Having graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2003 with a Bachelor of Journalism, I continued to grow my retail management career for the following 3 years, before joining Frontline Recruitment Group in 2007. Commencing as a Recruitment Consultant in their Brisbane office, I enjoyed the following 6 years, building strong client and candidate relationships and becoming a trusted advisor to my clients in the role of Executive Consultant. It had long been an ambition of mine to live abroad and in 2014 I moved to London. I diversified my career into hospitality working for Shot Espresso, before moving into a company administrative role that saw me implement a payroll system from start to finish. I am excited to utilise both my recruitment and payroll experience within Oakleaf, joining them as a Consultant in the Senior Contract/Temp space.
When I’m not recruiting, I enjoy yoga and spending time with my family. I look forward to continuing to travel and explore more of Europe and learn Italian, which has long been on the “to do” list.
With payroll candidates at a premium, Linda Giacomantonio questions the need for multiple interview stages...
Linda Giacomantonio sat down with a leading Payroll & Benefits Manager to get the inside scoop!
When it comes to the interview process, I feel referrals and recommendations remain supreme but also it is important that both parties react quickly.
Linda thinks Payroll's reputation is due for a shakeup. Is getting paid on time important to you?
"Linda is a great person and exceptional professional. She genuinely cares about people and communicates with job seekers with humanity and positive attitude. I remember during the long months of lockdown, Linda called me to make sure that I was doing well for which I am very grateful. Linda has the perfect understanding of how a recruiter should act with conviction and willingness to help."
Nagy Mansor, Interim Payroll Manager, European Healthcare Ltd.
Linda Giacomantonio at Oakleaf Partnership is an experienced recruiter who has a clear understanding of the job requirement and candidate expertise. She has been prompt and supportive with her constant update throughout the hiring process.
Maria Monteiro, EMEA Payroll Analyst
Linda was a very knowledgeable and hands on consultant. She really worked hard to deliver on the brief with quality candidates and was very proactive. She has a deep knowledge of the sector and is pragmatic and professional at all times. She was also very personable, patient and fun to work with. Would highly recommend her.
Diane Foster - HR Director, Flamingo Group
I am writing this testimonial due to the great help I received from Linda in getting a new job, not only did she get me a job she got me a job that was suited to my skill set, in an ideal location with a great company. During my time off I was finding it more difficult to attend interviews due to the cost of travel, when Linda first offered me the interview at my new role I was unable to attend due to my finances, however as Linda new the role was perfect for me she paid for my travel out of her own pocket which I am forever grateful for. In my 14 years of dealing with agencies and recruitment staff I have never come across someone so helpful and thoughtful as Linda. Thanks again for everything.
Payroll Specialist, Grosvenor
"I have found Linda to be very have a very good understanding of what you are looking for in your next role. Linda will go well beyond all boundaries to ensure that she secures you exactly what you are looking for in the right organisation that will meet your expectations. From informing you of a new opportunity, keeping you updated on progress at interview stage via phone and email to congratulating you when been offered the role. Always very proactive in what she does and a true professional in her approach to the candidate and employer. She excels well beyond any other recruitment consultant that I have had contact with and is a real asset to Oakleaf Payroll Recruitment"
Yvonne Jones - Payroll Administrator, King Edward Hospital
"Linda has great intuition to have placed me in a role that was great for my skills at the time. The role she placed me in has enabled me to develop myself professionally. She is highly experienced and it has been an absolute pleasure working with her. I would recommend her to my friends, colleagues and companies."
Kurpa Patel - HR Officer, AXA Insurance
My first contact with Linda was just before Christmas 2015, I was making the move from Ireland to the UK early the following year. From the start Linda was nothing short of professional, she was very thorough with finding out all the bits and pieces needed to make my move as easy as possible, obviously the right job was the place to start! When I finally made it to the UK, Linda was a constant, keeping me up to date with opportunities when they came in & providing some advice on life in the Big City, which was well received! Most importantly for me was that Linda is such a lovely person, what you see is what you get, she wants nothing more than for her clients to be happy & it shows through her work. I really could not speak any more highly of her & I would not hesitate in the slightest recommending her as a recruitment consultant.
Susan Forde - EMEA & APAC Payroll Specialist, Nuance Communications UK