The volume of HR roles has significantly increased over the past few months in Queensland. Demand is mixed across permanent and contract roles, with five key sectors driving demand: utilities, with transformation in water and energy industries; health and aged care; education; mining and resources; and retail, with the creation of several new roles and more flexibility in salaries.
Where are the skills gaps?
We’ve seen a huge increase in demand for candidates with strong experience in employee relations and the advisor space. The employee relations realm, in particular, is experiencing a skills shortage with huge demand from businesses.
What salaries are we looking at?
Due to these skills shortages, we have seen employers being more open to meeting the market on salaries over the past six months, offering an additional $5-$15k to secure outstanding talent. Talent acquisition professionals can expect to attract around $80-$100k.
Challenges and opportunities
The Human Resources function is shifting. As businesses transform and become more global, the focus on HR professionals who can influence and problem solve across a matrixed organisation grows. New technologies and continued demand for new employee data mean that candidates with strong technical and analytical skills are highly valued, especially in a business partnering context.