Recruitment: Ag job ads down, but more candidates looking

Sheep Central November 17, 2023

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The latest SEEK employment trends data for the Australian agriculture sector, shows that job ads have decreased by 9.6 percent across all categories except conservation, parks and wildlife, compared to last year.

However, applications are up, compared to the five-year average. About 78pc of candidates are currently actively looking or monitoring the market, the highest level in four years.

Even though candidate supply is high compared to the five-year average, hirer demand is also high. This suggests that the Australian talent market remains competitive. This is especially true in the eastern and southern regions of Australia where more hirers are facing candidate shortages.

SEEK also revealed that the main motivators for candidates to look for a new job are:

  • Not being paid enough in their current role.
  • Looking for a fresh start.
  • Not receiving a pay rise this year.

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For employers, it’s now more important than ever to offer competitive salaries and benefits in order to attract and retain top talent, Dr Belinda Chung from specialist recruiter, Agricultural Appointments says.

Employers may also want to consider offering flexibility and remote work options, as these are increasingly important to candidates.

Here are some tips for employers in a talent-short market:

  • Offer competitive salaries and benefits
  • Be flexible and offer remote work options
  • Make your job postings stand out
  • Be responsive to candidates
  • Have a clear and efficient hiring process.

For candidates, here are some tips for landing your dream job:

  • Update your resume and cover letter
  • Tailor your resume and cover letter to each job you apply for
  • Network with people in your field
  • Practice your interview skills
  • Be prepared to negotiate your salary.

The Australian talent shortage is likely to continue for some time, so it’s important for both employers and candidates to be prepared.

By following these tips, stakeholders can increase their chances of success in the job market.


Source: Agricultural Appointments







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