Small Business Recruitment Melbourne

Being able to attract, hire and retain great staff is often a key area of frustration of small business owners.  Whether you are a small business looking to recruit in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Brisbane or Perth you may find yourself relating to these frustrations.

How can you recruit top talent without spending a fortune on recruitment fees? The Recruitment Alternative is the answer!

Our Value Proposition

You no longer have to pay high prices to source great candidates. We are an affordable recruitment service that delivers great candidates no matter the industry. We understand that all businesses essentially want two things from a recruitment agency. The first is great candidates and the second is low-cost recruitment fees. We provide both!

Job Categories

We recruit across all job categories! Our experienced consultants are here to support you and provide industry insight to ensure you attract top talent. Here are some of the industries and job titles we are currently recruiting for:

  • Banking & Finance: Client Services Manager
  • Manufacturing: Warehouse Logics Coordinator
  • Sales & Account Management: Key Account Manager
  • Call Centre & Customer Service: Customer Service Representative
  • Administration/Office Support: Sales Administrator
  • Accounting: Business Services Manager
  • Trades & Services: Print Estimator
  • Building & Construction: Surveyor
  • IT & Telecoms: Service Developer
  • Marketing/PR: Marketing Assistant
  • And more!

Preparing To Recruit

When getting ready to start the recruitment process there are a few things to keep in mind. Be sure to have the following ready to go:

  • Current position description
  • Employment contract
  • Competitive salary package range in mind
  • Personality traits that would fit your company culture
  • Interview questions and process planned out
  • The induction and training process decided

Are you a small business looking to recruit top talent at an affordable price? Contact The Recruitment Alternative today on 1300 548 546 or via our contact us page. We will be able to work with you to achieve your recruitment needs.

Australia’s Affordable Generalist Employment Agency

Australia’s Affordable Generalist Employment Agency – The Recruitment Alternative should be your first stop when you’re thinking about recruitment. In need of staff and don’t have the time to put together an advertisement and create a shortlist from your online ads? The Recruitment Alternative is totally focused on working with you to cater for your recruitment needs.

The Recruitment Alternative can help you find the right staff for your business and the services. Most of all leaving you free to do what you do best ‘run your business’.

The Recruitment Alternative is Australia’s leading affordable employment service. And we serve the entire Australia and New Zealand area, providing most of our recruitment services with our flat rate affordable options.

Our team of experienced Recruitment Consultants gain rave reviews from happy customers and our reputation and business is built on word of mouth and repeat customers. It’s the perfect business model – You win / We win.

Some of the roles we recruit for include:

  • Storeperson
  • Sales Executives
  • Personal trainers
  • Accountants
  • IT Help Desk workers
  • Project Mangers
  • Factory / Assembly Workers
  • Operation Managers
  • Administration Officers
  • Builders
  • Service Coordinators
  • Hospitality workers

Australia’s Affordable Generalist Employment Agency

The Recruitment Alternative, our affordable Australia recruitment services not only make sure you’re able to hire the best and the brightest for these roles. And we make sure that you’re able to do so at a price that your company can afford.

It’s the perfect business model – You win / We win.

Hiring the best individuals for your company is what will set you ahead of the competition. And no role is too small or too big for our recruitment team.  The Recruitment Alternative, Australia’s Generalist Employment Agency, we make sure that you’re receiving applicants that are truly talented at the job at hand, and the best from the pools currently available.

With our affordable business model the total cost of using The Recruitment Alternative can be less than it would be in-house when you consider:

  • Time needed to recruit, write ads, screen candidates & book interviews
  • And resources taken away from your key business – Your time, Administration and unwanted phone calls through reception
  • The Costs of the Job Boards and Advertisements

Hence our team handles all of that for you and can deliver you a list of talented names that you can both use to find your next great employee. We are NOT a CV screening service. Our consultants pre-screen and interview every candidate that comes through to your shortlist.

The Recruitment Alternative is genuinely the leading choice for Australian businesses looking to recruit for any role. If you’re interested in learning more about our affordable recruitment services, please contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Melbourne’s Affordable Employment Agency

The Recruitment Alternative is Melbourne’s affordable employment agency. We recruit across all job categories at a fraction of existing prices. Join the SME recruitment solution and save a bucket load on your next recruitment campaign.

