be they doing a restructure and need a change management to happen, or somebody could be retiring or resigning, and they have really big shoes to fill. So regardless of the reason, you are needing to find top talent for them, it’s a privilege to be able to fill these roles for them and attract the right kind of talent. From a candidate perspective, you are impacting on somebody’s career at this level. People take it very seriously; they’re not dipping their toe in the water. From both sides, you’re on a journey with your client and your candidate. It’s enormously fulfilling to see the joy from your client side when they feel they’ve secured a prime candidate. From a candidate’s point of view, you’ve made a difference to their career, and you’re impacting on their family as well. Very often there is a move involved interstate or internationally. I think what’s really exciting is when you continue to follow the journey of that candidate and you see them progress up the ladder, that that’s enormously fulfilling.”

Michael De Santis

“Making a difference or as I like to term it, making an impact is a core reason for why I joined Ccentric and why I did what I’ve done through my university studies. It really does come out in every interaction, both internal to the organisation and also obviously external. This job is all about aligning the needs of every client and contact that I speak with, with the candidate’s future career aspirations. It effectively does come to fruition in every single interaction, the end result and the impact on the communities is one we can look back on after a couple of years of a placement and really be proud of.”

Natalie Xu

“I do enjoy working in healthcare and the related industries because I get to meet and talk to smart and decent people, that are full of love to the community. By finding the right people for the right organisations, I feel that I contribute to the community and to people’s health as well.”

Pam Lubrainschik

“I really enjoy working in the healthcare industry, and I love that we purely focus on healthcare. You get to meet so many dedicated and passionate people who just love the work that they do. It’s really rewarding to be working with them and our clients in trying to find that ideal candidate that fits for both the client and the candidate and people fulfil their career aspirations. That’s a great feeling to be a part of that.”

Wayne Bruce

“I think we’re very fortunate that we deal with a group of people that are pretty clever and well-educated and decent people to deal with. The research we’ve done as a company into what people are looking for in their job, the things that come out is they want a challenging role, they want to be able to make a difference, they want to have a sense of purpose. Money’s a hygiene factor, it’s not the major motivator for people as long as they’re being paid at a competitive market salary, most people are very happy with that, it’s more about the challenge of the role and how it can stretch them, how they can have an impact and how they can develop their skills so that they can continue to grow their careers.

To build on that, they’re pleasant people to deal with and you enjoy it and you can have stimulating conversations.  I’ve certainly had candidates that I’ve dealt with on and off once or twice a year talking about potential opportunities, and 10 years later, it finally gets to the point where the children are finished high school or their personal circumstances allow them to perhaps relocate to a different state for an opportunity. If you are professional and pleasant and respectful when you deal with people, then I think that will come back to you in spades and they will respect our staff as being values-driven, being ethical, talking to them about interesting opportunities.

Therefore, one of the tests for us is when we ring someone, will they call us back or will they ignore us. Largely people ring us back because they know we’re decent people and we’re talking about good opportunities. When I worked in rehabilitation, you were helping people. I suppose you were helping people recover from something, so it could be very draining sometimes because you’re sort of absorbing their issues. If you do that for seven or eight hours a day, it can drain you a bit. Nevertheless its very satisfying and very important. Whereas what we do, it’s a positive interaction with people. It’s talking to them about, would you like a nice new job. It’s a very positive relationship you have with candidates and employers and with our own staff internally.”

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