The demand for knowledge workers is increasing across Australia, according to a new report released by recruitment experts Hays.
Of the new jobs added to the latest Hays Quarterly Report of skills in demand (for October to December 2016), the recruiter says “almost all” require knowledge workers particularly those who are technologically savvy.
“The biggest hiring trend this quarter is the growing number of knowledge-intensive jobs that are now on offer and for which suitably skilled, experienced and educated candidates are in short supply,” says Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand.
“These include roles for analysts, architects, teachers, nurses and lawyers, all of which require highly-skilled professionals who perform non-routine jobs. Layer this with the ever-increasing need for technology and digital skills across a broad spectrum of professions and industries it’s no wonder the talent pool is tight” he added.
Candidates with these skills are known as ‘knowledge workers’ because they require a large amount of knowledge to succeed in the role. They are highly skilled and experienced and use their extensive technical expertise to think of the right solution to the issue at hand.
The latest Hays Global Skills Index, found that there is a widening talent mismatch in Australia between the skills candidates possess and those employers require.
According to the Hays Quarterly Report, the latest hiring hotspots for knowledge workers include:
– Business Performance Analysts
– Systems Accountants
– Highly-skilled Financial Accountants and qualified Management Accountants
– Commercial Analysts
– Supervisors and Assistant Managers in business services
– Interior Designers
– Senior Architects
– Investment Strategists
– Financial Planners
– Mathematics Teachers and Science Teachers
– Physiotherapists and Psychologists
– Experienced Personal Care Assistants (PCAs) and Senior Managers
– Experienced Endorsed Enrolled Nurses
– Clinical Research Associates
– Commercial Property, Construction and Planning & Environment Lawyers (specifically in Eastern Australia)
– Corporate and Commercial Lawyers
– Senior Banking, Finance and Restructuring Lawyers
– Maintenance and Production Planners
– ICT Procurement Specialists
– Change Analysts
– Data Analysts
– CRM and Marketing Automation professionals
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Article published 6th October 2016