0428 Anonymous

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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
Yes
Are you an Australian assessing authority for migration purposes?
No
Please select the industry your submission is in relation to. If required, you may select multiple industries.
Other Services
Do you have a particular regional interest? If required, you may select multiple regions.
New South Wales
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.

PKL has been a boutique specialist recruitment agency for over 25 years. We are very proud to have recently won The Optus Small Business Workplace of the Year Award 2017 highlighting our culture which is made up of employees from all different backgrounds, race, sex and nationalities. At PKL we give preference for Australian residents for reasons such as cost and local knowledge. However we have found the scarcity of experienced local consultants is at a peak and we have therefore had to resort to sponsoring experienced consultants from overseas. The cost has been far outweighed by the benefits through the employment of skilled, enthusiastic consultants that have contributed with industry knowledge, financially and to the overall company culture. We have found successful Australian consultants don’t move and are retained by their employers compounding the shortage of skilled consultants. We started our own academy traineeship to train and employ younger Australians at entry level but it has not replaced the need for mature qualified consultants. The recruitment industry has gone through massive changes and challenges over the past 10 years with the GFC, increased competition and introduction of online but has continued to contribute billions to the economy. In 2015/16 it was estimated the recruitment services industry consisted of almost 7,000 businesses, generated $11.2 billion in revenue and employed over 93,000 people with over 90% of organisations employing less than 75 people. Of these small and medium sized enterprises it is estimated 34% employees required a new 457 visa, and 25% required a 457-visa transfer. PKL acknowledges entry level varies across different recruitment agencies however the majority of PKL employees both Australian and 457 have degrees. There is a shortage of Aust employees who have this experience and are available to employ. Removal would be catastrophic we would not survive without our 457 recruitment consultant employees.

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.

121212 Flower Grower

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

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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