Like many great companies, Sirius People had its humble beginnings. Our story begins over 15 years ago in a spare bedroom in Coogee with a cat named Dave. Two weeks later, we moved into our first official (albeit windowless) office on Market Street. It wasn’t long before CEO Stephen Smith and our first and longest-standing employee, Jeremy Steele, took sledgehammers to the wall and knocked into the windowed office next door. And we’ve been growing ever since!
Steve had always liked the idea of running his own business, coming from a family of small business owners. After university, he joined a recruitment start-up, which shortly became absorbed by a larger recruitment agency. Steve felt squashed — the large corporations were inflexible and offered little opportunity for input. He wanted to work for a company that used the systems and processes found in larger agencies, combined with the core specialisation and customer care found in smaller businesses like his family's business. So, Steve founded Sirius People in March 2003.
Our business model may have changed from the early days of pointing out buildings to pitch in the Sydney skyline to the modern, online world of today, but our dedication to Supporting People Success across Australia’s Eastern Seaboard has been unwavering.
In fact, our oldest client was one we picked out from the skyline in 2006! Our partnership with them has allowed us to become deeply ingrained in their company and its culture to best help them succeed. They stuck by us even through the Global Financial Crisis of 2008, which saw the closures of many specialist recruitment agencies of our size.
With offices now in Sydney CBD, Parramatta, Melbourne CBD, and Brisbane CBD, we’ve placed over 35K candidates since opening our doors. To learn more about how we can help you with your specialist hiring needs, please reach out to one of our consultants.