Why choose The Recruitment Alternative in Melbourne?

We can save you time, hassle and stress – Recruiting staff can be incredibly time-consuming and stressful. It’s not uncommon for business owners to spend hours of manpower recruiting for one role. It is far more cost-effective to get us to do the groundwork for you. We take a thorough job brief and discuss our recruitment strategy with you, so you can be at ease throughout the recruitment campaign. You’re in good hands with us!

Our proven methodologies save you money – Hiring the wrong person can cost SME thousands of dollars. Instead, use The Recruitment Alternatives proven methodologies and you’ll recruit the right person each time. We have fantastic customer service standards, head to our ‘testimonials’ page to read what our clients say about us. You won’t be disappointed.

We offer flexible service – You can choose the service level that’s right for your business. Whether you want The Recruitment Alternative to take over your complete end to end recruitment or just a selection of placements. Whatever you choose, you can be assured that you’re receiving the best service and advice. You campaign manager will be there every step of the way.

What industries do we recruit for?

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Here are just some of the various positions/industries we have successful recruited in time and time again:

Administration                                     Sales                                       IT – desk support/consultants/developers

Engineering                                           Marketing                             Graphic Design

Accounting                                            Dental Technician              Senior Management to Junior positions 

Project Management                          Medical Reception              Warehousing – Storeman/picker and packer

Human Resources                               Factory Foreman                 Legal Secretary

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. So not only in Melbourne but Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide, etc.  We can offer you affordable employment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our effective recruitment services contact us today.

Covid-19: Tips For Your Business from The Recruitment Alternative

During this international crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic, businesses need to find new ways to adapt until we all through the other end. Some industries such as airlines will struggle, and others will flourish as employment dynamics are turned upside down.

Here are some Tips from The Recruitment Alternative:

  • Online OpportunitiesExplore online opportunities for your business. – E.g. direct to consumer sales via your website, Skype sales call presentations or virtual demos, etc.
  • Contingency Plans – Develop contingency plans. E.g. re-think your marketing strategy, explore alternative supply chains, review cashflow budgets, etc.
  • Work From Home – Set up work from home options for your staff where possible.
  • BudgetsReduce overheads / unnecessary spending and only respond based on credible information.
  • CommunicationHonest and clear communication with staff, supply chains, customers, etc. Don’t make promises you can’t keep.

Recruitment During Covid-19

There is still a recruitment need during this pandemic. With unemployment rates higher than usual, businesses will be inundated with applications. Employers will be under pressure and not have the time to sort through all the candidates adequately. As an affordably priced recruitment agency, The Recruitment Alternative will be able to assist you with your recruitment needs. Without breaking the bank! We will support you throughout the entire recruitment process and we can take care of things such as:

  • Taking a detailed job brief and post job advertisements
  • Filtering job applications against key selection criteria
  • Conduct thorough virtual interviews with candidates
  • Facilitate client and candidate liaison (information gathering, interview coordination, making offers, etc.)
  • Complete detailed reference reports

What our clients say….

“Using The Recruitment Alternative was a very easy, simple process. You provided simple engagement, you listened, and you delivered–it just worked! I cannot recommend The Recruitment Alternative highly enough.”

Andrew Bennett – Director, Insurance Connect

The Recruitment Alternative operates Australia and New Zealand wide. Across Perth, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Job Seeking Tips For The Christmas & New Year Season – From The Recruitment Alternative

We are almost at that time of year again. You may be thinking of pausing your job seeking efforts and picking it back up again in the New Year or maybe you have been considering applying for a new position but feel like you can’t now. You might want to think again! Here are some great job seeking tips from The Recruitment Alternative for the Christmas and New Year season:

Think Ahead Of The Competition

You shouldn’t leave applying for your dream job until next year because that is exactly what everyone else is going to do! Think a head of your competition and adjust your job seeking strategy. Employers still advertise during this period and while everyone else is putting their efforts on the back burner and the competition thins, you can jump in and land your dream job.

