Companies’ efforts to attract and recruit from a diverse talent pool are proving more successful than internal efforts to sustain diversity within the organisation, highlighting the complex challenges businesses face in order to build a diverse workforce—from a junior hire to tenured leadership, according to research by specialised talent solutions provider Robert Half.
As the pool of skilled talent diminishes in the Australian market, organisations cannot afford to take a misstep in their talent strategy, according to new independent research by one recruitment firm revealing that the impact of a bad hire is more damaging and costly today than it was a year ago.
As digital transformation reshapes the labour market and Australian businesses face a deepening skills shortage, new research reveals the impact demand for digital skills is having on job prospects and earning potential for employees across finance and accounting, technology, business support and marketing.
Rapid advances in technology are changing the way companies in Australia and worldwide do business and to remain competitive globally leaders should continue to employ a flexible staffing strategy that combines permanent and contract employees, according to recruitment firm Robert Half.
A degree may no longer be enough in the eyes of an employer as organisations prioritise technical and soft skills to further their business transformation goals, according to new research which reveals that hiring managers forecast it will be more challenging to find qualified professionals in the coming five years - despite 68% of the Australian population holding a qualification.
Australian businesses are being held back by the country’s tech skills shortage, with many businesses now looking to skilled migration and contract workers to lift pressure on their workforce needs, according to one recruitment firm.
Implementing online platforms where job seekers can input their experience and allow tracking of former projects through specialised systems could be one of many measures taken to address Australia’s skills shortage, according to one recruitment firm.
Fifty nine percent of Australian IT jobseekers value salary as the most persuasive factor when accepting a new job offer, according to a newly published survey which warns that Australia’s IT talent shortage is set to continue in 2019.
IT employers need to be willing to offer competitive remuneration packages in order to attract and retain the best talent to their company, according to one national recruitment consultancy which points to the 3.3% annual wage growth in the Australian IT sector.
Almost nine in 10 (87%) Australian CIOs are motivated to become CEO/managing director of their company, according to new research that reveals that despite the level of ambition expressed by Australia’s technology leaders, finance is still the dominant background for almost half of all ASX 200 CEOs.
Slow wage growth has hit the Australian employment market, but despite the slowdown, top IT workers can expect a pay rise in 2018, according to a newly published salary report.
Australia’s peak national start-up group, StartupAUS, has lauded the federal government’s proposed introduction of a new visa scheme designed to help start-ups and business attract highly skilled global talent.
Australian businesses, like their counterparts around the world, are missing out on top talent because they are alienating candidates with poor communication and long hiring practices, new independent research reveals.
Cyber security is the functional area where it is the most difficult to source skilled job candidates for the IT sector, with chief information officers identifying security as the area most in need of focus by IT education providers.
Australian jobseekers have been caught lying on their CVs when applying for a job, according to a new recruitment survey which reveals that more than two in three (68%) hiring managers have eliminated a job candidate from consideration after discovering dishonest or exaggerated information on their CV.
Australian companies need to improve collaboration between IT professionals and find ways to successfully leverage technology across the business in the current highly competitive environment, according to a newly published report.
Research has revealed “the key drivers Australian employers consider crucial to the success of their business.”
Counteroffers to employees in a bid to retain them are generally ineffective in the competitive employment market in Australia, according to one recruiter.
iTWire has formed a jobseeker focused jobsite — JobZilla — bringing together 10 years of experience and business relationships gained through its personalised Job Board, offering a wide range of employment opportunities for contractors, freelancers and permanent IT professionals across Australia.
Things are looking up for Australia’s tech professionals, particularly for those starting out in the technology industry, with a new study predicting that starting salaries in 2017 are expected to grow due to the industry growing faster than the IT candidate pool.
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