Recruitment for Employers
in Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne

Recruiting the right staff for your business is vital for developing a culture
that delivers measurable results.

Our Valued Clients

“To those organisations who want to invest in their growth through great people.”

The Proven Group has the unique ability to ensure the optimum fit from the candidate to the role and culture. We deliver exceptional value for both the candidate and employer. This is backed by our highly awarded brand reputation and owners’ commitment to individual outcomes.

The Proven Group are easy to discuss matters with and quickly get to the pointy end of what is required. Their level of expertise in these critical business areas was a great plus for us. We have also utilized their recruitment arm which has again shown great results for Gason. I would have great pleasure in recommending their services to any business requiring either a supplement to their internal resource or for smaller businesses a core strength in all aspects of HR including Recruitment and Occupational Health & Safety.

Leon Nash
Chief Financial Officer

“The board of The Ballarat Y would like to thank The Proven Group for their support during the recent recruitment of our CEO.   The process was clearly defined and the path was well laid out. The Proven Group communicated effectively at all stages of the processWe were presented with a number of suitably strong candidates and a thorough interview process.”

The Board of The Ballarat Y

“The Proven Group ran our recruitment process for a new General Manager at the Sport Club and were fantastic to work with.  We had a very tight timeframe to select our new GM prior to Christmas and the team at The Proven Group seamlessly worked though advertising, vetting and short-listing candidates for interview.  I’m sure we would not have ended up with the strong field of candidates to choose from, nor the outcome we were after, if we had not engaged The Proven Group.”

Ewen Nevett (NBSC Board Member)


Our personal approach to screening, interviewing and shortlisting candidates means we learn their values, abilities and personalities so we can ensure they are a good fit for your business.

Without a doubt one of the most important decisions a manager will make is to select the right person for the job.

Recruitment comprises of many facets such as the applicants educational background, experience, presentation and attitude. What is quite often overlooked is the behavioural fit for the job, therefore square pegs are attempting to fit in round holes!

A behavioural profiling system such as DISC works well as it determines if the person is the right fit for the job and identifies any training needs. Unlike your personality, you can adapt your behaviour to your job and the environment you work in.

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1. Recruitment

Whilst the emphasis on selection is usually focused on fitting the individual to the job, an alternative strategy is to fit the job to the individual. This is known as DISC Job Profiling and consists of a set of phrases where we work with you to select the phrase that Most likely describes the Job Profile, and the phrase that describes it Least likely.

The most simplistic and obvious application of any behavioural modeling tool is in recruitment. This involves profiling the ideal behaviour required for the job, then profiling applicants for the position, and matching the two.

If an individual’s behaviour does not match the required behaviour for the job, it does not mean they cannot do the job, but it does raise questions as to the extent to which they are able and willing to make the adaptation.

Put simply, this system enables an organisation to determine the behavioural demands of the job (DISC Job Profiling) and then match those demands with the behavioural preferences of the candidate (DISC Personal Profile).

Apart from recruitment, because behavioural profiling provides a crystal ball to look into a person’s behavioural characteristics, it has an enormous benefit to those people already working in the organisation.

2. Selection

The behavioural profiling system enables one to optimise the behavioural fit of people to the job both at the time of recruitment, and subsequently once in the role. For example, by understanding the behaviour of a person in the job, one is able to identify training needs and potential for promotion.

3. Training & Development

DISC profiling can be used as the building block for a range of training courses including:
• Promotion and job change
• Selling – adapting to the customer
• Change management
• Effective business planning
• Negotiation
• Understanding company cultures

Onboarding a new employee is often harder than you initially think. Getting it right is an investment of time and effort; an investment well worth making to help set your new team member up for success.


DISC profiling offers significant organisational benefits, saving time and money in the processes related to:

  • Shortlisting
  • Pre-interview Profiling
  • Interviewing
  • Integration
  • Rejection
  • Team Building
  • Redeployment
  • Addressing specific problems/Conflict Resolution
  • Career Development
  • Succession Planning
  • Performance Management

It is estimated that it costs between one and one and a half times a person’s annual salary to place the wrong candidate into a job. This does not account for the disruption it causes to other team members.

Employee Contracts

Employee Contracts are an essential legal agreement that protects both employers and employees. These need to be accurately worded and considered from a variety of angles so it’s important they are drafted by a professional with experience in the field. Are you protected? Contact us and we’ll put you in touch with our experts in this field.

Together with Job Profiling and DISC Behavioural Profiling, many businesses underestimate the importance and value of the Position Description and in many small to medium organisations, they don’t even exist.

When it comes to recruiting, the naive recruiter or hiring manager thinks that their recruitment process centres around running an advert, interviewing and selecting the best candidate. If you really want a successful outcome for your next recruitment process, then you need to take a couple of steps back before launching your advertising.

Recruiting starts with the Position Description. The position description (PD) is integral throughout the entire recruitment process and should be used to guide you from start to finish. It is your roadmap to recruiting success.

The PD will:
– Drive the content of your job advert;
– Drive the criteria you’ll use to shortlist applications for phone interviews and face-to-face interviews;
– Drive the questions you prepare to ask at interview stage;
– Drive the questions that you ask the potential candidate’s referee/s;
– Be useful when it comes to salary benchmarking and working out where the position fits compared to award and market rates.

The PD is invaluable in the on-boarding and transitioning of the employee into your business and the role. It will be key in measuring the candidate’s success in the role.

While it might seem like a time consuming process to develop a PD prior to starting a recruitment process, it will save you time during the process as it will guide you through every stage and keep you on track in ensuring you appoint the right candidate for the right reasons.

Get in touch to find out how our Recruitment team can assist

The Proven Group specialises in providing recruitment services
for employers in Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne.

Our clients consistently refer us to other industries they work with as we are proven recruiters in the following industries.

  • Accounting
  • Administration & Office Support
  • Advertising
  • Arts and Media
  • Banking & Financial Services
  • Call Centre & Customer Service
  • CEO & General Management
  • Community Services & Development
  • Construction
  • Consulting & Strategy
  • Design & Architecture
  • Education & Training
  • Engineering
  • Farming & Conservation
  • Graduate Recruitment
  • Government & Council
  • Healthcare & Medical
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Human Resources & Recruitment
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Insurance & Superannuation
  • Legal
  • Manufacturing, Transport & Logistics
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Mining, Resources & Energy
  • Real Estate and Property
  • Retail
  • Science & Technology
  • Sport & Recreation
  • Trades & Services

Ballarat, Geelong and Melbourne recruitment services for employers