IT&T recruitment company, Talent International launched a loyalty rewards program for its contractors at its Unleashed event in Sydney.
Talent International managing director, Richard Earl, said 50 per cent of its current ICT contractors had clocked up loyal and long term continuous service, and it intends to reward those relationships.
“All contractors who engage with us will qualify for a whole range of benefits covering not only health and wellbeing but also wealth, education, lifestyle, travel and entertainment,” Earl said.
The tiered benefit program will also focus on providing offers relating to personal development, training skills and general well-being; access to an online community; as well as extras and bonuses for IT&T professionals akin to the benefits of permanent employment.
The benefit program also includes complementary membership into the Virgin Active health club.
Sir Richard Branson was the guest of honour at the event, which had 200 guests in attendance at the Museum of Contemporary Art.
“I'm really glad to see that you're taking such a strong interest in your staff and contractors. A healthy mind and body goes a long way to keeping staff and contractors happy,” Branson said. “They are your greatest asset, so this partnership is a wonderful way of you showing your commitment to your team.”
Talent International has more than 1700 IT&T contractors working at client locations, and places in excess of 700 permanent candidates annually.
In the latest financial year, company revenues approached $300 million.
Talent has supplied IT&T professionals to companies such as BHP Billiton, BUPA, CBA, Chevron, CSC, HP, IBM, Macquarie Group, NBN Co, Perpetual, Rio Tinto, Suncorp, Tabcorp and UXC Connect, as well as state and federal governments.
The recruitment company was launched in Perth in 1995 by Richard Earl, who was a software developer in the UK before migrating to Australia.
Since then, the company moved its head office to Sydney and has locations in Adelaide, Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane. Outside of Australia, it also has offices in Wellington, Auckland, Hong Kong, Singapore and London.