Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Helping Aussies get back into the workforce

Economists predict that Australia will approach an economic cliff in September, therefore the government is focused on getting the nation on the road to recovery.

In aim to fast track Australians back into work, HR technology company Shortlyster, is powering the Australian National Talent Registry – a free initiative to match job seekers to roles as companies rebuild after COVID-19 left hundreds of thousands across the country jobless, or with reduced working hours.

The World Bank reveals that global economy is officially on track for the deepest recession since the Second World War. The Australian Bureau of Statistics also reports that nearly 600,000 Australians lost their job in April and many more had their hours reduced or left the labour force, due to the knock-on effects of COVID-19.

Additionally, JobSeeker and JobKeeper support programs are coming to an end, as well as the axing of incentives such as free childcare next month.

“COVID-19 has changed the Australian workforce forever and it is critical that the road to recovery is built on the right foundations,” says Shortlyster Chairman and Co-Founder, Carl Hartmann.

“The Australian National Talent Registry is the ultimate tool to help companies find the right candidates, and to do so without meeting the candidate – something which is greatly needed in the current climate.

“There’s never been a better time for companies to get ahead of the curve and access in-demand workers from a deep pool of qualified candidates.”

A unique process

Unlike traditional job applications, which are based solely on skills and qualifications fits, the Registry utilises Shortlyster’s intelligent science-based technology to holistically match Australians to roles that meet their job expectations, career motivations, preferred workig styles, values, alongside other skills and qualifications.

This process automatically removes screening and hiring biases that often impact traditional hiring methods, such as gut feel, age or gender.

“Australia needs help to kick start its road to recovery and this creative and new platform brings together job seekers and employers keen to find talent in their respective industries,” says Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Calibre Group, Peter Massey.

Federal MP for Bowman and Chair of the Standing Committee on Employment, Education and Training, Andrew Laming says, “I encourage any Australian looking for work or a change in career to sign up to the Australian National Talent Registry.

“It’s one of the first of many big steps Australia is taking towards a future that strongly embraces hiring with a more holistic approach, to assist Australia with moving out of the pandemic, and to create an opportunity for many Australians with diverse skill sets to find their next role, whether that’s in their current industry or something new.”

For more information about the Australian National Talent Registry, visit

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