Casual/Temp Work

You may find yourself in between jobs at the moment so why not apply for contact/temp work or Christmas casual positions? You could end up working for a company that may just be so impressed with you they offer full time work. Look for alternative avenues to get your foot into the door.

December Rush

As we discussed employers will often advertise during this time of year, especially within December. More often than not their goal is to train up a new staff member and have them ready to go in the New Year. They will also be keen to finalise their recruitment process which puts you in an excellent position to negotiate.

Easier To Reach

With the end of the year approaching staff are less likely to take extended holidays for obvious reasons. This is a great opportunity for you to actually be able to speak to the right person! They will be winding things down, finishing up projects and clearing their calendars. Take your job seeking efforts to the next level and engage with potential future employers, network, maintain contact with recruiters and let them know of your availability and take advantage of the ‘holiday spirit’ that often puts people in a happier mindset.

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Head to ourjobs board to find your next career opportunity. While you’re there pay our job seeker help centre a visit for some more advice and tips. We also connect to job seekers and clients via our ‘Facebook page so head over and give us a like to keep in touch with the most current job opportunities available in Australia.

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. Which includes Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Work-Life Balance In Your Business

One of the biggest drives for employees is whether or not they can achieve a work-life balance in their current or future place of employment. This factor often determines if an employee will leave or stay with an organisation. It’s not always easy to achieve in an unpredictable and fast-paced business environment. With so many other things to think about how can employers help create an environment to foster a work-life balance? Here are some great tips from The Recruitment Alternative:

Support and Encourage Time Off

A break from the daily grind will provide your employees with an opportunity to switch off and recharge their batteries. It can also help boost productivity when they return and improve mental health. As an employer, you are showing your employees you support them and care about them. Burnt out employees are less productive, unhappy and more likely to leave.

Employee Feedback

Encourage and implement ways your employees can provide constructive feedback. Improving work-life balance can be achieved when employees are able to contribute in other ways to the business. They could introduce new innovations ideas, provide a different perspective, suggest new ideas, etc.

Flexible Schedule

If you are in a position to offer flexible conditions such as working one day a week at home, adjusting start and finishing times so employees can pick up children from school, being open to swapping days/hours around depending on life demands, etc. Then why not do so? Have a set plan in place and a guide of how you would like things to proceed so it doesn’t feel like employees are ‘coming and going whenever they want’. It’s all about finding the right balance with give and take on both sides.

Open Communication Lines

Work-life balance can look different for everyone. Once you have established a general guide of how you will support your employees, be sure to leave your lines of communication open. If employees feel comfortable approaching you and discuss a change in their circumstances (which may require some flexibility or understanding) they will feel more supported and you’re less likely to lose a valuable employee.

Balanced employees tend to feel more motivated and less stressed out at work, which increases the overall company productivity and can reduce the number of conflicts among co-workers and management. Companies who gain a reputation for encouraging work-life balance have become very attractive to workers and will draw a valuable pool of candidates for new job openings.

If you are looking to add to your team, as a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! The Recruitment Alternative operates Australia and New Zealand wide. including Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, Auckland, Wellington, Hamilton, Christchurch, etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Administration Jobs In Melbourne

Are you looking for an Administration job in Melbourne? If you are in the middle of a job search you will know that there are a lot of companies looking for Receptionists, Personal Assistants, Administration Officers, Legal Secretaries, etc. That’s really good news! However, it does also mean that a lot of candidates will be applying for the same jobs, which means competition.

How to stand out from the crowd?

