REO Group

Industry •Recruitment

REO Group specializes in finance management consultancy and recruitment. They help clients deliver impact through the selection and retention of top talent, and transform finance departments to deliver value. Their vision is to elevate human potential by nurturing and developing people to be the best version of themselves.

They were featured in the 2013 BRW Fast Starters and were the finalists for the 2018 Recruitment International Awards for ‘Training and Development Initiative of the Year’. They are also leaders in giving back in their community – providing 50 days of technology education to children in remote Australian communities for every successful candidate job placement.

Project Overview

Services • Site Migration | WP Broadbean Integration

REO Group was having difficulties with their current web development provider – minor change requests were not being actioned – and what’s worse is that they were on a PAYG plan. They were essentially renting their website and were locked in with their provider – who would not release the site contents. The client had eventually had enough and felt trapped – and approached me to transfer their website over to WordPress. This included not just the static page content – but also creating a filterable job listing directory – and linking the WordPress site with Broadbean – a recruitment software company for posting jobs to preferred channels. Finally the solution would be required to allow applicants to create an account and have their own dashboard – from where they could create custom job alerts.


The first step was recreating the site in WordPress. This was fairly straightforward – there were custom post types created for Team Members and Jobs – so the client could easily add and remove employees from the WordPress backend and have that reflected on the Team page. Also I connected the team members (or agents) to the Jobs – so each job would have an agent connected to it – this option could be easily set on the backend.

The most unique part of the project was integrating the site with Broadbean – a recruitment software that allows recruitment companies to post to multiple job boards (like SEEK etc.) and track the applicants. The requirement for the project is for jobs posted to Broadbean to get pushed automatically to the new WordPress site without the client having to add them manually (having Broadbean be the only place for REO Group’s job management).

While Broadbean had a public plugin that would integrate a WordPress site with Broadbean – it had to be heavily modified to work with other plugin software the website was setup with including the WP Job Board plugin (which made way for the Job Alerts integration).

Speaking of Job Alerts – Job Alerts were created as part of the site’s integration with the WP Job Board plugin – of which Job Alerts were an extension with a shortcode. The Job Alerts extension had to be heaviliy modified to include custom paramaters for applicants to choose of exactly what type of job they would like to be notified about.

Finally there were minor changes made including allowing the user to upload resumes and things of that nature.

The Results


Kosta has successful assisted us with moving our website from another service provider. He is always available and willing to assist, and solve any problems that are picked up on our website. He has been helpful and patient in understanding and providing solutions to our needs. – Bronwyn Dos Santos / Communication and Administration Lead @ REO Group

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