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.
In order for you to keep up with your customers’ demands and the latest technology updates, you need to continually monitor and simplify their supply chain process. To make sure this is done to the highest standard, it’s necessary to have a highly skilled team in place. This gives you confidence that your supply chain operates efficiently, effectively and without disruption.
Did you know that one in three Australian families report a disconnect between their work and family responsibilities? A study by La Trobe University's Judith Lumley Centre highlighted just how common it is for professionals across the country to struggle with balancing these two roles.
Across Australia and New Zealand organisations are increasingly aware of the importance of reward packages when it comes to retaining their current staff and attracting new talent. With skills shortages in Technology, Banking and Engineering, the competition to hire top talent is monumental. These pressures are causing companies to not only look at remuneration but also reward packages that comprise of both tangible and intangible aspects.
In 2004, the National Academy of Engineering produced “The Engineer of 2020: Visions of Engineering in the New Century”. In this report, they discussed how they saw engineering changing in the future and what skills and knowledge a successful engineer would need in 2020.
Now, with just three years to go, we look at all the changes that have happened recently and predict where engineering will go in the future. In order to gain valuable insight into the UK engineering industry, we spoke with Alistair Marshall, Business Manager at Progressive, part of the SThree Group.
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The recruitment industry can be a difficult market to break into and that’s why Progressive - part of the SThree group, has made serious investments over the last 18 months to improve our training programs for new employees. Our new training program assists rookie recruiters in getting up to speed. As a rookie you’ll spend your first few months gaining a deep understanding of how to recruit, while also acquiring a high level of knowledge across a given industry.
In February 2015 SAP rolled out S/4 HANA, the next generation business suite. Businesses everywhere are making decisions on how and when to implement this new platform and its various product offerings.
The key changes in S/4 HANA versus the previous version ECC 6 involves simplifications and considerably increased efficiencies. SAP was able to spot redundancies within its old platform and streamline them via S/4 HANA.
"SAP S/4HANA signals a move away from the transactional system that merely records data toward giving end users active decision support in real time that is based on data from both internal and external sources," explains SAP.
Thank you for your support to Progressive IT in Sydney, Australia in 2016
In December, Miranda Rutherford, Principle Consultant in Progressive IT brought her clients out on a luncheon date to thank them for their kind support in 2016. Progressive IT truly appreciates every single one of our clients who have made 2016 a great year for us. More importantly, we were glad to use this as an opportunity to understand our clients on a deeper and more personal level by building great rapport during this event.