Over the last 15 years, we have successfully partnered with thousands of organisations of all sizes.
What makes us unique is that we have combined our extensive experience and passion for recruitment with our background and experience personally and professionally within community services—bringing one of the only sales and marketing specialists within community services, healthcare and NFP sectors in Australia.
Our employer partners understand the importance of investing in their sales and marketing teams but don't have the resources, time or expertise to invest in sourcing the right staff. They often face challenges in attracting and retaining the right team members, and, that is where we come in.
We utilise advanced technology and smart tools to attract, engage and continually build our extensive candidate network; this enables us to achieve greater success in sourcing strong talent for our clients.
With a 93% placement conversion, an average placement time of 14 days and an attrition rate of less than 10% of placements made, our results far exceed the industry standard.
Our purpose is to focus on making a difference placement by placement, and we do this by living by our values of people first, lead with purpose, show compassion and, be kind.
“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller
Michelle Mexted - Founder & Director
Originally from Glasgow Scotland, Michelle migrated to Australia in 2009. Michelle started her recruitment career working as a Recruitment Specialist for Randstad Inhouse Services volume recruitment division (one of the world's largest staffing agencies) and was fortunate to have the opportunity to transfer her role to their Brisbane office.
Since migrating in 2009, Michelle has worked in a variety of roles from Consultant, Branch Manager and National Recruitment Manager for Australia's largest recruitment agencies. Michelle has been fortunate enough to work with and place candidates in thousands of organisations from start-ups to Australia's largest brands.
Michelle has extensive experience working within the Employment Services sector as a State Manager and National Partnerships Manager. She was responsible for developing strong partnerships with Australia's largest organisations, local and state governments, not for profits and community organisations. During this time Michelle developed partnerships that resulted in generating thousands of employment opportunities for a range of cohorts including youth, indigenous, disability and over 50's.
Michelle has completed her Certificates and a Diploma of Person-Centred Counselling.
What sets Michelle apart from other recruiters out there is her drive to work with organisations to deliver outstanding talent that matches not only skill fit but culture fit. Michelle achieves success by partnering with organisations and offering collaborative, transparent and flexible recruitment services.
Salamo Tuapola - Founder & Director
Originally from New Zealand, Salamo spent his early career playing rugby both in New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom. Salamo migrated to Sydney in 2001 before relocating to Brisbane in 2013.
Following his rugby career he incorporated his love for the sport and took up a role recruiting talent for rugby clubs across the globe, this ignited his passion for recruitment.
Before founding Sweven Talent, Salamo worked in volume recruitment campaigns as well as managing and running recruitment assessment centres for some of Australia's most recognised brands across a variety of industries.
Salamo has extensive experience in youth mentorship, coaching and development and has worked as a State Facilitator and Recruitment Coordinator. The purpose of his role was to mentor and train unemployed candidates across youth, indigenous, disability, single parents and long term unemployed.
What sets Salamo apart is his deep understanding of the importance of placing the right person in the right team, and the effects of hiring the wrong people can have on team and business performance. His mission is always to work with organisations to not only find the best talent but find talent that will be an integral part of the organisation's growth.
Sweven Talent exists to solve the critical issues facing our clients, both large and small. Our unique approach is not only what differentiates us, but also what makes us successful. We provide a broad range of services and solutions to help organisations facilitate change, achieve their vision and optimise performance and productivity.
Our recruitment process varies based on our individual client's needs, an overview of the process is below.
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The first and one of the most vital steps in ensuring that we not only understand who will be the right skill and culture fit but to also ensure we get the recruitment process right from the get go.
The job brief involves getting a thorough understanding of the organisation and the role and aligning purpose and values to the candidates we shortlist.
We have the best success when an organisation understands the importance of investing the time in this important step.
We build and engage regularly with our community of sales and marketing candidates to ensure we consistently are on top of any movements within our network.
We conduct a thorough search of the market via advertising in various mediums, conducting resume searches, google X-ray searches as well as social media outreach.
We use award-winning tools to enhance both client and candidate experience, and to ensure we are ahead of the the game in attracting and sourcing the best talent.
All of our candidates are updated on the progress of their application if successful within 48 hours if unsuccessful within 14 days of application.
Shortlisted Candidates are taken through a thorough screening process including initial (1hr) telephone interview, video interview and psychometric testing (DISC Profile).
We generally do not present any more than three candidates per position.
As part of our commitment to candidate care, we ask our employer partners to get back to us within 48 hours of presentation of shortlisting.
We schedule telephone, face to face or zoom interview with successful candidates.
Following the scheduled interviews, we will schedule a time to discuss the interviews and any feedback.
Our expectation is that all candidates are contacted with some initial feedback within 48 hours of their scheduled interview.
Once the successful candidate is selected we will conduct two reference checks with previous line managers and arrange any other checks required to commence employment.
Reference checks and any other required checks are sent for your review and we contact the successful candidate on your behalf to negotiate their employment offer.
We will negotiate a start date that works for all parties. If for any reason the candidate does not accept the offer we will work with you to ensure we find another suitable candidate.
We do regular candidate and client check-ins to ensure that everything is progressing well
Checks are completed on day one, week one, month three, six and twelve and yearly thereafter.