Over 40 years in recruitment
In 1976, three young draftsmen founded a company in a modest bungalow in Melbourne’s southern suburbs.
In more than four decades since, Bayside Group has grown to become one of Australia’s leading recruitment companies.
Initially Bayside Drafting Australia (now Balpara), the company grew quickly and developed recruitment capabilities to meet project deadlines.
As a result, Bayside Personnel was established in 1978 to recruit engineering and technical professionals. This was the first of our specialist recruitment brands.
For over 40 years, we have set the industry standard. Our specialist brands have been built on our dedicated consultants' unique insights and expertise, which has
enabled us to deliver comprehensive employment, industrial relations and workplace safety services.
Throughout our history, we have strived to increase our capabilities so that we can build and maintain long-term, meaningful partnerships.
That’s why in 2009 we started NineWire, to provide innovative I.T. business solutions to our clients. With such innovative approaches, we continue to make a meaningful impact and create lasting differences.
Through the decades
The Bayside Group has survived three global recessions, employed thousands across the world, and prospered in an increasingly global economy. Bayside Drafting Australia was founded by John Wilson, Robert Blanche and Warwick Evans in 1976, while still in their 20s.
Our first specialist recruitment brand was established soon after, focusing on engineering and technical professionals. Throughout the years, we have learned many lessons and acquired invaluable knowledge about employment services, industrial relations and workplace safety.
Award winning recruitment and workforce management specialists
Top 25 LinkedIn Most Socially Engaged Staffing Agencies for the Asia Pacific Region 2017
Ford Australia Proactive Supplier, Relationship and Distinction Awards, 2008 – 2010 respectively
Recruitment & Consulting Services Association (RCSA) Client Service Excellence Award 2015
RCSA name McLean Award for Workplace Safety after Bayside Group employee Malcolm McLean 2007
RCSA Outstanding Contribution Award, Founding Director Robert Blanche 2011
Victorian Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) Award for People Management 2006