Ironside Recruitment is a veteran owned recruitment agency, facilitating the placement of veterans into civilian employment since 2012. They have been recognised for their work and support in veteran employment as either a finalist or winner in this category over a number of years.
During the Victorian COVID-19 outbreak, Ironside stepped up to support the emerging shortage in COVID testing and aged care support workers across the health sector, using their contingent veteran workforce. Within a three day period they had on-boarded, inducted, trained in infection control, Personal Protective Equipment and the aged care environment a significant sized workforce to support the crisis. Their exceptional agility and response to meet a need in the employment market was commendable.
"Veterans are the perfect fit to help in a crisis; possessing an incredible amount of skills and experience desperately needed in situations like these," said Ironsides' General Manager, Belinda Strahan. "Despite the obvious benefits of an extra set of hands during this critical time, our teams are well trained, resilient, respond well in crisis situations and show exceptional levels of leadership and empathy – there is no better resource than Australian veterans."
In addition to supporting the aged care sector during 2020, Ironside continues to deliver veteran employment pathways and programs on behalf of Australian Industry - finding meaningful employment for many men and women leaving defence service each year.