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Human Resources

January - March 2015

Hotspots

 

 

HR Advisors/HR Business PartnersSenior HR Advisors who specialise in employee relations and performance management are sought after. Demand is particularly high in the healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. Vacancies are on offer in both new organisations or in companies that have not had any internal HR support. These organisations also require HR Business Partners who are employed to enhance staff awareness of the HR function and engage with businesses to help them focus on business strategy.

 

Start up HR Managers and SME HR generalists Demand for HR specialists is increasing from SMEs as they are identifying the value of HR for commercial and cultural reasons and are now expanding. These companies need start up HR Managers to support business growth.

 

Learning & Development Managers – As new HR strategies, training programs and projects continue to be rolled out, demand for L&D and e-learning experts is strong. The need for companies to engage current employees and retain them continues.  

 

Change Managers – The introduction of new policies, legislation and programs has fuelled demand for experienced Change Managers to ensure there is a positive impact on a company’s people and culture.

 

Training Coordinators – In the public sector Training Coordinators who are focused on apprenticeship and diploma level qualifications are in demand.

 

Instructional Designers – Strong Instructional Designers are needed to create training programs as well as prepare new legislation. Candidates who have worked in large, complex organisations creating user friendly induction manuals and learning materials are highly sought. 

 

Trends

 

New permanent HR advisory roles have been created to support the needs of coaching Line Managers as companies adapt to the Fair Work Act. Also, businesses are becoming more focused on performance management as a long-term commercial goal. There has been a significant increase in start-up roles as more SME businesses are realising the value of HR to their business.  

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