What Does 2019 Bring? | Weekly Wrap-Up

A short but extremely busy first week of the year. 2019 has started with gusto as we work with several clients who are keen to take advantage of quality candidates, many of whom are reconsidering their futures and choose this time to explore new opportunities. This annual trend tends to continue throughout January petering out once the kids go back to school and we all get into our regular routines. We had a number of candidates lined up for first round interviews this week, all of whom have either been offered or even started their new roles or have progressed to reference check stage. We are working on a number of perm briefs but have also experienced an up-swing in the demand for good reliable temporary professionals as well.

Will this be a continuing trend?

As to what 2019 is going to deliver with respect to the employment market is conjecture at this early stage but it is always interesting to investigate what sort of trends are being predicted. Beginning with the governments employment outlook for 5 years up until November 2019, where industries such as Health continues its upward growth trajectory, together with demand for professionals and community and personal service workers. Interestingly this report predicts a decline in demand for secretaries, something that we have experienced for several years in succession now as well as any lower skilled roles. There are many factors influencing those declines, including skills set shifts, technology and AI.  Given this report expires towards the end of this year may mean that the growing employment market is getting close to its peak.

Other reports predict a trend towards a virtual workforce. My personal favourite deals with recruitment marketing, employer branding and EVP. But this is not new, just growing in importance. Those organisations that ignore this will not attract the talent they want. Business News Daily spruik similar so-called changes but honestly these are all trends that have been going on for several years now and are not particularly new to 2019. Perhaps 2019 will be the year that many become aware of these trends for the first time. These so-called trends now shape the employment market. They are the new norm.

Let’s see what 2019 brings.

Until next week,

Susie Rogers

Current Permanent Roles:

  • Senior Bookkeeper
  • HR Business Partner
  • Junior Client Services Administrator
  • Client Services Administrator
  • Investor Administrator
  • Family Violence Team Leader
  • Senior Draftsperson
  • Sales Tech Support
  • HR Business Partner (6 Month Contract)
  • Executive Assistant

A Word From The Temp Desk:

Trying to anticipate what type of start you can expect in Temp as January unfolds… and having worked within the Recruitment Industry for a number of years I have learnt from experience that being prepared for anything is the best course of action. This in mind Matilda was well prepared with Temp Professionals on the Active Temp list ready for assignments at the last minute. This proved to be perfect as we have had a very busy start to 2019 in Temp. The days in between Christmas and New Year as well as the 3 working days meant that Rusher Rogers were able to present Temp ready Professionals.

May this be a perfect sign for the rest of 2019…

Mirleen Chinnery

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