Cheryl Craig

Senior TA Lead Business Partner, IKEA


I am a successful female working in the talent acquisition / inhouse recruitment sector currently within retail. I am passionate and driven and come with an extensive background within Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, Management & Leadership and Sales & Sales Management.

I have over 15 years’ experience within these fields and the key objective and focus for me is to accelerate my organization’s growth by providing invoking business change and providing solutions that have a major impact on the business.

From enhancing the customer experience and their return on investment to providing the top talent to our business through effective recruitment models and strategies which in turn excels our staff retention, to delivering top-class employee development and career progression pathways and programs. To continually enhance and showcase our EVP to drive our candidate attraction in our competitive market as well as having a focus to ensure we have diversity and inclusion at our forefront to ensure we are an employer of choice and addressing industry gender gaps.

Key Attributes
• Ambassador of my organization with a clear focus on ethics, diversity, open communication, teamwork, showcase the employer brand and employee value proposition
• Designing, building and implementing agile recruitment methods and strategies
• Tactical workforce planning – proactive recruiting, building the right talent pipeline
• Stakeholder Management, sharing knowledge, style, gravitas to work well with and influence leaders across the business to support and invest in the talent acquisition function.
• Project Management
• Management
• Inclusive Leadership

I have a strong history of building long-term, close and productive relationships professionally and personally which in turn aids my own development, genuine market interest, and excellent knowledge which support my passion and drive to utilize this to continue to deliver the best results and build a network of success.


Competing for Talent in a Fierce Market
Mark Ferrer
Customer Success, eArcu