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Industry plea for big rise in skilled worker intake… ONE of the country’s most prominent business lobby groups says Australia needs to add an extra 30,000 immigrants to its annual intake to cover growing skills shortages. The Australian Industry Group is urging the federal government to increase the immigration intake from 190,000 this financial year […]

Employee turnover rates have fallen over the past five years and many employers expect them to fall further over the next 12 months, according to a report released yesterday. The average turnover rate was 13 per cent in 2012–13, down from 18.5 per cent recorded by a similar survey in 2008.The latest survey was conducted […]

Young professionals expect organisations to value their career and personal goals in equal measure, recognising them as time-poor individuals with many demanding roles, within and beyond their work life, says a new research report.The Young Professionals Research Report, released this week by the professional body Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia, revealed the key needs and […]

Australia’s unemployment rate remains at 5.7 per cent in July, according to seasonally adjusted figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today.The news will have been received with relief by the Federal Government in the midst of its election campaign, as the economy slows down from the mining boom.   The ABS reported […]