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Mikky Hughes

Information Security

I source candidates for Onset’s Information Security Practice. Namely, risk and security officers, security consultants, DevSecOps, Information security managers and/or analysts.

Having worked in the Health Sector for over 4 years I have a deep understanding of highly regulated environments and security procedures. This, alongside my experience as a manager recruiting for my own teams, gives me the duality of being able to see the recruitment process from both sides.

I have always adopted a positive approach to my work, regardless of the difficulty. For me it’s about immersing myself in every aspect of my market to ensure that I am constantly delivering the best outcomes for my clients.

Specialisations: Security

It's not the start date or the end date that really matters, but what you do with the time in between.
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Get to know Mikky

I love being challenged, in the way of hobbies and try to mix it up as often as possible.
One of my absolute favourites is my pottery/ceramic classes, I find the process of creating something with your hands really therapeutic.

I also like to practice yoga as often as I can, it keeps me centred and in the moment.

I’ve always loved being on the water and used to sail competitively for NSW.

At the weekends I enjoy spending time baking cakes, buns and other sweet treats.

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“Ronny & the Onset Group helped us scale our team in the early stages of our growth, finding a number of talented engineering candidates to join our Development team. The Onset Group are highly professional and a pleasure to work with.”

Georgia Punch HR & Operations

“IPG Mediabrands have built a solid, trusting working relationship with the Onset Group over the past few years. We are very selective on who we partner with regarding our recruitment needs. The Onset Group have proven time and time again, they absolutely deserve a spot on our PSA. They understand our business, they deliver, they follow up, they’re smart and they are professional.”

Lisa Gray Head of Human Resources

“I’ve worked in the product community in Sydney for just 3 years and the Onset are my go-to folk for product talent (and opportunities). Once in my role I worked with the team at Onset to build out my product team of 6 over the next year. So I’ve experienced the quality and expertise from both sides of the engagement.”

Jennifer Flynn Group Manager, Product Management

“Working with The Onset was fantastic. They spent the time with me up front on understanding not only the requirements of the role but also the qualities and skill sets needed to fill the role well. The candidates provided were really strong and led to hires who have not only helped us fill roles but also enhance our overall company culture by introducing us to top quality candidates. Thanks Onset!”

Yaniv Klein Product Director

“We partnered with The Onset, a leading IT recruitment agency, explained the journey we were on, and asked them to sell our vision to the Sydney market in our search for high quality developers. It was important that the people we chose not only had high technical skills but were a good cultural fit and understood where oOh! was going”

Andy McQuarrie Chief Technology Officer

“…by taking time to understand our unique hiring requirements, both from the start and as our needs have evolved. At Digital Asset, we’re looking for engineers and product managers with a specialized mix of skills and industry experience, for example, a strong background in financial services, or knowledge of functional programming languages. Onset has helped us find experienced candidates who are not only highly qualified but also inspired to work with a firm like ours”

Drew Harding Senior Delivery Manager

“We partnered exclusively with The Onset to build our capability across engineering, product and design. It is rare to partner with a services provider and feel comfortable with them representing you and your brand but that is exactly what happened with The Onset. They understood what we looked for in talent, helped us nurture it and ultimately create a team that allowed us to modernise our offering and launch a second brand from the ground up.”

Jeremy Gupta Chief Technology Officer

“In addition to running the search and recruitment process they helped us to shape the role and were able to guide us through what was happening in the market and the experiences of other high growth companies.”

Rachel Debeck Chief Operating Officer

“We have been working with the Onset Group for the past few years, helping us secure both contract and permanent staff across multiple technical areas. They always ensure they have our business’ needs in mind and it’s great working with a partner that truly understands the technical space that we are in. Of all of the recruiters I have met or worked with over the years, I couldn’t recommend this group any more.”

Paul Madani Head of Data and Technology

“Onset has been partnering with Haventec for over three years. The team at Onset have the great ability to connect with our team and understand our business and culture to be able to place employees that fit our team like a glove. It takes great talent to recognise the unique needs of each business and to be able to deliver on them so well”

Edora David Business Operations Manager

“It was a pleasure working with Danielle to source a full stack developer for our company. She put real effort into understanding what we were looking for and helped us find the right candidate. Plus helped us find the first female developer!”

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A big hello to Illona who is the most recent member of the Onset crew, bringing over 18 years' of experience in Executive Recruitment to our team.

Illona has partnered with some of the world’s most exciting brands and run searches across Commercial Leadership, Product, Tech and Marketing from both local and International markets. 

"I have been lucky in my career to have worked with exceptional people, to have met inspirational business leaders, and to have seen firsthand the evolution of the digital and tech sector."

Welcome Illona and to all of the exciting exploits you will bring to Onset 👋👏

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Technology evolves overtime, and so our knowledge must.

Every Onset recruiter works in a niche market specialisation meaning they’re highly networked, and have a deep understanding of recruitment in their sector.

Covering the practice for all things Mechatronics, Electronics and Embedded Engineering is Julien and Toby. Connect with them for more insight into opportunities in the space!

