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.
A Glimpse into the Daily Life of a Recruitment Consultant
Throughout the years, I've frequently heard people say, "You work in such a glamorous industry, meeting and talking to people every day, attending networking events, and so on." Let me provide a glimpse into the actual day-to-day life of a Recruitment Consultant.
While the idea of constant social engagement paints an intriguing picture, the actuality of Recruitment Consultants routine is intricate and ever-changing. It encompasses the essential elements of relationship building, diverse task management, industry trend awareness, and problem solving for successful placements, whether temporary or permanent. Beyond the surface allure associated with the job, this multifaceted journey involves meeting client expectations, contributing to agency growth, and navigating the fast-paced world recruitment.
Recruitment Consultants operate in a dynamic, people-focused environment, managing both temporary and permanent recruitment. Recruiters have a deep passion for they do. Here's a concise overview:
Relationship Building: Core to recruitment, building and maintaining connections with clients and candidates is paramount, whether it's for short-term assignments or long-term placements.
Target-Driven: Thriving in a goal-oriented setting, recruiters aim to efficiently place both temporary and permanent candidates, meet client expectations, and contribute to agency growth.
Market Awareness: Staying updated on industry trends, job market dynamics, and closely monitoring competitor activities is crucial for providing valuable insights to clients and candidates in both temporary and permanent recruitment scenarios.
Multitasking: Juggling various tasks – from screening resumes and conducting interviews to negotiating offers – is routine in the fast-paced world of both temporary and permanent recruitment.
Problem Solving: Addressing challenges, such as skill shortages and client expectations, demands problem-solving skills and adaptability, irrespective of the recruitment type.
Networking: Successful recruiters excel at networking, cultivating contacts to identify top talent, whether it's for short-term projects or long-term career opportunities, and stay informed about industry developments.
Continuous Learning: Keeping up with tech, employment laws, and industry standards is essential for remaining effective in both temporary and permanent recruitment, given the ever-evolving nature of the field.
People-Centric: At its core, recruitment is about understanding candidates' unique qualities and meeting clients' specific needs, whether for temporary assignments or permanent placements.
Negotiation Skills: Negotiating job offers, salaries, and employment terms on behalf of clients and candidates requires strong negotiation skills in both temporary and permanent recruitment scenarios.
Job Satisfaction: Witnessing candidates excel in new roles, whether short-term or long-term, and contributing to a client's success is a rewarding aspect of the job in both temporary and permanent recruitment.
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.