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Hiring intentions: Oct-Dec Quarter

Hiring intentions: Oct-Dec Quarter

Edge Recruitment’s Quarterly Hiring Intentions Survey, conducted over the past month provides a forecasting snapshot of employment prospects. Responses have come from a wide cross section of market segments within the property industry, including building and construction, residential real estate, facilities management and State and Federal Government Departments, to name a few.  

We are pleased to report the industry is showing some positive signs for employment for the October to December 2013 quarter. Whilst just over half of employers surveyed indicated there would be no change in their workforce numbers, just over 30% said they will increase their workforce in this quarter, which is slightly up from the last quarter.  

There is no obvious industry sector leading the charge, with the increases spread right across all sectors of property. Of those that intend to increase their workforce, 55% said it would be on a permanent basis, with just over 30% of this group opting for temporary staff and 13% choosing fixed term contracts. 

Interestingly, little more than 10% of employers have plans to decrease their workforce in this period.

Looking to real estate, there are some positive indicators coming from this sector, showing good signs of improvement and confidence from employers.  

Edge Director Jane Carey says ‘With the federal election out of the way, we are pleased to see the property industry continuing to show small but steady steps in the right direction.’

For further information about the Quarterly Hiring Intentions Survey, contact us on 8232 2220 or email