IWD 2020 – Meet Christi, Operations Supervisor for CoreStaff Tasmania
Currently in my seventh year with CoreStaff (previously VMAC) I have watched our client base expand, and our Devonport team grow from a small group of three to seven.
I manage up to 140 people in the peak agriculture season for one of our large clients in a facility management role. This is different to our traditional labour hire which involves me being on site full time, running safety meetings, developing and issuing training and SOPs, timesheet collation a lot of problem solving among so much more.
I am also the return to work coordinator for North West Tasmania.
Before starting with Vmac I worked in the workshop of a male dominated industry, building and quality assessing underground machinery in the final detail section. I was a safety committee member and health and safety representative.
My other roles have been admin/customer service related. At any point where I was in between jobs, I could always be found working on a farm somewhere planting broccoli and cauliflower cutting, potato harvesting or anything else farm related.
Highlights: Watching our small Devonport and Launceston teams grow over the past 7 years.
Any challenges? Working with people from all over the world can be challenging. Language barriers present the greatest challenges.
Any advice? Be prepared to do the work that you expect your employees to do! They will respect you so much more.
What Christi’s team say about her.
Christi does a fantastic job for us and is a great role model who has come up through male dominated industries.