Having an outstanding resume is the best possible reflection you can offer a recruiter. It’s so important for you as a candidate to make your resume stand out. Be sure to include

  • A strong opening statement or summary – What makes you unique? What can you offer an organization that someone else can’t?
  • List your key achievements – Perhaps you successfully handled all administrative functions when a new company was starting up. Noting this will make an impression far better than just basic work history. If you have done something impressive why not show it off?
  • Add ‘keywords’ – Many Recruitment Consultants and companies scan resumes for specific words and phrases. Try to use some of the language that is in the job ad, as long as it accurately reflects your background. For example, if a Recruitment Consultant or employer is looking for someone who has excellent customer service experience or switchboard operation experience be sure to note this in your resume
  • Note down any program proficiencies – by listing you have previous experience with a program or software such as MYOB or Microsoft Suite, gives you an edge on your resume. The more skills you have to offer the more appealing your application will be

As a job seeker, you can’t afford to ignore the digital extension of your professional self. Prospective employers, recruiters, and companies will most often than not search for you online. If you have a LinkedIn profile, it’s very likely to be the first result they find. If you have an account take some time to freshen it up, if you don’t have one, we strongly recommend you set on up!

Always Remember To Prepare!

There are so many things to prepare for its easy to get overwhelmed. Remember to keep in mind the following:

  • Look the part – personal presentation is very important. If you’re attending a job interview for an administration position, you wouldn’t dress as if you’re going to the gym or for a night out. This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised!
  • Research the company – know who you are applying to so that you can tailor your resume and be a step ahead if you are invited for an interview
  • Stay organised – if you are in the process of job-seeking you will, of course, be applying for more than one position. By keeping a note of who you have applied with will help you when you receive a call to discuss your application. You can also prepare answers for interview questions and relaxing techniques for nerves during interviews

Industry Research

Administration jobs are a part of almost all types of industries. If you’re unsure of what business you’d like to work for take some time to research where the industry demand is, if there is an area that you have an interest in, etc. It is also important to know ‘your worth’ so that if the salary is discussed you know what your expectations are. Researching the salary expectation for your industry will provide you with a general guide of what to expect. If you’re bringing a truckload of experience to the table don’t be shy to ask for a fair amount.

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Head to our ‘jobs board to find your next career opportunity. While you’re there pay our ‘job seeker help centre a visit for some more advice and tips. We also connect to job seekers and clients via our ‘Facebook page so head over and give us a like to keep in touch with the most current job opportunities available in Melbourne.

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. So not only in Melbourne but Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth, etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

Business Development Jobs in Brisbane

Are you looking for Business Developmentjobs in Brisbane? If you are in the middle of a job search you will know that there are a lot of companies looking for business development managers or sales representatives. That’s really good news! However, it does also mean that a lot of candidates will be applying for the same jobs, which means competition.

How to stand out from the crowd in BDM?

Having an outstanding resume is the best possible reflection you can offer a recruiter. It’s so important for you as a candidate to make your resume stand out. Be sure to include

  • A strong opening statement or summary – What makes you unique? What can you offer an organization that someone else can’t?
  • List your key achievements – Perhaps you successfully handled all administrative functions when a new company was starting up. Noting this will make an impression far better than just a basic work history. If you have done something impressive why not show it off?
  • Add ‘key words’ – Many Recruitment Consultants and companies scan resumes for specific words and phrases. Try to use some of the language that is in the job ad, as long as it accurately reflects your background. For example, if a Recruitment Consultant or employer is looking for someone who can generate leads and cold call prospective customers be sure to note this in your resume if you have the experience.
  • Note down any program proficiencies – by listing you have previous experience with a program such as Salesforce gives you an edge on your resume. The more skills you have to offer the more appealing your application will be

As a job seeker, you can’t afford to ignore the digital extension of your professional self. Prospective employers, recruiters and companies will most often than not search for you online. If you have a LinkedIn profile, it’s very likely to be the first result they find. If you have an account take some time to freshen it up, if you don’t have one we strongly recommend you set on up! To optimize your profile be sure to:

  • Add a current, clear and professional profile picture
  • Write a ‘grabby’ headline that sums up your skills, experience, highlight specialisations and what you can offer. Here is your chance to publicly share how you’re different!
  • List any links to things you may have worked on previously as examples of your work. Update your employment history to focus on your achievements and projects that you have worked on.
  • Add professional skills and have others endorse you (that can confirm your skills) and this will boost your profile.

Prepare, prepare and prepare some more!

