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Candidate sentiment has changed: here’s what Allied Health employers need to know about attracting and retaining employees

The Healthcare and Medical industry is one of Australia’s largest, fastest-growing sectors. Employing over 14% of the country’s population, it is the second largest industry in the nation’s workforce. Underpinning its growth are key drivers, including the significant impact of Covid-19, recommendations from the Royal Commission into Aged Care and an ageing population. It’s safe to say that over the…

How to avoid organisational factors resulting in healthcare employee burnout

Employee burnout has become a point of discussion within workplaces over the last few years, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) declaring burnout an “occupational phenomenon” in 2019. Research suggests that healthcare workers have always been more susceptible to burnout due to the nature of their work, however this appears to have been exacerbated by…

How healthcare employers can attract allied health professionals

Every industry will experience periods when employing people can be particularly challenging, whether that be due to a skills shortage or increased growth and demand. With the employment landscape significantly altered by the pandemic, this has further exacerbated existing shortages in the healthcare sector. According to SEEK’s October 2020 data, Healthcare and Medical is one…

Healthcare still in high demand with job ads on the rise

When coronavirus reached Australia, it had a sweeping and widespread ramifications on the job market, with many employees being made redundant, businesses shutting down or reducing staff hours. But it was a time that saw the country’s healthcare sector increasingly busy. This is unlikely to come as a shock to many, with Australia’s healthcare sector…

What the 2020-21 budget means for Australia’s health sector

On 6 October, the Morrison government delivered its 2020-21 budget in the wake of the health, social and economic devastation of the coronavirus pandemic. And with the nation grappling with the biggest health crisis in a century, it is fair to say that the health sector has been one of the hardest hit during this…