Hartas & Craig is all about integrity, relationships and trust. To build that relationship and trust we'll meet with you.
We'll listen, ask questions, and challenge your creative values. Our aim is to fully understand your ambitions and aspirations. Working together, we'll be creative, bold and help you progress your career.
Respecting your professional and creative wisdom, we'll keep you informed at every step of the journey.
We'll only suggest opportunities that we believe are the right creative and cultural fit for you. In pursuit of that perfect fit, we'll be proactive, push boundaries, go further and deliver beyond traditional recruitment.
Our business is based on fairness, honesty and integrity. You can trust us to push boundaries, to exceed expectations and deliver.
To build that trusting relationship, we’ll always ask to meet you. We’ll listen, question, and challenge your perceptions.
We think globally in all our pursuits, and in our pursuit of the right clients and candidates.
Only once we have a complete understanding of your needs will we introduce people to you. We know your time is truly valuable so we only send you relevant resumes. Less is more, and being selective is an art form.
It’s how we’ve built our reputation for going beyond traditional recruitment. Just as we will do for you.
I had a fantastic experience with Corinna Hartas. She understood my skills, matched me with the right job opportunity, and provided personalised attention throughout the hiring process. She answered all my questions, provided feedback on my portfolio, and offered tips on how to prepare for interviews. Her dedication helped me secure my dream design job! When it comes to finding a knowledgeable, kind and supportive recruiter, Corinna is the best!
In the craziness of our world it’s nice that someone gets us and our vibe. Over the last 15 years Corinna and Annabel have introduced us to some amazing creative talent that have been such a great fit that they are still with us today. Honest, passionate and caring, Corinna and Annabel understand our needs and go above and beyond to find the perfect people.
With an incredible sense of creativity, self, and others, Corinna has a real knack for understanding people. As a candidate, Corinna sparks comfortable conversations allowing creatives to openly divulge their qualities, abilities and desires. It was honestly the most enlightening and engaging conversation I’ve experienced with a recruiter. Able to align the right business with the right people, Corinna is quite simply a genuinely lovely person to liaise with.
In a world of LinkedIn, everyone has access to the same information. But in a business where talent is the core our business, sometimes you need to go deeper; to find people who are either hidden, otherwise attached or have been somehow overlooked. That’s where Corinna and Annabel come in. Like gum shoe detectives from the world of noir, they dig deep, find sources and chase down leads, all in the pursuit of connecting the right creatives with the right agencies.
Beyond that, Corinna and Annabel are true ‘people persons’ – they really do care deeply and authentically. Corinna is also the only person who is much of a snow skiing geek as me.
I’m also pretty certain that if I ever meet her at the top of a double-black piste, she’ll be the one leaving me in her tracks.
A human approach to getting the right candidate is what H&C does best. They invest in researching your brand, your business to ensure everything marries up. A thumbs up all round.
I've known Corinna for over 12 years now. And I've had the pleasure of also working with Annabel over the last 6 months. In all that time, Hartas & Craig have never let me down. Back in 2011, Corinna helped me land a job at a big Sydney agency. 9 years on and I was still there – I loved it and didn't want to leave. Recently, they helped me find a longterm freelance position during the turmoil of COVID. What I like about them is they look for the right person for the job. Sounds obvious but not many recruiters do that well. They get to know you and understand your background, personality and strengths. So when you're placed somewhere, you're actually set up for success. Plus they don't set and forget. It feels like a partnership, not a one-off interaction. They're also a lovely duo and extremely easy to deal with. The fact that they're still the only recruiter I go with says everything.
In the 10+ years that I've been working with Corinna, she has consistently introduced me to great creative talent. She goes to great lengths to understand the culture of the agency and the personalities within the team, which goes a long way to ensuring that the people that she recommends are a genuinely great "fit". She's also a pleasure to deal with: honest, open and warm. And if you don't believe me, ask my creative department - she placed most of them!
Most recruitment agencies talk the talk, but none can walk it as well as Hartas & Craig. Having such an insightful understanding of agency culture helps them find the right person for the right fit. In fact, I like to think of Hartas & Craig as matchmakers in disguise – pairing talented creatives with agencies that ‘click’. But it goes even further than that – Corinna genuinely cares about people and their careers. Having experienced her tenacity for those she represents, she epitomizes what all recruiters should aspire to.
Hartas & Craig is a great recruitment outfit. Their care and attention to detail is something I really appreciate. Corinna takes the time to thoroughly interview each candidate and provides a detailed account to an ECD, citing her reasons as to why she thinks the candidate would be right for you. I also appreciate her filtering. She doesn’t just send you anyone, but really sticks to the brief and is very selective and considerate to fit the right candidate to the right role. Her recommendations have led to two amazing creatives who delivered a Cannes Grand Prix as well as a Black pencil. But beyond that two really good mates. I can’t recommend Hartas & Craig highly enough.
