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Health and hospitality dominate future jobs growth

With strong growth in Health Care and Social Assistance, these are the areas which will feature the greatest employment surge in the next five years, according to figures released by the Federal Government in its Australian Jobs report for 2018. “This industry is predicted to add significantly more jobs than any other industry – by 25%,” RDA Orana Director of…

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Health care jobs surge ahead

If you are looking for a new job or a change in career, the areas of Health Care and Social Assistance are expected to have the greatest employment surge in the next five years. The figures, released by the Federal Government in its Australian Jobs report for 2018 show that this industry is predicted to add significantly more jobs than…

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Apprenticeships changing

With 74 per cent of trainees and apprentices in the mining industry now aged 25 or older, this workforce element is changing. Contained in the Australian Jobs publication for 2018, the research showed that there are a broad range of opportunities but many young people do not seem to have a genuine interest or commitment to the trade or in…

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Regional Landing Pad has space for start-ups

The Sydney Startup Hub is a globally significant innovation centre that offers more than 17,000 m2 across 11 floors of community space for meetings, workshops and events located in the Sydney CBD. The hub has the capacity to offer space to thousands of local and regional residents, via collaborative workspaces and a Regional Landing Pad, which provides a gateway for regional entrepreneurs…

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Director of Regional Development appointed

Megan Dixon has been appointed as RDA Orana’s new Director of Regional Development, with the role replacing the previous position of Executive Officer. RDA Orana’s chair Mr John Walkom said the role is responsible for developing and implementing high quality business strategies and running the day to day operations of the organisation. “This position is required to oversee all operations…

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Healthy future ahead for rural medical network

Improvement in local health services and training facilities is one of the benefits of the Stronger Rural Health Strategy announced in the 2018-19 Federal Budget. RDA Orana chairman John Walkom was pleased with the amount of investment in rural health facilities which will in turn improve the level of service offered to patients. “The University of Sydney’s School of Rural…

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Build a community around your business

When it comes to recruitment, a proactive approach is better than being reactive, according to industry specialist Greg Savage. As the founder of The Savage Table, Mr Savage is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential and engaging speakers on recruitment, social media branding and leadership issues in Australia. He has worked with recruiters around the world and ran…

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Focus on the jobs of the future

With the NSW Government’s forecast that 40 per cent of today’s jobs won’t exist by 2033 and 60 per cent of tomorrow’s jobs don’t even exist yet, it’s important to consider the workforce of the future. RDA Orana’s upcoming Orana@Work Employer Summit aims to discover the secret to recruiting staff then retaining them once they become employees. The event will…

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​Preparing businesses for the challenges ahead

Dubbo Chamber of Commerce President Matt Wright is looking forward to welcoming demographer Bernard Salt and recruitment expert Greg Savage to Dubbo, as guests of the Orana@Work Employer Summit on May 22. “To have someone of the calibre of these guys is pretty special,” he said. “I am a big fan of Bernard Salt – he speaks with so much…

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Recruitment and retention in tight times

The format of RDA Orana’s upcoming Orana@Work Employer Summit will be interactive, with the launch of the skills report and presentations to be interspersed with workshop items and feedback sessions. With the theme, Recruitment and Retention in Tight Times, topics on the day will include demand for labour, use of apprentices and trainees, strategies for recruitment and retention and building…