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Angela Anderson

Angela Anderson

Senior Consultant


  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Shortlisting
  • Scribing
  • Learning and Development
  • HR Policy and Practices
  • Organisational Design & Role Descriptions


  • Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management)


  • Australian Human Resources Institute – Certified Professional

Career Details

Angela joined Merit Solutions in 2019 after more than 18 years’ professional experience as a talent acquisition specialist and HR generalist in a mix of government and commercial organisations. She has significant experience across diverse Queensland Government agencies including the Departments of Child Safety, Youth & Women, Transport and Main Roads and Emergency Services. With six years’ experience as a consultant in the private sector, Angela has been involved in a wide range of recruitment and selection projects across multiple departments. In all of her roles, she has established a reputation for establishing productive relationships with clients and colleagues alike, and consistently providing excellent service.

Recruitment and Selection, Shortlisting, Scribing

Angela combines a comprehensive understanding of the principles and processes of merit-based recruitment with practical experience in talent management. With extensive experience in customised panel support for public sector clients, her skills include applicant shortlisting, assessment centres, interviewing, scribing, reference checking and candidate care. She has developed a range of written documentation including selection reports and is noted for the quality and timeliness of these materials. She is adept at working to client briefs and requirements and leveraging her strong solutions focus to deliver great hiring outcomes through quality preparation, processes and follow-up.

HR Policy and Practices

Whilst in government, Angela held HR generalist positions in which she led and supported the delivery of a range of HR projects, processes and services, and provided advice on employee conditions and entitlements. She has reviewed, developed and implemented a range of HR policies and procedures in various government departments, including delegations, manuals, process flowcharts and work instructions. Within the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, Angela had responsibilities for role benchmarking and research to inform enterprise bargaining processes relating to workload analysis and development of a workload management guide. Angela has a track record of promoting and embedding continuous quality improvement frameworks and measures into policy and procedure.

Learning and Development

Angela has partnered with and coached managers on contemporary HR practice including on-boarding of new employees, building staff capability, addressing performance issues and enhancing team culture. She has developed and facilitated workshops and other fit-for-purpose offerings covering on new and amended policy and procedures (including recruitment and selection, performance management, capability development and change management). Her clients have acknowledged her well-developed communication skills, professional expertise and ability to coach and influence towards adoption of best practice solutions.

Organisational Design, Workforce Planning and Role Descriptions

Angela has played a key role in organisational restructuring in a number of settings and has advised on organisational design as well as developing well targeted role descriptions. She understands the principles of job evaluation and is trained in the Queensland Government (JEMS) methodology, enabling her to provide solid advice and prepare job analysis documentation. Having worked on reform projects, she has provided consultancy and advice on recruitment and broader HR solutions, policies and procedures, and liaised effectively with internal and external agency partners and stakeholders. As a qualified and experienced HR practitioner, Angela is collaborative, agile and relational. Committed to reflective practice and ongoing learning, her recent professional development opportunities have been in the areas of targeted selection, workforce planning and strategic resourcing.

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