What’s not to like about Hartas & Craig. They care about the people they work with, on both sides of the fence. I appreciate the time they invest in understanding their agency partners and their unique cultures. Then they spend even more time thinking about who would be a good fit.
What's the difference between a job, a career, and a vocation? Well a job is what most of us need simply to live. And sometimes, if we're lucky, a job becomes a career, that becomes a secure source of income, and a way to accumulate wealth and assets.
But a steady job or successful career is not a vocation.
According to one dictionary definition - a person's vocation evokes inmost gifts, abilities, passions, dreams and a broader life purpose. But that passion or purpose does not have to be a job or career. They are not necessarily one-and-the-same. People can enjoy successful careers - yet find their passion and high-endeavour vocation (such as community work, or blue water sailing, or playing in a band) elsewhere.
Happily however, for a select few, vocation and career turn out to be one-and-the-same. Job and broader-life-purpose inextricably and splendidly linked.
Which brings us to Hartas & Craig.
The Marketing Communications industry is home to many skill-sets and diverse intellects. Paramount among these are the ones we call ... creatives. The imagineers.
The artists. The storytellers. The wordsmiths. The image-builders and the dream-makers.
For creative shops of every description and every field of communication, creatives
are the bedrock talent on which industry aspirations and success are built.
Creative talent spotting is not a complex task. For HR Consultants, taking a clip-of-the-ticket by moving a creative out of one agency into another, takes no skill other than basic account admin. On the other hand, successfully matching the talents, dreams and aspirations of a creative individual - to the best fit, best resourced and poised-for-success communications agency? That takes research, insight, intuition and dedication.
For more than a decade Hartas & Craig has worked to unearth, identify and nurture creatives.
And then to match these individuals to companies with the scope, ambition and resources
to best utilise and exploit their talents.
For Hartas & Craig this work is not a 'job'. And, for founding partners Corinna and Annabel,
it's more than a successful career.
For the H&C partnership, finding and fitting best creative talent, to best communication company creative role, is a vocation. Or, if you like, H&C's broader life purpose.
Running a start-up means we need to hire quickly when unexpected jobs appear.
And un-hire as quickly when jobs disappear.
As responsive and understanding as Corinna and Annabel always are, they must be hoping we grow and hire staff more permanently.
If we do, it will be partly thanks to all of their help.
If we don’t, I’ll need to ask them to find me a job.
If I may say, it was highlight to meet you - I can see how good you are through your written word, and deep understanding of people. I am very glad to know about Hartas&Craig.
Corinna is a legend. Smart, sharp, well-connected and an all-round ace human being. I met her when I was working in London and looking to move to Sydney. Her help, support and advice were invaluable. And, although she didn't end up placing me, she's stayed in regular contact since then and I've come to regard her as astute judge of creative work, professional situations and the lie of the land in the industry.
Working with Hartas&Craig just comes naturally. Every time I have needed to recruit, or have looked for creative opportunities, I have always reached out to Corinna. She placed me in my first job in Australia, and it has set me on a great path and I am grateful for her help in getting me where I am today.
The team are always courteous, friendly and welcoming and you get a sense there’s a deeply personal understanding of candidates when it comes to placing them in roles.
The best creative recruiter in Australasia, with a soul the size of Switzerland. What’s not to love?
I really appreciate the personal approach that Hartas&Craig take. I’ve used a lot of agents in the past and it was really refreshing seeing how you do it.
Hartas&Craig always seem to know the right questions to ask you, giving them great insight into understanding what type of talent is needed in your business. What I really love about them is they operate with complete integrity and are always compassionate towards the candidates they put in front of me, actively seeking helpful feedback regardless. They’re a pleasure.
Corinna has a genuine passion for our industry and its future. She doesn't just place people. She grows companies and careers. Being an exceptional listener, means her balance of encouragement and honesty is spot on. She gets people. And more importantly she gets that everyone's idea of 'reaching the top is different. How refreshing.
Thank you so much for responding with such care and detail and making it sound so intriguing and worthwhile to pursue!!! I really appreciate it and take into account what you said and will seek out the #careers advisor :))))
Corinna and Annabel have looked after me over the years like family. Creatives in this industry need nurturing, and Hartas & Craig get that. Yet they are never patronising. I find them open and sincere and know I can go to them for advice and support whenever I need it. They're also the queens of agency culture. They’ve fine-tuned the art of sending me to places with workplace dynamics that fit, and visa versa.
The best recruitment team I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with worldwide, bar none.
Corinna, thank you so much for taking me on and connecting me with Aaron. It's heartening that I was able to find work here so smoothly, and all due to your leap of faith!
