The domestic and international business climate has become more complex in 2023 as inflation has gripped developed economies and seen higher interest rates to slow the pace of activity.

At the same time, the geopolitical environment has become more unstable and resulted in steep increases in prices for many materials and commodities,  as well as serious supply disruption.

Across the board, the sustained period of steady, positive economic improvement of recent decades has been punctuated by a series of jarring global events. Australia and New Zealand have both been impacted by these developments. Both countries are experiencing a significant slowdown in their economies as central banks try to eliminate the inflationary outbreak.

Organisations of all types are grappling with this rapidly changing outlook, while at the same time preparing for a host of changing government policy priorities in areas as diverse as manufacturing, defence, and care sectors.

Securing the talent to meet vital skills and workforce needs remains one of the biggest business challenges in both Australia and New Zealand. In this environment, it is more important than ever for businesses to have the most up-to-date and authoritative information to assist their decision-making.

This comprehensive guide has become a valued and indispensable tool for those wishing to understand the movement of wages and salaries across a range of occupations and positions in both Australia and New Zealand. The Salary Guide compiles accurate information on wages and salaries from our experts in the field across key industry sectors. It includes a comprehensive analysis of the state of the economy in both countries, across states, territories, and regions, and a snapshot of the forces that are at play in each of the industry sectors in which we operate.

The 2023-24 Programmed Salary Guide is designed to provide business managers with the data, insights and information that will help inform the critical recruitment decisions that will be more important than ever in such rapidly changing circumstances.

We know that the need for reliable salary information is especially important in this period of labour scarcity. This document serves as a valuable resource in guiding your organisation in making critical decisions and building the workforce for the present, and the future.

Building agility with a contingent workforce

Our latest report shows that the Contingent Workforce will play an even more critical role for businesses in the way forward.

Comprising the results of 1,112 employers from 12 markets across the Asia Pacific region – Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam, who provided their opinion about Contingent Workforce through our survey. 

The report highlights the trends, reasons, methods, and management of the adoption of a Contingent Workforce within APAC during and after the effects of Covid-19 pandemic. 

From job seekers to career movers – what will employees prioritise in 2021?

Our 2021 Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Workforce Insights Report will help supports HR leaders in understanding how employees see the current context and where they see themselves in the next 12 months.

As Australia and New Zealand emerge from recession and look towards the future, employees are starting to plan their professional prospects in an environment that has changed forever.

The pandemic has impacted people’s priorities in the way they approach their career progression, education and relationship with their current employer.

Companies and employees adapted quickly to the ‘new normal’ in 2020 but it seems that the post-pandemic recovery will bring more changes to workplaces across several industries.

What will employees prioritise in 2021?

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In Focus: Happiness at Work Index

What Drives Happiness at Work?

As the world returns to a ‘new normal’, it is even more vital for employers to maintain a strong relationship and connection with their workforce. Employees will play a big role in determining business success beyond the post-crisis recovery period. Their happiness must continue to be a key point of consideration for companies. 

Our 2020 Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) Workforce Insights supports HR leaders in making the case to their businesses on the need to create a happy workforce and demonstrates the importance of employee happiness to a company’s productivity and success. 

In this report, we explore the current level of happiness in the workforce, the factors driving happiness at work, how employers should re-evaluate their benefits package and the importance of employers taking into consideration their employees’ needs.

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