0189 Dionne Sharp

General information

Submitterʼs name
Dionne Sharp
Submitted on behalf of
Individual

About the submission

Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Other Services
Professional, Scientific and Technical
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
Western Australia
New South Wales
Queensland
Victoria

Responses

1. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Yes

What occupations should be added to the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved from the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) to the MLTSSL.

223112 Recruitment Consultant

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the MLTSSL.

The proposal to remove recruitment consultants from the Strategic Skilled Occupation List (SSOL) could have far-reaching and detrimental impacts on the recruitment sector, undermining our ability to stay competitive in a global marketplace.
I have been a director of Talentpath Recruitment since 2007 and am calling on the Department of Education to keep recruitment consultants on the SSOL for 2018.
The removal of recruitment consultants will impact international candidates who have applied, and are being considered, for positions within Australia’s recruitment sector under the 457 Visa program.
This will immediately impact the employment status of 2 of our candidates for positions. No doubt there are others who will struggle with the same issues should recruitment consultant be removed from the SSOL.
It is the policy of our sector to promote the employment of Australians over international candidates where possible. However, it is not always possible to find local candidates with the specific and highly specialised skill-sets needed for some areas within recruitment.
We are sometimes seek overseas candidates to fulfil very specific roles. Removing our option to do this will have immediate negative consequences on a great number of individuals and companies within the recruitment sector.
This is particularly true for recruitment organisations who fill positions in emerging industries which have been successfully trialled overseas.
If recruitment consultants are removed from the SSOL, the ability of Australia’s economy to compete in a global marketplace will be compromised.
Competition for top candidates is fierce and with our candidate base now covering the world, it is imperative Australia’s recruitment sector can draw on the expertise of staff from overseas.
We urge the Government to re-consider removing recruitment consultants from the SSOL to ensure Australia’s recruitment sector and those it supports can compete globally with the best talent they can source.

2. Do you consider that occupations need to be added to the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

Yes

What occupations do you recommend should be added to the STSOL?

Please also include occupations that you propose should be moved be moved from the MLTSSL to the STSOL.

223112 Recruitment Consultant

Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the STSOL.

The proposal to remove recruitment consultants from the Strategic Skilled Occupation List (SSOL) could have far-reaching and detrimental impacts on the recruitment sector, undermining our ability to stay competitive in a global marketplace.
I have been a director of Talentpath Recruitment since 2007 and am calling on the Department of Education to keep recruitment consultants on the SSOL for 2018.
The removal of recruitment consultants will impact international candidates who have applied, and are being considered, for positions within Australia’s recruitment sector under the 457 Visa program.
This will immediately impact the employment status of 2 of our candidates for positions. No doubt there are others who will struggle with the same issues should recruitment consultant be removed from the SSOL.
It is the policy of our sector to promote the employment of Australians over international candidates where possible. However, it is not always possible to find local candidates with the specific and highly specialised skill-sets needed for some areas within recruitment.
We are sometimes seek overseas candidates to fulfil very specific roles. Removing our option to do this will have immediate negative consequences on a great number of individuals and companies within the recruitment sector.
This is particularly true for recruitment organisations who fill positions in emerging industries which have been successfully trialled overseas.
If recruitment consultants are removed from the SSOL, the ability of Australia’s economy to compete in a global marketplace will be compromised.
Competition for top candidates is fierce and with our candidate base now covering the world, it is imperative Australia’s recruitment sector can draw on the expertise of staff from overseas.
We urge the Government to re-consider removing recruitment consultants from the SSOL to ensure Australia’s recruitment sector and those it supports can compete globally with the best talent they can source.

3. Do you consider that occupations need to be removed from the Medium and Long Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSSL) or the Short Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)?

No
Do you have any supporting material for your submission?
No

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