As Australia’s economy is bouncing back, with several industrial and mining projects emerging, the demand for a skilled workforce has drastically increased.
However, due to the current COVID-19 situation in the country, the government has implemented border lockdowns and international travel restrictions. It has caused the decline in the migration of workers from other states and countries, which resulted in the current skills shortage problem.
According to the latest data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27% of employers have difficulty finding staff to fill jobs. There are also 19% of businesses lacking enough staff to run the company effectively.
Occupations greatly affected by this shortage are Trade and Technical workers, Managers, Professionals, Machinery Operators, Community, and Personal Service Workers. In addition to this, there is also a projected demand for ICT Project Managers and Developer Programmers.
COVID-19 is here to stay. It is the reality that we have to accept, whereas business enterprises need to adapt. Business owners need to find a way to sustain their business so they can prevent further disruptions.
Managing a business is already hard enough. Adding to that burden is acquiring a skilled and talented workforce that is currently not available locally.
This pandemic might be what businesses needed to push even further to address these unprecedented changes for the better. The time is now to rethink the way we do business. It might be the best time to embrace this widespread digital transformation.
Businesses need to build resilience, adaptability and have the ability to react instantly to technological and economic changes to stay competitive in the industry. Recruiting practices should be re-evaluated and see which skills need shifting to remote work. A diversified workforce also plays essentially towards the growth of the business.
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