There are so many things to prepare for its easy to get overwhelmed. Remember to keep in mind the following:

  • Look the part – personal presentation is very important. If you’re attending a job interview for a Business Development position you wouldn’t dress as if you’re going to the gym or for a night out. This may seem obvious but you would be surprised!
  • Research the company – know who you are applying to so that you can tailor your resume and be a step ahead if you are invited for an interview
  • Stay organised – if you are in the process of job seeking you will of course be applying for more than one position. By keeping a note of who you have applied with will help you when you receive a call to discuss your application. You can also prepare answers for interview questions and relaxing techniques for nerves during interviews

What industries do we recruit for?

As a generalist recruitment agency, we have experience across the board! Head to our ‘jobs board to find your next career opportunity. While you’re there pay our ‘job seeker help center a visit for some more advice and tips. We also connect to job seekers and clients via our ‘Facebook page so head over and give us a like to keep in touch with the most current job opportunities available in Melbourne.

Another great thing about The Recruitment Alternative is that we operate Australia wide. So not only in Brisbanebut Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth etc. We can offer you affordable recruitment solutions at a low-cost price point that makes sense. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.

How To Write A Great Resume

Resumes are critically important documents. It doesn’t matter how good you are, if you cannot produce a good resume, chances are you won’t even get to an interview, let alone win a good job. Here are some tips on how to write a good resume:

1. Make it easy to read

Dot points are very good in this regard. Difficult to read resumes can often find themselves in the waste bin, especially if the reader has lots of other applications.

2. Keep formatting neat and consistent

Try to make every page as consistent as possible. Avoid obvious poor layouts like starting a new heading at the bottom of a page.

3. Change your resume to suit the job you’re applying for

Lots of people have many years of experience under their belts and cannot include all of it on a single resume. Leave out the irrelevant bits and include all the things you’ve done that are relevant to the job you’re applying for.

4. Get your spelling right!

Many employers will not interview people who cannot be bothered to check their spelling and show poor attention to detail.

5. Do not exaggerate

You’ll just be wasting your time and others’. Remember people do reference checks. Our resume template below has been designed to provide you with a structure which will allow you to include all your employment details in a logical and easy to follow format. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.

Be sure to check out The Recruitment Alternative’s job board for new employment opportunities. Also, take a look at our job seeker help center for more tips and suggestions to assist you on your job seeking journey. 

Employee Recognition

Employee recognition is about acknowledging the work your staff do to achieve goals, improve efficiencies, boost profit and make the organisation an enjoyable and inspiring place to work at. Through rewarding staff, you will boost morale, improved productivity and maintain a positive company culture. Employee recognition is an important part of team management. When employees are happy and satisfied, they tend to be more loyal and committed to the company. Here are some tips from The Recruitment Alternative:

1. Personal Touch

It’s critical to be specific, personal and accurate. Use positive words, and demonstrate to the employee that you actually understand their accomplishments. It makes all the difference compared to a generalised statement or simple thank you.

2. Magnify Recognition

While verbal communication is an effective way to recognise employees, the best strategy is to back it up by publicising employee accomplishments across multiple forums such as company newsletters, networks and in team meetings. 

3. Motivate With Financial Incentives 

Although financial incentives aren’t always the best motivators, they can certainly demonstrate appreciation for work well-performed. The best financial incentives are more open-ended and unpredictable because they motivate people to work their best.

4. Express Interest In Employees Professional Development

Be proactive when it comes to your own learning and development. Research and keep up to date with the latest developments and qualifications within accounting and finance. You want to be able to remain competitive and current. As mentioned above networking can help you stay in the loop. 

5. Staff Activity Days

Organising an out of office activity day or afternoon for your employees is a great way to prove you value them and the work they do. It could be a movie afternoon, lunch or dinner, family picnic etc. More than just a reward, activities like these usually succeed at improving employee-to-employee bonds and staff morale. 

If you’re looking to add to your team, The Recruitment Alternative can help you find the right person. We look at the whole picture to ensure they are not only technically sound but a cultural fit too. As a generalist multi-award winning recruitment agency, we offer affordable fixed price recruitment solutions. If you would like to find out more about our services contact us today on 1300 548 546.