When looking to fill vacant positions, businesses want to hire the best possible candidate. Often this means that people with disability are overlooked in favour of those who may appear to be more fit and able.
About half of employers are planning to increase their workers’ salaries by up to six per cent, and nearly one in 10 are willing to consider a 10 per cent rise, according to the latest Hays annual salary guide.
Australia’s businesswomen are more positive about their business prospects and are more likely to be anticipating significant business growth in 2011 than their male counterparts, according to research conducted for the quarterly Sensis Business Index.
With Australia suffering from talent shortages in many industries and more competition for available qualified people, it is more important – but more difficult – than ever for employers to find the right talent to fill key positions.
The recently announced Federal Budget has delivered good news for trainees and apprentices, with $660 million to be spent on investment in skills and job creation, including 39 000 new training places for industries suffering skills shortages.