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Ethan's journey of support and growth.

Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health in Australia

Overcoming Barriers to Mental Health Support

Home News A study by the Better Health Channel revealed that around one in five Australians experience a mental health illness each year. Additionally, 45% of adults in the country have been affected by a mental health disorder at some point in their lives. While seeking professional psychology services is one of the most effective […]

TPG Newest NDIS offerings

Elevating NDIS Support with Exciting New Offerings

Home News In a significant move towards enhancing the lives of individuals who are a part of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), The Personnel Group has launched new NDIS offerings to sit beside its existing employment focused NDIS services Pathway to Work and Employment Supports. The new services—School Leaver Employment Support (SLES), and Support […]

Locals find their pathway to work in Griffith

Locals find their Pathway to Work in Griffith

Home News During the last few weeks, we have had the pleasure of seeing our Pathway to Work participants graduate from our Pathway to Work training program in Albury, Wodonga, Griffith, Nowra, Canberra, Yass, Goulburn, Wollongong, Bendigo, Shepperton, Benalla and Wangaratta Over 12 months these inspiring individuals dedicated themselves to weekly workshops where they honed […]

The Personnel Group Broadens it’s scope

The Personnel Group Broadens it’s scope

The Personnel Group, has recently acquired MP Training and Recruitment, a long-standing Albury/Wodonga private recruitment, labor hire, and training business.

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Cameron in his McHappy place with new job

The Personnel Group to link with Cameron’s local McDonald’s Restaurant, sensing his interaction with customers would be a positive experience.

A Customer Centred Organisation

A Customer Centred Organisation

I am getting very excited about a future where our customers can move around our services seamlessly, with warm connections within a trusted brand.

Inequality

Inequality

Financial disadvantage and associated stress are significant contributors to depression, mental illness, family violence, drug and alcohol abuse, marriage failure, self-harm and suicide, and a myriad of other societal challenges.

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Michael’s Big Milestone

Yesterday was a happy occasion for Michael and his team members, as they celebrated his 25th year of working at Big W Lavington.

Gender

Gender

I intrinsically believe that a person’s gender should have absolutely no impact on their experience of employment

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Workplace Accessibility Investment

Federal Government is boosting its investment in workplace accessibility through the Employment Assistance Fund.

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Leadership…and a bit of fun.

As our CEO it is essential that I demonstrate to the team that it is not one rule for me, and another for them.

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Benjamin’s Story

With the help of The Personnel Group and his own dedication, Benjamin gained a casual job at Repco.

Imagining our Future

Imagining our Future

My most defining takeaway from the workshops is the passion of our people for the impact of their work.

Team TPG

Team TPG

We are fortunate to have a terrific group of people working at the Personnel Group, but this isn’t a happy accident.

The NDIS and Employment

The NDIS and Employment

The Personnel Group’s Pathway to Work NDIS program has seen many wonderful examples of its participants progressing

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What is the Employment Assistance Fund, and can I access it?

The JobAccess Employment Assistance Fund (EAF) gives financial help to buy work-related modifications etc

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Tapping into diverse labour market makes good business sense

An integral part of The Personnel Group’s role in finding meaningful work for people with barriers is building employer confidence

Australia Day

Australia Day

Recently I grappled with the decision of whether The Personnel Group should observe the day as a designated public holiday or give our team the choice to observe a different day.

Introducing Work Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at The Personnel Group

Introducing Work Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) at The Personnel Group

Our vision is to provide our customers with a variety of services that all assist with preparing for and then maintaining employment.

Achieving your goals in 2023

Achieving your goals in 2023

I don’t claim to have all the answers myself, but as someone who aspires to continually improve and is always working on something, I thought it might be helpful to share what has worked for me.

Perception of Disability Employment Services

Perception of Disability Employment Services

The Personnel Group has consistently delivered high-quality service for nearly 40 years.

Amy prepares meals for children at PE4K Childcare.