Julien is also the owner of the Techies Who Give A Sh*t community. Their next event is coming up this Thursday featuring some incredible speakers in the Aussie digital health and medical technology market.

Check out the link in the comments for more info and RSVP today!

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“If my mind can conceive it, and my heart can believe it—then I can achieve it."

Inspiration is the cornerstone of everything we do at The Onset... not least our choice of office artwork. You'll find motivation and inspiration at every turn!

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In recruitment, it's not just what you know, but who you know. And we know the hiring manager!

We work with some incredible businesses who are making waves across a range of industries. @priyavase is Onset's Practice Lead for Product recruitment and Executive Search, and experiences first-hand how these companies, individuals and innovations are making an impact in the market.

To be a contributor in building the teams that make it happen is a huge reward in recruitment, and we love being a part of the journey.

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Full house feels...

Our end of month team huddle is feeling back to normal with some full couches in the office!

Congratulations given out for the previous month and a good pep talk for the month to come. Our end of month wraps gives us a good boost, even for those tuning in remotely on the big screen 📺

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Are you an experienced or aspiring recruiter open to a new venture in your career?

We’re leading the way and raising the bar for technology recruitment in Australia. As the business and our network grows, new opportunities open up, which is why we’re looking for people to help us in continuing to raise that bar!

We build teams in some amazing businesses. Are you ready to join a driven, diverse team and overall great bunch of people?

We would love to hear from you and discuss how you can grow with us on our journey. Find out more and get in touch to be a part of the Onset experience - theonset.com.au/join
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Join us for the second instalment of Techies Who Give A Sh*t, live and in-person on 9th June at Morse Micro's offices in Surry Hills.

The topic of the day? Solutions in Aussie digital health and medical technology. 

Techies Who Give A Sh*t was created to facilitate discussion and awareness around using and creating tech for a good cause. This next event will be hosted by Julien, Onset's Practice Lead for Deep Tech & IoT. He will be joined by 3 awesome speakers who are all doing fascinating things in the market right now with cutting edge MedTech solutions.

So, if you fancy a slice of apres-work pizza and a bevvie, head down to Morse Micro at 5.30pm on 9th June. Invite your friends and colleagues too, the more the merrier!

*Note - there is limited space so make sure to RSVP via the MeetUp Event to secure a spot - link in the comments!

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And here we "grow" again!

Introducing 5 new team members to the Onset crew in the past month 👋

Kylie joins our ever-growing Product team, working alongside Priya as a Principal Consultant.

Coming on board with Russell in the JavaScript world is Nina.

Junmer will be working with Reema, specialising in QA roles.

Joining forces with Danielle in the .Net market is Sazy.

And last but not least, in the Data domain with Ronny and the crew is June.

The power of 5, they are already making waves in their areas of expertise, and we are so excited to have them on board!

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"I heard it was take your kid to work day, so I brought my dog."

Yoshi claiming his favourite spot in the office 😍

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Get your hands on opportunities that are engineered to your needs.

We have an extensive team covering the Software Engineering domain and they can help you land that next big move in your career across contract, permanent or leadership roles.

Check out our open roles at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch today to meet a dedicated recruiter in your space.

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Our Onset fam has grown again, as we welcome Jade and Marianna!

Two women setting the recruitment world alight...

Jade is a talent solutions whizz across start-up, scale-up and enterprise, and is already stuck into projects with some of our clients, getting them ahead of the game in the Australian market.

While Marianna is here to drive the professional development of our team members, open up new horizons for Onset's culture, and generally refine the employee and community experience.

Exciting times ahead in our world and we are beyond excited to have Jade and Marianna on board and as integral parts of our growth journey!

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You're talented. We see you.

We will have your back throughout the entire recruitment process, matching your expertise with our own as we filter out the best roles for you from our extensive database.

Want to know more? Check out our full range of tech jobs at marketplace.theonset.com.au and get in touch to find out how we can help you thrive in your industry.

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What a start to the year 💥

Catching up on introducing some of our new starters as we have had a huge couple of months expanding our team! We are extremely excited to have some great people join us, bringing a world of experience to our crew across a range of areas. 

Ahad is our Practice lead for the DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure space.

Nidhi will be working with Dan across Marketing and Sales.
 
Toby is already smashing it out of the park for roles in Embedded Engineering.

Renee is settling right in working with Priya in the Product space.

Aleksandra joins us recruiting across UX / UI Design.

Joselle has been working with John in the Project Services area.
 
David will also be recruiting for DevOps, Cloud and Infrastructure.
 
Hadassah is our new copywriter bringing her way with words and advertising skills to support the team and elicit the best candidates that the tech market has to offer.

We are always on the look out for additions to our team as we continue to grow. Reach out now to find out what we have on offer for you - theonset.com.au/join
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Cheers to all of the amazing ladies that we work with at Onset as well as across our network and community!

We had a celebratory lunch for those who braved the weather today. We are always over the moon to be working with such a great team of women!

Onset values diversity, equality and inclusion. We can all work together to #BreakTheBias.

Happy International Women's Day!
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