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WINNER: Local Business Awards

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Anderson Recruitment and Training has been awarded first place in the Professional Services category of the Local Business Awards.

The awards, which are based on nominations from the public and an anonymous visit by a judge, recognise excellence across a number of areas including presentation, products and services offered, value for money and customer service.

Anderson Recruitment was chosen from among nearly 60 professional services businesses operating in the Liverpool region in Sydney’s west.

Director Kevin Moore, who was also named as a finalist in the Business Person of the Year category, said the award recognised the professionalism of the entire team. “It is great testament to the focus of our people on providing exceptional customer service at Anderson Recruitment,” Mr Moore said.

“Every member of the team works incredibly hard but we never forget to have fun and that obviously comes across to our clients.

“The Liverpool area is growing rapidly with a lot of businesses operating here, so we are really proud and very humbled to be recognised in the Local Business Awards.”

Anderson Recruitment and Training recently received ISO best practice certification.

Standards certification recognises management systems

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Anderson Recruitment & Training has received a major boost, receiving three management system Standards certifications.

Following a comprehensive audit process, the Sydney-based workforce provider has gained certification for ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environment Management System and AS/NZS 4801 OH&S Management System.

Anderson Operations Manager Katie Moses said the certifications were testament to a company-wide focus on best practice and continual improvement.

“This recognition is an important accolade for our business and our clients, reflecting the continual improvement models within our management systems,” Ms Moses said.

“It is a real accomplishment for all our team members who always strive to be the best in the business.

“It is one thing to know internally that we are operating according to best practice, but to have that acknowledged through formal certification is an important assurance to our clients and the broader industry of our professionalism.”

Anderson Recruitment & Training is headquartered in Liverpool in Sydney’s west and provides recruitment and labour hire solutions to a broad range of industry sectors including rail, building and construction, commercial, warehouse and logistics, and government.

Evy Kavaratzis – Commercial Account Manager

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With 25 years of experience managing large teams and representing major international brands in the retail sector, Evy Kavaratzis has a broad range of skills that are well suited to assisting corporate accounts at Anderson Recruitment & Training.

Evy’s work with Footlocker, Nike and the Western Sydney Wanderers Football Club helped build the necessary mix of experience and attitude required in her role as commercial account manager, looking after our permanent recruitment requirements.

“I have been fortunate to work with amazing people whose values aligned very closely with my own,” Evy said.

“Success comes from hard work, learning from your mistakes, loyalty and persistence.”

But it was her passion for service delivery that led her to join ART in 2017 and he has not looked back.

“It’s about building positive relationships with clients and candidates, ensuring we understand common goals and have a clear focus on great results,” Evy said.

“Plus it’s a great place to work – the typical day involves connecting with clients, ensuring relationships continue to develop and lots of laughs.

“Thanks to our recent ISO accreditations and focus of ‘numbers count, but people matter’, we’re well positioned to expand our footprint and the range of services we provide to our clients.”

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Agile workforce helps global provider expand

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You may already have their products in your kitchen or bathroom, but multinational Spanish surface expert Cosentino Group is now making a bigger impact in the Australian housing and construction markets.

Cosentino Group designs and produces stone surfaces for construction, kitchen and bathroom retailers and studios, and is making headway in the commercial sector, fitting out high rise apartments and home builds.

The internationally renowned company recently undertook a strategic expansion of its Australian operation that has created new employment opportunities.

Cosentino Group’s Regional Director of Oceania Operations Con Papadakis said the company was using the situation to consider different workforce structures to help optimise productivity.

“We’ve applied an integrated workforce model with permanent and temporary contracts, giving us much-needed flexibility that helps our teams performance,” Mr Papadakis said.

“In Sydney, we opened a new facility that’s four times the size of what we had previously.

“We tried to fill the jobs using several recruitment companies, but they just weren’t right for us and didn’t understand our needs.

“I met Katie Moses at Anderson by chance and we haven’t looked back.”
Cosentino Group signed a national agreement with Anderson Recruitment & Training for staff in Queensland, Western Australia and New South Wales.

Anderson Operations Manager Katie Moses said the company’s focus on people has been a major benefit to Cosentino.

“We know from years of working with many large construction and rail companies that having a quality applicant is absolutely everything,” she said.

“Cosentino requires really specialised skills so finding the right people is challenging.

“Far from playing the numbers game that is all too common in Australian recruitment, success only happens if we know the people being assigned have the right values, appreciate team cultures and are motivated.

“We’ve ensured this has happened with Cosentino and today our partnership is really strong.

Mr Papadakis said the attention Anderson had given Cosentino has been unrivalled.

“I mentioned before we tried other suppliers but failed, and in contrast, what Anderson does exceptionally well is show interest in our business.

“It was so impressive to see founder Chris Anderson, a living legend of rugby league, fly to Perth and visit our local operation, while our dedicated Account Manager has been down to look at the Sydney warehouse and frequently gets in touch to check how the service is, it’s a valuable partnership.”

People-first approach sets tone for iconic manufacturer

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When your company has a 100-year reputation to maintain and you’re dealing with the demands of the commercial construction industry, having people with the right skills and attitude is a must.

G. James Glass & Aluminum, established in 1917, is one of Australia’s most respected glass processors.

Now in its fourth generation of family management, the company values a people-first culture above all else.

General Manager for New South Wales Michael Pascoe says with over 2,000 staff based around the nation are treated more like an extended family as opposed to a workforce.

“Since the outset our company has invested in the training, development and wellbeing of our people,” Mr Pascoe said.

“We think this is the best way to deliver consistent and outstanding results for our clients, however in today’s market we need to diversify our structure to maintain our agility.”

G. James has operations in all capital cities, providing safety glass and windows and doors to tier-one, commercial and domestic builders, window fabricators, shop fitters and commercial glaziers.

Earlier this year Anderson Recruitment & Training was engaged by G. James to provide labour hire of skilled people to work at one of its Sydney-based window fabrication facilities.

“Anderson supply us with more than just pure labour hire,” Mr Pascoe said.

“The people we employ need to have a degree of intelligence, autonomy and aptitude to learn quickly.

“We’ve been through enough recruiters and labour hire firms in the past, and learnt to be mindful that if you’re solving a problem quickly, you’re not creating another one.”

Kevin Moore, Managing Director at AR&T, believes an emphasis on spending quality time screening candidates before deployment is the key to success.

“In this game, if you don’t invest in people first then any chance of delivering consistent results will be flawed from the beginning,” Mr Moore said.

“Regardless of the industry we’re servicing, providing people to site seamlessly who can perform as part of a team is a great asset to clients.

“Our management team also continues to stay involved after the initial deployment, mentoring our people onsite to ensure milestones are met and great results achieved.”

Mr Pascoe said that with the needs for large industry always changing, having a mix of permanent staff and on-demand contractors is an advantage.

“An obvious benefit of contracting people with the right aptitude and experience is mitigating our commercial risk,” Mr Pascoe said.

“The opt-in and opt-out model gives us great flexibility to scale and, importantly, reduces any long term overheads.

“Working with Anderson’s, we’ve been able to achieve that.”

Beyond the try-line

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With the afterglow of Australia’s hard-fought win over England in the final of the Rugby League World Cup still shimmering, Luke Derbyshire sat down with former coach of the Australian Kangaroos and revered league icon Chris Anderson to discuss his transition from the playing field to the world of construction, rail and mentoring young people into full time careers.

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