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  • Progressive Australia celebrates Easter early with Peter Rabbit

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    Last Sunday, we organised a Family Day featuring a private screening of Peter Rabbit at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter in Sydney. We would like to thank all 200 clients and candidates who joined us to celebrate an early Easter together, along with their families. Our event comprised of interactive activities including an Easter egg hunt, face painting and balloon sculpting that...

  • Is the Oil and Gas Industry taking a positive turn in the UAE?

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    As global oil prices begin to rise again, the oil and gas sector is looking slightly optimistic as it starts to take an upturn from its prolonged slump since 2014. Like other energy-rich Gulf States, Oman was hit hard by the slump in oil prices. This led them to join an agreement by oil producers to cut output in an attempt to shore up prices. As a result, UAE fuel prices hi...

  • Positive outlook for oil market: how will it affect SEA in 2018 and beyond?

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    The oil and gas market in Southeast Asia (SEA) is beginning to look optimistic with increasing oil prices alongside a steady economic growth. Much credit on this upturn in the market is due to the supply restrictions led by a group of producers around the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and Russia. Currently, the benchmark price of Dubai crude in SEA...

  • Oil & Gas Report 2018

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    During Progressive’s event in the last Quarter of 2017, we covered key themes surrounding the skills market and the subsequent effect this has had, and will continue to have, on skills availability. This report aims to provide a further breakdown of sector specific findings. Following this, we sent out surveys which were completed by local Oil and Gas professionals predomina...

  • How is the global energy market changing?

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    In recent years, a number of changes have taken place within the global energy market. Some regions have seen growth, while others have seen investment fall. This article aims to provide an overview of the changes that have occurred and insight into what this means for recruitment. Investment in the global clean energy market There’s a growing focus on clean energy, with glo...

  • Do Smart Speakers help to bolster AI adoption in Australia?

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    Australia is finally beginning to see the sprouting and ramifications of artificial intelligence (AI) with a paradigm shift within the operations department of technological companies. Committed to gear its way towards a smart nation, the country is doubling its pace in adoption of AI and robotics automation to reap a $2.2 trillion opportunity by 2030. To make this an achiev...

  • The Progressive Forum - Designing WCS & WMS for success

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    On Thursday 25th January we hosted the first Progressive Forum in partnership with REPL in Birmingham city centre. The topic for the evening was 'Designing WCS & WMS for Success' where we were joined by two guest speakers. The first speaker, Richard Collyer, WMS/WCS Consultant & Solution Architect for Blue Apex, discussed the integration of automation into WMS and WCS enviro...

  • How innovation within the retail sector has impacted the demand for automation engineers

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    For many, the concept of automation is associated with a loss of jobs. However this is rarely the case; automation can actually lead to a wealth of opportunity. As the engineering industry becomes more automated, we’re seeing a significant demand in specialist roles. We spoke to Samuel Robinson, Recruitment Consultant at Progressive, to find out more. The changing face of re...

  • What engineering jobs are in high demand?

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    There’s a growing demand for STEM professionals as fewer people are entering the industries. And across the world, the engineering shortage is becoming increasingly evident. We spoke with Elsa Naughton, Senior Recruitment Consultant at Progressive, to find out more. What does the engineering shortage look like? In the UK, it’s estimated the engineering industry will need 1.8...

  • Customer Experience and Digital Innovation within businesses in Australia

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    2017 has seen the continuous growth of businesses moving away from product focused environment and towards a customer-centric model. Digital Innovation now plays an integral role towards customer experience. 64% of Australian consumers indicated that it is very or extremely important for organisations to respond to their feedback to ensure they maintain loyal customers. Cust...