2016 Outlook: Recruitment across Australia’s Capitals

Posted by Carolyne Burns | August - 31 - 2016 | 0 Comment

HR Recruiter ponders Australian Recruitment ConditionsThe Department of Employment recently released results of a survey of employers’ recruitment experiences in 2015 with statistics on

  • Recent recruitment experiences
  • Number of vacancies advertised and filled
  • Methods of recruitment
  • Applicant suitability
  • Reasons for applicant unsuitability
  • Recruitment outlook

We found the results illuminating and think you will, too. We’ve distilled the information down to its essence for quick reading. (We know how busy you are!)

Recruitment Conditions in Australia

The results of the June 2015 survey revealed that most cities experienced steady or reduced levels of recruitment activity over the year. Hobart and Sydney, where recruitment activity increased, were the exceptions.

The survey also demonstrated that recruitment conditions vary significantly in different capital cities, with difficulty ranging from “significant” in Darwin to “mild” in Hobart, Adelaide, and Brisbane. In Sydney, for example, employers experience above-average difficulty filling vacancies, with many vacancies remaining unfilled entirely.

“Recruitment can be an expensive and time-consuming nightmare,” observes our co-founder Carolyne Burns. “The sheer magnitude of applicants can be gratifying initially, but ultimately too massive to tame.” This problem led to the development of Expr3ss!’s predictive hiring technology which streamlines the recruitment process, solves staff selection and improves employee retention.

Part-Time Workers Are the Answer, So Is Predictive Hiring Technology

Business Insider Australia, one of Australia’s leading financial institutions, recently commented on a growing employment trend:

“Over the course of 2016, employment growth has been concentrated in part-time jobs, while full-time employment has been little changed until very recently.” – Reserve Bank of Australia

Why is this happening? A paper published by the Productivity Commission shows that part-time employment is driven by both supply-side and demand-side factors. On the demand-side, employers increase operational flexibility with part time workers. On the supply side, more and more employees entering the work force combine career with other activities, such as raising a family or getting an education, and do not want to make a full time commitment to work.

At Expr3ss!, our predictive hiring technology can assess the employability of full-time and part-time workers. Our algorithms reflect each individual company’s specific hiring philosophy and corporate culture, making it easy to build and maintain a robust employee base.

Are you in need of a better solution to staff selection? Could predictive hiring technology be the answer to your people problems? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions, we invite you to contact Expr3ss! to learn how our proprietary software can revolutionise your recruitment strategies and reinvigorate your bottom line.