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Navigating the multi-speed economy in 2015

Throughout the mining boom, there was much talk about Australia’s two-speed economy. The idea that one portion of the economy was thriving while another declined was hard to deny, especially when, in 2012, the Australian Bureau of Statistics pointed out that sales growth across our mining states was five times that of the rest of Australia.

ICT and transformative roles to dominate the contracting sector in Q1 2015

Hiring intentions are at a 3 year high in the first quarter of 2015, with employers expecting to increase both their permanent and contract headcounts, according to this quarter’s Hudson Report: Employment Trends. The quarterly report released by global recruiting firm Hudson sheds light on the current landscape of the Australian workforce and provides renewed optimism for those seeking new employment opportunities in 2015.

Mining and Resources sector jobs: A year in review

New research from recruitment company DFP Recruitment indicates that while the number of advertised jobs in the mining and resources sector has seen a decline in the past 12 months, opportunities for contingent workers have been significantly better. The DFP Mining and Resources Job Index examines hiring trends on a state, subsector and functional basis.

How Australia tracks globally in contingent workforce engagement

Australia is the 15th largest market globally for contingent workforce engagement, down from 4th in 2013, according to new research by global workforce solutions organisation ManpowerGroup. The 2014 Contingent Workforce Analysis, undertaken annually, measures the ease of sourcing, hiring and retaining a contingent workforce relative to competing global markets. It examines workforce availability, cost, regulation and productivity and assigns a value that reflects the relative difficulty in entering one market over another.

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