Unemployment rate climbs to 6%
The unemployment rate in Australia rose to 6% in January from the previous year’s rate of 5.8% according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS).
So the jobs growth is not as strong as it looked a couple of months ago, however it is no as flat as the latest figures say it is.
ABS states that seasonally […]
Out with the old and in with the new
Surprisingly, many businesses and recruitment agencies are still relying on paper timesheets for their employees and contingent workforce. Manual timesheets are dated in today’s fast-paced digital world – it is about time you joined the rest of us online.
Here are some of the common criticisms of paper times and reasons why you […]
Working Holiday Visa Tax Residency Rules will Change from 1 July 2016
In the 2015–16 Budget the Government announced that it will change the tax residency rules of temporary working holiday makers from that of resident, to that of non-resident, from 1 July 2016.
Currently, those on Working Holiday visas may be treated as Australian tax residents if they meet the tax […]
Hays has released a list of the top talent trends for 2016 with input from recruitment experts who have studied how technology influences the landscape of recruitment.
The top 10 recruitment trends for 2016 are:
1. Growth of Contingent Workers: Engaging talent on long-term contracts will be a key trend in 2016 as organisations seek a flexible headcount. Organisations will also continue […]
Over the past year, Australia’s freelance market saw a surge of 370,000 workers – with a third of the national workforce now participating in contingent work.
A study by Upwork, an online freelancing platform found that 4.1 million people in Australia have done some form of freelance work in the past year.
Employers in Australia are embracing the growing casualisation of the […]