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Beyond the GFC: Hiring expectations hitting new lows

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HC Online | 25 Sep 2013, 12:00 AM Agree 0
New research has shown hiring expectations are heading to lows not seen since the GFC, as employers look to “shrink their way to success”.
  • Driller | 25 Sep 2013, 05:21 PM Agree 0
    Tasmania? Northern Territory? Or will their figures spoil your overall illusion?
  • Andrew Aston | 26 Sep 2013, 10:33 AM Agree 0
    Those statistics surprise me.

    Yes, our recruiters are definitely seeing some companies re-shaping their teams (i.e. not increasing their teams). They are trimming underperformers and replacing them with higher perfromers, etc.

    But we are also experiencing unprecedented amounts of inbound enquiries from new clients. Three times more than we have seen over the past few years. Especially in areas like Sales, Marketing and Business Support.

    We believe the job market has actually turned in a positive direction; it may just take a few months for this to reflect in industry surveys and statistics. We'll see.
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