Candidates Required

Candidates Required

January data from he Markit/REC Report on Jobs has revealed a further marked increase in permanent staff placements, despite the rate of growth easing to its slowest since September 2016. Growth in temp billings remained sharp in January, in spite of the rate of expansion easing from December's eight-month peak.


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Female Directors Investment

Female Directors Investment

Harvey Nash and The University of Hong Kong Business School (HKU) are once again teaming up again to provide support to board ready women. The organisations have noted that an often touted reason for the lack of women at the top tier of business is that there just aren't enough qualified female candidates. According to a 2016 survey, male directors, especially older respondents, report a "lack of qualified female candidates" as the key reason that the number of women on boards isn't increasing. While women directors cite most often the fact that diversity is not a priority in board recruiting and that traditional networks tend to be male-dominated.


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Gender Gap Persists

Gender Gap Persists

The latest gender equality scorecard released by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency covering Australia states that while women make up half of the nation's workforce they earn only 77 per cent of men's average full-time income. The data has been supplemented by research conducted by Robert Half which shows almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) Australian HR managers acknowledge a difference in salaries across genders in their company, thereby acknowledging the existence of a gender pay gap within Australian workplaces.


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Hunting Time

Hunting Time

Data from totaljobs has shown how jobseekers sought to beat the New Year scramble for jobs, as applications surged during the end of last year. The Totaljobs Employment Index, which measures activity across the totaljobs website, has shown that job applications were up 11 per cent in the final three months of 2016, when compared with the three months prior. Indeed, the trend of job hunting at the end of the year seems to have been accentuated in 2016. Applications in the last three months of 2016 were 25 per cent higher than in the same period in 2015.


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