Let’s make it happen Baby!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Catherine Brooks is a Principal of Moores (a Melbourne law firm), workplace relations and child safety expert and author of the new book Let’s Make it Work Baby: A Kick-Arse Guide to Personal and Professional Success for New Parents. It was an absolute delight catching up with Catherine to chew the fat on flexibility and to chat about her new book. We know you will gain some great tips from this conversation, and you can also purchase the book via Amazon or leave a review of this podcast and be in the running for a give-away of the hard copy version (listen to the podcast for inspiration and instructions)! For more tips, you can also follow Catherine on Instagram @letsmakeitworkbaby

Click here to listen to the PodCast.

We’re Hiring: Product Development Manager

– Dynamic Business – Vibrant Environment

–  Newly Created Role – Leadership Position

–  Australian Company with International Growth

This newly created role within a rapidly growing Australian technical business requires an experienced Product Manager to join their team and work with the end to end process of bringing a product to life.

Responsible for management of the Production, Software, Hardware and Engineering Teams, this role is involved in all stages of the product jigsaw – from concept, development, testing, re-engineering and delivering.

Your key responsibilities in this role will include:

  • Working directly on strategy with the Leadership team to define the product vision and product strategy
  • Manage and grow a team of highly effective and competent professionals to bring together a cohesive and collaborative environment to deliver high end, high quality products for our national and international markets and clients
  • Manage and enhance the client relationships to ensure needs are met and market optimisation is guaranteed
  • Oversee the supply and procurement process to ensure that high quality cost effective goods are procured for the Products
  • Project manage the design and development of new products, including timeframes, budgets, delivery to deadline, ensuring Quality and Safety is adhered to at all times
  • Create a culture of process improvement, quality assurance and high integrity environment where processes are mapped, improvements are rewarded and perfection is assured
  • Ensure that the latest technology, market trends and design features are constantly being pursued and tested within the Products
  • Prioritise the collaboration, consultation and KPI definition and delivery of your research and development teams across the business

We are looking for an individual who understands Product Development and has the people skills to bring together professionals who have expertise in different disciplines, capable of delivering on a range of high end products.

Our client’s offices ensure that the design and manufacturing are within the one facility so you can see your product come to life, and the collaboration and consultation is in the one place.  Your communication, critical thinking, analysis, consultation/collaboration and problem solving is done with this position leading the dialogue to ensure delivery of high quality and well manufactured Products.

Ideally, your previous experience will include:

  • Managing a multi-faceted product development / R&D Team
  • Managing a PMO offshore
  • Excellent leadership, mentoring, communication and team building skills
  • Great problem solving, analytical and strategic thinking capabilities
  • Being approachable, down to earth, a good communicator, be inclusive and be customer focused and facing.

Ideally, you will come with degree qualifications in Engineering or ICT and with Business qualifications looked upon favourably.   This role requires technical competency in an engineering or manufacturing background but also strong leadership capabilities.

This organisation is growing rapidly and is the No.1 Industry leader in its field.  This is an exciting time to join an amazing business, be part of the Senior Leadership Team, grow a business and be at the cutting edge of new technology within a fun, dynamic, hard working yet collaborative environment.

If you are looking for a new challenge, please Click Here submit your CV and Qualifications.  If you would like to chat about the role, please don’t hesitate to contact me, Helen Butler on 0413 15 88 77 for a confidential discussion.

 

We’re Hiring: HR Business Partner

 

 

 

 

This is a newly created role within a growing and dynamic organisation.   This organisation is 3 years old and is growing into an international market.  With this, comes growth and a requirement for a HR Practitioner to join their team and manage all the P&C functions within the business.

This role isn’t greenfield as such, there’s frameworks in place, however, we are looking for someone to come on board, take the reigns and drive the culture, performance, people management, caree

r development, attract and retain fabulous talent.

This is a role where you can an integral part of growing this very profitable business to its next stage of growth.

