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About Us

Emanate Technology represents opportunity on multiple levels, for our clients, candidates and our own valued employees.

As a business we have identified a gap in the Canberra technology recruitment market for a high touch, consultative and specialist service – it is both our opportunity and objective to provide this.

We’re not a transactional recruitment firm. We only work with clients that see the value in the service we provide and are prepared to partner with us in attracting and securing the best talent available. Candidates are the lifeblood of our business, without them there are no clients.

At Emanate Technology we take the time to understand our candidate’s skills and motivations and coach them throughout the recruitment process to best prepare them for a successful outcome.

We pride ourselves on professionalism and integrity but don’t underestimate the need to have FUN in our dealings with clients and candidates – it’s part of our personality.

The Vision

To be the benchmark of quality within the Canberra technology recruitment market. Emanate Technology will be a valued business partner to all of its stakeholders by not wavering on a commitment to delivery, specialisation, quality and integrity.


Emanate Technology’s core corporate values are quite simple and are evident in absolutely everything we do.


By being specialised, Emanate Technology offers depth of knowledge and expertise. We don’t just talk about quality service we’re passionate about it, from the start of the recruitment process to the end, no corners are cut. We believe the process is just as important as the outcome. As a client or a candidate of Emanate Technology you will get that extra bit of value that makes a difference to your business or career.


We believe that even in a professional context having fun and a laugh is important. Our clients, candidates and employees will enjoy being associated with Emanate Technology.


Partnerships are built on communication, trust and respect. We value our own time, as well as that of all people we do business with. We do what we say we are going to do and place a large emphasis on communication throughout any recruitment process or contracting assignment. For us, to provide a quality service we choose to work with people that appreciate it.


The backbone of the business.

The Team

Under the guidance of one of Canberra’s most experienced recruitment professionals, Emanate Technology is committed to providing a best in market service through a thorough and people focused process.

Joel Hides

Founder and Director

After completing his Degree in Human Resources & Industrial Relations from University of Canberra, Joel began his technology recruitment career in Canberra over 17 years ago. From there Joel went on to gain a wealth of experience, building and developing successful and high performing recruitment teams for leading global firms in the United States, South East Asia and Australia.

Joel loves recruitment and is keenly passionate about continually building Emanate Technology’s brand and reputation for quality of delivery and ease of doing business with. His depth of experience, along with his fun and consultative approach adds great value to clients and candidates, whether it be with advice on how to attract and retain top tier technology talent, or discussions around the market and career opportunities.

Joel understands the nuances of the Canberra recruitment landscape well. The skills and expertise he has developed throughout his career place him in good stead to deal with a challenging market, where demand for high caliber technology resources is often met with candidate shortages.

Mostly relaxed, sometimes frantic, Joel is always up for a chat about anything sport related.  His friends and family would consider his loyal support of the Golden State Warriors and the South Sydney Rabbits to be bordering on some sort of weird obsession, but he’s quite ok with that. When not Mountain Biking on weekends he’s very lucky to be enjoying time with his beautiful wife and two amazing children.

Sarah Hardie

Principal Consultant (Project Services)

Raised in the National Capital, Sarah completed a Degree in Marketing at the University of Canberra before 10 years of furthering her career and exploring in the UK and other Australian cities, including learning the recruitment trade with a large multinational agency in the UK. Sarah had always considered returning to the recruitment industry providing it was with a firm that was aligned with her ‘non-transactional’ approach.

Having returned to home to raise her family and enjoy the Canberra lifestyle, Sarah joined Emanate Technology because she sees the opportunity that exists to provide the Canberra market with a new standard of consultancy and service. Since working at Emanate Technology Sarah has demonstrated her passion for building long term relationships with both her clients and her candidates. As a candidate or client, you’ll enjoy working with Sarah. Her honest, fun and committed approach regularly sees us receiving positive recommendations from many of the people she deals with.

When she’s not working Sarah likes cooking, spending time with her husband and two children, visiting local parks and having fish and chips at the yacht club on a Sunday afternoon. Sarah also takes her job as Emanates resident food and wine connoisseur very seriously.

Tom Michael

Principle Consultant (Applications)

Tom and his family relocated to Canberra from Ireland via Singapore (short stop of 7 years) early in 2017. He brings with him 12 years Account Management experience within the Engineering and Technology industries.

Specialising in Design, Development and Testing across Bespoke and COTS applications, Tom is very committed to continuously building on his depth of knowledge and candidate pool in that market. He takes a consultative and thorough approach and is known for majestically filling the niche and more difficult client requirements.

Tom’s dry Irish humour fits in perfectly within the Emanate team (and Oz in general). He’s an avid Rugby supporter, loves a hit of golf, and is enjoying the outdoor lifestyle that Canberra offers him and his young family.

Rebecca Myers

Talent Consultant

Having recently relocated to Canberra from Sydney, Bec has quickly fallen in love with the ACT lifestyle and, having made it through her first winter, is officially calling it home. Bec began her recruitment career 7 years ago in Sydney, working across a variety of disciplines and industries before trying her hand in the technology space. After an initial steep learning curve, Bec has developed a true passion for IT recruitment and is excited about continuing to build her knowledge and capability across the industry.

Passionate about facilitating an exceptional experience for each and every candidate, Bec enjoys adopting a highly consultative approach to her recruitment process and values transparency in communication. Her straight-forward, service-centric style enables her to build long standing relationships and to effectively guide IT professionals through their job search.

Outside of work, Bec likes to cook (not always very well), explore her new city and hang out with her extremely spoilt puppy (fur child).

Jason Bird

Recruitment Operations Manager

Jason brings over 12 years’ experience in the Canberra technology recruitment market to the Emanate Team. He has a strong focus on quality service delivery to Emanate’s clients, contractors and candidates, ensuring service levels are exceeded each and every time.

Relocating from Brisbane with his family in 2005, “The Birdman” is our token Queenslander (which explains his quirky sense of humour and liking of XXXX beer). An avid AFL supporter, it’s unfortunate for him it’s been quite a few years since his beloved North Melbourne Kangaroos have tasted success on the final Saturday day in September.

Passionate about customer service, Jason is the go-to person for contractor management including new assignment on-boarding, payroll, and ongoing support throughout the term of your engagement with Emanate Technology.

Jason is highly regarded in the Canberra market due to his strong ethics, honesty and service delivery approach.

Working for us

What can you expect working for Emanate Technology?

  • A fun, flexible and trusting working environment
  • State of the art cloud based recruitment software meaning you don’t need to be in the office to perform your role
  • Highly attractive commission plan designed to reward high performance
  • Extra leave entitlements – including family day, holi ‘birthday’ and increased leave for tenure

  • Regular training and development sessions
  • Access to all the online sourcing tools to stay ahead of the game
  • Monthly & Quarterly incentives for high performers

Candidates are the lifeblood of our business, without them there are no clients.

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