CareerOne findings quite negative for Property and Construction industry
At todays Career One presentation on attracting and retaining talent for 2012, CareerOne undertook a survey (which they have been doing for the last 5 years). Sadly, one of the most negative responses came from the Property and Construction industry. Overall, 91% of property and construction workers surveyed were open to making a move, with 25% reporting being active in their job hunt. Other factors included workers reporting a lack of leadership from management, and a lack of recognition for their achievements. Their satisfaction with pay was also lower than average.
In contrast, Mining and Resources reported that 43% of workers were coping comfortably on their incomes, however most had some concern about the economy. The median time that workers intended to stay in their role has doubled since 2011, and they are feeling more comfortable about job security overall. Satisfaction with management and the team did fall dramatically however. In addition, there was a significant increase in people willing to move/relocate for the right opportunity. 22% of this group were active job seekers.
CareerOne also had an interesting perspective on the “two speed ecomony” theory. Rather than a two speed, they suggested that there is in fact a “three speed economy” in Australia when it comes to employment specifically.
The first speed are the booming sectors: Mining, Oil&Gas, Energy, Technology and professional services relating to those sectors.
The second speed they described as “steady” which was mainly government centric and included sectors such as Health, Eduction, Charity and Social Services.
The final speed was described as “under pressure” and included manufacturing, logistics, property, retail and sales.