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Considerations for your 2022 hiring strategy

Despite hopes it would be different, 2021 has posed many of the same challenges for organisations as last year: continued restrictions, persisting uncertainty, managing hybrid workforces and closed borders. What was perhaps not quite so expected, however, was the turbulent effect the pandemic had on the job market that has resulted in a current candidate shortage across such a diverse range of roles that is expected to continue.   Data from the Australian…

Vaccine mandates: what employers need to know

Though a higher percentage of COVID vaccinations means easing restrictions, workplaces reopening and a hopeful return to economic stability, employers are now forced to grapple with a new range of tough questions and decisions: does an employee have to be vaccinated to enter the workplace? Can, or indeed should, an employer make it compulsory for…

Automotive talent is scarce: here’s what employers can do

With technology, business-model, and consumer-preference disruptions affecting Australia’s automotive industry, it is becoming increasingly important for automotive employers to source and secure talent with the technical skills and experience to help catapult our OEMs and suppliers into the era of connectivity, electric vehicles and autonomy.  But finding employees with the technical prowess and experience to help do this is easier said than done.…

Has covid stalled organisational sustainability, or progressed it?

Climate change is a hot topic right now, with the Australian Federal Government announcing its plan to achieve net zero emissions by 2050 last month. Despite this announcement however, Australia has received harsh criticism for its “hollow” promises and has been labelled as “the rich world’s weakest link at Cop26”.   However, while government of course plays a major role in implementing the strategies that will lower emissions and achieve net-zero, a sustainable…

Trust in science grows: what this means for Australia’s scientific employers

With vaccines, virus variants and COVID clusters dominating the news, science may have never before had such a high profile than in the last two years. With Australia carefully watching politicians’ announcements regarding lockdowns, vaccine mandates and restrictions, state and federal leaders are turning to scientific professionals for guidance.   Scientific researchers, medical professionals and epidemiologists have suddenly been catapulted into the spotlight, with many amassing hundreds…