Amy’s career thrives when extra responsibility comes her way

Having the right supports in place has enabled Amy to thrive in her workplace – PE4K Childcare.

Disability Employment and Allied Health

Disability Employment and Allied Health

Anyone who has been through the ‘coming together’ of two organisations will understand the challenges of melding culture, values, and purpose, and this is something occupying a lot of my thinking at present.

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Accessibility and Universal Design

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about how The Personnel Group can be an even more inclusive employer and workplace.

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Connections lead Aaron to ideal work opportunities

Aaron had previously worked with Coastal Distributors three years before reconnecting through The Personnel Group.

Understanding advocate and The Personnel Group give Tempany a fresh start

Understanding advocate and The Personnel Group give Tempany a fresh start

Tempany is thriving in the supportive workplace, working as a cashier, on the floor re-stocking shelves, and looking forward to adding deli experience to her skill set.

Thoughts from CEO Mental health and your workforce

Workplace Mental Health

A happy, healthy, productive, and present workforce is essential in seizing the opportunities of Australia’s rebounding economy.

Yuri finds her purpose with understanding employer

Yuri finds her purpose with understanding employer

Sarah knew it was only a matter of time until the right employer came along, and that was Balancing Bookkeeper.

Subway Vincentia manager Jo, with employee Jessica

Jessica thrives in a supportive team

With a food safety certificate, Jessica has been able to put her skills to use by helping with food preparation in her kitchen hand role.

At The Personnel Group I’m a person, not a number

“It’s been a long time that I have been looking for a job, and as soon as I came here, everything just started falling into place.”

High praise for Kym

High praise for Kym

Kym joined the APCO Wangaratta team in early 2021 and hasn’t looked back.

Thoughts from CEO Mental health

Mental health

Mental Health is discussed frequently these days. In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are discovering the long-term mental and emotional impacts that years of restriction, isolation, uncertainty and fear have had on our society.

All-star teams equal star results

As a not-for-profit organisation – our resources go into providing even better services for our clients – not paying dividends to shareholders.

The Personnel Group provides a new Pathway to Work

The Personnel Group has developed a new pre-employment program – Pathway to Work – to build life skills, soft skills and employability skills.

Thoughts from CEO Employing someone with a disability

Employing someone with a disability

Employers across the country are crying out for staff as unemployment rates hit historically low levels.

Blake and Your Everyday Gourmet Butcher owner Dan

Blake is more than your everyday assistant

With a full-time job and a quiet determination, Blake appreciates the opportunity to work with Dan and Your Everyday Gourmet.

Thoughts from CEO Star Ratings

Star Ratings

Many people have commented to me this past fortnight about the volume of The Personnel Group’s locations with a 5 Star rating.

Thoughts from CEO Creating Culture

On creating culture

“the measure of a team’s culture is the way employees feel on Sunday night, knowing they have to go back to work on Monday morning.”

The Personnel Group takes the lead to tackle homelessness

The Personnel Group takes the lead to tackle homelessness

The Personnel Group has set up a volunteer staff housing and homelessness committee to identify practical ways it can positively help.

developing transferable skills at a young age

July 25th, 2022

Employers consistently report that transferable skills such as work ethic, attitude and customer service are the traits they most desire in new hires.

Industry specialists Brad Platschinda and Nick Scammell will deliver Employability Skills Training across Bairnsdale, Traralgon and Warragul.

Local team, local knowledge helping you land that local job

Industry specialists Brad Platschinda and Nick Scammell have joined The Personnel Group to support Gippsland jobseekers into work.

The Personnel Group supports great-grandmother’s new business venture

The Personnel Group supports great-grandmother’s new business venture

The Personnel Group worked with Jenny to improve her computer literacy and connected her with TAFE.

Lynda is the right fit

Lynda is the right fit

Aidacare manager Darrin Halcrow says Lynda is the right fit for his business and thrives with constant client contact.

from the CEO

July 11th, 2022

Throughout my time in the employment services industry, much of our work has been dedicated to building employer confidence in employing people with a non-traditional background.

