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The recent labour market squeeze has employers and employer groups predictably call on the Federal Government for more, and faster, immigration to assist them employ the workers they need but (supposedly) can’t find. Immigration has been one of the primary policy levers used by (predominantly) first-world governments to expand a country’s labour supply. Employers much…

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The RCSA Awards Dinner last Thursday took an unexpected twist. After the eleven award winners had been announced, RCSA CEO Charles Cameron took to the lectern to announce an award that was not listed on the program. The CEO’s award for Outstanding Contribution recognises “an individual who has donated their time and demonstrated outstanding dedication…

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This recruiter made some astute observations about my presentation and then asked me what I thought were the biggest changes in agency recruitment over my career. My on-the-sport answer was incomplete. Having reflected on the question since here is my considered answer: Technology: Index cards as my database, print ads in Saturday’s classified Positions Vacant…

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In August 2020 Australian tech company Atlassian took a decisive step in differentiating themselves as an employer of choice by introducing TEAM Anywhere, a distributed work policy giving their employees more control over where they live and work. A month ago, Atlassian released data showing the impact of TEAM Anywhere. From February 2021 to February…

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Each year the National Skills Commission (NSC) produces employment projections to provide a guide to the likely future direction of the jobs market over the next five years. Each year these projections are updated to reflect emerging trends and developments. The latest data released covers the five years to November 2026 and reflects the continuing…

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