What a journey we've had so far, too many amazing memories to count! Scroll down to go back in time and see where it all began.
Our First ‘Hire Purpose’ Event
We ran our first Hire Purpose event. Hire Purpose is focused on helping people upskill both professionally and personally.
Paul Egan Joins Us
Paul Egan joins us to run our first Sterning Logistics license. It's not by coincidence we have two Egan's in the business, he's Emma's father!
New Year, New Division
We decided to move into blue collar recruitment across warehousing, manufacturing and logistics. Hello Sterning Logistics! *Not a real lightbox.
A Different Sort of Christmas Party
Instead of a Christmas party, this year we thought we'd buy and wrap gifts for families less financially fortunate than our own.
Sam Elderfield Does Movember
Sam Elderfield or Ron Burgundy? Congratulations Sam on completing Movember, with a rather impressive mo!
We Did a Beach Clean Up
Some of our amazing team, friends and families got involved in a beach clean up we organised with them in Sydney.
Claudia Koh Joins the Team
Claudia (middle) joins our team. She recently graduated with a degree in Accounting from Macquarie University.
We Hold Our First Meetup
The Real Recruiters of Sydney... Our first meetup kicks off and we're in good company. An awesome bunch of agency recruiters plus internal recruiters from Uber, SAP and Canva.
Sterning IT Grows
Nakul Pednekar joins us from Motion Recruitment in Sydney. Nakul will be driving our growth into data science and analytics.
Sydney Office Gets a Makeover
We decide it's time to freshen things up so we give our HQ a bit of a makeover. There were a surprising amount of suits and shoes that belonged to nobody.
Sterning HR Launches
Emma Egan joins us to launch Sterning HR. Emma is ex-Hays but came to us from HR Partners which is a Randstad company.
You Appear to Be Pregnant
Pretty definitive, we think. An exciting time at Sterning as Joseph and his wife Talia announce they're having a baby.
We Make Our First Movie
We wanted to make a movie to show people what it was like to be a part of Sterning, so we did... Our resident triathlete leisurely walking down for a surf.
Our Digital Improvements Begin
We begin work improving our digital marketing and working with new technologies. Content is king and generating new, relevant and interesting content can be loads of fun.
We Start Work in Engineering Sales
Sam Suddese joins us to head sales engineering. Sam is another ex-Hays recruiter and operates from our Perth office.
Holiday Time for All
By this point it was time for a nice long holiday, so we all went our separate ways for a few weeks of relaxation.
We’ll Take Any Opportunity for a Cake
We have no idea who's birthday it was, all we know is it was another opportunity for CAKE! Adriano Zumbo may need to come up with a few more recipes.
Sterning IT Launches
Mark Harrison joins us from Finite to launch Sterning IT. Mark's an adventurer right to the core. It's quite likely that right now he is somewhere in the jungles of Borneo.
Donations Come in from All Over
Merz Food Bank gets loads of support from awesome Australian companies. Big shout out to Preshafruit and Carman's Kitchen.
We Launch a Pop-Up Food Bank
Short on time but really wanting to give something back, Joseph also launches a 'pop-up' food bank. In just a few weeks we manage to feed a few thousand hungry Sydneysiders.
We Open a Perth Office
With Ben joining us in Perth, there are a couple of other interested recruiters there too. It's time to grow roots in Perth.
Sterning Engineering Launches
We get our first Perth-ian, Ben Lyons. Ben will drive Sterning Engineering across WA. He came to us from Marble Recruitment and lives a secret life as a triathlete.
Sterning Sales Launches
Chris Hunter joins us from his previous role at ADVIZA. Now with Sterning he launches us into the chemical sales sector.
Sterning Healthcare Launches
The healthcare boys arrive. Pete Wildman and Mark Hampton come on board to launch Sterning Health! Pete is ex-Hays and came to us from Primary Health Care in Sydney.
Kathy Hamilton Joins
The first person through the door is our new Financial Controller. Kathy brings a wealth of experience and helps us keep the books immaculate.
A Bit of Midnight Motivation
It's a quote that Joseph has always liked but in reality, success in business comes down to these three things: product, timing and good old-fashioned hard work.
We Open Our Sydney Office
Hello Sydney! Or Surry Hills to be exact. We open our doors at 35 Buckingham Street. Now we just need to fill up this space with Sydney's top recruitment talent.
We Get All Official
We transition from 'just an idea' to an actual entity. Still so much to do... Watch this space!
A Few Coders, some Ramen, and a Dream
Not quite. But it did come about with a few late night conversations on how we could improve the way recruiters worked and the experience candidates and clients had.