Brody steps up with JobAccess workplace support

Brody steps up with JobAccess workplace support

The Personnel Group worked with Brody to find a supportive local employer, NS Engineering Bendigo, and also helped him enrol in TAFE and officially start his career journey.

Kylie return to work leads to an independent future

Kylie’s return to work leads to an independent future

The Personnel Group is … I couldn’t say a bad thing at all; I would cry because I’ve never known that that’s what an employment agency can do for you.

Warren Aitken with The Sustainable Gardener crew members Belinda and Georgia.

Professional, persistent and passionate Enterprise a great Canberra Community Champion

Founder and Chief Executive Officer Warren Aitken says The Sustainable Gardener has built a loyal following across the ACT, with customers impressed with the quality of work and the organisation’s employment philosophy.

from the CEO

June 9th, 2022

I came back from this conference determined to find solutions for this, and that is why I welcome the challenge, and the criticism.

from the CEO

June 27th, 2022

At The Personnel Group, we brought our leadership team and emerging leaders group together for our quarterly Leaders Meeting.

from the CEO

May 27th, 2022

We are currently preparing to rollout our 2022 – 2027 Strategic Plan, and annual initiatives, and it is heartening to see that many of the strategies we have developed will have a real and immediate impact on our team members working at the front line.

Patrick is working with Canon Business Services in Canberra.

Thinking outside the box leads to new career path

Tempany was at the point where she thought securing open employment was impossible.

The Personnel Group’s ACT ParentsNext Client Development Consultant Carissa Minahan and Area Manager Cate Johnson collect donated support packages from Roundabout Canberra.

Roundabout Canberra – a great Community Champion

Roundabout Canberra founder and CEO Hannah Andrevski launched the charity in early 2018 and relies on community donations and volunteer staff.

Community Engagement Coordinator Shamayne Anderson and Molly.

Congratulations Molly

Tempany was at the point where she thought securing open employment was impossible.

Employment Consultant Sandra Andronicos and Brianna at G.J. Gardner Homes Albury.

New path to a safe and secure job

With support from The Personnel Group Employment Consultant Sandra Andronicos, Brianna set about exploring new options.

Sharon is completing a Certificate III in Community Services.

Work equality a Shared Experience

Run by not-for-profit disability employment service provider The Personnel Group, Shared Experience aims to support community services in the Orange region.

Shared Experience a life-changing opportunity

Shared Experience a life-changing opportunity

Tempany was at the point where she thought securing open employment was impossible.

The Personnel Group provides emergency food assistance support

The Personnel Group provides emergency food assistance support

The Personnel Group is collaborating with Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare to provide community pantry vouchers across multiple locations in Albury-Wodonga.

Job Access unlocks potential

Job Access unlocks potential

There is no doubt John has become a valuable asset to the team at Hayden’s, and he consistently receives positive feedback from his employers.

Bridie says Scott is a great asset for the Australian Reel Company.

Scott in a reel good place

Having a steady job, a supportive workplace and reliable income has made a world of difference for Scott.

Cameron proves his value

Cameron proves his value

Cameron expressed an interest in personal care or cleaning work and his employment consultant Shelby reached out to a hospitality contact.

Inclusion and Awareness key platform for new CEO

Inclusion and Awareness key platform for new CEO

I have a natural alignment to our Purpose – Creating Equality through Employment, the individual, family and community benefit greatly when an individual has a job.

A message from us

As a long-standing provider, we don’t always get it right, but setting our standards high and reviewing our practices to know how to improve is always best practice.

The Personnel Group welcomes TAFE partnership

The Personnel Group welcomes TAFE partnership

The Personnel Group is proud to partner the TAFE Specialist Employment Partnerships (TSEP) project which is a National Disability Coordination officer (NDCO) program initiative, in Wodonga and Wangaratta.

Work success: Nick has excelled in his employment.

Service with a smile

Tempany was at the point where she thought securing open employment was impossible.

