Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – July 2016

There was no shortage of reasons for employers to feel pensive over the past quarter, with a federal election and Brexit. Despite this, in our experience, employers kept hiring & investing. We’ve also noticed several of our good medium sized clients taking steps to offer their products & services internationally for the first time, taking […]

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Why you should give thanks to an engineer you know today

Author Ronelle Richards from Smartcompany Today is Global Day of the Engineer and Australians are being asked to thank an engineer for their contributions. People have taken to Instagram to thank engineers for things like mobile phones, Google and Wi-Fi.

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – January 2016

Whether it’s coincidental or not, from the moment Malcolm Turnbull became Prime Minister in September, hiring activity accelerated dramatically. The trend has continued into this year and January was not its usual slow-starting month. Our main markets are Victoria & NSW and these states topped the current Commsec “State of the States” report on economic […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – October 2015

The first quarter of the new financial year has been considerably stronger in our core recruitment markets than the corresponding period a year earlier. Of particular strength are software engineering, commercial & multi-story residential construction in Sydney and pockets of manufacturing such as food. The incoming Turnbull government appears to have had a positive effect […]

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The future of technology for innovation-driven economies

Author Siemens for Australian Mining We are moving into the early stages of the fourth industrial revolution, but what is driving this change? A recent report by ARC Strategies said innovation-driven economies will remain the source of the most advanced and complex products, materials, and solutions.

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Engineers Switch Focus as Market Transition Ramps Up

Author Andrew Heaton from Sourceable Engineers in Australia are largely shifting focus as resource construction work dries up and opportunities emerge in sectors like apartment building and transport.

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment Market Commentary – July 2015

Hiring seems to have emerged from an extended period of patchiness after the GFC where one strong quarter would be followed by a weak quarter. Over the past year, our company recruited 20% more employees for our clients than the previous year, split almost equally between permanent and on-hired (contract/temporary/casual) roles. Putting aside the resources […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary October 2014

This past quarter has been the most buoyant that we have encountered over the past few years. Existing clients have been faring well and we have also encountered a solid stream of new client enquiry. We are easily experiencing more enquiry coming from Sydney than any other city and this is backed up by Commsec’s […]

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The Future of Professional Development: Online, Free, and Just-in-Time

by Jeff S. from LinkedIn As we celebrate Labor Day this week, it’s a time when many of us take stock of our work, our careers, and what changes we might want to make in the coming year. Indeed, at some point in our lifetime we all have confronted—or will confront—a career change, a new […]

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Technical & Engineering Recruitment – Market Commentary July 2014

We slowly appear to be emerging from the gloom cast over hiring confidence by the federal budget process, although demand is still very uneven. Companies associated with residential construction and parts of technology have been the stand-out sectors. As always, there are exceptions in any industry and those companies which are more innovative are recruiting […]

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