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“Melanie and S3 were able to tailor a training program on corporate coaching for us that not only suited our time frames and availability but that also was created within the parameters of a broader internal Leadership Development program.
This flexibility and willing to work with our organisation was greatly appreciated and meant that the training was very tailored, very interactive and relative and more importantly, met our needs. Mel did an excellent job training and connecting with our Senior Management group.”
Matt Connell - Manager People & Culture
Surf Coast Shire
S3 certainly tried their hardest to source staff for this particular job. Especially regarding the difficulty with inductions that were required and the site not being prepared. The staff we sourced were very motivated and we could leave the job to them to get on with our work. Highly recommend S3 Employment & Business Solutions and will definitely use them again.
We engaged the services of Brett Allen via S3 Business Solutions for our Annual Awards evening in March 2016. Brett was always available in the lead-up to the evening and was actively engaged in ensuring that he met our desired brief on the evening. Brett shared some of his career experiences as an AFL umpire with the audience (approx. 100 guests), and actively engaged participants throughout his presentation with humour, insight and a comprehensive knowledge of the game.
I would have no hesitation in recommending Brett or S3 for future guest speaking opportunities.
Job well done!
“We recently had an urgent need to fill several casual labour positions at very short notice. The team at S3 were able to fill our needs with very capable people at the right time.
The professionalism, communication, support and advice was outstanding. We sincerely appreciate it and would happily recommend S3 to anyone seeking such services.”
Testimonial #1- Les Watson delivered a dynamic and fluid basic Customer Service skills program for our team over four weekly sessions. The interaction with the team and the energy Les generated was pivotal to the enthusiasm and willingness to learn that the guys brought each week. Les was able to adapt his approach and customise the sessions to match the needs of the group at any given time – his experience both in the world of customer service and in the delivery of practical, reality based training shone through. Les’ training program has been the catalyst for both a cultural and performance shift that is bearing positive results.
Testimonial #2- Quiksilver has utilised the services of S3 temporary staff on a number of occasions during the past year. Our interaction with the administration team at S3 is always professional and responsive and enables us to focus on the task at hand. The people that they have sourced for us are a good match to our culture and with the required skills and experience. Thanks to the team at S3.
Lee Perryman- National Customer Operations Manager, Quiksilver
"Les made learning fun - more please!… The first course that I have ever been on that was 100% relevant… Les is a very interactive trainer, he shows an abundance of enthusiasm… Some facilitators are 'naturals' - Les is one… Beneficial to the nth degree - taught me a lot…"
“The leadership workshops that we’ve run in partnership with S3 Staffing over the last couple of months have been so well received by our team. This was the first time any training of this kind had been made available to our Distribution site level managers and I was a little apprehensive that they may not warm to it, being highly operational managers usually who work from a strongly KPI, results driven space.
Mel’s style was perfect for the audience and her engaging, relaxed coaching approach really resonated with our culture and encouraged the managers to think about how they manage and lead their people, share their experiences and consider different ways they can influence more positive results in future.
I was confident that we already had a great team and after this experience and with a new take on how they approach their roles as Leaders, this team is sure to go from strength to strength. Thanks Mel and S3.”
Tani Jacobi – HR Advisor, Cotton On
"Do not change! … one of the best courses I have been on…"
"A rare kind of leader, very impressive, thoroughly enjoyable… Amazing energy, down to earth, took the group exactly where we needed to go… The impact it will have is undeniable… Well worth the two days - I didn't once feel bored, which is rare for a 2 day course… the whole company, maybe the whole world, should do this course…"
"Les was great. He is very enthusiastic about what he does and it makes everyone want to learn."
Happy Client - TM, Riverton, WA
“S3’s service is great for Catch Geelong, a subsidiary of Catch of the Day. As a business growing rapidly and requiring additional resources to support this growth at short notice S3 is able to supply us with a pool of quality team leaders and additional warehouse staff to keep our operation up and running smoothly.
Two of the team leaders initially chosen by S3 were of such a high caliber we ended up putting them onto our books on a full time basis. S3 also provide us with quality warehousing staff on an ad hoc basis to fulfill short term needs.