Corinna & Annabel always deliver with someone particularly good. Dependability makes one's life so much more pleasant.
Hartas & Craig are a pleasure to work with. They take the time to listen and really understand a brief. They are professional and get back to you when they say they will.
Corinna and Annabel from Hartas & Craig are one of a kind. Their understanding of strategy, digital and creative is second to none. When you spend most if not all of your time work, where and who you spend it with is so important. Corinna and Annabel understand the pressures that come with working in the creative world and worked tirelessly to find not only a place where I could do my best work, but where I would also have a good time in the process.
Culture is everything in this business. It can make people perform out of their skin. Do work they never thought they`d be capable of. It`s the defining difference between a good agency and a great one.
Cultivating it, in an industry where people are fickle, temperamental, passionately individual and wonderfully erratic, is extremely difficult. Just one bad egg entering a culture can bring it down.
When looking for people, it isn`t enough just to hire people who "fit" the culture, you need to bring in people who add to it. It creates an upward spiral.
Hartas & Craig approach each placement with both parties interests at heart. Their value is the magic that happens when the right people are in the right place.
Life is easy with the best agents in Sydney. Reliable, responsible and a real charmer, H&C constantly offers the sweetest freelance gigs in town. Fantastic creative experts with the inside-out knowledge of your skills. Ten out of ten.
The team at Hartas and Craig have been great partners for the Royals. They understand our culture and the kinds of people we love.
H&C is one of the good guys of the Sydney advertising recruitment world. Very nice people with solid industry knowledge - they get it. They have the right approach, are welcoming and take the time to get to know people. They've always looked after my interests and goals, both as a client and a candidate.
Harder than finding the right person for a job, is finding the right headhunter to find the right person. As a former creative, no one is better qualified to know what to look for. Corinna`s professional, personable and gives results.
Meeting you was a breath of fresh air. Your approach to recruitment is wonderfully genuine, and I left your office feeling quite positive about my current search to find a happy new role. I hope you and Annabel are aware of the unique position you hold amongst your competitors here in Sydney - fresh, honest and beautifully boutique.
I was talking to friends last night saying how this job and everything that has lead up to me getting it has been surreal and the best experience I have had. Thanks for everything you've done.
You`re our first stop – of all the recruiters we`ve ever dealt with, you guys are one of the very few we`re happy to work with. We`ve got a lot of personal contacts in the industry we can call, but we`re starting with H&C.
So have a look, have a think, and give us a ring. Because we`ve got our feet in the blocks, and we want you to be the ones who fire the starter`s pistol.
I`ve always been in the perfect job thanks to Hartas & Craig. Both Corinna and Annabel have had a huge influence on my career, I wouldn`t be where I am today if it wasn`t for them. Hartas & Craig are definitely my number one recommendation to anyone seeking employment within the creative industry.
Corinna is the best recruiter I`ve ever worked with, without a doubt. As a new arrival to Australia I was quite nervous (and clueless) about entering the business here, but Corinna put me at ease with her honest and thorough approach. I really appreciated that she actually got to know me and my strengths and didn`t rush to put me into the first job opening that came across her desk. As a result of her patience and persistence, we found the right place for me and I`m thrilled.
I`ve worked with Corinna both as candidate and employer and she`s without doubt my recruiter of choice. As an employer, I appreciate that she doesn`t just float candidates, she adds value and a thoughtful perspective to complement her submissions.
Thanks so much for meeting me yesterday. I enjoyed our conversation immensely and was very impressed by the thought you had given my situation. I am very glad to have someone like you in my corner.
Corinna and Annabel are a pleasure to work with. They have consistently secured me freelance work at a competitive rate. More importantly they place me in roles where I fit culturally – so much so that on several occasions, bookings that were initially a few days turned into weeks, then months.
Corinna is a recruiter from Sydney who I used constantly to find good staff during my time in Sydney and still use now that I`m back in NZ.
If you`re looking for good people don`t hesitate to look her up, she is the most thorough, honest and straight up recruiter you`ll find. I never had to return one of her recruits.
And she`s lovely to boot.
Thank you so much for the support and everything you guys have done for me this year. It`s been really refreshing working with people who are genuinely interested in placing me with like minded individuals and agencies. I`ve learnt a lot from some great people this year and am grateful for that.
Great to meet you, and Annabel too! You certainly run a superior recruitment process, and I was very impressed with your offering.
Hi Corinna and Annabel,
I have it on good authority that you are the power couple of Australian creative recruiting.
H&C are by far the greatest recruitment experience in Sydney! They stay in constant communication and keep you up to date with where you`re at. If you`re the right person, they offer you consistent perm and contract roles...They recognise good talent and are a pleasure to work with!