Australia’s ageing population is resulting in more older workers seeking employment in the IT industry. Organisations that take advantage of this trend and engage older workers could gain a competitive edge over other businesses. Furthermore, focusing on candidates and ensuring you understand the skills and experience they offer takes time. For recruiters, investing in solutions that foster operational efficiency can help manage administrative tasks so that candidates can remain the focus.  Age discrimination in the recruitment process As many are aware, Australia’s ageing population is resulting in the nation moving increasingly towards an older workforce. For the IT industry, this can give organisations . . .

Regardless of the size of your business, cash flow is a constant headache that needs to be addressed. Without a consistent stream of revenue, enterprises can’t commit to any form of business expansion, making it harder to remain competitive. The bulk of cash flow comes from debtors, either individuals or other businesses purchasing your goods or services. As such, the faster that these parties pay what they owe, the more scope your business has to invest in future expansion. Dun & Bradstreet’s latest Trade Payments Analysis found that invoice payment times have dramatically plummeted in recent months. Record payment times recorded . . .

With many media reports discussing IT skill shortages, it is easy to believe that the industry isn’t growing as well as it could. However, according to recent statistics from the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA), Australia’s IT employment market is both mature and stable. This suggests that the future could be significantly brighter for IT contractors and those seeking their services. Every quarter, ITCRA analyses employment trends from a number of different sources around the industry. Whether this is ITCRA’s own members, job advertisements from SEEK or data from BurningGlass, this type of information paints an interesting picture of . . .

If the statistics released as part of the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) are to be believed, IT temps and contractors in the UK are set for a period of high demand. Each month, the REC interviews 600 employers up and down the UK to analyse the state of the IT recruitment world. With this industry one of the fastest growing globally, it is often the case that trends we see in the UK will soon be reflected in similar economies like Australia. As such, businesses, recruiters and contractors should keep abreast of these changes as they occur. In . . .

It is easy to say that technology has changed our lives for the better. We now have access to world-leading medical technology; mobile connectivity allows us to communicate from almost anywhere and students are learning code at high school. As the National Broadband Network continues to take shape, NBN and KPMG Demographics have offered insight in the future and analysed how fast internet could change the nature of the Australian workforce. As technology, and in particular the internet, grows it is inevitable that skills sets will change, making it important that businesses, recruiters and candidates themselves understand what is in-demand. Author of the Super connected jobs report, demographer . . .

We now live in an age where almost everything has a digital alternative. Tagging onto the bus without cash on the way to work is the norm and almost everyone conducts their banking on the internet. For businesses, the digital age represents an opportunity to adopt new technology and take advantage of the inherent productivity and financial benefits. This was confirmed in a recent report titled B2B Payments: 2015 Australia and New Zealand Research published by Deloitte Australia. Surveying 150 medium and large businesses in both Australia and New Zealand, Deloitte focussed on the role of digital payments and invoicing. According to the . . .

As the UK economy continues to improve after a long period of slow growth, it is IT contractors that could see some of the benefits. With business confidence on the rise, hiring intentions are also growing and enhancing the potential for candidates in the near future. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s (REC) monthly JobsOutlook report of 600 employers, close to three-quarters (74 per cent) of UK businesses are considering new hiring staff as 2015 draws to a close.  For those who have been following UK employment trends, this is well higher than the 62 per cent (May) and 63 per cent (June) recorded over . . .

Employees and professional contractors alike are at the cornerstone of the Australian economy and therefore should be well protected under workplace relations framework. However, according to a draft report from the Productivity Commission, current laws aren’t going far enough to protect these employees and offer greater flexibility.  As part of this report, released in early August, the commission has made a number of recommendations that would support employees and contractors moving forward. This included creating tighter frameworks around contracting and labour hire, clearer legislation around employees taking public holidays and reducing the red tape around unfair dismissal cases. Australian Chamber of Commerce . . .

It comes as no surprise that the Australian IT industry is still wading its way through a seemingly impassable skill shortage. While this is slowing progress in some sectors, there is a silver lining – the increase in women working in technology. The IT industry has long been a domain for men with few opportunities for skilled and qualified women. However, according to recruitment firm Robert Half, changes are afoot. As part of its Women in IT survey, Robert Half revealed insight from 900 chief technology officers and chief information officers. These representatives came from across the world, including Australia. Division . . .

Given the demand for contract and permanent ICT staff, it should come as no surprise that there is always movement in these industries.  In fact, the second quarter of 2015 was no different, according to statistics from the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association’s (ITCRA) ICT Employment Trends Report. Buyer’s market Across recent quarters, the ICT contractor market has been beneficial to both professionals and businesses. This unpredictability continued this quarter with the discovery that the number of days needed to place contractors decreased over the last three months. “Our ‘days to place’ data is a measure of demand and supply. Victoria . . .

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