OWNER / DIRECTOR
Franca Forde is not your typical Boss with a background of 53 years in the Hospitality industry. At 18 years old she started managing apartments, hotels and resorts.
She held her first hotel license at the age of 21 and opened Staffing Solution 29 years ago.
She has a team of staff behind her, that believe in her mission and strive every day to make sure the staff and clients of Staffing Solution feel we are the first choice for staffing in Australia. She is a down to Earth woman who unwinds by walking her dogs and having a glass of red.
Please don’t ask her when she is retiring as she always says “it won’t be until I stop loving what I do”.
MANAGER – CAIRNS
Chris has a real passion for hospitality and we feel that’s why she is so successful in her role as the Office Manager here at Staffing Solution. She has been with us now for over 10 years and has been in the Hospitality industry for 26 years. She loves being able to work closely with our staff as well as build relationships with clients to make sure she achieves the best possible outcome for everyone. She loves a good laugh and hanging out with her family. Something you might not know about Chris is her office nickname is Mrs. Perfect, but don’t tell her we told you.
BDO / CONSULTANT
Bianca comes with 20 years experience in the Hospitality Industry here in Cairns. She has a strong F&B background, experience in Housekeeping, Events and was also Corporate Sales Manager at one of our Cairns’ 5 star city properties. Bianca has a Bachelors Degree in Business, Majoring in International Tourism from JCU Cairns. She took a short break from hospitality, and has just returned after spending nearly 5 years in Port Moresby PNG, where she held various Management positions in Media, Freight & Logistics and Steel Manufacturing & Supply businesses. Bianca joined our team in November 2017 and possesses a great understanding of our clients expectations and providing staff that best fit their organisation. Given her experience in Hospitality, Bianca also demonstrates a strong consideration for our Staff. Away from the office Bianca enjoys gardening, swimming and ‘socialising’ with her flossy posse.
Lauren-Jane may be young, but what she lacks in age she makes up for in her experience and enthusiasm. Having conquered the world of Finance for the past 9 years, she is now a Financial Controller here at Staffing Solution. She has achieved a lot of things in her 4 years working here and strives to learn and understand more day by day. Lauren-Jane is extremely loyal and loves to travel so when she isn’t here you can find her exploring the world.
Gemma is a local girl that came to us in 2015 with a back ground in the beauty industry. Starting in a reception position, Gemma has now progressed to our Office Coordinator. In this role Gemma does like to take the lead and keep us all on our toes! Gemma loves having more contact with our clients and candidates and is passionate about helping locals find the right position. She has committed herself to the task of assisting our permanent recruitment division and learning the ropes. Gemma is also extremely passionate about animals and outside of work she is involved with Wildlife rescue as the first response for injured animals. She also enjoys horse trail riding and of course a cheeky drink on the weekends!
Georgina joins us from a rural background in the Northern Territory and the mining town of Mount Isa. She completed her schooling years in Mount Isa and a year at the Longreach Pastoral College. She has tackled nine months as an apprentice butcher before going into an administration role in hospitality and the automotive industry. Georgina has been with us a short while and in that time has proven she is an asset to Staffing Solution.