EOFY. Half a calendar year gone in the blink of an eye; we are looking forward to the promise of what a new financial year may bring. Looking back, on the whole it’s been a good year for RR. Our Perm business has remained strong throughout and continues as such moving forward.
Where has the growth been for us? Certainly, in the NFP space working closely with a broad range of community services focused agencies across homelessness, family services, family violence and NDIS. The second growth sector for us over the last 12+months has also been in the start-up/high growth venture space. We have been fortunate to work with several tech-based companies in expansion mode. We are often recruiting for new and exciting roles for these organisations focused on building their own unique culture. It has been amazing to genuinely partner with these HGV’s as they evolve. The balance of our recruitment activity has seen us continue to work with our highly valued long-term clients across the corporate, legal and NFP sectors, a greatly appreciated privilege that we never take for granted. Thank you for placing your trust in RR to find the talent for your organisations. It’s been a privilege to work with you all.
So, what sort of roles have featured large over the last 12 months? HR, HR, HR. We have never worked on more HR roles in the last year, than we have done in the entire 23-year history of RR. Which sector has been experiencing this demand? The NFP space. Specifically, those more high-risk organisations in the community services area as they continue to move towards a more compliant framework demanding best practice people and culture infrastructure. It has been exciting to partner with organisations that recognise the need to invest in their highest cost and risk area, their people.
This last year has also seen RR reinvest and revamp. Specifically, under the expert guidance of Mirleen Chinnery, our temporary employment practice now has a stable of temp professionals ready to go, on-demand. This, together with the support of solid temporary service process and infrastructure, we are well positioned to support our clients like never before. With the temp recruitment baton now being placed in the very capable and experienced hands of Deb Charman, we could not be more excited for the year ahead. If the 2019/2020 year sees a shift in the market from perm to temp then our practice is ready and waiting.
It has also been a year of innovation as well as investment. Our 6-month, 4-day week trial is drawing to a conclusion and it looks as though this will be our standard working week moving forward. This innovation has had an extremely positive impact in a number of areas. The most obvious is the well-being impact of working 4 days a week while still being paid for 5! But we have also become significantly more productive and efficient in the way that we work, as the incentive to do so, has never been more compelling. We genuinely work collaboratively as a team, because it simply won’t work unless we do. We all use the database in the way that it was designed and we have robust processes in place which mean that we have all the information, communication and support to deliver the same, if not better, service to our clients and candidates. It’s a win: win for all.
Connections That Count (CTC) our tailored networking group, also continued to gain momentum throughout the year, with these now sought-after invitations being fully subscribed within days of hitting invitees’ inboxes. These will certainly continue with the next date scheduled for July 30. Our new regular venue at The Barre in the Arts Centre has proven to be the perfect spot. So be sure to RSVP asap when you get your invitation as places fill within a couple of days. Don’t dilly-dally if you want to avoid disappointment. These small and tailored events have been a hit for all and we are delighted to be able to continue them in 2019/2020.
With a Federal election out of the way, licencing registration for our temp practice underway, it’s onwards and upwards for RR, our clients and our candidates. Thank you for all of your support.
Until next week,
Current Permanent Roles:
- Program Manager – Family and Youth Victoria
- Financial Counsellors – St Albans
- Program Manager – Family Violence
- Service & Training Specialist
- Family Violence Team Leader – Hastings
- Program Manager – Economic Participation and Well Being
- Orange Door (Support & Safety Hub) Practitioner
- Programs Manager
- General Manager – Service Co-Delivery Safety & Resilience
- Head of Fundraising
- Financial Counsellor (Locum)
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