Remuneration and Benefits Analysts – These professionals are sought by businesses to assist with strategic insights and metrics into remuneration and compensation.
Employee Relations Specialists – Candidates with strong knowledge of employment legislation and enterprise agreement negotiation are needed to help organisations achieve a successful result in any employee relations or industrial relations issue.
Generalist HR Advisors – This remains an area of high demand since organisations want their HR team to be able to offer support across a variety of areas.
HR Analysts – Larger organisations are looking for these professionals in order to gain insights into their workforce trends.
Change Managers – Companies are looking for Change Managers who can advise on streamlining and creating efficiencies.
OHS Officers – Companies that are running behind in their knowledge are recruiting OHS Officers to get them up to speed with their legislative responsibilities.
Crewing Officer – These professionals are needed in Western Australia’s booming oil and gas industry.
ERMS Coordinators – Mobilisation of staff for major projects is fuelling this need in Western Australia.
Part-time HR Consultants – We have seen an increase in the number of employers recruiting high-level candidates in part-time roles such as two days per week, rather than a lower-level candidate in a full-time position.
Temporary and contract recruitment levels have been high. Employers are also trialling candidates in a temporary role before offering them a permanent position.
Candidate levels have increased in the mining and associated service sectors, as well as in construction, financial services and engineering.
Public sector employers have high expectations when they recruit, particularly around experience levels and assessment criteria. Often one tiny detail can put off an employer.
Candidates are increasingly becoming distressed about slow processes and roles being withdrawn as employers are not committing fully to the recruitment process. However now that the federal election has passed, we expect to see some certainty return to the public sector as budgets are allocated.