Gold winner: Sugarman
Silver winner: Hudson
Bronze Winner: 
Healthcare Australia

Australia’s healthcare and medical industry – which includes vital roles such as doctors, nurses, dentists, dieticians, physiotherapists and pharmacists – is the nation’s largest employment sector, accounting for more than 11% of total employment.

The sector faces unique challenges. As highlighted in the federal government’s 2015 Intergenerational Report, health expenditure per person is projected to more than double over the next 40 years and demand for nursing roles is also expected to grow in line with our ageing population. Meanwhile, key healthcare occupations, such as physiotherapy, remain on the list of occupational skill shortages in Australia.

Overall, it appears that employers are hiring in the healthcare and medical sector too. In mid-2016 SEEK reported an 11% year-on-year increase in job ads.

Our Gold winner, Sugarman, is a specialist in this area, filling countless roles across the broad spectrum of the medical and healthcare professions. The agency has this motto: you care for others, we care for you.

Here’s what one respondent had to say about Sugarman’s services: “Working with Jasmin Ammoun from Sugarman in WA, she goes above and beyond but is not pushy like other recruiters can be. She understands our budget restrictions being a not for profit and knows that we will approach her if we need assistance to recruit a tricky role. Jasmin also worked with me to establish a preferred supplier agreement with Sugarman that we use nationally and has seen a reduction in our placement fees.”