Motion Recruitment

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‘Keep it Simple’ seems to be the mantra that Brian & Christian have Motion Recruitment on. Their business’ success is underpinned by nothing more complicated than hard work, integrity, passion and approachability. Established in 2014, Motion are now one of the go to Technology recruitment providers in NSW, and have grown to a merry band of 10 in their Surry Hills HQ (plus a few canine colleagues). They’re on the look out for talent to join their thriving team, so if you’re a dedicated recruiter looking to get out what you put in (and by this we mean <50% commission with no threshold), then look no further.

Key Info

Size< 10

Recruitment Sectors

Our Story

Motion was founded by two Sydney-based lifetime recruiters, Brian Hannaford and Christian Green, in 2014. With stacks of experience in the niche IT industry they decided the space was under-serviced and worthy of a boutique specialist agency. Today the agency is going from strength to strength, working with an array of industry-leading clients and candidates. And as business has grown, so has the team. Their no BS, no nonsense approach to recruitment has attracted a small but dedicated team of passionate and skilled recruiters from all over the world, all looking for a place to develop their trade, push their career to new places, and work in a fun-loving team.

'The level of service from Motion and their candidate was excellent... Made my job a lot easier.' -Lachlan, Project Manager

A Career With Motion Recruitment

It goes without saying that we freaking love recruitment, and we've assembled a team of recruiters who love it as much as we do. The learning curve is steep and challenging, but no two days are the same and the rewards are significant. The Sydney IT market represents the most intelligent, innovative and exciting people and companies in the world, and to help match talent and roles is an exciting career path. Whether you're a seasoned recruiter or a new-starter who suspects this might be your calling, we're always looking for the right people to join our team. For those who live our values, there's a world of opportunity waiting for you. As well as competitive salary packages and bonus schemes we're proud to offer mentorship, training and a career path that will challenge you for the rest of your life. Clearly, our young, vibrant and successful team agree: in an industry where people move around a lot, most of our crew have been with the team for well over a year!

Knowing that you should be at work but you're actually on the slopes in NZ from an incentive you won is a pretty good feeling! - Sinead, Motion Recruitment

Office Tour with Bowie

Zero Threshold Commission!

We want to you feel motivated and driven to succeed every day of the week, month, quarter and year. Whether you're just finding your feet or absolutely flying. That's why we have no thresholds in our commission structure- you'll earn a percentage of your billings from the very first dollar. Here's how it looks on a quarterly basis: * $0 to $30,000 = 5% commission = $1,500 = $1,500 cumulative * $30,001 to $60,000 = 15% commission = $4,500 = $6,000 cumulative * $60,001 to $90,000 = 20% commission = $6,000 = $12,000 cumulative * $90,001 to $120,000 = 30% commission = $9,000 = $21,000 cumulative *$120,001 to $150,000+ = 50% commission = $15,000+ = $36,000+ cumulative

Perks & Incentives

Perk up your base: You'll have the opportunity to boost your base by $5,000 annually if you generate $70,000 in new business in a quarter. Get to $90,000 in new business? We'll bump you up another $5,000! Holiday happiness: Forget measly extra days here and there- we'll give you a whole week of additional Annual Leave for every year with Motion, after your second year with us... stay with us for life and you'll be on holiday year round!

Golf simulator room

Brian is one of the most professional, knowledgeable and detailed agents I have worked with. I really appreciate all the efforts that he put into the recruitment process. -Elvin Gao

Our Values & Vision

We keep things pretty simple at Motion, because we reckon that most agencies hang their hats on buzzwords and industry BS. Basically, everything we do is underpinned by four qualities that we landed on as a team: Integrity, Hardwork, Passion and Approachability. Our work is about rolling up your sleeves, getting the work done and enjoying yourself while you do it. We think if you do that, the results and a quality experience for everyone is inevitable.

'I would highly recommend the use of Motion Recruitment... They've been faster and better than any other recruitment services I have available.' -Lydia, Project Manager

Our Culture

We've been in recruitment for a long time, so we know that success and fun go hand-in-hand. We want our team to feel like a team, to arrive at work every day feeling excited, appreciated and challenged. That's why we're proud to offer a bunch of work perks to our tight-knit team. -A centrally located office in buzzing Surry Hills, just around the corner from Central Station and near some of Sydney's best bars, pubs and restaurants. -Our own golf simulator, for whenever you need to relieve some stress. -A casual dress code. We love our jobs but we don't take ourselves too seriously. -Weekly team lunches and Friday night drinks at the office. -Monthly team outings. We've already gone bowling, laser tag, plaster painting and for fine dining meals. -Lunchtime soccer and basketball tournaments. -Rewards events. Last year our team hit remarkable targets, so we took everyone to the Melbourne Cup for an all expenses trip!

