EDGE 2015 is starting in

Find out more EDGE 2015
Menu
Hiring most positive in IT: Hudson

Hiring most positive in IT: Hudson

Also claims most businesses’ hiring intentions a mixed bag

IT is the most positive industry in terms of Australian hiring intentions, according to recruitment agency, Hudson.

In its latest report, Hudson Report: Employment Trends, it showed the industry moved up 11.2 percentage points (pp) this quarter to 43.1 per cent.

According to Hudson, the rise reflects an investment in innovation, better business processes and productivity.

It also claimed there is a priority to ensure a pipeline of highly skilled ICT workers for the nation to fuel growth in the digital economy and reduce the risk of a skills shortage.

About 12,300 new ICT jobs are expected to be available in 2013, with further growth anticipated to 2015.

On a broader scale, Australian employers’ hiring intentions are mixed with more than half of employers (59.6 per cent) intending to keep staffing levels steady and a quarter (24.7 per cent) intending to employ more people.

“Market and economic indicators are mixed and employers are doing their best to interpret what they mean for their businesses and hiring needs,” Hudson Asia-Pacific CEO, Mark Steyn, said.

“Some employers are sitting tight and delaying hiring or, in some cases, looking at ways they can cut costs should circumstances worsen. While others are forging ahead, adapting their business models and continuing to invest and this is driving the demand for staff.”

Positive hiring intentions also increased in industries such as transport (up 8.5 percentage points), fast moving consumer goods (up 7.8pp) government (up 4.7pp), manufacturing (up 1.8pp), as well as finance services and insurance (up 1.0pp).

However, the resources sector has experienced the biggest drop in hiring intentions, down 12.1pp from last quarter, with an effect on associated industries such as construction, property, and engineering.

Healthcare (excluding government) and utilities are also reporting lower hiring intentions. Statistics were different across the various states in Australia.

NSW, VIC and ACT all reported increased hiring intentions compared to last quarter, while figures for the resources-driven states – WA, SA and QLD were down compared to last quarter.

Hiring intentions in ACT was up 5.7pp to 30.3 per cent, NSW up 0.7pp to 27.0 per cent, and Victoria up 1.7pp to 22.1 per cent.

In WA, hiring intentions dropped by 5.0pp to 30.9 per cent, Queensland reported a drop of 5.8pp to 18.6 per cent, while SA was down 1.2pp to 22.6 per cent.

The report also showed retaining staff and enhancing the productivity of existing teams are the top HR priorities, which reflect the intentions of many businesses to keep staffing levels steady.

“Staff retention, capability and strong leaders have a material impact on productivity and must be addressed if employers are to succeed in their quest,” Steyn said.

EDGE 2015:: For all the latest on EDGE 2015 including the keynote speakers visit the EDGE mini-site now

2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards: Nominations for the 2015 ARN ICT Industry Awards close on June 26. NOMINATE NOW!!!

Follow Us

Join the ARN newsletter!

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags trendsHudsonfindingsICTskilled shortagestaffingstudyemployment

Upcoming

Slideshows

In Pictures: Robots that cook, clean, sing and dance
Tech Hive

In Pictures: Robots that cook, clean, sing and dance

Cooking, learning language and doing the laundry are a few of the human skills demonstrated by.real humanoid bots featured in the National Geographic movie Robots.

In Pictures: Robots that cook, clean, sing and dance
IN PICTURES: OKI Data Australia partner event (+10 photos)
Business Products

IN PICTURES: OKI Data Australia partner event (+10 photos)

OKI recently hosted its ChannelOne dealer forum for its executive series channel partners to get together and learn about the company's new high-performance ES8400 A3 multifunction series printers. After a welcome and business overview from OKI Data Australia managing director, Dennie Kawahara, delegates were given a comprehensive overview of the new product, as well as an update on the latest marketing initiatives and software solutions, before being treated to live demos and a product showcase. Partners were also given a preview of OKI’s upcoming A3 digital LED white toner printer. With more than 60 delegates attending from all over the country, the day concluded with dinner at Casa Ristorante Italiano in Sydney and several delegates also participated in a friendly game of golf the following morning.

IN PICTURES: OKI Data Australia partner event (+10 photos)

iasset.com is a channel management ecosystem that automates all major aspects of the entire sales, marketing and service process, including data tracking, integrated learning, knowledge management and product lifecycle management.

Show Comments