‘Sedate’ pay rises of sub-three per cent ahead for most
Recruitment
Sixty-five per cent of employers will give their staff a pay rise of up to 3% in their next review, but 11% will not increase salaries at all. That's according to our 2017 Hays Salary Guide, released this month, which also shows that 19% of employers intend to award a salary increase of between 3 and 6%. Just 5% of...
Skills in demand for the Fourth Industrial Revolution – are you job-ready?
Recruitment
The digital and technological divide between jobseekers' skills and employers' requirements has never been greater than it is today as we approach the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Of the new jobs added to our April to June Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand, almost all require the knowledge and capabilities needed to utilise new emerging technologies and digital trends, from...
Challenging work and career development will keep your best employees
Recruitment
A competitive salary and impressive work-life balance sound ideal but they aren't enough to keep your best employees. According to our recent survey of 1,516 people, 61 per cent look for another job in order to secure more challenging or exciting work. This was followed closely by a lack of career development (60 per cent). The opportunity to improve salary...
Avoid a fail grade: integrated temporary employees make powerful brand advocates
Recruitment
The rapid rise in the use of temporary and contract assignments has seen a blended workforce become the norm in many industries and sectors. But the success or failure of this arrangement often comes down to how well temporary and contract employees are integrated into a team. The very nature of this form of employment means that temporary and contract...
Recruitment trends for 2017
Recruitment
What will be the key features of Canberra's recruitment market in 2017? Firstly, with 2016's Territory and Federal elections behind us and no major distractions ahead, competition for top talent will heighten. Add to this a number of high profile infrastructure projects and unemployment below three and a half percent and you have all the ingredients for a very competitive...
Is temping and contracting the ‘new normal’?
Recruitment
Twenty-three per cent of organisations now employ temporary and contract staff on a regular ongoing basis, up from 16 percent in 2009. Estimations vary but the consensus is that around 30 to 40 per cent of the workforce is now a temporary, contractor or freelancer. While non-permanent employees are nothing new, the recent rapid rise in this form of working...
Australia’s most wanted: knowledge workers in growing demand
Recruitment
The demand for knowledge workers is increasing as employers recruit these highly-skilled professionals to add immediate value and adapt to the rapidly changing and digitising world of work. Of the new jobs added to the latest Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand (for October to December 2016), almost all require knowledge workers. Knowledge workers are candidates who require a...
Skills Index shows Australia failing to meet demand
Recruitment
The 2016 Hays Global Skills Index has been released, highlighting Australia's talent mismatch between the skills unemployed workers possess and those employers want to hire. The report, published in collaboration with Oxford Economics, shows that despite an existing pool of labour, employers in high-skill industries such as IT, accounting, healthcare, life sciences and professional services can still find it difficult...
Counter offers fail to entice
Recruitment
One of your top performers asks to see you and hands you their resignation letter - what do you do? Many employers are tempted to make a counter offer in the hopes it will retain the employee, but this is rarely a successful strategy. Even if a resigning employee does accept your counter offer, their original motivation for looking for...
Voluntary staff turnover rises – what’s making them go?
Recruitment
Voluntary staff turnover has risen in 29% of organisations over the past year. That's one of the many findings in our recently released Hays Salary Guide, which shows that just 14% of the 2,752 organisations surveyed, representing over 2.6 million employees, reported decreased staff turnover during the past 12 months. The remaining 57% said it stayed the same. The increasing...
Will you be able to secure a permanent job in FY16-17?
Expert Advice
Forty per cent of employers expect to increase their permanent staff levels in the coming year, with engineering, IT, HR and distribution departments tipped to see the biggest job growth, according to findings in our 2016 Hays Salary Guide. This far exceeds the 13% of employers who expect to decrease their permanent headcount. Engineering professionals will be the biggest beneficiaries...
Salary increases unlikely to excite this year: Hays Salary Guide released
June 2016 Issue 116
Business activity and permanent headcounts may be rising, but according to our 2016 Hays Salary Guide, released this month, they are not translating into salary increases. With employers for the most part unwilling to loosen the salary purse strings, be prepared for employees to take matters into their own hands. Our guide includes salary and recruiting trends for over 1,000...
Engage or estrange: why don’t bosses listen to what matters to their staff?
Expert Advice
Do your line managers know how to motivate and engage staff at work? A new report on staff engagement by recruiting experts Hays found a disparity of up to 13% between what people say engages them and what employers think engages their employees. We surveyed 1,196 employers and employees and found that being valued, recognition for a job well done,...
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