The Personnel Group donates defibrillator to Soldier On

The Personnel Group donates defibrillator to Soldier On

A new life-saving defibrillator donated by The Personnel Group will provide extra peace of mind for Soldier On staff, volunteers and defence personnel, veterans and their families.

Mental health first aid focus remains low despite pandemic impact

Mental health first aid-trained staff from The Personnel Group collected 120 survey responses during November and December 2020, after COVID-19 restrictions delayed the planned October Mental Health Month rollout.

Lifesaving donation for Bendigo’s Kalianna School

Lifesaving donation for Bendigo’s Kalianna School

Kalianna School says a new life-saving defibrillator donated by The Personnel Group will provide extra peace of mind for staff and be accessible to community groups and after hours care programs.

The Personnel Group donates defibrillator to Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare

The Personnel Group donates defibrillator to Albury Wodonga Regional FoodShare

Personnel Group staff raised nearly $6000 to purchase three of the machines for facilities across the not-for-profit’s footprint, in Wodonga, Bendigo and Canberra.

Scholarship reward for Jacob’s commitment and dedication to work

Commitment and dedication to work has earned Jacob valuable financial support to complete his baking apprenticeship.

Meet Caleb – Regional Support Officer (North)

Meet Caleb – Regional Support Officer (North)

Caleb, based at Belconnen in the ACT, joined The Personnel Group two and a half years ago as a customer service assistant after ending a successful career in retail management because of ongoing mental health challenges.

Blair Stones shares how The Personnel Group supported him to work

Blair Stones shares how The Personnel Group supported him to work

The Personnel Group has been working with local youth, particularly people with a disability or those with a mental health condition, and helping them find suitable job placements for 35 years.

35 years, thousands of lives changed

Thirty-five years ago this August (2021) our first participant was placed in a job when, on her 19th birthday, Jenny McDermott started work at Hanrahans Linen Services in Albury.

Merrilyn

Initial contact opens door to independence

“Having this job has seen my health improve, it has given me a purpose to get out of bed, I have gained my independence and self-worth and I am a lot happier within myself.”

Engaging and Delivering in COVID

Engaging and Delivering in COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has thrown us significant challenges yet through it all The Personnel Group staff continue to put their clients first.

The Better Place Project

The Better Place Project

The Better Place Project survey is part of a suite of measures to promote mental health awareness and wellbeing resources available to business owners and employees in Albury.

Transition To Work Program More Important Than Ever

Transition To Work Program More Important Than Ever

The Personnel Group believes Australia’s youth would play a key role in the COVID-19 pandemic recovery by stepping up to fill vacancies and help local economies rebound...

The Better Place Project - A workforce wellbeing initiative

The Better Place Project – A workforce wellbeing initiative

A survey to determine the mental health wellbeing of the Albury and Lavington business community will be launched this week as part of a Mental Health Month initiative.

Opportunities created in the region for job seekers with Autism

A total of ten positions were available at the government employer’s Albury office with five of these positions filled by jobseekers with The Personnel Group. The successful candidates are now managing the input of data, such as client correspondence, scanning and sorting of mail.

Exciting News

The Personnel Group, a CoAct member delivering other jobactive employment specialist programs in partnership with CoAct.

bradley success story

The Personnel Group helps Bradley find the right role

Mum Kim West-Newman said Bradley had actually found employment twice with The Personnel Group – once when he lived in Wodonga, and the second time after he moved to Batemans Bay with his family.

Career Transition Assistance for mature age jobseekers

The program is designed to provide mature aged jobseekers with enhanced knowledge and skills, to gain a competitive edge in the jobs market.

Getting Back Into the Workforce

Getting Back Into the Workforce

She was registered with TPG and with the assistance of her Employment Consultant, enrolled in a Certificate IV in Business Administration.

Community Champion | Le-Vene Horne

Le-Vene saw the potential in Jamie who is now an integral team member of The Elgins Hotel.

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