Hays identifies skill shortfalls for first half of year.

The hit list.

Hays have compiled a list of the top skill shortfalls for the first half of 2019. The list includes digital project managers, finance business partners and REVIT technicians. In its latest Hays Jobs Report, covering the January to June 2019 half, Hays reveals the skills that are in greatest demand in 31 sectors and industries.

The Report, which is updated twice a year to reflect changing market conditions, also earmarks risk and compliance, civil construction and data analysis as core areas of demand until June 2019.

“Recruitment activity will remain buoyant during the first half of the year, especially for highly-skilled professionals who perform non-routine tasks that are not subject to automation,” says Nick Deligiannis, managing director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand.

“With several major infrastructure projects underway or soon to commence across the country, the resurgence of the resources industry, technological transformations and a widening talent mismatch, the demand for skilled professionals is expected to rise even further over the coming six months.”

According to the Hays Jobs Report, skills in demand for the six months ahead include:

• Accountancy & Finance: Hands-on Finance Managers and Financial Controllers; Finance Business Partners; Senior Auditors and Insolvency professionals.

• Architecture: REVIT Technicians; Landscape Designers; Interior Designers who can lead projects autonomously.

• Banking: Operational Risk & Conduct Risk professionals; Credit Analysts and Credit Assessors who can drive a new culture and embed change; suitably qualified Advisers.

• Construction: Civil Site Engineers, Project Engineers, Estimators and Project Managers; commercial Contract Administrators, Estimators, Site Managers; residential Site Supervisors, Project Managers and Estimators.

• Contact Centres: Customer Service Agents with digital customer engagement experience; Team Leaders and Managers; Real Time Analysts and Workforce Planners.

• Education: Early Childhood Teachers; OOSH Coordinators who can work split shifts; Teachers in technical subject areas.

• Energy: Project Managers with experience managing large wind or solar construction projects; Schedulers and Planners; Electrical and Civil Project Engineers.

• Engineering: Civil Engineers and Civil Drafters; Signalling Engineers; senior Structural Engineers who can hit the ground running and lead a team.

• Facilities Management: Technical Project Managers; Technical Facilities Managers with multi-site portfolio experience; Facilities Managers with stakeholder engagement skills.

• Healthcare: Child Protection Practitioners and Support/Access Workers; Psychologists in community services; Registered Nurses in aged care.

• Human Resources: Commercially-minded and savvy HR Business Partners; HR Generalists; Talent Acquisition Specialists.

• Insurance: Insurance Risk and Compliance specialists; Senior Life Insurance professionals with specialist experience in complex areas; Workers Compensation Case Managers.

• Legal: Construction & Property Lawyers; Commercial Litigators; Lawyers with commercial contract experience.

• Life Sciences: Clinical Research Associates; Regulatory Affairs professionals with Class III devices and new drug registration; Medical Science Liaisons.

• Logistics: Transport Coordinators and Managers who cope well under pressure; Freight Forwarders; analytically sound Warehouse Managers and Supervisors.

• Manufacturing & Operations: Field Service Technicians; Quality Assurance Managers and Coordinators; Engineering Managers, Maintenance Managers and Technicians.

• Marketing & Digital: Digital Project Managers and Content Managers; Data Insight Managers and Analysts; Hybrid Marketing Managers with a blended skillset.

• Office Support: Executive and Personal Assistants with a wide skill set; Administrators; Office Managers.

• Oil & Gas: Maintenance professionals including Boilermakers, Welders and Fitters; exploration Geologists, Drillers and rig crews; Cost and Planning Engineers.

• Policy & Strategy: Project Managers; Policy Officers and Senior Policy Officers who understand machinery of government; Reporting Analysts.

• Procurement: Category Managers; Senior Procurement Managers with a strategic focus; end-to-end procurement specialists.

• Projects & Business Change: Project Managers; technical Business Analysts; Project Coordinators.

• Property: Client side Project Managers with fit-out experience; commercial and industrial Development and Project Managers; experienced Centre and Retail Managers.

• Resources & Mining: Exploration Geologists and Field Assistants; maintenance professionals including Fitters, Boilermakers and Electricians; Mining Engineers.

• Retail: Store Managers with experience implementing change; skilled Merchandise Planners; Merchandise Allocators with previous experience.

• Sales: Business Development Managers; Sales Managers; Account Managers.

• Trades & Labour: Formwork Carpenters for commercial and civil projects; Concreters for large commercial, residential and infrastructure projects; Advanced Riggers.

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