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- This submission has been made anonymously
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.
- Other Services
- 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.
Please outline the evidence or data that would support these occupations being added to the STSOL.
The industries in which we recruit to have experienced a prolonged and drastic undersupply of talent. This has meant that the role of a Recruitment Agency to assist in the identification, screening and engagement of additional staff has become critical to number of Australian businesses. A trend which we expect to see continue over the short and medium-term future.
We firmly believe that removing Recruitment Consultant from the STSOL will be detrimental to the continued growth of our business and impact our ability to service our clients who are also experiencing extreme skills shortages.
The Australian recruitment industry is experiencing an extreme undersupply of experienced Recruitment Consultants
We operate in highly competitive markets, and in order to keep up with the demand from our clients, it is necessary to expand our team. Although it is our preference to hire and train local talent and we do not aspire to engage overseas talent, we simply do not receive the level of interest and quality of applications locally, and therefore are forced to look further afield to fill key roles.
Further to this, as a small business of 23 staff, we do not have the capacity to train more than two Associate Consultants at any given time, as the time invested in training and development significantly impacts the ability of Managers to service their own clients.
The removal of Recruitment Consultant from the STSOL would likely further drive salary expectations of Recruitment Consultants to an unsustainable level.
We are invested in developing our workforce and are proudly committed to providing opportunities to Australians, however it’s imperative that we have the option to engage overseas talent to ensure the growth and continued survival of our business.
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)?