Our journey timeline

Our Journey

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.

Dinner @ Chiswick Woollahra

Sterning Sydney team at Chiswick

What a wonderful night spent with everyone! Sterning is not just a business, it's about all of us :)

Welcome to Tom Atherton

Let's welcome our Tassie boy to our Sydney team! Working closely with Nakul, Tom's all about data and analytics.

Sterning HR Grows in Sydney

Bianca Clifton

Sterning HR grows with our latest addition to the team in Sydney, Bianca Clifton (the one on the left!).

We Welcome Nick Berman

Nick Berman

We welcome Nick the bearded Berman who joins us to get a Sterning Design office happening in Brisbane.

We Launch New Brand: Sterning Design

Screenshot of Sterning Design recruitment page

Specialising in all things design and production within agency, media and in-house environments - we launch a new brand, Sterning Design.

Helping a Farmer in Need

Paul's Patch, business card

We were contacted by a farmer who was suffering terribly from the drought. He also asked for a bit of marketing help. We shipped him 1 tonne of chicken feed, hooked him up with a new marketing strategy, a rebrand and collateral.

Hire Purpose: Neuroscience Meets Creativity

Kaushik Ram and Kirsty Carr presenting

Where do neuroscience and creative development meet? We invited Kirsty Carr and Dr Kaushik Ram to find out.

Happy End of Financial Year

Sydney team playing Nintendo

With great food, cocktails and AMAZING people. We gathered to celebrate the EOFY and welcome in FY18-19!

Hire Purpose: Get Your Money Sorted

Ben Nash presenting

We invited financial advisor, Ben Nash to help our jobseeker community with money management.

Paul Egan Joins Us

Paul Egan smiling

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

Sterning Logistics lightbox mockup

We decided to move into blue collar recruitment across warehousing, manufacturing and logistics. Hello Sterning Logistics! *Not a real lightbox.

We Launch ‘Hire Purpose’

Elsa Pahnke at Hire Purpose

Hire Purpose is focused on helping people upskill both professionally and personally. Our first event was the Culture of the Mind with Elsa Pahnke.

A Different Sort of Christmas Party

Nakul Pednekar wrapping present

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 does Movember

Sam Elderfield or Ron Burgundy? Congratulations Sam on completing Movember, with a rather impressive mo!

Sterning IT Continues to Grow

Sam Elderfield

We welcome Sam Elderfield to our team in Sydney! Sam specialises in developers.

We Did a Beach Clean Up

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 and friends

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 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 in Iceland

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

Sterning's Sydney office

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 with friends and family

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

Ultrasound of the baby

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

Ben Lyons being filmed

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

Google Analytics screenshot

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 walking

Sam Suddese joins us to head sales engineering. Sam is another ex-Hays recruiter and operates from our Perth office.

Holiday Time for All

Looking out plane window

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

Cutting birthday 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 diving

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

Donation from Preshafruit

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

Joseph launches Merz 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

View from 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

Ben Lyons running

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 partying

Chris Hunter joins us from his previous role at ADVIZA. Now with Sterning he launches us into the chemical sales sector.

Sterning Healthcare Launches

Mark Hampton and Pete Wildman

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

Kathy Hamilton waving

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

Screenshot of quote by Paulo Coelho from The Alchemist

It's a quote that Joseph has always liked but in reality, success in business comes down to these three things: passion, timing and good old-fashioned hard work.

We Open Our Sydney Office

Sterning logo on wall of 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

Certificate of Registration of a Company for Sterning

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

Joseph Merz working on Sterning Group

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.

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