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Employers' Recruitment Insights

For most people, recruitment is the pathway to employment.

The Department of Employment’s Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences provides insights into recruitment.  The survey results identify what employers are looking for in applicants and how job seekers can better connect with employment opportunities.

Employer survey results and analysis are available for selected areas across Australia and findings about the recruitment process are provided in the links below.

Posters and postcards: Employer advice for job seekers

Summary Papers

Improving Your Odds in the Jobs Market (PDF) (2.2MB) Making Informed Career Choices for Secondary School Students (PDF) (1.6MB) Preparing for the Jobs Market for University Students (PDF) (2.2MB) Preparing VET Students for the Jobs Market (PDF) (1.8MB) Recruitment Conditions in Perth (PDF) (401.0KB) Targeting the Right Employability Skills for Entry-Level Jobs (PDF) (428.2KB) Employer Tips for Mature Age Job Seekers (PDF) (891.4KB) Employer Feedback on Lower Skilled Recruitment (PDF) (313.5KB) Improving the Employment Prospects of Mature Age Job Seekers (PDF) (331.8KB) Improving the Employment Prospects of Young Australians (PDF) (418.1KB) Job Search Advice for Workers Facing Retrenchment (PDF) (335.8KB) Improving Employment Prospects for Indigenous Australians (PDF) (344.0KB) Finding Pathways to Employment (PDF) (307.3KB) Reasons Employers Hire an Apprentice or Trainee (PDF) (468.4KB) Looking for a Job – Employer Advice for Young People (PDF) (164.1KB) Demand for Labour in Northern Australia (PDF) (769.2KB) Mental Health Factsheet for jobactive Providers (PDF) (119.1KB)

Versions of selected reports accessible to the vision impaired can be found on the Department of Employment website under Employers' Recruitment Experiences.

Supporting data

Employment Projections

Where will the jobs be in the future? The Department of Employment projects employment growth over the next five years by region, industry, and occupation.

Vacancy Report

Online job advertising levels and trends by region, occupation and skill level are detailed in the monthly vacancy report.

Employers’ Recruitment Insights

The Survey of Employers' Recruitment Experiences is used to monitor recruitment conditions and to provide up-to-date information on regional labour market challenges.