Respect

RESPECT – it’s why we’re still a growing company after 40 years.

I genuinely believe that one of the main reasons Australia Wide is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is our culture which revolves around respect – respect in our dealings with our colleagues, candidates & clients. I can’t hand on heart say we’ve got this right every time however I can say that it’s definitely something we continually aspire to.

Respect is so important to our culture that we have a Respect Policy – essentially treating your colleagues, candidates & clients the way you’d like to be treated. And each quarter we have a Respect Award where our employees vote for the staff member who has best lived by our Respect Policy. That staff member then nominates a charity of their choice to receive a $500 donation.

I hope that the many thousands of colleagues, candidates & clients we’ve had the honour of dealing with over the years have had an experience with Australia Wide which they’d consider to be respectful.

Cheers

Stephen Noble
Managing Director
The Australia Wide Personnel Group

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – July 2019

The engineering recruitment market has been giving mixed messages. Business conditions did rebound post the election and the implementation of the first of two recent interest rate cuts resulted in real improvements in the recent employment conditions. The NAB business conditions index for June improved in excess of 3 points with the employment component being the most favourable part. However, the AIG Performance of Manufacturing Index fell 3 points which highlighted the first mild reduction in manufacturing conditions and the lowest benchmark in three years. With these mixed indicators, we note that we remain extremely busy and continue to seek our own internal improvements and process efficiencies which we can thereby share with our clients and candidates. We are steadfast in continuing our mission to deliver high level candidates to premium clients right across Australia. We are proud to reflect that during the last quarter we estimate we achieved our 40,000th placement and our next one remains to us as important as our very first one. Hope you enjoy the following pieces from our consultants in their specific targeted segments.

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Moon Landing

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and we thought that we would share some of our memories (yes, we have some staff who were alive) and thoughts. 

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Lean Recruitment

Many of the engineering recruitment team at Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment have a background in engineering. Our staff consists of mechanical engineers, project managers, operations managers and software engineers. Most of them have heard and used “lean” engineering techniques. This paper outlines how lean principles can be used in recruitment.

What is the purpose of the recruitment process? In the areas we work in, it is about creating knowledge. And the faster we do that, the faster we get a placement and, further, a placement that is correct for the hiring organisation.

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318

318 –  the combined number of years of recruitment experience amongst the fantastic team at the Australia Wide Personnel Group (Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment, Australia Wide Labour Hire, Australia Wide Office Staffing).

On top of that, the vast majority of our recruiting team join us with prior experience in the industries they recruit for – they’re engineers, tradespeople, HR practitioners, operations managers.

What does this experience & expertise mean for our clients & candidates? High Quality Recruitment Outcomes.


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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2019

2019 has started rather sluggishly in our core engineering recruitment market as compared to the previous two quarters. However, opportunities remain plentiful. Uncertainty in the economy linked to the forthcoming federal election seems to have made employers hesitant to take final investment decisions. As we start our 40th year of matching high-level engineers with premium clients across Australia, we have seen this phenomenon many times before. Politics does influence the recruitment market and can create hesitancy, especially in the lead up to federal elections, however we remain positive about the underlying indicators which we believe will result in much stronger subsequent periods. We do hope that you will enjoy reading this quarter’s commentary on our specific engineering areas of expertise.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – January 2019

The engineering recruitment market hasn’t looked back since our last quarterly market commentary. The 2017-18 financial year was lacklustre in both permanent and contract recruitment. What a turn around!

We have virtually seen a reversal with record numbers of roles being placed in the December quarter and we don’t see it turning down any time soon. We continue to be optimistic about the demand for trades, engineering, manufacturing professionals, software and hardware engineers and industrial tradespeople, and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result.

We hope that you enjoy reading our market commentary and the more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – October 2018

After changing our name from Australia Wide Personnel to Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment, we haven’t looked back. We believe that this has been one of the reasons behind the increase in meaningful new client enquiries.

Last quarter we reported that the 2017 – 2018 financial year capped off a challenging year for us in both permanent and contract recruitment. Whilst we had a huge order book in the last quarter we found it quite frustrating as hiring decisions from all sides were deferred. However, we have virtually seen a reversal of this situation, with record placements in the September quarter and we don’t see it turning down any time soon. We continue to be optimistic about the demand for engineering, manufacturing & construction professionals, software and hardware engineers, and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result. The main contributors are solid business confidence and the pipeline of infrastructure projects. In the software and hardware space we have never been busier with enquiries flooding in.

We hope that you enjoy reading our market commentary and the more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – July 2018

The big news for us is that after many years we have changed our name from Australia Wide Personnel to Australia Wide Engineering Recruitment to truly reflect the activity which has been the cornerstone of the company since we began in 1979. The areas in which we focus now form the basis of our regular market commentaries.

The end of the 2017 – 2018 financial year capped off a challenging year for us in both permanent and contract recruitment. Whilst we had a huge order book in the last quarter we found it quite frustrating as hiring decisions from all sides were deferred.  However we remain very optimistic about the demand for engineering, manufacturing & construction professionals and we’re continuing to build our own internal team strongly as a result. We believe this will continue into at least the medium term future. The main contributors are solid business confidence and the pipeline of infrastructure projects. In the software and hardware space we have never been busier with enquiries flooding in.

Following are more specific observations of some of the key engineering & technical markets in which we operate.

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We’ve made a change

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