Posts Tagged ‘ageing workforce’

Agencies are far from dead: 2010 in review

Yes, I am pleased to confirm that the Australian recruitment agency sector, after a near-death experience in late 2008 and early 2009, is alive and well. Reports of the industry’s irrelevance were proven to be well off the mark as growth and profitability rebounded strongly in 2010.   That doesn’t mean it was a year…

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Skilled Migration – where are we at?

Recently, international professional services firm, KPMG  , released the results of their survey into skilled migration (Class 457 Visas) in Australia. These survey results, combined with recent data releases from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship   (DIAC) make for interesting reading.   I’ve reproduced the most relevant data below:   1.      There…

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Skills Shortage: The Sequel

The June 2010 unemployment rate in the United States was 9.5%. In the UK the ‘headline’ unemployment was 7.9% and two weeks ago, the OECD reported that the unemployment rate in the world’s 31 leading industrialised economies averaged fell to 8.6% in May, 2010.     These rather bleak figures from elsewhere around the globe…

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The 2010 Intergenerational report – some thoughts

In case you weren’t paying much attention, in the first week of February the Federal Government released the much-leaked 2010 version of the Intergenerational Report.     Needless to say the contents hardly broke any new ground – it just confirmed what we have all been hearing anyway, namely:     • Australia’s population is…

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