Wally Arndt

GM – Recruitment Operations

Wally Arndt General Manager HorizonOne Recruitment Specialist Recruiter Canberra

How did you get here? Describe your career history and background that led you to your role at Horizonone.

I was working for Kodak when I was first exposed to recruitment. As a hiring manager and consumer of the recruitment product I felt that this industry would be a great place to take charge of your own destiny. Despite having no sales or experience in the industry, I was given a chance to start my recruitment career whilst living in Sydney. From there my wife and I moved to Western Australia and enjoyed 10 great years recruiting and running recruitment operations first in Perth and then in Pilbara.

It was a long way from family and after 20 years of living in many different and interesting parts of Australia it came time to decide where to raise our daughter. Having gone to school in Canberra, it was definitely my preferred location.

What attracted you to join the business?

What attracted me to HorizonOne was that the Directors are very active in the business, really in touch. This flows through to the way the business operates. The systems and processes in place really compliment the workflow to help staff work smarter and easier. This concept, rather than having processes and systems that are peoples jobs, is a refreshing and innovative way to work.

What is the best thing about your job?

The people I work with.

What would you say is different about HorizonOne’s approach to recruitment?

It would have to be the quality that is a clear part of every process. I am still amazed by the positive feedback I get from candidates after an interviews or from a client after one of our reference checks.

What do you believe are the 3 key elements to being successful in recruitment?

  • Curiosity
  • Humour
  • Resilience

Who is the biggest stirrer in the office? Give us a good example?

Let me put it this way: I don’t think there are enough naughty corners to go around!

What is something you do outside of work others would be surprised by?

I dress up as Star Trek characters and re-enact my favourite scenes………….really?!? You think I do that?