Skilled Group

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SKILLED Group
Public (ASX:SKE)
Industry Human Resources
Founded 1964
Headquarters Melbourne, Victoria
Key people
Chairman, Vickki McFadden;
CEO, Mick McMahon[1]
Revenue A$1,873,893 (2013)
Number of employees
Approximately 50.000 full- and part-time employees.[2]
Website www.skilled.com.au

SKILLED Group (ASX:SKE) is a public Australian company headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria and listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Its core business is labour hire.[3] The Skilled branch network includes approximately 150 local and regional offices across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Malta and the United Arab Emirates. It was founded in 1964 by Frank Hargrave.[4]

In 2006, CEO Greg Hargrave said that the company would focus on acquisitions.[5] In 2009, they reduced their profit forecast,[6] and Hargrave resigned in 2010.[7] Michael McMahon was appointed the new CEO, and Vikki McFadden became chairperson.[8] In 2011, Telstra trainees took the company and its subsidiary Excelior to the industrial relations tribunal. The union said that trainees were not compensated enough for expenses during mandatory training.[9] In 2012, The Sydney Morning Herald reported that Skilled had returned to profitable growth after McMahon reversed Hargrave's policy of acquisition.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Board of Directors". Skilled Group. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "SKILLED Number of Employees". Macroaxis. Retrieved 21 March 2014. 
  3. ^ Cratchley, Drew (2010-02-24). "Skilled Group recovery 'will take time'". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  4. ^ a b Commins, Patrick (2012-02-12). "Skilled turnaround digs up yields". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  5. ^ Adam, Caroline (2006-08-24). "Skilled adds Tesa, seeks Catalyst for talent pool". The Age. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  6. ^ Yeates, Clancy (2009-12-05). "Skilled Group's cautious forecast weakens share price". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  7. ^ Samandar, Lema (2010-04-29). "Skilled earnings to drop, CEO to resign". The Sydney Morning Herald. Australian Associated Press. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  8. ^ "Skilled appoints former Coles COO as CEO". Australian Associated Press. 2010-10-25. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 
  9. ^ Bibby, Paul (2011-01-05). "Trainees argue for more pay to learn". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-15. 

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