Posts Tagged ‘employment’

NZ employment update: First fall in three years

Yesterday the most recent quarterly update for employment in New Zealand was released (Statistics New Zealand publishes labour market data quarterly, whereas the Australian Bureau of Statistics publishes the equivalent data monthly). The result was the first backward step in the New Zealand labour market in three years.   Category   Sept 2015 (000s)  …

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Globalisation, technology and outsourcing drive recruitment trends

Last week I wrote about a few key facts and pieces of data about the recruitment industry globally, that Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts shared at last month’s RCSA International Conference held in Queenstown. This week I’ll endeavour to highlight a few of the points Barry made about where the industry is heading, globally, in the near…

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Global staffing industry sales top $400 billion

The recent RCSA International Conference held in Queenstown had a variety of industry speakers and one of the most interesting was Barry Asin, the President of Staffing Industry Analysts who, as the name suggests, compile data and undertake research on the staffing (recruitment) industry on a global basis. There was so much of interest that Barry shared, I thought I…

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The hidden candidate gold mine: 400,000 part-timers almost available

At the end of last year, the ABS released its Barriers and Incentives to Labour Force Participation, Australia, July 2012 to June 2013 (catalogue 6239.0). This survey revealed some fascinating information about the Australian workforce: Of those 9.4 million people, aged 18 years and over, who did not work full-time, approximately 2.6 million (or 28%) indicated that…

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Mining jobs boom definitely over: DEEWR

In May this year, Australian Jobs 2013 was released. It’s the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations’ most recent edition of their comprehensive annual Australian labour market update.   The most significant news story amongst the welter of statistics was that the mining jobs book is over, according to DEEWR.   In the five…

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