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The Matriarch of Recruitment in the Hunter Valley

In the late 1980’s, highly respected Newcastle business stalwart the late Mrs Pat Callaghan (AO) affectionately referred to EMERY H.R. Director Margo Emery as “the Matriarch of Recruitment in the Hunter Valley."
During those burgeoning years of recruiting firms opening in Newcastle, Margo managed Forsythes Personnel (as it was then known), employing and mentoring many people in their entry into the field of agency recruitment including Beulah Richardson, Dawn (Knight) McLoughlin, and Paul Hankinson to name a few. Many of the people Margo has employed and trained over the years have gone on to very successful careers in recruitment; some in their own firms.
Now, with over 30 years’ recruiting experience locally and nationally, Margo Emery has continued to earn her reputation for excellence in the field of recruitment through hard work, diligence and commitment, driven by her people skills and a desire to provide a service ‘beyond all expectations’ for both Clients and Candidates alike.
Last year Margo closed the Business Support Division of EMERY H.R. to enable her to concentrate on Executive and Senior Management recruitments. However, in doing so, as Margo was adamant that her Clients should still be able to receive all encompassing recruitment assistance in the manner they were used to, she has aligned herself with a select few Human Resource firms with likeminded ethics and business practices to handle any temporary or Contract staff requirements her Clients may have, as well as assisting with any ‘flow on’ lower level permanent placements. Conversely Margo has also been able to assist some of these firms with Executive recruitment assignments, especially at CEO level, when the need has arisen.
EMERY H.R. is a niche business offering the unique service of recruiting on a ‘fee for service/ hourly basis’ rather than the more expensive % of income which mainstream recruitment firms offer. Margo’s many repeat Clients appreciate not only the business model but also her total commitment to the recruitment process; the testimonials from high profile business leaders and companies on her website are a true indication of her level of service.
Nearly 30 years on, Pat would be pleased to know Margo is still passionately maintaining her title…!