We are seeking a true HR Generalist, who has demonstrated experience with these areas of responsibility:

  • Working with the Senior Leadership Team on the Company strategy for growth;
  • Managing end to end recruitment function (including managing PSAs);
  • Developing HR Policies & Procedures and Coaching Managers;
  • Working on succession planning and careerdevelopment;
  • Performance Management / Employee Relations;
  • Conducting performance reviews, remuneration and benefits, benchmarking.

This role will be responsible for all the people issues, and report directly into the MD.  HR Consultants have previously been working with this business, so compliance, contracts, awards etc are all up to date, we now need someone permanently, either full-time or part-time to take the HR function to the next level.

You will have qualifications in HR, previous experience working within the HR field over 4+ years, enjoy challenges, thinking on your feet, a diverse and constructive working day, please send your CV, with covering letter and supporting HR qualifications to Helen Butler using the Apply Now button below.

We’re Hiring: Internal Recruitment Consultant

 

We have the pleasure of seeking an experienced Internal Recruitment Consultant to join this dedicated and professional HR team in this newly created role with one of Australia’s well known and respected organisations.

Due to growth within the business, a newly created position of Internal Recruitment Consultant has arisen to work with the Managers to assist them with talent attraction and retention.

Working with a dynamic HR Team and reporting into the HR Manager, you will have sole responsibility for the end to end recruitment function across the business. You will have excellent relationship building skills, good communication style, previous experience within an internal recruitment position and have experience from working with Managers, preparing JDs, interview guides, sourcing (strategies included), interviewing, negotiating offers, preparing contracts, managing database, reporting and induction processes.  We are also looking for someone who can manage Agency Agreements and work with third parties. We are looking for someone who can manage the process operationally, but also offer solutions to improve and streamline the recruitment process strategically.

If you are looking for a role where you can be part of a dynamic team, lead the function and provide true value to your Managers in leading the recruitment at all levels of roles across a business, we want to hear from you.

Please send your CV with supporting HR qualifications to hbutler@inspiredpeople.com.au with your covering letter, noting your internal recruitment experience, notice period, annual leave, reason for looking for a new role and salary expectations.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Farewell Summer ….. Now let’s get some work done together.

 

So, we’re what, 4 weeks into the School Term and I’ve been able to sit at my desk and work, solidly for 4 weeks.  It’s amazing.  It’s so nice, to get back into the swing of things, to have conversations with you all, work on some amazing projects that I’ve had the privilege of working on and knowing that your network of gorgeous people haven’t forgotten you, they remember you when you strutted around Collins St in your French suits and typical recruiter black folder and how networked and resourceful you were.  The French suits maybe a bit tighter (that baby belly is still proving a bit tough to move and this might because of the 640g Party Bucket of M&Ms on my desk ……) but it’s fabulous to be strutting my stuff with Inspired People and working on some great assignments again.

Thank you so much to those who I have caught up with, you’ve been wonderful, we’ve done some amazing work, solved some HR issues AND placed a few amazing people in their new roles.  We’ve had the pleasure of working within the aged care, health and manufacturing industries the past few weeks, and also crossing “liaising” with a local Council or two, always having to smile sweetly and nod as the steam of infuriation and dealing with bureaucracy tends to bring fury forth …..

Story of the Week:  In liaising within a Regional Council this week, snakes are an OH&S issue, and yes, I find snakes creepy too.  Terribly terrifying in fact! But this individual, cannot leave their office and inspect sites until winter, when snakes sleep.  Yep, you guessed it, as someone whose core function is to audit, risk assess a number of infrastructure sites in their region, they cannot do it until Winter, when the snakes are sleeping, as they are “older now, can’t move as fast and it’s an OH&S issue”.  It brings to bare the question, what are you doing in the job if you can’t do your core job, but also balancing out the risk and safety issues for an individual too …… it’s an interesting conundrum to be faced with and to consult your way through that …. Sometimes HR’s risk mitigation means you just want to sigh …..

Disaster of the Week (OK, well let’s face it, Disaster of the Month): And there’s Barnaby – bye bye Barnaby.  What a series of balls ups.  I agree wholeheartedly with his resignation.  Well done, took too long to make that choice, but I am aggrieved and concerned on a few levels.  Firstly, for all the innocent bystanders, so very sorry, and it’s great that they’ve been relatively left alone and Barnaby is wearing most of this.

