Blogs 

» Insurance and Recognition for Industry Professionals via FITREC : 25 Apr 2015
» One Thing That Really Cheeses Off Job Applicants : 17 Mar 2015
» Are You Getting the Personal Training Candidates You Asked For? : 09 Jan 2015
» Fernwood NSW steps up it's CGM remuneration to attract leading candidates : 17 Aug 2014
» Experienced Club Manager needed - Fernwood Ferntree Gully : 06 Jun 2014
» Unique owner / manager opportunity with CHM in Melbourne South : 01 May 2014
» A great example of capitalising on social media in job advertising... : 07 Feb 2014
» Freelance Studio Hire available in Brunswick, Melbourne. : 23 Jan 2014
» I'd like to introduce you to Spruik.me - GET YOUR FREE ACCOUNT : 02 Jan 2014
» TouchBase Industry Meet Up, Melbourne - BRING THE TEAM! : 23 Oct 2013


Insurance and Recognition for Industry Professionals via FITREC : 25 Apr 2015


At HealthyPeople we’re focused on providing the best possible employment and recruitment services for industry professionals.

To this end, we've created a new FITREC recognition and insurance program. 

Among the services provided via FITREC are…

INSURANCE FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS

This is an increasing requirement among Personal Trainers. More and more facilities are operating with a rental / contract model and therefore require Trainers that have their own insurance. There are already a variety of places that professionals can secure insurance beyond governing bodies and so it was no great leap for us to provide the same service (albeit with a whopping $20M Public Liability - Suitable for any council parkland).

FITREC RECOGNITION

Did you know that employers spend, on average, as little as six seconds scanning each CV. If what they’re looking for is not present, they’ll move on to the next one. With a FITREC badge you can grab the employers attention immediately. It represents, after all, a respected third party endorsement.

RECOGNITION OF ALL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSES

As our program is employment focused, we’re approaching course recognition from a different angle - from the perspective of ‘value to an employer’. In addition, instead of allocating CEC or PDP style recognition, courses will be assigned a level of A, B, or C - where (loosely) LEVEL A represents significant learning and assessment, LEVEL B consolidates existing skills/knowledge and LEVEL C represents less formal professional development opportunities. Registration will require one LEVEL A or two LEVEL B within a 12 month period.

DIFFERENTIATION

With close to 65,000 professionals in our system, hundreds of which are applying for jobs and promoting themselves to employers every day, it can be hard to be heard above the noise. A key benefit of our FITREC program is the ability to position yourself as a professional that is committed to industry development.

CV TUNE UP

Applying for jobs is not intuitive. We’ve seen too many great candidates hide the details that matter among irrelevant information. If you want to increase your chance of getting the job you want, get some professional help - A CV tune up is part of our FITREC program.

UNLIMITED PROMOTION TO EMPLOYERS

Applying for jobs is not the only way to get ahead. Many employers are regularly connecting with professionals that we are promoting BEFORE they decide to advertise a job (if they ever do). As a FITREC candidate, you’ll be promoted to employers whenever required. You can set this up yourself or simply email a request for us to activate it on your behalf.

If you have a desire to see your time, professional development and referrals in industry recognised, if you want your passion and commitment recognised, then FITREC is for you.

If you’re already registered with HealthyPeople and want to include FITREC recognition, you can do so  via your ‘Update Registration’ page.

If you’re not already registered with HealthyPeople, you can join our community here.

I look forward to being of assistance. If you have any suggestions or feedback, please include them in the comments.

Regards,

Picture 15  Dennis Hosking,
  Managing Director,
  HealthyPeople.com.au
  @dennishosking

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One Thing That Really Cheeses Off Job Applicants : 17 Mar 2015

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As we gather more feedback on what job applicants enjoy and don’t enjoy about the job application process, one thing comes up again and again….

Never hearing back from employers regarding their application.

Sure, it’s fair for any applicant to assume that if they’ve had no word from an employer, they’re no longer in the running for the job. The problem is, as a candidate, until you completely give up hope, you’re left waiting anxiously for any word on your application progress.

