For many years, rail industry education provider Training Ahead Australia (TAA) has been training workers to enter the rail workforce. And now TAA founding director Dannielle Walz has put her personal experience into practice by setting up Mainline Consulting, an organisation to help clients build a better workplace.
“We help you to build a workplace where everyone wants to come to work,” she said.
“Our approach to recruitment is to help all businesses achieve their ideal working environment – no matter your industry or needs. For us, this means placing the right people in the right job – where they’re a good fit for the team, do exceptional work and you can create outstanding results together.”
Mainline’s recruitment services cover permanent placement, temporary placement and contract positions through the following fields:
- Business support
- Education and training
The company recruits for a wide variety of roles, with some of the most common being:
- Accounts – graduates, assistants, finance controllers and qualified accountants
- Administration – receptionists, assistants (admin, personal, executive, C-level), officers, senior administrators and office managers
- Engineering – project engineers, site engineers, digital engineers, industry-specific engineers
- HR – administration to managers, HSEQ managers, OH&S coordinators and managers
- Management – site managers, industry-specific managers (for example construction, rail), superintendents, supervisors/foremen
- Project management – team assistants, contracts administrators, project and program officers, project coordinators, surveyors, estimators, project managers, project directors
- Sales and marketing – customer service, client support officers, sales support, marketing assistants, event managers and commercial managers
“After co-founding a business that grew to 200 staff within two years, I understand how crucial it is to get the right person for the right job, and the effect that “wrong” recruitment can have on a business,” Walz said.
“Years of experience in recruitment helped us to develop and refine a system for attracting, reviewing and placing potential applicants – to help both parties achieve the result that they are looking for.
“We don’t believe in poaching, and instead take an outside-the-box perspective of recruitment – including cross-skilling employees from different industries and upskilling graduates to find the right fit, alongside skilled workers in your industry.
“We believe in our process so strongly, that we offer a 90-day guarantee. If someone is not the right fit and you discharge their employment – we will recruit a suitable replacement at no extra cost.”
Walz outlined the steps involved in working with clients:
- Discovery – “Once you get in touch with us, we’ll set up a discovery call to find out what you need and how we can best help.”
- Interviews – “We screen potential recruits to suit your requirements, and provide you with a shortlist of applicants.”
- Selection – “You select your preferred candidates from our shortlist, and we arrange interviews for you so that you can make a final selection.”
- Pre-employment – “Once we contact your successful applicant and organise a start date, we will execute the employment contract and complete any additional pre-employment screenings required.”
- Placement – “Once your new employee commences working with you, we will check in with scheduled follow ups to ensure that the placement is successful.”