ASR Recruitment

What Hunted Says

ASR Recruitment is based in the Newcastle- just 2 hours from Sydney CBD, with miles of glorious coastline and wonderfully affordable property- they’re the ultimate career destination for Consultants who want to escape the city life grind and redress the balance. There’s no shortage of hard graft and high performance (this is recruitment after all) but think weekly training with sand between your toes, appraisals on a surf board and spa massages on the tougher days. MD Alex Brennan says ASR ‘is an honest, human recruitment business- not a KPI driven robot factory’. Music to your ears? We haven’t even started on the annual & quarterly bonus scheme (on top of commission), additional annual leave and holiday incentives. This is how a career in Recruitment should look!

Key Info

LocationNewcastle, NSW
Size< 10

Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & FinanceHR & RecruitmentMarketingOffice SupportProperty & ConstructionTechnology

What's it really like though?

Living in a city as beautiful as Newcastle makes it easy to spend plenty of time outside. Alex often surfs at lunchtime, while Jess and Linda go for a walk or to the gym. Ben is a PT and works out at his home gym, but keeps the rest of us honest with exercise programs if we ask him nicely. Of course, there are days when we will all eat at our desk because we are too busy to leave! Ben and Jess have a long-running battle for supremacy on the ping pong table, while Alex is an occasional battler and Linda is usually working. We are a small team, and know everyone well enough to give each other space when space is needed. We are sociable and while things have been known to get loose from time to time, we're generally pretty tame. Friday lunchtimes we will often go for a feed and a few drinks at the local pub (across the road!) The Lucky.

Our Story

ASR Recruitment was founded in Newcastle in July 2018. Born of a desire to lead with our values - Authentic, Scrupulous, Reputable - and to ensure the best interests of our stakeholders were always our primary concern, we exist to deliver positive experiences and excellent service to those we engage with. ASR has partnered with the S-Core group which includes; S2M Digital, S2P Technology Recruitment and DSi Professional Services. Specialising in Technology, Marketing & Communications, Accounting & Finance, Construction, Human Resources, Engineering and Office Support, ASR has made strategic hiring decisions to build a team of experienced consultants with well-established reputations in the local Newcastle market. We approach every recruitment process with our values front of mind, authenticity in the way we communicate with and represent talent, integrity in all our dealings, and a commitment to focusing on the best outcome for our talent and our clients.

What do we offer you?

We offer the support, training and environment for you to be the absolute best you can be.

Friday lunchtime at The Lucky

Jess at knockoff time

Beer Pong with clients!

What's next for ASR?

We don't claim to be all things to all men, rather, we work hard to deliver great outcomes on every role we work. Over the next two years, we aim to grow to 8 people in total, and continue to grow our brand presence, commitment to values and ensure we are making a positive contribution to our community and to the lives of our team and stakeholders. As the business grows and our contribution to the local community Newcastle grows with it, opportunities to progress into leadership roles, develop your skills and capability in different industry sectors, and earn opportunities to travel and enjoy life more will come with it.

Perks & Incentives

It's not all about money and holidays, but let's not pretend they're not important. We know how important downtime is for hard working recruiters, so we offer additional Leave and Bonus for over performance, so you can really kick back and relax. 1) Leave Bonus: Achieve 25% over your Stretch Target in any Quarter and get an extra day of annual leave e.g Stretch Target 30k per month = $90k – if billed $112.5k you receive the day extra day of annual leave) 2) Quarterly Kicker: Exceed Stretch Target in any quarter and receive 35% commission on any $ above that stretch target for the quarter 3) Super Biller Bonus: Achieve $600k in the year (which is $50k per month) and you'll get an additional $25k bonus 4) Annual Incentive: Achieve your Stretch Target for the year or Annual billings of $500k+and you'll enjoy a 5 Night Luxury overseas holiday with your fellow High Rollers & ASR Owners

Who's at the helm...

G'day, my name is Alex Brennan and I founded ASR Recruitment in 2018 safe in the knowledge that a business that acts with the best interests of all its stakeholders in mind will always succeed. I grew up on a sheep farm outside Warren, in Central West NSW, and have started recruitment businesses in Sydney, Hong Kong and Melbourne. I have two young boys, and work hard to enjoy my life outside of work. I have worked hard to create an environment where everyone can make great money, enjoy a good lifestyle, and know that every day they will walk into a fun place to work. I'm a direct, hardworking, honest recruiter who is proud of the team we've built. p.s. I don't always have a moustache, but I am passionate about ending the stigma that surrounds mental illness and so I often participate in Movember. Not a bad mo, either, hey?

En route to the Christmas Party!

Alex Movember

Getting Involved

We've been involved in the Hunter Innovation Festival for years now, and often host technology-focused events due to our strong connection with the Startup, Blockchain and Cryptocurrency ecosystems. We are closely affiliated with the Newy Startups Meetup, IxDA Meetup and Big Data Meetup among others, and you will often see ASR sponsored pizza at these events. We're a social bunch, and love to get amongst our clients and candidates at informal occasions where we can learn more about what is happening in their part of the world.

Alex cracking Jess up

How much can I earn?

There is no limit to how much you can earn at ASR, we offer a pretty generous commission plan and heaps of perks on top of it. We set our consultants a target of 3 x their Base Salary, divided by 12: * On billings over threshold and up to $25K= 20% commission * On billings over $25k = 30% commission * Hit your quarterly stretch target & earn 35% commission on everything over Consistency bonus: If you hit your target for 3 months in a row, you'll get a $3000 bonus. Keeping it up? You'll get an additional $1,000 bonus for each month you're in the black!

Blockchain panel Hunter Innovation Festival

Beer pong with clients Friday afternoon

ASR Recruitment

Key Info

Industry Recruitment/Search
Headquarters Newcastle, NSW
Company Size < 10

Recruitment Sectors
Accountancy & Finance HR & Recruitment Marketing Office Support Property & Construction Technology


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