This can manifest itself in email and phone enquiries to employers, which is interrupting to our day to day schedule. It doesn’t look good for the candidate and can be an annoyance / interruption for the employer.

Do you want to attract the best candidates?

The best candidates want to know that you’re on top of things. They want to know that you care. And keeping applicants informed of the recruiting process goes a long way towards answering both these questions. It shows a level of respect for those that applied and sets a benchmark for how your (future) staff are to operate when working under your banner.

Here’s TWO WAYS that HealthyPeople can help you make the best possible impression with applicants.

FIRSTLY, use the HealthyPeople Job Feed.

This is a new micro blogging tool attached to every job. When logged in, head to your ad preview and select ‘View Feed’ or ‘Add post’. Both of these take you to a page where you can contribute to the post attached to your job. For example, when the ad is first listed, post to the Job Ad Feed that you’ll be updating applicants on progress via the feed. You can also invite contributions from those that would like to know more.

Not only is information in one place for other candidates considering the role, one update saves you notifying many. That is, you’re able to provide candidates with the desired feedback on general progress without taking more than a couple of minutes from your schedule.

SECONDLY, get HealthyPeople to notify unsuccessful candidates.

As part of our job advertising service we can send ‘Thank you, the position has been filled’ letters to candidates that were unsuccessful with their application. Again, this is a gesture that shows respect for those that applied and increases the standing of your business as an employer of choice.

The recruiting process has leveled out considerably in recent years. We believe our Job Ad Feed takes things even further. Smaller businesses are now able to punch well above their weight with time saving tools that provide greater reach and larger employers have the ability to put greater personality into their recruiting process.

For more information on our Job Ad Feed or our ability to notify unsuccessful candidates on your behalf, please don’t hesitate to be in touch.

Regards,

Dennis Hosking,

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Are You Getting the Personal Training Candidates You Asked For? : 09 Jan 2015


Across facilities, locations and employers, Personal Training roles vary enormously.

In job advertising, however, these differences are not always as clearly defined as they could be. While there’s a significant amount of crossover in all Personal Training jobs, if you’re looking to get the best candidate for your facility, drilling down to some of the finer details could be of value.

Following are some common variations…

  • Traditional equipment / Contemporary equipment / Minimal or no equipment
  • Specific training systems / Freedom to train as preferred
  • Experience required / Experience not required
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • One on one / Group / Mixture of both
  • Additional responsibilities / Personal Training only
  • Mentoring / No mentoring
  • Management opportunities / Personal Training only
  • Structured career development / Ad hoc career development
  • Employed / Rental

And the list goes on.

If you fully appreciate the nature of the role / clients / conditions / etc. and articulate this in the job ad, it will increase the chances of that job ad resonating with the most relevant candidates.

Take, for example, the practice of reaching out to both experienced and new personal Trainers in job ads.

While the reason for this is obvious (larger net = more fish), is the ad potentially missing the connection with the best at either end of the experience spectrum? Consider things from the candidates perspective…

If you’re an experienced Trainer looking for the next career move, you’re looking for a job ad that appeals to your sense of investment in the industry. After all, you’ve already committed heavily to your career. If you’re a Trainer with a thirst for knowledge and a desire to take your career as far as you can, are you likely to be drawn to an ad where you’ll be working alongside a bunch of newbies?

For the non experienced Trainer, the most appealing job ads are going to be those that offer support and mentoring, especially in the early days. Working among experienced Trainers in an established setting can be quite intimidating. For many of these new Trainers, the gap between ‘qualified’ and ‘experienced’ can seem insurmountable, especially without some clearly identified professional hand holding.

That’s not to say that recruiting for both new and experienced Trainers at the same time is not possible, just that there might be value in changing the approach. That is, focus on one group with a reference to the other. For example, in an ad that clearly reaches out to experienced Trainers, you might add a line stating that “An opportunity also exists for an inexperienced Personal Trainer to develop among our professional team. To be considered, apply within.” Not only does this approach avoid watering down the ad for experienced Trainers, it’s actually solidifying the value of experienced Trainers to the Personal Training team.

