2021 Market Report - Workplace & Salary Trends

Explore the new ways of working and the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian and NZ labour markets in our 2021 market report, released in May 2021.

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about this report

In the past 12 months, people2people and Frog Recruitment have interviewed business leaders and jobseekers to understand their experience of the current market. Both qualitative and quantitative, the survey involved:

  • 700 senior managers representing over 356,000 employees.

  • 1,200 jobseekers across both countries.

  • A range of industries including health, education, IT, legal, government, not-for-profit, manufacturing and professional services.

Salary data and 2021 market insights included!

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the hit

In March 2020, 92% of Australasian businesses switched their office-based workforce to home-based offices.

Find out the COVID-19 impact on Australian and New Zealand businesses since the beginning of 2020: new ways of working, new challenges, increased workload, mental health management, leading a flexible workforce and much more.

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new strategies

The financial impact of COVID-19 has forced businesses to adopt new strategies to differentiate themselves from the competition, diversify their sources of revenue and counter the negative short and long-term effects of the global pandemic.

Benchmark your company's COVID-19 response to hundreds of teams across Australia and New Zealand.

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skill shortages

One respondent claimed "There is both a candidate shortage and an abundance right now, but this isn't the biggest factor anymore. Quantity does not mean quality. The skill shortage is our biggest challenge today."

Identify where the skill shortages are in your organisation to adapt your recruitment plans for 2021.

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  • "​With people2people, I don't feel like just a number. The consultants take a real interest in the person in front of them. I would recommend people2people as i feel the agency has my best interest at heart and will find the work suited to the person, and not just try..."

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  • "​people2people is by far my preferred agency: professional, but also very personable and supportive. This makes the search for the perfect role a positive experience."

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  • "​The whole process was slick and fast. I have used people2people’s service before with the same excellent outcome. I am always updated and kept in the loop if I have any questions."

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  • "​We had a very difficult brief to fill and people2people's recruiter provided high quality candidates. P2P has provided knowledgeable market information and I will continue to use their services."

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