APG Workforce: A national workforce management leader
APG Workforce is one of Australia’s leading national workforce management companies. We offer labour hire, permanent recruitment, and temporary recruitment services, but we also offer so much more than that.
Much more than just a recruitment agency, APG Workforce provides a comprehensive workforce management service. We partner with some of Australia’s leading companies with sites throughout Australia, as well as with smaller organisations, and we have a presence in every Australian state.
APG Workforce is a people-first organisation and we truly care about people. For employers, we build engaged workforces. For job seekers, we provide rewarding roles, ongoing training, and development opportunities.
At APG Workforce we are passionate about supporting our farmers, growers and producers. Times are tough and more workers are required to keep the supply chain flowing. Here we showcase some of the work on offer in the beautiful Riverina town of Griffith in NSW. We also have fantastic opportunities available in Tamworth, Echuca, Shepparton, Mareeba and many other regional locations across Australia.
Special thanks to all involved including our friends at Baiada and Mossmont Nurseries. If you are serious about supporting our farmers, growers and producers of great Aussie produce then like and share this video.
Creating an Engaged Workforce and Why Pre-Employment Screening is So Important!
We have all heard the saying that “You can’t fit a square peg into a round hole”, and the same applies to the world of labour hire.
Not only is it important to provide the customer with a great candidate that is qualified and can perform the role, but we also have a duty of care to make sure that the environment we are placing the candidate into is a match both physically and mentally.
The APG Workforce tagline is “Because People Matter” and we stand by this! People are our business, so it is important that we consider their welfare when placing them into work.
Casual employees are vital to the success of our customers no matter how long their length of tenure is, so it is vital that we get to understand the workplace culture and values of our customers prior to placing a candidate into that work environment.
Not taking the above into account is what has given the term ‘labour hire’ a negative stigma over the last decade. Simply throwing people into jobs to meet a certain quota is never going to work and it places people’s safety at risk.
Instead, APG Workforce are committed to creating ‘Engaged Workforces’ and improving the perception of ‘labour hire’ in the industries we support.
So what is an engaged workforce?
An engaged worker is someone that is thankful for their role, they are committed to work, they buy into the workplace culture and they are driven to be provided with the opportunity of long-term employment. Also – the added benefit of an engaged worker is that they are likely to be more productive and less likely to be involved in any workplace incidents.
As part of the pre-screening process, our consultants are not only screening their skills, qualifications, work rights and work history – they are also tasked with measuring the attitude and the personality traits of our candidates and matching them to the workplace culture of our customers operations.
This detailed screening coupled with APG’s own Strength & Agility Assessment (ensuring our candidates are fit for the task) and a thorough approach to account management is what increases the chances of delivering a quality work experience for the candidate and a great experience for our customers.
So next time you are reviewing your own labour requirements or when you are having your quarterly meeting with your account managers, be sure to make your labour suppliers aware of your company values and why these are important to the success of your business. I guarantee you that you will see an improvement in the cohesiveness of your workforce and improved throughput.
After all – it’s because the People Matter and it’s the people that will drive the ongoing success of your business.
APG Workforce is much more than just a recruitment agency. We build engaged workforces and offer customised workforce management solutions to many industries across Australia. The comprehensive workforce management service that we provide to all clients includes:
Culture management– A positive workplace culture attracts and retains talent, drives engagement, and affects happiness, satisfaction, and productivity. We build a highly focused and engaged workforce for our clients, ensuring that they respect, adhere, and contribute to their company culture.
Accountability and reporting– Labour and staff costs can often be one of the biggest expenses for a business, which is why we work with businesses to set KPIs that are aligned to business needs and values. Our reporting system allows us to monitor costs and productivity and offer recommendations to optimise staffing requirements.
Labour hire– Labour hire is a simple and cost-effective solution for finding a permanent or temporary workforce that have the knowledge, skills, and expertise a business needs to meet their objectives and increase productivity.
Safety (WH&S)– We believe that everyone has the right to work in a safe and healthy workplace, which is why we ensure that we provide safety and risk management solutions to meet business needs. Our thorough system of WH&S Induction and Training and WH&S Support includes industry specific consultancy services, crisis management and emergency management services.
RTO – Training and upskilling– APG Workforce utilises a network of registered training organisations to deliver the training required to upskill individuals and teams. There are many benefits in upskilling your staff. Not only does it add to the skills & qualifications of the individual, it also has a positive effect with staff retention.
Risk management– We reduce the risk of people for businesses by creating highly focused and engaged workforces, as well as with our thorough WH&S solutions and our extensive procedures and back-up systems. These include our Industrial Relations Management Plan, Operational Risk Management Plan, Risk and Opportunities Plan and Crisis Management Plan.
Human Resource (HR) and Industrial Relations (IR) consultancy– We can assist our clients in their day-to-day dealings with employees and in their longer-term employee relations strategies. This could include industrial relations advice, drafting and lodgement of Enterprise Agreements, or human resource advice surrounding issues such as recruitment, performance management and grievance handling.
Permanent and temporary recruitment– As part of our comprehensive workforce management service, we can provide permanent and part time unskilled, semi-skilled and highly skilled professionals and tradesman across a range of industries, including warehousing, mining, engineering, and agriculture.
Who we work with
As part of our commitment to our clients, as a dedicated workforce management company APG Workforce provides a 24-hour service where one of our expert consultants can be contacted seven days a week, 365 days of the year.
APG Workforce provides comprehensive workforce management solutions, including labour hire, permanent recruitment services and temporary recruitment services, to the following industries:
Farming and Agriculture
APG Workforce provide specialist recruitment for a range of Australia's largest farming operations and agriculture businesses.
Transport and Distribution
APG Workforce has been a trusted workforce management company in the Australian distribution and transport industry since 1998.
APG Workforce has worked with many organisations in recruiting professional, semi-skilled and unskilled roles typically found within the manufacturing industry.
Mining and Engineering
APG Mining and Engineering Services is a specialist in workforce management for the mining and engineering industry, supplying contract staff to mines.
Warehousing and Logistics
APG Workforce are a workforce management leader in the warehousing and logistics industries, working with our clients to provide staffing solutions to meet their flexible and seasonal needs.
Rail and Civil
APG Rail and Infrastructure has operated since 2000 and can supply teams, Supervisors and specialist workforces on multiple projects. Materials and equipment can be supplied where required on projects.
Civil, Construction and Trades
As a specialist in the civil, construction and trades sector, APG Workforce has extensive networks and a comprehensive database of tradespeople we can mobilise in line with projects, budgets and deadlines.
Corporate (Office and Professional services)
APG Workforce can provide permanent, contract and temporary workforces of executive, professional or business support staff.