Sharp Falls In Hiring Intentions Says New Report

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30 April 2009 

MEDIA RELEASE

Sharp falls in hiring intentions says new report


The level of planned hiring across Australia has fallen dramatically over the past year according to

the latest employment outlook report by leading recruitment firm, Kelly Services.  


The Kelly Services Employment Outlook and Salary Guide reveals the recruitment intentions of

almost 400 employers and provides salary ranges for selected jobs in key industries across all

states. 


According to the report, the number of businesses planning to recruit more staff has fallen from

60 per cent to 30 per cent over the past year. Meanwhile the number of businesses planning to

decrease staff has increased from 5 per cent to 18 per cent. Businesses planning to retain current

staff levels have increased from 35 per cent to 51 per cent. 


Kelly Services Managing Director, James Bowmer said the report shows that despite the difficult

economic conditions, many employers are trying to retain their employees in preparation for an

economic recovery. 


“Before the global financial crisis, employers were desperate to find skilled employees to fill the

shortages. 


“When the market recovers, it is important that employers have the skills needed to meet

growing demand. This report suggests that many employers are putting time and effort into

finding ways to retain their employees during tough times”.  


The report finds that half of all employers surveyed had five or more employees leave in the three

months to January. Some 14 per cent had no staff turnover in that period. 


When it comes to employee benefits, flexible hours has become the most prominent, followed by

salary sacrifice and study allowance. Company benefits such as bonuses have noticeably

decreased. 


The report shows a state-by-state breakdown of the salaries in industries including accounting

and finance; construction and engineering; call centre; IT; human resources and; sales and

marketing. 


According to the report, the role of a project engineer in construction will be paid the least in

South Australia and the highest in Western Australia. Those in the inbound call centre industry

have the highest wages in Western Australia and paid the least in New South Wales and

Queensland. An accountant will be the best paid in New South Wales.   


To view the Kelly Services Employment Outlook and Salary Guide go to

www.smartmanager.com.au, or see email attachment.

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About Kelly Services 

Kelly Services, Inc. (NASDAQ: KELYA, KELYB) is a world leader in human resources solutions headquartered in Troy,

Michigan, offering temporary staffing services, outsourcing, vendor on-site and full-time placement to clients on a

global basis.  Kelly provides employment to more than 750,000 employees annually, with skills including office services,

accounting, engineering, information technology, law, science, marketing, creative services, light industrial, education,

and health care.  Revenue in 2007 was $5.7 billion.  Visit www.kellyservices.com.


Media contact:

Bob Bowden, Foresight Communications 02 9241 2811, 0412 753 298 bbowden@bowmac.com.au


Note: Please see selected industry examples below, full report can be accessed here



Kelly Services Employment

Outlook and Salary Guide 2009

Minimum Salary

$,000

Maximum Salary

$,000

Accountant

ACT

63

82

NSW

50

90

NT

45

70

QLD

45

75

SA

46

53

VIC

45

55

WA

55

71

Project Engineer (Construction)

NSW

70

100

NT

85

110

QLD

90

130

SA

65

95

VIC

80

150

WA

100

160

Call Centre representative- Inbound

ACT

41

46

NSW

35

45

NT

38

45

QLD

35

45

SA

38

41

VIC

37

46

WA

40

50






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