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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.
- New South Wales
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.
Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the STSOL.
- FY15/16 32% yr on yr growth, FY16/17 4% yr on yr growth, Q1 FY17/18 47% yr on yr growth
In FY15/16 we added 8 recruitment consultant positions, 4 of which had previous experience. Thus far in FY16/17 we added 2 recruitment consultants, 1 had experience. Those without experience we trained from scratch. Our team are over full capacity. We have 6 open positions, not including 2 experienced people currently awaiting sponsorship.
Our preference is to hire Citizens/Permanent Residents; its more commercial (no sponsorship/legal fees and less likely to leave the country). We are unable to source from this pool alone. We train people without skills into recruitment on a regular basis. Since June 2015 we’ve hired 10 Australians into our business, 6 had no recruitment experience and were trained by us. With the rate of growth we are experiencing, the lack of candidates available to us & the time it takes (over 12 months) to skill someone up, it is not feasible to use this as our only recruitment method. A recent recruitment consultant role had 19 applications; none of which were even suitable for interview.
Recruitment consultants require an unusual combination of skills, not easily found together: business development, research & investigation, relationship building, customer service, discipline & analytical skills, target driven, fast-paced, compliance focused, excellent writing & verbal communication skills, strong numerical ability. There is no current degree/externally credited training programme so we bear the cost.
The impact of this proposed change would be significant. Our ability to work on over 200 jobs each month would be at risk. Our clients' businesses would be impeded in their growth through lack of support in finding the right staff. Our own business would be incapable of maintaining its level of growth and contribution to the economy.
We do not support the proposed change.
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)?