0213 HRO2 Research Pty Ltd

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Submitterʼs name
HRO2 Research Pty Ltd
Submitted on behalf of
Researcher or academic

About the submission

Is your organisation an Approved Sponsor for any of the following programs?
  • Temporary Work (Skilled) (Subclass 457) visa program
  • Employer Nomination Scheme (Subclass 186) visa program
  • Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (Subclass 187) visa program
  • Labour agreements
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Professional, Scientific and Technical
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.



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


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


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.

I am a specialist in employment data and analytics in Australia. I have been doing this since 1990 (Olivier Job Index used by RBA and others) and my business, HRO2 Research Pty Ltd, specialises in the measurement of job advertisement data.

We use data surveyed from over 4,000 employers, recruiters and job boards. The data is deduplicated and analysed using artificial intelligence into ANZSCO, ANZSIC codes and other fields. We have been doing this since 2012.

Our data shows that demand for Recruitment Consultants (223112) has experienced the greatest increase in demand of all human resource occupations in the last four years. The Index has risen from 100.00 in Nov 13 to 186.16 in Oct 17. The average rise across all HR occupations is 35.82%.

In Nov 13 Recruitment Consultants represented 14.0% of all HR job advertisements. The figure now is 19.2% (Oct 17).

Given that we now have near record unemployment (5.4% trend), record high employment, and an employment market that is only set to rise with continued economic growth, but increasingly challenged by a range of local and international developments it seems incomprehensible to be considering removing this occupation from the STSOL list.

If Australia is to maintain its competitive standing in global markets, leverage the opportunities presented to it and prosper then we need a highly flexible and effective market for talent. Recruitment Consultants, both internal and external, are pivotal to the sourcing of talent internationally and facilitating the souring and transfer of skills and the advancement of an individual's career.

Whilst there is a responsibility of Australian employers and recruiters to develop their teams using our local workforce it is imperative that they are also able to source fresh talent from overseas to meet increasing demand.

We implore you to NOT remove the Recruitment Consultant code from the STSOL list.

Should you require further information on our research please contact me.

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)?

Do you have any supporting material for your submission?
Yes (see attachments)

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