0411 Anonymous

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Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Rental, Hiring and Real Estate Services
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National

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.

I am a degree educated Recruitment Consultant with almost 6 years agency experience; the last 4 of which have been with Barton Mills Recruitment in Sydney. Over the last two years, my employers have found that 25% of our placements have been 457 visa transfers, 34% new 457 visas and 41% were visa free (Australian Citizen, PR or Defacto Visa).

Without a 457 visa I would not have been able to address the national skill shortage we have in Australia. I specifically focus on placing recruiters into the IT and Digital Sectors. This can best be described as one of the most candidate short market in Rec2Rec. If Recruitment Consultant were on the MLTSSL it would be possible for me to continue addressing the skills shortage.

Over the last 4 years I have contributed over $1.4M in revenue on behalf of Barton Mills Recruitment. A review of my placements, saw that over 55% of placements included new 457 visa, 457 visa transfer or placing consultants that at some time required a 457 visa i.e. now on Permanent Residency.

The economical effect of removing a layer of proven, experienced consultants (who actually want to be in recruitment) from the Australian industry just because of their geographical background would be a major detriment to the wider economy. By basically eliminating a talent pool that knows what they're doing, Australia runs the risk of taking a big step backwards in terms of productivity and innovation.

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.

I firmly believe that "Recruitment Consultant" as a category belongs on the MLTSSL List. However, as per my evidence and data from the previous page, Recruitment Consultant deserves it's place and it's own recognition even if this means only on the STSOL list. We are not just a sub-category or HR module; we are a multi-million dollar, relationship focused industry that helps facilitate the growth, innovation and direction of the wider economy.

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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