MACRO 2009 Runner Up in 3 REA Awards!
MACRO was a Runner up with the following awards this year:
BEST RECRUITMENT AGENCY WEBSITE
BEST STAFF LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT PLAN
BEST CANDIDATE CARE PROGRAM
MACRO makes the SARA finals!
Last Tuesday MACRO was anounced as one of four Finalists for Australias Favourite Recruiter as voted by the employers and jobseekers.
In addition to this, the added kudos allows us to pull more jobseekers to our database.
MACRO awarded DMOSS Panel Supplier Status
As of October 2009, MACRO will be able to provide an even wider range of contractors to the Defence Material Organisation.
If you are seeking contract work in any of the following disciplines, please register with us now!
MACRO wins yet another major Government Panel!
We have been awarded recruitment panel supplier status to the DHA for contract ITC services.
We have chosen to participate in South East Water's Support 155. This is a program to aid businesses to save water for Victoria. This program educates business owners and their employees on the importance of saving water in the workplace.
By choosing to participate in this program we are declaring our commitment to saving water with the assistance of South East Water.
Thank you to those that helped in the bush fire support
On behalf of all the staff at MACRO, I would like to publicly acknowledge and thank the tireless efforts of our country's emergency services members and volunteers that have been assisting in the Victorian fires.
We would like to also specifically acknowledge some of the MACRO staff, family and friends that have volunteered their services to assist in this crisis.
A big thank you to Michael Thomas (Senior MACRO consultant) and his wife Jenny Thomas who both took time off their busy work schedule last week and the weekend to assist in the Kilmore Community centre. Michael showed up this morning looking a bit worse for wear from unpacking trucks over the weekend.
To my sister Senior Constable Leah Marriner of the Victorian Police, who has been working in Kinglake locating survivors and victims of the fire - we are all extremely proud of you and the difference you are making. My eldest sister Constable Megan Keeley of the SA Police is waiting for the call to assist in relieving the VicPol.
A proud thank you to my Mother Christine Keeley and her life partner Andy Erickson. Both, despite having retired several years ago, had been receiving only 2 hours sleep a day over the past week due to volunteering at the Whittlesea community centre.
Christine was heavily involved in counselling survivors and assisting in distributing food and clothes to those in need. Her quiet calm but firm nature and strong administrational organisational skills was and is still contributing heavily to creating an efficient and supportive service to those affected.
After speaking with the volunteers that had been working the centre, Andy very rarely left the side of the BBQ. He had spent the last week feeding the volunteers, emergency services team members and survivors - and even the odd pet. Although when I saw him, his eyes were red from the smoke and looking well in need of a rest - he still managed to cook a mean snag. Below is a photo of Andy manning the BBQ. Christine and Andy are residents of Bylands (close to Wallan). Their property was 3km from the fire front.
On Saturday, my life partner Suzy Wiegard and I heard the call over the radio that Whittlesea community centre needed eskys as their refrigeration systems had been overloaded in the heat resulting in the possibility of food going off. We stopped off at the Victorian Markets and filled up the car with as many polystyrene boxes that we could fit in our car. As we approached the centre, we stopped off at the Bundoora Hungry Jacks and Mill Park MacDonald’s and cleaned their ice machines out.
A big huge thank you to the staff and management of these stores who, no questions asked, immediately jumped in to load the eskys keen to give a hand. Below is a picture of Grant and Melanie from the Mill Park McDonalds helping out.
We spent the rest of the day working in the community centre, and I must say that survivors arriving there were in excellent hands. I have never seen Australians so openly banding together to genuinely help those in needed. I am sorry to say that the list of outstanding volunteers that we met is too large for me to remember, but I would like to say thank you to the professionalism under crisis of Kim, Barb, Ron, Dave, and Joyce at the Whittlesea Community centre. If you donated money or items for the survivors under their care, you can be rest assured that they were put to good use. Most survivors that we met were still shell shocked and did not know what they needed. Our biggest challenge was convincing survivors that it was ok to take charity. Most were too proud to accept help - and these were usually the ones that needed it most. For most of us, we knew it wasn’t the value of the items we provided that made the most difference, it was being there to listen and in many times a shoulder to cry on.
Over the next weeks our staff are involved in fund raisers to assist the cause.
On behalf of all the staff at MACRO, we would like to wish all those affected by the crisis the best of luck and a speedy recovery.
The Team at MACRO
Daryl Keeley at Whittlesea Community Centre
MACRO wins another Government Panel Supplier Status - this time to ACMA
As of the 6/2/09 we have been awarded recruitment panel supplier to ACMA for contract Broadcast Engineering services.
This opens up contract opportunities for jobseekers registered with MACRO that have broadcasting, radio communications or electrical engineering experience.
MyCareer labels MACRO's advertisement response as "Outstanding" and "Extraordinary".
MACRO's conversion rate of jobseekers to applicants from adverts placed on Mycareer's site has been labeled as "Outstanding" and "Extraordinary" by Rebecca Alexander, Mycareer's Business Development Manager. The conversion rate is calculated on the number of jobseekers that view a summary of an advert and decided to click through and view the full advert details.
Currently MACRO's conversion rate for job viewers to job applicants is almost twice that of Mycareer's entire site average.
Within MACRO's niche specialties MACRO converts 250% more engineers, 160% more ITC, 530% more scientists and 125% more aviation related jobseekers to applicants than the average employer or recruiter using Mycareer's site. MACRO uses the same techniques to attract job applicants on SEEK, CareerOne, JobsX and Linkme, so similar figures are likely across these sites as well.
Daryl Keeley, director of MACRO believed that these figure were a direct outcome of a long term focus on staff training and inspections of all adverts by MACRO's in-house QA Manager.
MACRO offers an advertisement service wherein the employer can advertise through MACRO at no extra cost than what they would normally pay for online advertisements - and receive a better response rate from jobseekers than what they would expect on average from running the campaign themselves.
Reserves - working with industry
A series of functions titled Reserves Working with Industry was launched in Adelaide on 23 August in conjunction with the Defence and Industry Conference.
Major Owen Schubert, DRSC - SA talks through the finer points of employing Reservists with Daryl Keeley, Managing Director, Macro Recruitment.
MACRO wins another DOD Recruitment Services Panel supplier status
In January the Department of Defence awarded MACRO a 3 year supplier status for IT Contractors.
Worth upwards of $12 Milliion in IT work for MACRO contractors, this positions MACRO on the three main supplier panels for the DOD.
In August this year MACRO was confirmed as a supplier for ICT Contractor Services Panel.