Slow start in the job market but picking up now with new roles – great news if you are happy to contract!

Although the economy is slow to recover (and December/January went into quiet mode as staff took leave) the past few weeks at Profiler Recruitment has been busy as it has been for many candidates. Right at the moment we are seeing new roles created in the HR space to support busy HR Directors and Managers. These roles are to help … Continue reading

Count down to Christmas – Roles are filled like Xmas stockings with an interesting observation

Everyone seems to be caught up with the mad rush to Christmas – unlike the year being relatively slower on the job front compared to other years. Not great news for SA and Vic with Holden pulling out of Australia – not a good Christmas present, raising issues around retraining, foreign investment and the future of products and services that can’t … Continue reading

Slow, yet steady clients with plans in the making

Organisations seem to be taking longer to make decisions about candidate fit before offering a role, they are running second interviews, psych testing, a third interview and then thinking maybe wait and see and not offering to any candidate on the short short list. This can be very frustrating for a job seeker but is reflective of these cautious times. … Continue reading

Quirky roles in the pipeline – pull your expertise together and get it ready to wheel out!

Despite school holidays across a number of states Profiler Recruitment has been busy this week across utilities, IT, not for profit sectors….roles have ranged from HR Consultants, Business Partners,  – actually a lot around the mid level HR generalist skill set. Payroll has also been in demand this week.  Marketing role requirements have been from high level marketing administration through to sales, marketing … Continue reading

Election is over – phones are ringing….

The phones have been ringing and there is the sound of ‘ping’ around the office as emails are coming in from clients asking for help and assistance. Clients are asking “do you have candidates with this type of skill set?”,  “if we were to do this work can you source these people in these states?”. Clients are in heavy planning … Continue reading

Election weary – everyone keen to get work happening after September 7

All quiet but everyone is election weary and keen to get moving after 7 September. Clients are planning to get organised. Marketing we have seen a sharp increase in retail operations, graphic design to support new marketing communications strategies and marketing coordination roles. Across HR, companies are gearing up with recruitment specific roles and needs for HR generalists (up to … Continue reading

Just in case you didnt make it to the AHRI National Conference in Sydney last week…

Here is a market update, what we discussed with many who stopped by our stand at the AHRI Conference last week at Darling Harbour- this week focussing on HR…. With unemployment climbing to 5.7% (July 2013), and a federal election looming,  it may appear that business isn’t in  great shape. What we are seeing at Profiler Recruitment is  lots of … Continue reading

Definite movement in the job market – is it because of Rudd?

Since Rudd stepped up there has been a definite movement in the job market – just wondering if that is because his leadership challenge cooincided with the end of financial year, when budgets have been approved and companies are building in confidence to get things moving. We have seen a real increase over the last month across Learning and Development … Continue reading

New Financial Year – How do you look?

I always feel somewhat like it is new year starting again when July 1 comes around. All the recruitment assignment and industry sector experience we have had over the last 12 months over a very volatile financial time will gear us up to help our clients and candidates over the next 12 months. It is also a good opportunity on a personal level … Continue reading

Productivity is the word, is the word…

I have been to a range of business briefings, luncheons, networking sessions recently where discussions have been about how to  get things moving in business, increase everyone’s salaries and opportunities and the word to achieve this seems to be to get productivity up. Productivity impacts a business’ cost of running, if productivity is slowed then things don’t get done – sales … Continue reading