The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-02-17T23:57:44Z Wavelength acquires Ccentric Group to form Australia’s first vertically integrated healthcare recruitment firm 2019-02-17T23:57:44Z wavelength-acquires-ccentric-group-to-form-australia-s-first-vertically-integrated-healthcare-recruitment-firm Wavelength International, Australia’s largest medical recruitment agency, has acquired respected executive search firm Ccentric Group to bolster its C-suite and leadership recruitment service offering. Specialising in executive search within all facets of healthcare, Ccentric Group is well-established and has a national reputation for high-quality executive placements.   “We have always provided healthcare specific executive search for Clinical Director and Director of Medical Services roles, but this acquisition will dramatically expand our capabilities at C-suite level,” says Wavelength CEO Chris Riley.   “Individually, we’re market leaders in our own right but as a combined entity we’ll now be able to offer a broader best-in-class service offering to our loyal candidates and healthcare clients to really set us apart from other recruitment firms. This is Wavelength’s first acquisition and an exciting milestone for us during our 20th anniversary year,” says Wavelength Co-Founder and Director Claire Ponsford.   National footprint Founded in Sydney by Wayne Bruce in 2001, Ccentric Group operates nationally from offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with a dedicated team of recruitment consultants, researchers and support staff. The Ccentric brand will continue, given its international status and recognition, and will become Wavelength’s expert executive talent division.   “In two decades, Wavelength and Ccentric Group have both emerged as key recruitment players with a similar inspiring vision and dynamic approach to business. This is underpinned by the same corporate values of excellence, integrity, innovation to make a positive impact on communities in which we operate,” says Ccentric Group Founder Wayne Bruce.   “There are strong synergies between the two companies in terms of our complementary services. We will benefit from being part of a larger organisation with established corporate support and our clients will benefit from a total healthcare recruitment solution where they desire it,” he adds.   “We’re delighted to now be able to further cement our reputation as the trusted advisors in our respective market sectors and to expand together into the wider Australasian market,” Chris says.        Global sourcing specialists Wavelength and Ccentric Group are also both global sourcing specialists with expertise in placing candidates into Australia and New Zealand from countries such as the UK, Ireland, Canada, USA, Singapore, Hong Kong and other relevant parts of Asia. The acquisition of Ccentric Group will also allow both companies to collaborate across these valuable international talent pools.   “We firmly believe this acquisition will strengthen our longstanding client relationships and also enhance our service offering into new non-clinical leadership markets which is a great opportunity for us. We’re extremely excited to be joining forces with Ccentric Group and adopting their approach in this executive search space,” says Chris.   “Since its inception in 1999, Wavelength has consistently met the changing needs of doctors and healthcare organisations and our services have evolved and expanded accordingly. The acquisition of Ccentric Group is very much aligned with this philosophy,” Claire adds.   “Combining our expertise allows us to provide dedicated career support for candidates and to assist our clients with wider strategic C-suite hires. Together, Wavelength and Ccentric Group will provide a unique offering in the medical and healthcare recruitment market,” she says.   -ends-   About Wavelength   Established in 1999, Wavelength is now Australia’s largest medical recruitment agency offering local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for doctors and healthcare providers. Based in Sydney, we work with thousands of hospitals, clinics and general practices each year across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.   Now celebrating 20 years in business, we have established an industry-leading database of over 95,000 doctors, partnered with over 13,000 healthcare providers and made over 30,000 placements. We’re extremely proud to provide over 400,000 hours of invaluable patient care year on year. Without our services, many regional and rural communities would be without adequate medical care.   About Ccentric Group   Established in 2001, Ccentric Group is dedicated to serving the leadership needs of organisations in healthcare, healthcare academic and not-for-profit sectors that help improve people’s lives. We do this by searching globally for the best, most committed, and most creative executive, clinical and academic leadership talent.   Recruitment agencies provide an invaluable service to doctors, new survey shows 2018-11-13T01:51:35Z recruitment-agencies-provide-an-invaluable-service-to-doctors-new-survey-shows Australia’s doctors are committed to partnering with recruitment agencies to secure the very best job opportunities, the first Wavelength Medical Recruitment and Locum Attitudes Survey 2018 reveals. According to the extensive survey of more than 500 doctors nationwide, almost nine out of ten have a very positive or positive impression of working with agencies.   “Our research highlights the important role agencies have within the medical community, especially with the current medical workforce shortages and maldistribution. We also found doctors have high levels of trust in the services we offer,” says Chris Riley, CEO Wavelength. According to the findings, 84 per cent of doctors surveyed believe agencies provide an invaluable service and 83 per cent believe having a good agency is critical, especially as competition for locums increases in the current market. 