About Us

The two principals of Tailored Workforce are David Read, the Managing Director and Hellen Elle, the National Business Development Manager.

David has had an extensive career in logistics and consulting with expertise in all components of the supply chain while Hellen has had a 28-year career in the recruitment and labour hire market, and has developed a national network of service providers.

Together, they created the Tailored Group. It now comprises:

  • Tailored Workforce provides outsourced skilled and unskilled blue-collar workers contracted for short- or long-term positions.
  • Tailored Executive Recruitment provides end-to-end recruitment and employment solutions as well as professional consultancy services across a raft of disciplines.
  • The Tailored Property Group that operates a sizeable property portfolio which, in part, is leased to Tailored Workforce agents and offices.

Tailored Workforce commenced operations in April 2000 with the aim of becoming a specialist provider of recruitment and employment services.

Prior to start up, their research into the labour market discovered that the level of customer satisfaction with service providers and recruitment firms was extremely low. Three determining factors were found to contribute to this less than satisfactory customer service:

  • The industry itself is generally immature and has not moved to the concept of total service provisioning. Generally, labour hire and recruitment companies tend to "body shop". This is particularly true of the larger providers that rely on significant turnover to achieve their business goals.
  • Consultants and account managers that support the recruitment companies are inexperienced in the delivery of solutions and in understanding customer requirements, particularly in the Logistics industry. These companies also tend to have high staff turnover that impacts negatively on client account management arrangements.
  • Clients often complain that the administrative effort in managing the labour hire companies is more significant than in-house labour provisioning.

The industry needed something different.

To achieve our Vision of "Industry Leadership through the provision of innovative personnel solutions that add value to our client companies" we aim to create a standard in the delivery of staffing solutions, unmatched by our competitors. Our team of consultants has a range of industry and recruitment experience.

It is this experience that allows us to develop and maintain innovative HR solutions on behalf of our Clients.

Our consultants possess a wealth of knowledge and experience gained in end to end recruitment, tailoring solutions to suit our client’s specific recruitment and employment outcomes.

Through a national capability comprising owned and operated facilities and aligned providers, Tailored Workforce provides professional recruitment consultancy and temporary staffing solutions.

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