Andrea McDonald

Director, u&u. Recruitment Partners

Andrea is one of u&u’s business owners and Directors and has a particular focus on ensuring u&u is ‘a great place to work’ for their 95+ staff across four offices in QLD, NSW and VIC. Along with general business management responsibility, Andrea is also heavily involved in progressing u&u’s customer engagement strategy, driving a range of continuous improvement projects and offering value added services/events to clients.

Andrea built her career as a successful HR recruiter and she has recruited over 850+ HR positions over the past 20 years in her specialty. She has a particular passion for driving exceptional candidate experience and creating long term relationships with candidates and clients. She has also held management roles in multi-national recruitment organisations and has a double degree in Business and Applied Science and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

Speaker Sessions

1:10 PM - 1:50 PM

Attracting & Retaining Recruiters in a Flexibility-First Workforce

During this current recruitment boom, it’s important for agencies to maximise the opportunity in front of them. So how do we attract and retain talent in this current competitive, talent-short landscape? Company culture has always played a part in many agencies’ retention strategies, and is becoming harder to maintain with the shift to flexible working. In this session, Lauren Thom, Global Account Director Bullhorn will speak to a panel of leading agencies to explore the ways in which they have attracted top talent to their businesses, battled the counter offer, and kept their current staff engaged and sticky, all whilst maintaining a strong sense of company culture.