IPA: Enhancing the Australian Recruitment Sector
Since 1984, IPA has provided vital recruitment and labour hire services to SMEs and multinationals alike across Australia. Where others have faltered over the years, IPA has remained a consistent and highly regarded service that supports businesses across the country, fuelling growth and enhancing the lives of the people that they work with. We spoke with IPA’s Chief Operating Officer, Paul Barbaro, to find out more about their ethos and commitment to everyday excellence.
The recruitment sector has changed dramatically over the last thirty years. Today, it is driven by technology as much as it is driven by local expertise, seeing reinvigoration and exponential growth. Yet, throughout all of this change and disruption, IPA has remained a constant stalwart, adapting, improving and evolving to remain at very forefront of a competitive industry. They have become simply- the undisputable expert, experiencing unprecedented longevity in an industry which has often been defined by mergers and acquisitions.
To start, Paul takes a moment to comment on this enviable reputation: “We are one of the few
“Our core services are the provision of short term labour hire personnel to large and
Perhaps one of the most distinguishable of IPA’s core tenets is their dedication to safety, which has, in turn, led to impressive testimonials and a burgeoning client base. “We comprehensively assess and induct our staff and work closely to ensure all workplace health and safety processes are in place so that we can uphold our core value of “all safe, all of the time.”
More than that, there can be no disagreement that IPA
More important to the firm is the idea of improving the lives of the people they work with, as Paul discusses further: “Everything we do, we do to enhance the lives of people, be it our candidates, our clients or each other. Our focus is to be the best recruitment company, not the biggest. Our only measure is qualitative, and I believe we have put many initiatives in place to ensure we are constantly improving how we operate. If we are not enhancing the lives of people, we are not being effective and, quite simply, not doing our job. Ultimately, we invest heavily in our values, which underpins our core mission.”
IPA’s staff, equally, remain an integral part of the firm’s enduring success. “Our staff are our lifeblood. The quality of our staff, both our internal people and those we on-hire to our client partners, defines our business. People buy from people. No technology can replace that. Our diverse background, along with our extensive branch network, the strength of our financial performance, and the broad depth of our client base
Finally, the conversation turns to IPA’s future, as Paul explains how the firm aims to achieve their goal of becoming the best recruitment company in the country. “IPA will be the best recruitment company, as measured by clients and candidates, by 2020. By that, we have little interest in promoting our size, or our profits as a measure of success we want the stories of our clients and candidates to inspire others, and to promote action in people’s professional lives. Whilst we are of course
In his closing comments, Paul discusses how IPA are investing in their technological infrastructure to better realise their mission to best
Company: IPA Australia
Contact: Paul Barbaro, Chief Operating Officer
Address: Melbourne, Australia