Online Advertising Grows; Artists Not Earning Enough; PWC’s CEO Survey.


Online Advertisement Grows
Australian online advertisement has reached $2 billion, according to the latest IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau) report. The figures for employment classifieds are not made public, but the whole classifieds section (which includes motor vehicles, recruitment and real estate) grew by 9% to $470 million.

Online Job Vacancies Increases
Good news on the job board front. The DEEWR’s Internet Vacancy Index (IVI), which measure the number of job vacancies on SEEK, MyCareer, CareerOne and Australia Job Search, grew by 6.2% in July. In annual terms, the index is 13.2% higher than in July 2009.

Weather at the Top – CEO Survey
PWC’s latest survey revealed that CEOs are concerned about the negative economic implication of an ageing population. They also concluded that the war for talent never really went away, and focus should be on employee engagement and retention.

Plight of the Artist
Majority of Australian artist earn less than $10,000 a year, widening the gap with the general workforce. A new report titled ‘Do you really expect to get paid’ explores the challenges faced by the 100,000 strong arts community. A slightly different report – What’s your Other job – analysed the demographic breakdown and nature of the arts community.

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