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Thursday, 8 February 2007
Page: 8


Mr Kelvin Thomson asked the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, in writing, on 14 September 2006:

For each financial year since 1 July 2000: (a) which employment agencies has the Minister’s department engaged; (b) what was the total cost of engaging employment agencies; and (c) how may employees were placed by these agencies and, of those, which were employed on (i) and ongoing and (ii) a non-ongoing basis.


Mr Vaile (Minister for Transport and Regional Services) —The answer to the honourable member’s question is as follows:

(a)   Most of the information sought has been provided in previous responses, from Minister Truss, to questions in writing 1104 and 3284, which were published in Hansard on 18 August 2005 and 9 August 2006 respectively. On that basis, I provide the following information for the 2005-06 financial year only, which was not provided in the earlier answers. The employment agencies engaged by the Department for the 2005-06 financial year were: Acumen Contracting Adecco Australia Pty Ltd Affinity It Recruitment Ambit Group Pty Ltd Cantlie Recruitment Services Pty Ltd Careers Unlimited Pty Ltd Chandler MacLeod Company Solutions (Aust) Pty Ltd Data#3 Ltd Drake Australia Effective People Pty Ltd Firstwater Pty Ltd Frontier Group Hansen & Searson Executive Search Hays Personnel Services (Aust) Pty Ltd Hudson Global Resources (Aust) Pty Ltd Julia Ross Recruitment Pty Ltd Kelly Services (Australia) Pty Ltd Kowalski Recruitment Pty Ltd Link Recruitment Manpower Services (Aust) Pty Ltd Patriot Alliance Pty Ltd Prime Recruitment Professional Careers Australia Pty Ltd Quadrate Solutions Recruitment Management Company Pty Ltd Ross Logic Pty Ltd Select Australasia Pty Ltd Skillsearch Contracting Pty Ltd SOS Recruitment Spherion Technology Solutions Pty Ltd The Green and Green Group Pty Ltd The Public Affairs Recruitment Verossity Pty Ltd Wizard Information Services Pty Ltd Wizard Personnel & Office Services Pty Ltd

(b)   The total payments to employment agencies for 2005-06 financial year was $5,527,374.34. This figure is the total amount paid to employment agencies, which include the provision of recruitment services as part of their business line. The amounts paid to these agencies (as shown above) include payments for a range of services such as: salary related costs for provision of contract staff (for example to meet short-term shortages resulting from absence of the substantive occupant, during interim periods associated with the filling of ongoing vacancies, or where the Department is unable to find suitably skilled staff through normal recruitment processes), assistance with recruitment services, conduct of recruitment campaigns, scribing services and other related services.

(c)   The Department has devolved the engagement of employees to line managers. While the Department utilises selection reports on individual recruitment exercises, these reports do not systematically identify whether the successful candidate was selected through a process involving the services of an employment agency. To prepare a detailed response to this question would therefore involve a significant diversion of resources, which I am not prepared to authorise.