Monday, September 10th, 2012 - SME Savings
SME Savings http://smesavings.com.au has expanded its range of suppliers to provide members with discounts on staff recruitment and HR consulting services including psychometric testing from HOBAN Recruitment and HOBAN HR Solutions.

SME Savings’ free service functions under the simple principle that bigger buying power secures better prices. Just by registering, SMEs can save as much as 50% with any of SME Savings’ suppliers. Founded in late 2011 the service already has over 450 members and represents $25 million of buying power.

Current suppliers, which include Officeworks and Commonwealth Bank, will now be joined by HOBAN Recruitment and HOBAN HR Solutions. HOBAN Recruitment is a premier provider of recruitment and HR consulting services to Australian businesses, with over 45 years’ experience in the industry.

SME Savings members will receive significant discounts on standard commercial rates for recruitment services, with psychometric assessments starting at less than $40 per assessment and significant savings can be made through volume requirements.

“HR services can add value to all business, but they are often reserved for big business because their prices are not accessible to small businesses. Offering HR and Recruitment services to SME Savings members will mean that it is much more affordable to small to medium businesses.

“One of the HR services that we are particularly excited to offer is psychometric assessments. Psychometric assessments can be particularly useful for SMEs that may not have the personnel resources to invest in more manual methods of selecting the right staff,” said Michael Reid, founder of SME Savings.

“Psychometric assessments are useful because they provide additional information about a candidate that can be difficult to gather through other steps in a selection process. They can tell us about things that the candidate might not be willing or able to disclose, like how they will behave under stressful circumstances or how well they can solve problems,” explained Mary Tye, Organisational Psychologist at HOBAN Recruitment.

With some initial assistance to choose the best assessment for their specific hiring needs, these businesses can very quickly identify candidates who have a high likelihood of success in their roles. Psychometric assessments have a strong track record of predicting success on the job and support traditional hiring methods. And assessment cost is typically far lower than spending many hours of a manager’s valuable time reviewing applications and conducting telephone interviews.

HOBAN HR Solutions is a specialist division of HOBAN focused on delivering a comprehensive range of human resources services including training, recruitment design and assessments. HOBAN can help businesses recruit, select, train and manage the best staff to improve business performance. SME Savings members will receive up to 10% off standard commercial rates.

“We want help Australia’s SMEs succeed and strongly believe that one of the best ways to do this is to help them to attract, hire and retain talented people.” said Alison Watts, CEO. “

Founder Michael Reid established SME Savings because he believed that SMEs should get a better offer from suppliers.

“Put simply, SME Savings exists to bring some balance back to the playing field between big businesses and SMEs,” Reid said. “Signing on HOBAN as a supplier is one more step in our goal to help SMEs save money in all areas of their business.”

The combination of no joining fees, ongoing fees or obligations, and local customer service from real people, makes SME Savings the simplest way for SMEs to get a share of the savings that are normally reserved for big businesses.

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SME Savings http://smesavings.com.au uses its big buying power to secure significant savings for small-to-medium businesses on essentials like paper, stationery, fuel, banking products, technology and training. With no joining fees, ongoing fees or obligations, and local customer service, it’s the simplest way for SMEs to get a share of the savings that are normally reserved for big businesses.

SME Savings functions under the simple principle that bigger buying power secures better prices, and with $25 million in current contracts, the service’s 400 members save as much as 50% with any of SME Savings’ suppliers.
Phoebe Netto, Good Business Consulting
P: 0401036610
W: smesavings.com.au/

Michael Reid


Michael Reid worked in a number of different industries, including radio, materials handling and building, before realising his passion for being a buyer and an entrepreneur. Shortly after finding his calling as a buyer, he became a partner at a successful buying business that had approximately 40 staff at its peak, and later went on to become the General Manager of what was at the time Australia’s largest private buying group.

Using this experience, Reid purchased an industry-based buying group, which led to the realisation of SME Savings in 2011, which he’d envisioned almost 10 years earlier.

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