Whether it’s regarding experience or any other element of the role, the more specific you can be in your ad, the easier it is for the right Trainers to identify with the role.

How will this increased specificity affect your applications?

The more specific you are, the less applications you’re likely to get. HOWEVER those that do come through should be more suited to the available role. This means less wasted time and less chance the candidate will change their mind after going through your entire interview process.

So what’s your approach? Are you using your knowledge of the role to attract a particular candidate or are using a general approach designed to net a larger number of applications?

Do you have an opinion on this? Please share it in the comments.

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Fernwood NSW steps up it's CGM remuneration to attract leading candidates : 17 Aug 2014

Fernwood Fitness in NSW, specifically some of the company owned facilities in the inner city, is embarking on a recruitment drive for experienced managers.

In a bid to attract a higher caliber of applicant, remuneration is well above industry averages.

See what Fernwood opportunities are available in your area.

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Experienced Club Manager needed - Fernwood Ferntree Gully : 06 Jun 2014

Fernwood Fitness Ferntree Gully is an established facility with an increasing membership base. Recent upgrades have seen a new functional strength training area added, with all cardio equipment due to soon be upgraded as well.

Are you the woman to help develop our business and take our club to the next level. Apply your experience, business management and leadership skills to managing and improving the performance of our facility in Ferntree Gully.

You will work closely with the club owner who is very experienced and passionate about achieving personal and team targets.

More details here.

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Unique owner / manager opportunity with CHM in Melbourne South : 01 May 2014

Here's a very unique opportunity to become an owner/manager. CHM have an opportunity for someone to take over the management of one of their corporate facilities. Details as follows...

"Looking to run your own business but don't want to have to stump up the upfront capital? We have a unique opportunity to take on your own fitness centre with no upfront costs. Located within the City of Glen Eira, SE Melbourne. Fully equipped. Current income from memberships exceeds outgoings (ex wages). If you want to run your own show, but with the support of one of Australia’s leading fitness companies, then we’d love to hear from you.

You'll need outstanding communication skills, some promotion and marketing experience, a passion for improving health and all the necessary hands on fitness qualifications to act as an owner/manager."

Contact Mark Hall - Mark.Hall@chm.com.au, 0406 205 598

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A great example of capitalising on social media in job advertising... : 07 Feb 2014

As a result of one person sharing and commenting on this post (and what a great comment!) along with the gym sharing the post, the views are through the roof.

It's a simple thing but has such a great impact.

 

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Freelance Studio Hire available in Brunswick, Melbourne. : 23 Jan 2014

Freelance Studio Hire available in Brunswick, Melbourne.

We have a well-equipped and spacious studio available for you to provide Personal Training or group exercise sessions for your private clients.

This opportunity to suited to...

  • Personal trainers
  • Yoga instructors
  • Group class instructors or 
  • Pilates instructors

Our Personal training studio is private and is an appointment only run facility.

We offer a..

  • fully equipped personal training studio 
  • Over 200 square metres of open floor space
  • Cardio and resistance training equipment
  • 4 Cable machines
  • Dumbells, Barbells, Clubbells, Kettlebells, Bosu’s, Foam rollers, boxing equipment, plus more
  • Change amenities. 

We welcome any enquiries from fully qualified professionals to hire the studio on a permanent or casual basis. Please email me at emma@myofunction.com.au for more details.

www.myofunction.com.au

 

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I'd like to introduce you to Spruik.me - GET YOUR FREE ACCOUNT : 02 Jan 2014

We are now mirroring all job ads posted and promoted candidates on our new Spruik.me web site.

Over the coming months, we will be encouraging employers and professionals to make greater use of our beautiful new site.

What are you likely to notice about Spruik.me?

  • Locating and connecting with professionals is easier.
  • Professional profiles are more informative and look better.
  • The site will work on any device (computer / tablet / phone).
  • An easier connection between fitness students and graduate employers.

We're very proud of this new, unique and highly functional site but, as ever, your input is crucial. If you have any feedback, please let us know.

 

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TouchBase Industry Meet Up, Melbourne - BRING THE TEAM! : 23 Oct 2013

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