Age Diversity Report
It is a well documented fact that Australia lags other developed economies in mature age participation rate . According to the ACS age discrimination is rampant in the ICT sector, especially affecting those 45 years and older; worryingly ageism appears to be deeply ingrained in business culture. ACS’s frustration is understandable given the continuing shortage of skills the ICT sector grapples with. The ACS points the blame equally on employers and recruiters, but also offer recommendations on how to address the problem. Download the report here.
National CEO Survey
A joint report by Australian Industry Group & Deloitte predicted a dire economic future for the nation if skill shortages remain unchecked. The survey gauging the sentiments of 400 plus businesses found four in five believes skill shortage is a risk to their operation. The report is a comprehensive look at the recruitment challenges faced by the manufacturing and services sector. Download the report here.
Hudson Employment Report
The latest Hudson report paints a buoyant employment market. Employers’ hiring intentions have increased for the six consecutive quarter, with a net 51.6% indicating plans to increase their permanent staff levels. It appears that employers are ready to bury the woes of the GFC and hire again. Download the report here.
Aquent’s Market Eye
Employers in the creative industry are increasingly confident about hiring new staff. Aquent’s latest survey report revealed that 55% of employers across NZ and Australia are planning to increase permanent headcount. It’s a good sign for the whole recruitment industry when traditionally volatile sectors like marketing are showing signs of recovery. Details here.
People Performance Report
How do businesses build and sustain a high performance culture? CareerOne and Kelly Services investigated the practices of 289 organisations and concluded that not enough time and resources are invested to build high performing cultures. 57% of employers believes that providing relevant training is critical to implement a high performance culture. Download the report here (registration required)
This consultation paper from the Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research explore the demand and supply dynamics of research professionals in Australia. It highlighted the importance of the research workforce and the many challenges faced by businesses and the country to develop it. Download the paper here.
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