David has been a Director at Stirling for three years. He is driven by the desire to empower individuals and organisations to realise their potential and maximise their chances to reach their goals in life. Over the course of his 16-year career, David has been seeking to create a sustainable education model that provides quality learning experiences for students, the industry, and community through innovative and tailored training.
Human Resources Manager
Truly reactive staffing...
As a growing Registered Training Organisation, (RTO) Stirling Institute needs to ensure it has optimal staffing levels to achieve the best experience and outcomes.
Due to the nature of the industry, we are constantly flexing our workforce to cater for market changes. Stirling use market indicators to inform and predict workflow and ongoing resourcing requirements. The outcome of these changes in industry require Stirling to react to rising and falling demand in an extremely short timeframe. This can be particularly challenging on weekends, when it’s
traditionally difficult to find skilled temporary staff on short notice.
“At Stirling, getting the right resources at short notice can be a challenge in terms of planning. That’s why capability and speed is a very important factor for me to ensure we provide the best outcomes
Before Weploy, Stirling hadn’t utilised a recruitment agency or platform for a long time. For David, recruitment at Stirling meant putting ads up on job boards for hundreds of dollars, screening hundred’s of CVs and conducting interviews or proactively looking for organisations that could provide him with suitable candidates: “We’ve had many poor experiences using agencies in the past. The time investment to onboard the wrong candidate was taking away from the core which is why we moved to take our recruitment requirements internally.”
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Stirling utilises around 6 - 7 Weployees in the company. They perform supporting roles in project work, administration work and customer service. As David explained “We require someone that can talk, engage and build a relationship with our clientele quickly. This isn’t a skillset that everyone possesses. The Weployees we have taken on haven’t required a lot of training, which is great, and shows that Weploy know who we are looking for! So far, we’ve had Weployees join us mostly on a daily basis. If we did have a larger project, we would have no hesitation in hiring them.”
David not only appreciates the service but also the attitude and characteristics of the entire Weploy team: “The team is approachable and always requesting feedback. They understand the needs of a Registered Training Organisation and support us to achieve a positive impact on our clientele. We’d recommend Weploy to any other business that has staffing needs.”