Hello, I’m Katrina!

I’m on a mission to fix recruitment and candidate experience for the sake of the people in the hiring process . And I’m creating fun, light & ease along the way!

How it started…

I fell into recruitment, of course! Enticed by a newspaper advert in 2003. After a bumpy start, I spent 5.5 years in agency and then 18 months in-house, proving to myself that social recruiting worked.

Seeing an opportunity, I started teaching social recruiting and sourcing. Tweeting, blogging and, later, The #SocialRecruiting Show, led to unexpected notoriety. Which opened up work with companies and recruiters all around the world. And even to delivering in-person talks on 5 continents. Still amazes me!

I am featured in publications like Forbes, Inc., SHRM, HR Dive, Personnel Management, and appeared on BBC World News. 

How it’s going!

In 2018, I shifted my attention to the issue of candidate experience. Only to be interrupted when revered publisher Kogan Page asked me if I would like to write a book! 😮  

Immediately I knew it would be The Robot-Proof Recruiter. And I am awed by how many people love it and the doors it has opened. And thanks to how well received it has been, Edition 2 has just been published. Thank you! 🧡

5 years on, I offer design-thinking workshops, mentoring and speaking. And I am currently writing (without GPT assistance!) Conquer Hiring, which will be for your managers and leaders. I’ve also just finished writing my memoir, The Damage of Words.

Everything I do aims to end the recruitment issues that ruin talent acquisition and candidate experience. Because, it’s my mission.

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Giving Back

Hope for Justice

As an Ambassador for Hope for Justice, part of my services and the royalties from The Robot-Proof Recruiter are donated to the charity, which exists to end modern-day slavery. As a founding member of #ConnectingHRforJustice, I also donate time in-country to support the staff. 

Hope for Justice Uganda
Hope for Justice Uganda

Advisor & Judge

I mentor the founder of Radical Recruit, an agency getting disadvantaged Londoners back into work. And I am a judge for the NORAs, Recruiter Investing in Talent Awards and Employer Brand Stars, an IHR Ambassador, and an advisor to HRD Summit.  

Carbon Offsetting

To offset travel, I support the World Land Trust and Justdiggit, both are reducing global warming by regreening our planet. All of my suppliers are vetted for their green credentials too. 🌍  🌳

Fun facts

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I’m an Aussie Brit, living in London. My pronouns are she/her/hers. #BeHuman 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️ ✊🏻

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My Instagram tends to be 80% dog snaps to 20% other. Banjo even has his own spot on top of my desk! 🧡

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Without discovering Michelle Zelli and her magic healing powers, I wouldn’t be half the human I am today. ✨

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I was silly enough to cut my hair off in the middle of a pandemic. But I blame the heat and perimenopause.

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When I travel, I can say yes to things that scare me. Like swimming to the Devil’s Pools, Victoria Falls, Zambia.

I’VE FOUND THAT WORK IS VERY HEALTHY FOR ME. I LOVE WHAT I DO AND I PUT MY HEART AND SOUL INTO IT. I SAY PUT YOUR EXPERIENCE TO WORK, TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK TO OTHER PEOPLE.

– Iris Apfel

Katrina joined the ISG Talent Acquisition team quarterly meeting to facilitate a session on ‘building an outstanding candidate journey’ part of the TA Roadmap in 2020. She was super engaging, passionate and energetic throughout the session. She challenged the team of on all aspects of the candidate journey, which drove a lot of open discussion and an overall plan of enhancements, that were delivered. The team provided very positive feedback, and I would not hesitate to recommend her to other TA teams. Katrina is a true expert and great to partner with.

Julie Pugh

Head of Talent Acquisition

Where would you like to go?

WORKSHOPS

Design-thinking. Fixing recruitment & candidate experience, fast.

MENTORING

For talent acquisition in need of a safe space to think & grow.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

On human-centric hiring; master job briefs & partnerships.

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