But, Barnaby’s going to the back bench so he can finish writing a book AND welcome his new baby.  Why doesn’t he just quit politics altogether?  You’re there to serve the people, not swill water with Tony Abbot (Sniper Abbot, so childish to carry on with his sniping from the back bench when MT goes away, he should go to Margie’s childcare centre and play in the sandpit with all the other Toddlers and he might learn lessons in how to behave like a decent human being), why does he get the luxury of living off tax payer dollars when essentially, he’s taking a little vacation to write a book and have a child …. I’m perplexed.

Now, we’re two months into 2018, the last day of Summer is upon us and we have some wonderful candidates who are looking for their next roles – here’s a snapshot of some great talent you can snap up.

HR Business Partner:  An experienced HRBP with over 15 years experience within large global organisations.  A strong generalist background, advisory skills are superb, business partnering with strategic projects to deliver results for business.  Involved in large scale change projects across regions (Asia Pacific) and for cultural and technical restructures.  Experience within the pharmaceutical, airline, entertainment industries, a loyal and committed individual who brings a lot of experience to the table.

Available Now for Contract or Permanent roles.

HR Advisor:  A strong HR advisor who has worked in the majority of contract roles for the past 5 years.  Looking for 4 – 5 days/week work, back in the Advisory space where the client group will partner with her to build competence, coach Managers and ensure compliance.  Available Now for Contract or Permanent Roles

Executive Performance Leaders:  A high calibre, driven, results focussed individual who has had global exposure for setting organisational behavioural change within organisations.  Key accomplishments are when bringing out the best in others, assisting organisations to reach their strategic goals.  Also working with Senior Executives to renew, strengthen and align their Management capabilities.  Experience globally, around professional services, universities, manufacturing, finance, insurance and some NFPs.

Of course, it goes without saying, the sun is shining brightly, we look forward to continue to work with you on your HR and Recruitment requirements. 

Get in touch with us today

W inspiredpeople.com.au

E hbutler@inspiredpeople.com.au

T 0413 15 88 77

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What are People saying about Us?

I found my dealings with Inspired People Solutions to be a breath of fresh air. As a candidate looking for a new opportunity, and having dealt with office based recruitment agencies in the past, my experience was easy, transparent and hassle free.

Helen’s interviewing skills are second to none. With her ability to build immediate rapport and a great understanding of my work background, skills and abilities (established prior to meeting with me via my submitted C.V), I found it very easy to communicate and express my personality, likes and dislikes in what I sought for my next employment opportunity. It was explained to me the opportunities available and each one was thoroughly discussed in the context of my experience and career goals.

Always keeping in touch with me, I was never left wondering where my application status was and once I was placed, the follow up I received post-placement was very proactive and supportive!

A great experience!   Angela Ayre, General Manager of HR ACSAG

I have had an ongoing working relationship with Helen and Inspired for a number of years now. Our business and I has found this relationship to be most rewarding and highly valuable. The services provided by Inspired range much wider than referrals for positions of employment. There is a whole other connection such as the networking evenings that Helen hosts and reference material which is regularly forwarded. Helen is extremely conscientious about ensuring client needs are met and she regularly invites feedback and monitors assignment progress closely which I think is important. Helen and her team are hard working, open and candid to work with.   Alison Starkey, Human Resource Manager at Service Stream Solutions

I have been dealing with IPS since its conception. IPS stand firm on both policy and process. IPS are driven by their values and this is demonstrated thru both client and candidate care. IPS staff are friendly, efficient and always ask plenty of questions which gives me comfort as an employer looking for quality candidates. IPS understand our business and culture and that’s very important to both us and the candidates. With IPS they really know how to delight a client. A job well done to Helen and her team.   Tiffany Smith, Head of Human Resources Australia, Legg Mason Australia

“Helen provided placement services when I was recruiting operational safety staff. Helen was thorough, punctual, consistent and creative – particularly given the labour shortage in the OHS field. We ended up getting an excellent raft of candidates that fit the bill well.”

Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert  James Schluter, Senior Associate, Maddocks

“In today’s busy world we all strive to provide for the needs of our clients. Recognising and satisfying these needs often determine our actual success. Whilst we would love to be regarded as the firm that can answer all calls it is often necessary to form strategic alliances with others.

Scales Consulting Group has been fortunate to form such an alliance with Inspired People Solutions and Helen Butler in particular. Helen has proven herself to be hard working, informed and reliable and most of all a trusted friend. Her particular strengths in the HR, OH&S and L&D fields set her apart.

We have completed quite a number of special projects together with full client satisfaction”  Max Scales, Director, Scales Consulting Group

We have been dealing with IPS for the past year and have found them to be highly professional, offering exceptional recruitment solutions for our business needs. The team at IPS are extremely hard working and very reliable, they listen to both the needs of the client and the needs of the candidate which is always very important when placing people in various business environments. Furthermore, Helen always finds time for the candidates she has placed in our business and visits us frequently for a quick chat.  Barbara Vanthoff, Human Resources Manager, Joval Group

IPS are genuinely set apart by striving to better understand the abilities and aspirations of its candidates through an honest and supportive process. They were highly responsive and professional throughout our relationship. Thank you for such an enjoyable recruitment process and rewarding outcome!   Lukas Sigut, HR Advisor, ACSAG

I recently returned from the UK and was looking to continue my career in Australia and IPS were there to help. Not only is their local knowledge excellent, their candidate care and management is exceptional. They were able to provide excellent information to help me make informed choices about my next move and I would not hesitate to use them again in the future as a candidate and would certainly consider addding them to the PSL at the company where I now work.   Allison Findlay, Recruitment Manager, Target

IPS Service Standard? Standard of service, expectations from IPS, and the customer are clearly defined, outlined and articulate. There are no surprises as the details are established and defined within the first meeting.

Process?  The business and professional approach of IPS is outstanding. They go beyond the line of duty for clients and candidates to exceed expectations. Phone calls are answered promptly as are emails.

Approach to Candidate care?  A very effective and businesslike approach in that there is a clear understanding of the process that a candidate must and should go through, when to hand hold and when to let go. Clear assistance and appropriate guidance is provided for as long as required.

Candidate quality?  High quality, specialist, candidates who have been carefully screened to ensure, role, company and like match.

After placement follow up?  Exceptional, and continues as long as appropriate. This is highlighted by the candidates becoming clients and perhaps candidates again as they move through their career and professional development.

Advice to the candidate in the marketplace?  Appropriate, clear relevant with an overlay of a good business understanding of the current market. Very professional, good, honest conversations have to happen to allow the candidate to grow. Excellent and caring advice.

Access to IPS?  Easy, comfortable, prompt follow up when a question is asked.   Confidential and always a helping hand or advice on the end of the phone, in person or on email.

How have you found the relationship in general?  The business relationship has been healthy and evolving.  Good solid input and assistance with IPS.  IPS has warm and highly talented people with a wide range of complementary skills.  Always easy, lots of fun and always make time for their clients and candidates.  I suspect at times they are so dedicated to meeting the needs of their customers that it impinges on their down time.

Great people, strong cohesive team, highly talented and just really good, warm people   Robyn Christie, Women In Leadership Mentor & OHS & Risk Manager

IPS is by far the best experience I’ve ever had with a recruitment agency. IPS are extremely professional, insightful and provide an exceptional service and commitment to it’s clients. They also adopt an open and friendly approach to their business and demonstrate genuine care in after placement follow up. All of these qualities place IPS as a leading recruiter with the ability to successfully attract and retain quality staff.

