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At South West Personnel, we love being involved in the local community.
Whether it's participation in local fundraising and sporting events, or lending a helping hand to charities and non-profit groups, we do it with passion.

Check out what we've been up to lately...

 

 

South West Personnel Launches Facebook Page

Exciting news for social media savvy jobseekers - South West Personnel is now on Facebook!

“Like” us to stay in touch with the latest jobs, latest staff news and employment related updates.

The page will also showcase the company’s involvement in the local community, such as the recent “Alcohol. Think Again” Beach Volleyball tournament at Koombana Bay.

Join us on Facebook, invite your friends, and share our posts. Whether you or your friends are looking for a new job or new staff, it’s a great way to keep connected to the job market in the South West!

Find us here:

https://www.facebook.com/southwestpersonnel

 

 

 

SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL

Every year, our staff and South West Personnel donate toys and food hampers to the Salvation Army which are distributed to families in the local community who are in need at Christmas time.  

  • SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL
  • SALVATION ARMY CHRISTMAS APPEAL
AIM WA ANNUAL LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2014

On Wednesday 22 October 2014 the Australian Institute of Management WA held its inaugural Leadership Summit at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Perth and the four South West Personnel staff who attended the event were fortunate to hear presentations from some of Australia's most acclaimed leaders in the fields of mining, government, health, sport, banking and more.

SWP's Esi Garcia, Daniel Garcia, Georgina Grove and Sarah Lishman attended the Leadership Summit after receiving an invitation from AIM WA.  The purpose of the event was to bring AIM WA members and clients together to learn, network and shape management, leadership and organisational excellence into the future.

The event was facilitated by Deborah Kennedy and featued keynote speakers Andrew Denton and John Worsfold.

SWP's Business Administration Manager Sarah Lishman noted Andrew Denton was "extremely engaging and I enjoyed hearing his stories about some of the famous people he has interviewed, in particular Bill Clinton".  Other speakers on the day were Sue Murphy (CEO fo WA's Water Corp), Fiona Wood (Professor and founder of the Fiona Wood Foundation) and Alan Cransberg (Managing Director of Alocoa Australia) just to name a few.

The SWP staff are very much lookng forward to attending next year's event.

Hot FM Surf to Surf Fun Run

Team SWP completes Hot FM Surf to Surf Fun Run

On a bleak October Sunday morning 10 South West Personnel staff and family members braved the cold and took part in the 2014 Hot FM Surf to Surf Fun Run.

Sponsored by SWP’s Managing Director Esi Garcia, the SWP team was among more than 1,000 competitors to complete the 10km run, 5km run and 5km walk events before the rain arrived to cool everyone off a little.

SWP staff member Jim Medew said there was some healthy competition among the staff to beat their previous year’s times, although some of the 5km walkers may have been a little better at the ‘talking’ rather than the ‘walking’!

All funds raised from Surf to Surf entry fees go to the City of Bunbury Surf Life Saving Club and their valuable work to keep the beaches safe for our community.

  • Hot FM Surf to Surf Fun Run
SWP 2014-15 Volleyball Corporate Cup

SWP digs in for beach volleyball sponsorship

With the 2014-15 Bunbury beach volleyball season fast approaching, President of the Bunbury Volleyball Association Jim Medew is excited about what is likely to be another sell-out Corporate Cup.

For the fourth year running SWP is sponsoring the Bunbury Beach Volleyball Corporate Cup, a fun 6-a-side, mixed volleyball competition played every Wednesday night from November through until March on the shores of the beautiful Koombana Bay.

Described by SWP staff member and President of the Bunbury Volleyball Association Jim Medew as “the jewel in the volleyball crown” the Corporate Cup will again be one of the most popular features of the volleyball season.  “This competition is all about fun – there’s music playing, twilight sailing in the Bay, a BBQ cooking away on the shore and an exciting carnival-like atmosphere.

Many SWP clients and members of the local Bunbury business community have already registered their teams and we encourage family, friends and colleagues to come on down, join in the fun and support them as they battle it out to win the 2014-15 Corporate Cup.”

Numerous players have started their volleyball journey with the Corporate Cup, but have then gone on to play in the 4-a-side, mixed teams on Tuesday nights, or the Olympic-format, 2-a-side competition on Monday nights.

SWP is also a keen supporter of the WA State Volleyball Series and next year the Alcohol. Think Again Beach Volleyball Tour will travel to Bunbury.  It is expected that 150 players and their supporters will descend on Koombana Bay for the tournament on 17 and 18 January.

For more information about the 2014-15 Bunbury Beach Volleyball season please visit the Bunbury Volleyball Association’s facebook page. 

RSPCA Cupcake Day

Cupcake Day for the RSPCA is a national event held on the third Monday in August. All proceeds go to the state-based RSPCA to help continue the fight to make animal cruelty a thing of the past.  Since its inception in 2007, Cupcake Day for the RSPCA has raised over $6.5M. All proceeds go back into RSPCA’s services to help stop cruelty.

At South West Personnel, the staff got together and raised $100 for this worthwhile cause!  AND we got to eat yummy cupcakes all day!

  • RSPCA Cupcake Day
  • RSPCA Cupcake Day
Jeans for Genes Day

Jeans for Genes Day is a national day when people wear their jeans to raise much-needed funds for research into birth defects and diseases such as cancer, epilepsy, and a range of genetic disorders. 

On Friday 1st August, the South West Personnel staff raised $55.50 for the privilege to wear their jeans.  Well done team!

Foodbank - An Australia without Hunger

Foodbank is a not for profit charity that supplies food to the needy.  Foodbank has 6 branches in Western Australia with the Bunbury branch supplying over 700,000 meals each year.  Just recently, the Bunbury branch was supplied a new truck which is used to source fresh produce from suppliers and transport produce to Perth for distribution to other branches.

Unfortunately the new truck is only able to be loaded from the rear and this has become a major problem for the volunteers as the workload has become heavier.

South West Personnel have proudly donated funds for the purchase of new plastic bins to make loading the truck easier for the volunteers so this worthy charity can continue their valuable work in the community.

SIDS and Kids WA

South West Personnel are proud to be Corporate Sponsors of the Red Carpet Ball in Memory of Nate Brandis.  Nate was a beautiful, healthy and happy 10 month old baby boy who passed away in his sleep from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in July 2012. 

By holding an annual Red Carpet Ball, the Brandis family hopes to raise enough funds to fund more SIDS and Kids programs for South West WA.  This event will take place at the South West Italian Club, White Street, Bunbury on the 30th August 2014.

SIDS, is the sudden death of an infant that is not predicted by medical history and remains unexplained after thorough investigation.

The work undertaken by SIDS and Kids WA needs to continue to support grieving families in WA and to enable the delivery of world class research.  SIDS and Kids WA rely on the support of the Community to help save babies’ lives and support those who have lost little ones such as the Brandis family.

Camp Quality / Wescarpade 2014

South West Personnel and Network Recruitment Group are again proud sponsors of the Bunbury Girls in car P76.  Wescarpade is the annual fundraising event for Camp Quality.  This funding enables Camp Quality to continue to deliver programs that build resilience and optimism for children living with cancer and their families.  The Girls had such great success in 2013 raising over $43,000, we wish them every success this year.

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