Technology has been the catalyst for growth across the Asia-Pacific region and for us here in Progressive Australia (part of the larger SThree group), we are excited to assist this plan with the region reinstating its commitment to channel its resources into this sector. With the announcement of the Budget, along with the support of Gartner’s analysis of the market, it was projected that a sum of AU$85 billion would be spent on Information Technology (IT) by end 2017. As such, we are excited to be able to support our clients in region to ensure this investment is as cost-effective as possible for them.
The rise of AI trends around technologically-savvy nations have been rapid with its state-of-the-art capabilities to improve efficiency and productivity of businesses. While starting slightly behind the early adopters of AI, Australia needs to start picking up its pace in the race towards a smart city revolution.
Thank you to all our Clients and Candidates who joined us at our Family Day last Saturday.
We were delighted to have had more than 220 clients, candidates and their families join Progressive at a private screening of Captain Underpants at the HOYTS Entertainment Quarter.
Before the movie, there were fun-filled activities such as face painting, balloon sculpting, an activity area and many others. Many of the children (and adults!) enjoyed themselves as they partook in the activities that were specially arranged for them.
As stated in the Internet Security Threat Report from security-giant Symantec, the UAE is the second most targeted country in the Middle East for cyber-attacks. This has placed the region on high alert as they attempt to work towards a smart and digital city.
The global metropolis is making its move to transform the state into a smart nation and this is now being accompanied by the integration of cloud computing. While the UAE's cloud market is still in its early stages of the adoption cycle when compared to the developed economies, their large enterprises have been able to leverage on the cloud market, with the assistance of international players.
As new technologies change our digital landscape, the demand for highly skilled IT professionals increases to match. Our recruiters from Progressive, an SThree brand, work hard to stay one step ahead of the curve, always evolving to match the changing demands of this market, and continue to provide our customers with the best solutions for their needs.
Being an effective recruitment agency means maintaining a keen awareness of what's happening in the job market, and keeping a finger on the pulse of what employers and candidates are looking for. What a person in 2017 wants from their career is vastly different to what someone in a similar role would have wanted even just ten years ago, and the best organisations are those that recognise this evolution, and adapt development strategies to suit.
What is the importance of a diverse workforce? And how can we attract and retain talent?
The journey of gender diversity in Australian workplaces, for the majority of businesses, still has a long way to go; while awareness of the issue seems to be increasing, there is no quick fix so progress remains frustratingly slow.
Over the last three years there has been a steady increase in spending on CRM Software internationally, and with Salesforce still holding the top spot, with almost a 20 per cent market share according to Gartner, it’s not surprising that there is a shortage of Salesforce Professionals in the Australian Market.
Recently I’ve read a number of articles written by talent professionals aimed at candidates on how to ensure they stand out and secure the perfect job. But what about employers? What should you be doing to nurture this two-way relationship?
At the end of March 2017, market leading companies gathered together in London for the two day Logistics and Supply Chain Conference. A number of key speakers from companies, such as Clarks, GSK, Amazon and SIG, spoke about challenges they face within logistics and supply chain and how to overcome them. Just as in recent years, the event highlighted innovative new approaches and upcoming technologies.
The IT recruitment sector encountered a number of emerging trends in 2016 - greater business transformation, the continuing growth of digital and the emergence of FinTech companies challenging the status quo of their industry.
It's no secret that the IT market throughout Australia is growing at a steady rate. It seems that there is a new tech platform, an updated software or an improved digital device at every corner. This, in turn creates a steady demand of roles for professionals in the IT space. Just think of the need for IT talent across Australia due to the massive growth of digital projects, implementations of cloud technology and cyber security projects to name a few.
In the past few years there has been a massive shift towards building relationships with customers instead of just providing a product or service. That's because relationships drive everything we do. They cultivate loyalty, they build trust and they form long-lasting connections between a company and their customers.
This has been a particular focus for our recruitment team at Progressive IT. Our clients and candidates are the foundation of our whole business and we pride ourselves on showing them how much we value these relationships.