Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – April 2020

Overview

Much has changed since our last commentary in January. Bushfires were finally extinguished but then a dramatic change with the COVID-19 pandemic with resulting social distancing, self isolations and lockdowns. From a duty of care perspective we have been extremely busy ensuring that our ~400 on-hired employees and all our internal staff were safe and supported. We have been working remotely since mid March and have adjusted with zoom, facetime etc. becoming important elements in order for us to stay connected and productive. Our clients are doing likewise and there are pockets that are still hiring – healthcare, FMCG, parts of IT, call centres etc. Another phenomenon we have seen is manufacturing companies changing tack and showing resilience by changing their product mix to one that matches the current health needs. Demonstrating agility and nimbleness are qualities that are shining brightly. We continue to place quality engineers in interesting positions, albeit at a much reduced rate. We are also taking advantage of the current opportunity to update our database so when normal economic conditions return we are ready to quickly fill our clients’ assignments. Should your circumstances have changed, we would encourage you to contact us so we can try and help you. And even if your status hasn’t changed, please feel free to contact us should you require any assistance with potential repositioning and/or developing your career. We encourage you all to stay positive, adaptable, connected and together we will get through this. 

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A Space Nerd Gets His Geek On or What Apollo 13 Taught Me About This Corona Crisis

The current coronavirus crisis is a reminder of another one that happened nearly 50 years ago with humans isolated and in need of rescuing.

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Hygiene practices at work

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The Australia Wide Personnel Group gains StaffSure Certification

The Australia Wide Personnel Group has completed an audit against the StaffSure Standard and have been granted StaffSure Certification.

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The Australia Wide Personnel Group gains a Victorian Labour Hire Licence

The Australia Wide Personnel Group is pleased to announce that we’ve been successful in obtaining a Victorian Labour Hire Licence.

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – January 2020

General Commentary

2019 has concluded with still great opportunities and many varied interesting roles across all of our sectors – Software/Firmware/Hardware Engineers, Vice President of Engineering, Data Scientists, Principal Structural Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Production Engineers, Senior Fire Engineers, Quality Managers, HVAC Engineers, Draftspersons, Project Managers, Contract Managers and many more! Required locations are currently mainly the east coast capital cities plus regional centres such as the lovely Latrobe Valley.

An interesting article is the following link where LinkedIn have published its latest emerging jobs for Australia which are very much in alignment with our current vacancies:-https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6621261829375164416/

Should you be interested or know anyone that you wish to refer us to, please do not hesitate to let us know. All of our current vacancies are on the following link:- https://www.jobs.australiawide.com.au/advancedsearch.aspx

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Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary – October 2019

The engineering recruitment market continues to be volatile although there are some areas such as technology and building services where lots of interesting opportunities abound, albeit the roles are often quite challenging to fill!! Other areas such as manufacturing and operations still present opportunities although volumes are less than at the same time last year. In uncertain economic times, we often see the number of contractor roles increasing in lieu of permanent positions, due to headcount freezes for example, and we are well equipped and positioned to help both candidates and clients with short to long term contractor assignments. Another interesting phenomenon we continue to see is the ongoing search for diversity and balance within workplaces, which in turn creates extra opportunities for all. In these unpredictable times where GDP growth is low, we are delighted to have increased the bench strength of our technology recruitment team with Andy Licht recently joining the team. So please do not hesitate to contact us anytime with any of your engineering career or recruitment requirements and our dedicated and experienced group will be delighted to help. 

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Callum’s Story #LoveYourWork

Supplementing his income with agency work while studying civil engineering at uni, helped Callum get a foot in the door in his chosen profession.

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Renovations Completed

We’ve just completed the renovation of our Mount Waverley offices. Thanks to our staff for their patience & having an open mind to change, and to our landlord for funding the reno. 

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Australia Wide’s 40th Birthday

Celebrating Australia Wide’s 40th birthday last Friday with the people who make it happen – our staff and our families.

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