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Recruitment of a OH&S Manager

How we recruited a Occupational Health and Safety Manager for a tree service company

Our client

Our client has been providing tree services since 1979. They are true specialists in their field from the largest removal down to the most careful and meticulous pruning.

  • Location - Perth, WA
  • Industry - arborist
  • Size - 52 employees

We applied our three-phase service delivery model for this recruitment drive.

Video job advertisement

Social media algorithms favour videos over still content, so we create video advertisements for all vacancies to help source our candidates.

We take full advantage of this unique and highly effective form of candidate sourcing in order to reach the right candidate at the right time. 

We post our videos on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. They are posted on these platforms 10-20 times, based on relevance. Our videos typically receive over 1,000 views within the first 24 hours.


Job advertisement

We constantly refresh, rewrite and reformat our job advertisements to optimise the quality of applications received. Our approach is aggressive - we post around 20 advertisements for every permanent job. Advertisements are posted on:

  • Job boards - Seek, Adzuna, Glassdoor, Indeed and Jora
  • Social media - LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
  • 11 Recruitment's website

On average, our advertisements receive over 100 applications and perform well above the market benchmark for Seek, shown in this graph.

OH&S Manager

  • Experienced OH&S Manager
  • Work for a specialist company in their field
  • Forrestdale location

The role

The OH&S manager is responsible for ensuring that our client meets/exceeds all its regulatory, legislative and customer requirements through the management of an Occupational Health and Safety Compliance framework. The role is required to maintain a proactive continuous improvement methodology in relation to this function and facilitate system improvements across all areas relevant to the role as required. With over 80 employees in Beaver Trees and approximately 90 employees in QTM Traffic they are looking for someone to cover both business if possible.

By planning, administering, and reviewing all aspects associated with the role, the OH&S manager will also take responsibility for leading a positive and proactive OH&S culture across the business, whilst ensuring legislative and regulatory standards are met at all times.

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the OH&S function within the business by informing, educating and guiding all employees about their WHS responsibility to maintain a safe workplace
  • Preparation, arrangement and participation in internal and external audits to ensure that regulatory standards are being met
  • Proactively recommend alterations and improvements to enhance Beaver Tree Services’ compliance with regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Develop and maintain a register of external contractors engaged by the business
  • Implement Policy and Process relating to all external contractors engaged by Beaver Tree Services
  • Ensure all contractors are compliant with regulatory and legislative requirements
  • Responsible for the safety performance of self and all employees, contractors & visitors
  • Complete required incident reports when required
  • Apply and promote company policies and procedures in all work practices
  • Ensure compliance to all Government Legislated requirements
  • Responsible for performing a designated role in emergency events to ensure the continuity of Beaver Tree services in the event of an emergency
  • Understanding, supporting and demonstrating the Beaver Tree services’ value, inclusive of (but not limited to) treating everyone with respect and ensuring ‘quality’ in all facets of their delivery
  • Monitoring and effective management of budgets, overtime, resourcing
  • Promotion of continuous improvement and innovation
  • Promotion of positive and proactive collaboration between departments
  • Escalation of matters outside the scope of this role to the General Manager
  • Other duties as required within the general scope of this role

About you

The successful candidate will need:

  • Formal qualifications in OH&S with related senior level experience in leading the OH&S function
  • Significant experience in a risk/compliance role at Management level
  • Deep understanding of risk management and its application in complex organisations
  • Experience in rolling out governance, compliance and risk systems including associated software
  • Excellent communication skills including an ability to convert complex information into plain English
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Knowledge and experience in legislation and regulatory standards
  • Ability to work with and influence a broad range of stakeholders
  • Ability to see the big picture and get into the detail
  • Excellent change management and negotiation skills
  • High level communication skills both verbal and written
  • A proven ability, and commitment, to manage workplace conflict
  • Ability to understand the needs of internal and external customers
  • Ability to share information with various departments and management
About our client
Our client has been providing tree services since 1979 and is a member of the Tree Guild WA. They are true specialists in their field from the largest removal down to the most careful and meticulous pruning. They are knowledgeable, experienced and committed to providing a professional job. 

Assessment Matrix design

Our in-house designed, custom made software generates an Assessment Matrix, which is our blueprint for the recruitment process. Our process consists of screening, interviews, document verification, skills testing, personality profiling and reference checks.

Ticks indicate the point at which each criteria is addressed. More importance criteria are checked multiple times throughout the recruitment process.

Selection criteria

Screen

Interview

Docs.

Profiling

Refs.

Education






Formal qualification in OH&S



Experience






Related senior level experience in leading the OH&S function



Experience in a risk/compliance role at Management level



Understanding of risk management and its application



Experience in the roll out of governance, compliance, and risk systems



Knowledge and experience in legislation and regulatory standards



Proven change management and negotiation skills



Proven ability and commitment to manage workplace conflict



Strong analytical skills



Proven ability to work with and influence a broad range of stakeholders


Excellent communication skills with ability to convert complex information into plain English


Proven experience in the implementation of positive and proactive OH&S culture



Preparation and completion of regulatory and customer audit requirements



Proactive expansion of improved and relevant reporting relating to WHS incidents

Proven experience in monitoring and effective management of budgets, overtime, and resourcing



Other






Work location – Forrestdale



English as first language incl. grammar and spelling



Verify LinkedIn CV vs CV submitted



Accept expected salary range ($120k plus super)



Have you ever received a warning of termination



Will you pass a drug test?



Behaviour






Dominance - 53%




Influence - 45%




Steadiness - 27%




Compliance - 69%




Forms signed






Health / police check





Signed document - tell the truth





Docs verified






Driver’s licence




Citizen AU / NZ or PR




Medical Check




Probity Check



DISC profiling

Similar to people, jobs have their own behavioural profile that is based on duties, environment and communication. We create a profile for every job vacancy, enabling us to match an applicant's behaviour against that of a specific role.

We use DISC, which examines the following attributes:

  • Dominance - accomplishing results, the bottom line, confidence
  • Influence - persuading others, openness, dependability
  • Steadiness - cooperation, sincerity, dependability
  • Compliance - quality, accuracy, expertise

DISC profile - OH&S Manager

OH&S Manager

Shortlisted candidates

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C

Behavioural adaptation by candidates to match the job profile:

Candidate A

Candidate B

Candidate C

Results

Our aim is to produce a strong shortlist by sourcing widely. We measure every stage in our recruitment process to ensure we meet this key objective.

Our service comes with an extended 18-month replacement guarantee. This guarantee means our interests are mutually aligned - to recruit high achievers who will excel and stay.

Applications received

291


Interviewed by 11 Recruitment

21


Shortlisted

8


Interviewed by client

6


Hired

1

Feedback

"Highly recommended the team at 11 Recruitment.

Every part of my interactions with them has been first class.

Professional and committed, they offer a service unlike others.

Natasha Nel is an outstanding member of staff who offered great support and information when proceeding through the recruitment process. Thank you!"

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