IT, health staff shortages
THE skills shortage is one of 10 talent trends that will affect the recruitment landscape in 2013, Hays reveals.
The recruitment firm says high-skilled professionals in specific sectors, such as healthcare and accountancy, remain in short supply so far this year.
Shortages of good quality candidates in IT remain, with particular demand for skilled software developers and candidates involved in IT infrastructure.
It says the number of IT graduates in Australia has dropped by 5.3 per cent in the past five years, which is exacerbating the shortage of staff.
Some mining and resources staff are required, despite a downturn in the sector.