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The Hays Salary Guide released last week shows a misalignment between employee expectation and employer intention when it comes to wages. According to the report, based on a survey of approximately 3500 organisations, 65 per cent of technology employers are set to increase salaries in the next review. However, only

Freelance marketplace Fiverr’s Small Business Needs Index reveals that Australian entrepreneurs are in desperate need of ecommerce expertise. According to the index, demand for digital retail support saw the highest increase where “Shopify Experts” has seen a 176 per cent increase, followed by Business Name experts, up by 89 per

A recent report from the Committee for Economic Development in Australia (CEDA) shows that Australia is under-utilising the skills of permanent migrants. Despite the focus of Australia’s permanent migration programs on skilled work, we have yet to maximise the benefits of these skilled workers, with the report highlighting that nearly

Technology is a strong growth sector with an ever-increasing appetite for highly capable professionals. That’s especially true in a market like Australia where there are already significant skills shortages generally for technology jobs. As such the industry has a strong vested interest in swimming in the deepest talent pool available.

Australia needs 6.5 million extra digital workers by 2025, according to research by Amazon which forecasts the average current will need to develop seven new digital skills in that time to keep pace with technology changes. Without adding millions of newly skilled and reskilled digital workers Australia will miss out

An interactive mapping tool was launched today to track the state of the Australian cyber security job market in real time. Currently, the tool shows demand for cyber skills in Australia is far outstripping supply creating a “dangerous shortage” of local skills. CyberSeek launched Tuesday as a joint initiative between

One in four Australian organisations can’t find the necessary talent to implement their data solutions, significantly more than the global average, according to research from Accenture released today. Local companies have told Accenture the talent drought is holding back automation and agile work practices, with less than one in 20

$10 billion worth of economic growth in the technology, media and communications industries hinges on up-skilling tens of thousands of Australian technology workers, according to new analysis. A survey of over 1,000 Australians, across various age groups and employment levels by RMIT online and Deloitte Access Economics showed while many

Woolworths

Woolworths today announced a $50 million Future of Work Fund to train 60,000 staff over three years in digital, data analytics, machine learning and robotics in preparation for a wave of disruption across the supermarket sector. The supermarket giant — Australia’s largest private employer — says the training and an

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Most headlines on AI focus on self-driving cars, real-time translation, and facial recognition. However, the most immediate opportunity for Australian enterprises is using AI to dramatically upgrade their existing operations, says Gavin Whyte, CEO of Spalla AI. Apple is reportedly using AI within every division, from marketing and sales to