82 per cent also stated that recruitment agencies make their lives easier.   “We also conducted extensive phone interviews as part of this research. Some of the highlights regarding Wavelength’s level of service included our commitment to go out of our way to be as helpful and proactive as possible, take care of all the details and make our doctors feel valued,” Chris Riley adds.   A vital role for agencies The research revealed sourcing roles tailored to their needs is the top reason why doctors prefer partnering with recruitment agencies, followed by being able to handle the paperwork and negotiate effectively on their behalf. Good communication, responding quickly to queries and being able to organise all travel and accommodation are also key drivers.    Other general feedback on the benefit of recruitment agencies for doctors included agencies’ ability to take care of registration requirements and source exclusive roles or roles not yet advertised.   “Our research confirms recruitment agencies are here to reduce recruitment red-tape and the administrative burden often experienced by doctors. In fact, the research also suggests that the increasing amount of paperwork requested by healthcare employers can often deter good doctors from applying,” Chris Riley says.   Sourcing new job opportunities Wavelength’s survey found that recruitment agency websites are the stand-out number one source of new job opportunities for doctors. 73 per cent of doctors surveyed regularly check agency websites and only 29 per cent rely on employer websites to secure new roles.   Agency websites are followed by word of mouth referrals and specialty college websites. Interestingly, social media is the least preferred source of new roles, with only 8 per cent citing LinkedIn and 3 per cent citing Facebook in their top sources.   “Recruitment agencies are relied upon by doctors to offer the greatest choice of roles, backed up with tailored advice to ensure the right cultural fit. At Wavelength, our industry-leading consultants offer a consultative service to make sure we find our doctors the right job, not just any job. And in turn, we collaborate with our healthcare employers to source the very best doctors for each and every role,” Chris Riley says.   “Ultimately an effective recruitment agency needs to meet the workforce requirements of its clients for the long term, collaboratively and consultatively. At Wavelength, our 20-year history and unrivalled networks mean we’re the specialists in our niche market. Our award-winning workplace culture and investment in attraction and retention strategies also enable us to provide an invaluable continuity and quality of service,” he adds.   -ends-   About the Wavelength Medical Recruitment and Locum Attitudes Survey Spring 2018: methodologyIn June 2018 Wavelength engaged an independent market research agency to gain valuable insights into a range of topics relevant to today’s medical recruitment industry. These topics included the role and importance of medical recruitment agencies, the support they provide to the medical community and locum employment attitudes.   The responses were gathered via an online survey consisting of 53 questions and took an average of 10 minutes to complete. A sample size of n=529 responded. The results for a sample of this size are said to be accurate to within +/-4.3% at the 95% confidence level. Supplementary responses to the survey questions were also gathered during additional phone interviews conducted during the same timeframe.   About Wavelength   Established in 1999 by Dr John Bethell and Claire Ponsford, Wavelength is now Australia’s largest medical recruitment agency offering local and international candidate resourcing, medical registration and immigration services for medical professionals and healthcare employers. Based in Sydney, we work with hundreds of hospitals, clinics and general practices each year across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.   In almost 20 years, Wavelength has established an industry-leading database of over 95,000 doctors, partnered with over 13,000 healthcare providers and made over 30,000 placements. We’re extremely proud to provide over 400,000 hours of invaluable patient care year on year. Without our services, many regional and rural communities would be without adequate medical care.   Wavelength has been listed in the BRW Best Places to Work Survey seven times and was recognised as an Employer of Choice at the Australian Business Awards 2018.   Wavelength interview over 200 healthcare employers for their 2012 Health Workforce Report 2013-01-23T23:35:41Z wavelength-interview-over-200-healthcare-employers-for-their-2012-health-workforce-report Wavelength is one of the leading medical recruitment and migration companies in Australia. In September and October 2012, we surveyed over 200 healthcare employers across Australia. We have drawn upon our unique depth of experience and knowledge to draw out current employment trends impacting on healthcare organisations.  Click here to read the Wavelength 2012 Health Workforce Report   “Despite the disparities between metropolitan, regional and rural areas of Australia where workforce supply in non-metropolitan areas remains well below levels in major cities, overall hiring intentions remain very strong for the next six months. The recent influx of junior doctors and medical graduates has eased demand at this level; however demand for permanent mid to senior level doctors remains critical, with current workforce shortages continuing to place limitations on the delivery of healthcare, particularly in regional and rural areas. As a result, in the short term the number of overseas hires will remain high but static as they continue to provide an essential resource.We hope you find this report useful and we welcome any feedback you may have.”Claire PonsfordDirector and Founder, Wavelength International A few of the key themes covered in the report are: - Reducing the current reliance on locums. While the majority of employers indicated increased budget constraints meant they intended to reduce the reliance on locums, this was going to be far more difficult in practice.  - Increase permanent staffing numbers (a sure fire way to reduce the reliance on locums), resignation that this was not as easy as it sounded and they faced a multitude of challenges in achieving their aim.  - Reliance on overseas-trained doctors (OTDs). Want to hire more local doctors but there just aren’t enough of them - Challenges of 2025 are not as far away as we might think, many already suffering from a mal-distribution of the medical workforce, a shortage of locally trained doctors and an over-reliance on overseas-trained doctors.  "While the report paints a picture of where we are today we have also tried to provide some practical advice and tips on how organisations might begin to address some of these issues. Read my recent blog post on the Wavelength blog, Off the Script and find out what we think about the results. ”Richard TaylorClient Relationship Manager, Wavelength International Want to know more?If you would like to discuss any aspects of the report or would like to know more about the topics covered, please contact Richard Taylor, Client Relationship Manager at or tel: + 2 8353 9021. Wavelength is one of Australia's BRW Top 50 Best Places to Work 2012-06-21T00:15:11Z wavelength-is-one-of-australia-s-brw-top-50-best-places-to-work Wavelength has been a part of GPTW for the last three years and despite the number of competing applications continuing to rise, we are excited to have placed again this year, in 28th place. We understand BRW received almost 300 applications this year and more than 68,000 employees were surveyed, and Wavelength was one of only four recruitment companies who made the list.“In 2011 Wavelength was one of the BRW Top 50 Best Places to Work.So, what’s changed since then?Not much, actually.John Bethell, my co-founder, and I, remain focused on leading an ethical medical recruitment agency. Enabling and empowering a group of talented individuals to contribute in creating value for our candidates and clients. Last year said that our employees felt connected to shared values, they understood the company vision and the markets we serve – and that hasn’t changed.Another strong ranking in BRW’s Top 50 Best Places to Work is a great reflection of the way our team has taken our candidate and client serving mentality and applied it to the workplace.”Perhaps what has changed, or continues to change, is the pace at which markets change. As health care demands rise, and competition for talent becomes ever more fierce, we need to stand out. Our clients tell us that we continually exceed their expectations on service and quality standards – so I think we’re doing a good job of delivering real value to our clients.”Claire PonsfordCo-founder and DirectorWavelength InternationalBRW’s Top 50 Best Places to Work list continues to be an eminent benchmark for the most creative, vibrant and innovative places to work in Australia.“It’s amazing just how many new Wavies remark on the value of Wavelength’s recognition as a Great Place to Work. It’s a powerful indicator of what potential employees are seeking from a new employer ” says HR Consultant, Emma Trehy“Claire, our Company Director, leads in a way that empowers my team to recruit, manage and develop talent in a way that enables the organisation to adapt and change to circumstance – we don’t ever sit still – this is what keeps our workplace exciting and dynamic” says HR Manager, Kellie Egan.About Wavelength InternationalClaire and John co-founded Wavelength International 12 years ago in 1999 and have successfully grown the business across permanent and locum recruitment and migration services, recruiting doctors from Australia and New Zealand, and from abroad.Wavelength offers its employees a range of benefits, including free breakfast, subsidised fitness classes, flexible working hours, a creative, casual and fun working environment in addition to monetary incentives linked with productivity and performance against key goals. “Our team work hard to identify and implement initiatives that encourage productivity, good health and a friendly and supportive environment”, says Claire.What sets Wavelength apart?Wavelength offer a host of benefits, focusing in the following areas:•Remuneration and recognition•Learning and development•Culture•Communication•Giving Back•Promoting Work Life BalanceSome of the most popular examples are:•Peer nominated ‘Send a Wave’ online rewards scheme based on demonstration of Wavelength values•Quarterly Team Reward Days when outstanding team performance is achieved•Daily breakfast, drinks and health snacks•Birthday celebrations and $100 gift for all employees•The annual Wavie of the Year Event encourages employees to nominate a co-worker to receive a ‘People’s Choice’ award, and the Directors nominate a ‘Wavie of the Year"•Massages, Pilates, Yoga and Personal Training sessions are all available onsite.•Flexible work options•Work from Home – employees have the opportunity to work from home one day per week. 85% of eligible employees take this opportunity on a regular basis•14 weeks paid parental leave is available once an employee has completed over 2 year’s continuous service•Health program including skin checks and flu vaccinationsFor further information, the full list of Wavelength benefits, or to seek comments on the 2012 BRW Awards, please contact Kellie Egan, HR Manager on 02 8353 9047 or visit