It goes without saying that I have no hesitation in referring family and friends to IPS.  Alexandra Christopolous , Senior Claims Manager, SISA

‘Having worked for several years in Human Resources in Australia and the UK, IPS is well placed to understand the recruitment needs of clients and candidates. IPS clearly understands the industry intimately, and in my experience maintains professional relations throughout the recruitment process. More importantly, Helen Butler (the Director) delivered on what she said she would do and kept me informed of progress throughout. The integrity, honesty, responsiveness and personalised approach of IPS are of the highest standard to meet both client and candidate needs. From my first meeting it was clear that Helen Butler and Lisa Grantham of IPS listen to your needs and take the time to get to know you and understand your experience, so as to ensure their focus on sourcing the right people with the right experience to satisfy the needs of their clients. If you are looking for a true business partner that will add value to your business, then I would not hesitate to recommend Helen Butler and the team at IPS.’   Angela Sparano – HR Advisor – City of Melbourne

Inspired People Solutions have worked with John Holland to provide quality candidates and assist us to build a high performing Self Insurance team over the past 3 years. Their recruitment process targets the right people and Helen in particular has a great understanding of our team, our business and ensures the candidates put forward are a solid match for our team fit and meet our expectations. The follow up, seeking of feedback and post placement work ensures our needs have been met and that the candidate is also happy with the placement.  Tamara Cracknell, National Manager, Self Insurance, John Holland Group.

 

I have always found yourself and Lisa to be friendly, efficient and positive in relation to me recruiting needs. A true pleasure to deal with.

When discussing new recruiting needs, I am always confident that you will be able to locate the right person and in cases where you haven’t you have been honest and advised me you have not been able to find any candidates that suit my needs

I have recruited a number of positions with your assistance and although I ham usually only presented with a select few candidates, I have been impressed with the number of those that I have employed. Your ability to tune in and understand what I am looking for has also been very impressive.

I also enjoy the follow up service that you provide, the importance that you place on the after service care has been extremely important to both myself and my new staff members.

Well done !    Ray Swanson, Group Payroll Manager, Adecco

Candidates

At Inspired People Solutions, we strive to provide the best service we can to the HR marketplace. Our values guide our approach in delivering our services to the market and our candidates.

  • Meeting your expectations:

Listen – We are committed to listening and focusing on your career aspirations and will in turn provide you with open and honest feedback, ideas and innovative solutions to your career progression. We believe in finding innovative and inspired solutions to suit your career progression needs.

Partner – At Inspired People Solutions you will not be treated as a number, we will build a close relationship with you to understand your strengths and what you are looking for in your next role. We value you as a candidate and will take a long-term partnership approach to its relationship with you.

Value – Inspired People Solutions are experienced human resources recruitment consultants who can add value by providing intelligent insights into each assignment and will provide you with a thorough brief on all roles and companies so you have a full understanding of the cultural and technical requirements for each role.

Focus – Inspired People Solutions is purely focused on matching candidates with clients based on a skills, motivation and cultural fit to ensure longevity in this partnership.

Honesty – We pride ourselves on working with candidates to create a professional relationship based on the principles of dignity, honesty, integrity and respect.

Flexible – We are committed to support you in exploring a range of roles and industry types and facilitate the recruitment process for you. We will actively market you to organisations and industry sectors upon discussion and agreement with you. We understand how hectic the working day can be, we pride ourselves on being available to our candidates after hours and at locations, convenient to both parties.

For an interview please submit your details with your CV, please click here and follow the instructions.

 

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Shortlist Solutions

 

At Inspired People Solutions we utilise our recruitment expertise for a quicker and more cost effective result when a recruitment search is not required, or assistance with some aspects of your search are required. For a fixed fee, agreed up front, Inspired People Solutions will deliver a shortlist of ideally matched candidates for your vacancy, usually within 10 working days, or at a timeframe agreed at briefing. This is a more effective way to streamline the process for you in terms of candidate selection.

Payroll Management

 

Inspired Payroll Management is the payroll outsourcing practice of Inspired People Solutions.  We offer a complete suit of employee management services, including a completely online payroll service.

We have also built and managed teams of Payroll Specialists onsite with some of the world’s largest companies.

We have worked across Management, Officers, Business Analysts and Superannuation specialists to meet your team requirements.