28/04/2014 - 15:56

Recruiter’s acquisition melds trades with executives

28/04/2014 - 15:56

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Two recruitment agencies with businesses in Western Australia have joined forces to provide more flexible hiring arrangements of mining tradesmen and a range of executive professionals.

Recruiter’s acquisition melds trades with executives

Two recruitment agencies with businesses in Western Australia have joined forces to provide more flexible hiring arrangements of mining tradesmen and a range of executive professionals.

Mining and construction focussed CoreStaff announced today it had acquired 75 per cent of Western Australian founded blue chip human resources firm Beilby Consulting.

As part of the deal Beilby will now start placing white collar staff on short term contracts with companies, particularly in the mining industry.

Beilby chairman and interim chief executive Graham Jenkins told Business News the acquisition coincided with a shift in market demands from providing permanent staff.

“Organisations do not necessarily want to hire permanent staff, they might hire a contractor and progressively rebuild their businesses that way,” Mr Jenkins said.

“Over the last 20 years or so we have progressively seen more and more organisations hiring contract staff.

“We don’t do very much in terms of temporary hire at the moment, but we will progressively move into white collar contracting and CoreStaff have got some very, very smart and efficient processes that we can adopt as we move into that market."

The acquisition brings total staff figures for CoreStaff and Beilby to more than 100, with 38 employees across both businesses in WA.

In Business News’ Book of Lists Beilby is currently rated 21st largest employment services company in WA, with 20 consultants and 25 total WA staff.

Beilby and CoreStaff will continue to operate under their own names, but their combined consultancy staff would sit behind 7th ranked Randstad if it were listed as one business.

CoreStaff, which started in 2008, is based in Darwin and has offices in Perth, Kalgoorlie, Townsville, Mt Isa, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.

Beilby was founded in 1975 and has offices in Perth, Brisbane, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne.

Mr Jenkins told Business News he had welcomed CoreStaff’s approach to acquire 75 per cent of it.

“My belief is that it’s very much in Beilby’s interest to be part of a much bigger organisation and together we make a very large organisation,” Mr Jenkins said.

“It’s good because first of all you can offer a wider range of services to a wider range of clients and secondly you can offer career opportunities for the staff that you have.”

Mr Jenkins said the deal would allow both companies to share processes.

“It is a marriage, it’s an acquisition and it’s a partnership”

CoreStaff founder and chief executive Rob Blenkinship said in a statement the combined offerings of the two companies would give its clients more flexible options.

“We have broken the barrier between labour hire companies and the executive recruitment and HR sectors,” Mr Blenkinship said.

“The strategic partnership ... will be uniquely positioned to deliver the nation’s staffing needs.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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