Meet Brian, Co-Founder at Motion

With 10 years of experience in IT and software sales recruitment, Brian's a well-known and respected part of Sydney's thriving recruitment industry. After completing a Psych degree at Macquarie University he spent 18-months in sunny London (not quite), where he fell in love with the speed, growth and culture of recruitment. Once back in Sydney he joined a big corporate recruitment business and built a glowing rep as an IT specialist. Six years and several promotions later, Brian joined forces with long-term friend and fellow IT recruiter, Christian Green, to establish Motion. As well as playing his part in building successful careers and companies in Sydney’s booming IT market, Brian helps foster the professional development of the growing Motion team. FAVOURITE CHARACTER: Jeffrey "The Dude" Lebowski: 'The Dude abides.' FAVOURITE DESTINATION: Coogee Bay Hotel ON SATURDAY ARVO YOU’LL FIND ME… Watching sport with a cold beer...

Meet Christian, Co-Founder at Motion

With an Arts Degree (majoring in Philosophy and Anthropology) and more than 11 years of IT recruitment experience, Christian is one of the industry's top recruiters and mentors, having helped shape the technical talent of some of the nation's most iconic and successful businesses. As well as his recruitment responsibilities, Christian works closely with the young team of recruiters at Motion, helping train, mentor and advise them on a day-to-day basis. With stacks of varied experience, Christian is an all-rounder IT recruiter - but IT recruitment brings new challenges every day, and he's always looking forward to the next step. FAVOURITE TV OR FILM CHARACTER: General Maximus Decimus Meridius ('Are you not entertained?!') FAVOURITE TRAVEL DESTINATION: South America

Can't recommend Motion Recruitment enough! - Vincent Vergara

The bees knees of IT recruitment in Sydney. Professional, fun and passionate. Couldn't recommend highly enough. -Robert, Wigwam Solutions

They always keep you fully informed, call back when they say they will, and unlike a lot of other recruiters, they always act with integrity. - Norman Freed

Our Approach

We know that the IT industry is constantly evolving. In order to place jobs, stay effective and look after our staff (so they can kick goals and succeed) we need a complete toolkit. That means leaving no stone unturned: -Staying up to date with social media tech to connect talent and roles. -Embracing the latest recruitment tech, including software, websites and apps. -Constantly furthering the education of our own team, whether that means internal training on recruitment or better understanding of the evolving IT needs of our clients. -Committing to (and training our staff in) traditional recruitment skills (like good interviewing technique). -An ongoing commitment to the highest ethical standards in placing IT jobs. -Cutting through the red tape of an often-overcomplicated industry. Recruitment shouldn’t be a stressful. Making the needs, values and priorities of clients, candidates and staff our ongoing priority.

Their speed and professionalism makes our recruiting partnership easy and honest... an experienced, knowledgeable and trustworthy recruitment company. -Sara Davies

What do we offer you?

We offer you an environment were you can excel. We give you all the latest tools, tips and advantages of a well known agency in the Sydney market. Come join the family!

What Technology Areas Do We Recruit For?

Because technology changes with every day, so do our needs and services. However the below are some of the areas that we are currently recruiting for, in permanent or contract roles, as well as in private recruitment partnerships. DATA & ANALYTICS RECRUITMENT: Digital Analytics Data Science Data Engineering Data Visualisation Business Intelligence Digital Marketing INFRASTRUCTURE RECRUITMENT: DevOps Engineer Systems Engineer Network Engineer Security Engineer Help Desk & Support Cloud Engineer Infrastructure Architect DIGITAL RECRUITMENT: Software Engineering User Experience Product Management & Design Business Analysis Solution Architecture Quality Assurance PROJECT SERVICES RECRUITMENT: Project Management Business Analysis Program Management Software Testing Enterprise Architects Solution Architects

Isaac and Daniel are good eggs. Thanks for being so proactive! - Leonid Bourikov

Motion Recruitment

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Sydney
Company Size < 10

Recruitment Sectors


  • Company Wide Trips
  • Dress Down
  • Sports Team
  • Office Dog
  • Friday Drinks
  • Free Food
  • Beer Fridge
  • Closed Xmas & New Year
  • Breakout Area
  • Early Friday Finish
  • Investment in Tech
  • Fast Growth

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