S3 conducted an initial induction to orient the candidates into our environment and to provide the opportunity to connect with the Catch team on a social level. This enabled us to interact with candidates and determine who would best fit our culture and environment. Thereafter S3 have been regularly on site to maintain communication with us and the employees.
The Labour Hire team visit us regularly to discuss current placements with both Management and Supervision, getting feedback and passing that feedback onto placements. Through this process they also check for upcoming needs so they can forecast effectively and anticipate filling ad hoc short notice needs. Dependent on volume, Derek visits at least once a week, along with a couple of phone calls to both Management and Supervision.
S3 conduct site risk assessments and toolbox meetings are conducted at least once a month, with discussions held around manual handling considerations, mobile equipment safety, reporting of incidents/near misses/property damage/injuries and other related topics. S3 also discuss safety on a regular basis when visiting and gain regular feedback from the employees.
Utilising S3’s labour hire service takes the pressure off Catch because they provide quick, efficient service and this saves us time and money. We are able to focus on running the business and leave the labour hire up to them. The advantage of using S3 is that we don’t have to worry about advertising, interviewing and spending time on the recruitment process. We can focus on what I do best and leave the recruitment up to S3.
The S3 team provide very attentive service. I know that I can ring the Labour Hire team at any time and they will help me out.
I would be happy to recommend S3 to anyone requiring labour hire and welcome any calls in relation to a reference if required.”
“Dear Les, Thank you very much for your training me through 8 sessions. You are an excellent trainer. I enjoyed the entire of the training and will recommend you to anyone. Hope see you again at an extra session in a couple of months time."
Anna Nguyen – Sunny Grain
“S3’s service has been great for us. It takes the pressure off me because it is quick, efficient and saves me time and money. I don’t have to employee people myself, I can “try before I buy”. I can ring up and get a cook, a waiter, cleaner or a kitchen-hand at short notice and I know that I will be getting a good quality employee, fast. The beauty of using S3 is that I don’t have to worry about advertising, interviewing and spending time on the recruitment process. I can focus on what I do best and leave the recruitment up to S3. It is so easy.
The S3 team provide really good service. I know that I can ring Derek at any time and he will help me out. Everyone is so easy to deal with.“
"I have been working with S3 Staffing for almost 12 months and have found their staff to be extremely friendly and efficient. After an initial phone call and in person discussion from S3, they were able to customise a package to suit my business needs. Since working with S3, I have found their support to be extremely beneficial on a number of different levels. S3 reduced my workload by assisting in admin and finance, staff training and marketing solutions. As a sole trader this has given me greater flexibility to focus on other important aspects of my business, and has also allowed more of work/life balance. I would highly recommend the team at S3 whether you are an established business or just starting out."
Cathryn Hobson - Managing Director, Silk Spa & Beauty
"Just a short note to thank you for your recent presentation to the IPA Geelong Accounting Discussion Group.
The feedback received from the members was excellent, indicating that your presentation was very informative, and provided the members with some really good business insights and the ability of the mind to see things differently.
I was particularly impressed with your wealth of knowledge and experience in the business sector, which was clearly demonstrated in your delivery and presentation to the members.
I am pleased that you have accepted our invitation to present to the group again in October, and look forward to welcoming you back to speak on the subject of sales.
Many thanks once again, and I will highly recommend you to my IPA Convenor colleagues and those seeking business solutions in the future."
IPA Geelong Convenor/Corporate Internal Auditor and Ombudsman
“We can highly recommend Les Watson and the team at S3. The delivery of the training data was excellent and of a nature that all our staff could relate to, learn from and more importantly carry with them onto the worksite. Great job!”
Luke Trezise, Director
Turfcare and Hire Pty Ltd
"This was the most engaged I have seen our students in a workshop for a while! Les' workshop was not only interesting, but very valuable as well."
National Careers Manager, Kaplan Business School
"On behalf of our KBS students and Careers, we wanted to say another big THANK YOU for delivering such a fantastic workshop.Les was wonderfully engaging, bringing lots of energy and fun to the session! We loved all the activities"
Careers Officer, Kaplan Business School
"Les is not your ordinary facilitator! His energy and knowledge had everyone engaged from start to finish! I would highly recommend Les and this course!"
S3 Business Solutions
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