One-third of Australian jobseekers make a decision about a job within the first five minutes – or even sooner – according to independent research commissioned by specialist recruiter Robert Half. However, even after making a fast decision and landing the job, 88% say they would consider leaving a job within their first month, the research reveals.
Four in five jobseekers have or plan to adapt their CV and online profiles for initial screening by an algorithm, according to recruiting experts Hays.
A report released by Sunsuper, one of Australia’s largest superannuation funds, has found that more than two thirds (68%) of Australian workers don’t feel in control at work and more than half (54%) feel stressed at least weekly.
In the global rankings of eight countries, Australia ranks second best (52.4) , only second to the Netherlands (55.9), followed by the UK (52.0), USA (51.5) and Belgium (48.9). Germany tops the list as the country where employees are most stressed (47.6).
Almost three-quarters (73%) of Australian workers would like a job offering flexible work practices, with career progression opportunities (72%) and ongoing learning & development (59%) also important when job searching, according to a survey by recruiting experts Hays conducted for the annual Hays Salary Guide.