Experience in refining the selection process

THE Select Group has appointed a new State manager to the Perth arm of its recruitment services company, Select Appointments.

After seven years with The Select Group in Sydney, Gary Carpenter moves to Perth with a wealth of recruitment knowledge to help the company expand its Perth operations.

“What’s happened here in Perth is that we’ve focused on the traditional business, such as office staff,” he said.

“We’re looking at widening our net and introducing markets such as industrial and engineering.”

Mr Carpenter was a founding member of the industrial sector of Sydney’s Select Appointments and was successful in expanding the office’s presence nationally, which is now known as Select Industrial.

He also will help the Perth division of Select Appointments integrate with the national restructure of the Select Group following the merger with Vedior NV in 1999.

“Vedior NV is the world’s third-largest recruitment services company and is well equipped to service organisations with international staffing requirements,” Mr Carpenter said.

He said that, although the company was one of the largest of its type in the world, each division had

a localised focus.

“Although Select Appointments is part of a worldwide group, the philosophy of the company is to adopt a more centralised management approach,” Mr Carpenter said.

“We will be proactive in the decisions we make at

a local level to ensure we maintain the most successful partnerships possible with both our clients and candidates.”

And to make that process easier, Mr Carpenter said the Select Group was bringing all its service offerings under the one banner.

“This year we’ve put together a restructure and we’re going to operate under Select Australasia,” he said.

Mr Carpenter has also been the general manager for Select Appointments’ engineering and technical division, ATS Reliance, and was involved in its expansion.

“I’ve managed a number of different divisions,” he said.

“To move to Perth is like a seachange of sorts. I get to come over here and enjoy the lifestyle.”

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