Connect delivers great contract resources quickly for projects such as engineers, project managers, site supervisors, drafters and other technical personnel , with an extensive network developed since 1994. Having seconded many people in multiple projects, we have detailed knowledge of their capabilities
On the permanent recruitment side, we help with a very systematic process targeted at skill, behavioural and cultural fit (its rigour reduces the chance of a poor hiring decision), and we search for repeating patterns of candidate behaviour in their career (a strong predictor of future behaviour). In particular, we are skilled in sourcing people who do not respond to advertising, but rather have to be proactively approached.
We also work closely with a select range of multidisciplinary engineering and project management consultancies. They can help with discrete packages of work that have defined deliverables. (e.g. a specific design component or project management of a key area).
Warren’s career in recruitment, management and consulting began in 1991. Since this time, he has provided services with the support of his teams to clients in the following sectors: consulting engineering (mining/minerals processing and commercial), mining, construction, oil/gas operating companies, energy, government, and manufacturing.
Warren has a strong technical background and holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in Strategic Human Resource Management from the University of Southern Queensland.
Dan has facilitated over 200 workshops (leadership and sales team development, Lean and Six Sigma process improvement, Kepner Tregoe problem solving / decision making / project management). His early career in manufacturing, engineering and utilities included roles within engineering design, logistics, plant supervision and technical sales. His highly facilitative approach first developed working in management recruitment in the 90s.
Dan holds an Honours Degree in Chemical Engineering from The University of Sydney, a Graduate Certificate in Management from the AGSM and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment from HBA Learning.
“Dan was engaged by EDMI after being referred by a mutual connection. We are experiencing rapid, unprecedented growth and had a need to improve what we do and how we do it so we could ensure our ability to reliably deliver on our customer promise. The key objective of the assignment was to help EDMI drive towards having a scalable, lean, agile supply chain and service delivery capability led by a focused, disciplined and accountable team. Dan, through a series of consultative workshops and task analysis, provided a number of tangible and real recommendations along with a clear, concise action/implementation plan to improve our operational processes and our overall results. We are in the process of implementing the majority of Dan's recommendation”Mark Gibson, former Supply Chain Manager, EDMI
“Dan worked with Darwalla to find a Maintenance Engineer for our new modern hatchery. It posed a challenge as it is a unique facility with equipment including incubators, automation and robots. Also, it is located in a small town on the Southern Downs. Dan spent considerable time helping us develop a PD and then applied a disciplined search and filter process to find and attract a number of candidates. He was successful in placing an experienced engineer with a broad range of the skills required”David Greaves, CEO, Darwalla Group
“Having worked in the industry and more specifically within Brisbane for over 10 years, Warren Pennell has remained my go-to person for hard to source vacancies for the past 6 years. Available, professional and ethical Warren stands out amongst the myriad of suppliers in the market. I can highly recommend Connect Personnel as a business partner for engineering subcontractors, consultancies and clients. ”Mark Vickers Director - HR Consulting
“Dan worked with Efficiency Works to search and select a new and critical GM role for our business. During the search assignment process Dan collaborated and communicated with our 2 directors professionally and effectively to ensure the technical and cultural fit of the candidate matched our organisation and the role and this helped us understand what we needed in the ideal person. During the selection Dan communicated openly and honestly through all stages, resulting in a smooth process during which we felt comfortable and confident in his ability to achieve a good outcome. He was successful in helping us recruit an experienced candidate with a broad range of the skills and the placement has turned out to be a great asset for our business.”Les Hewett, Co-Founder, Efficiency Works