Craig McGregor

Craig McGregor grew up on Lake Macquarie, has worked in Newcastle and on the Central Coast and now calls Maitland home. Craig is passionate about the Hunter.  Educated at the University of Newcastle, Craig graduated with a Bachelor of Business (majoring in H.R.) and has completed a Masters in Business Administration (MBA).

Craig commenced his career with a recruitment and labour hire firm on the Central Coast where he managed the needs of industrial clients with temporary as well as specialized permanent placements.  His success led to his promotion to a team leadership role where he established a performance appraisal system, OH&S system as well as the development of several induction and training programs.

A human resources role within a major international manufacturing company gave Craig the opportunity to further his career into mainstream HR. In this role he significantly lowered staff turnover in both white and blue collar roles through more effective induction and recruitment methodologies, successfully negotiated EBA’s with multiple sites and various unions and took a proactive role in safety issues. A position within the Sales division of the company was seen as a new challenge for Craig and he became the Area Sales Manager for NSW / SA / NZ. This role has given him sales and customer service skills to compliment his HR abilities.

Returning to the Hunter in 2005, Craig managed a successful labour hire business, servicing the open cut mining industry of the Hunter Valley. Not only adding value to customers via smart placements and quality service, Craig also was of assistance in the creation of roster systems to satisfy the needs of both client and employee.

Today, Craig brings together his extensive experience in recruitment and human resource management to form his own two business entities, Hunter Recruitment Group & Retain HR, and is now focused on assisting the businesses of the Hunter and Central Coast through strategic placement and labour hire services as well as Human Resources Consulting.

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