Our Managing Director, David Owens, gives us an insiders view of the current job market in Australia.
This year started very positively for HR Partners; our teams in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne have enjoyed a solid start to the year.
HR professionals have been much in demand despite a little caution in the air about Australia’s short and medium term economic prospects.
There has been a strong push to recruit HR professionals on a temp or fixed term basis but overall we’ve seen a strong demand for many generalist and specialist HR professionals. Learning and Development and Talent Acquisition people seem to be the most in demand right now.
Overall there is a sense that the HR talent pool is close to fully utilised and that’s exciting for all of us.
Let’s hope the momentum continues following the budget and we avoid economic meltdown moments, like bankruptcies or large scale business collapses.