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Skills shortage remains in financial services

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Australian Broker | 28 Jul 2009, 10:00 AM Agree 0
Brokers, mortgage managers and lenders struggling to find qualified people to fill specialised roles in their businesses are not alone
  • John Santo | 28 Jul 2009, 01:46 PM Agree 0
    I have 20 years experience in financial services. Tell me whos employing and I will apply.
  • Already Employed | 28 Jul 2009, 02:52 PM Agree 0
    What a great way to get people to approach this recruitment firm. Having just been through a process to find an employee I can tell you that there are plenty out there with "relevant" experience just that none of them are any good!
    An old saying, " You are always employable when you are employed" rings very true.
  • Jim Serra | 28 Jul 2009, 06:07 PM Agree 0
    I agree this is no more than an ad. Why does broker news put this stuff up? I am tipping its a cash for comment type article. I bet we see adds from this firm on broker news shortly.
  • Suzy GGG | 28 Jul 2009, 07:05 PM Agree 0
    What you actually mean to say is: "There is a labor shortage at the salary level I'm willing to pay." That statement is the correct phrase; the complete sentence, the intellectually honest statement.

    If you start raising your wages and improving working conditions, and continue to do so, you'll solve your “shortage” and will have people lining up around the block to work for you even if you need to have huge piles of steaming manure hand-scooped on a blazing summer afternoon.

    Re: Shortage due to retirees: With the majority of retirement accounts down about 50% or more, people entering retirement age are being forced to work well into their sunset years. So, you won’t be getting a worker shortage anytime soon due to retirees exiting the workforce.

    Okay, fine. Some specialized jobs require training and/or certification, again, raise your wages and improve benefits! You’ll incentivize people to self-fund their education so that they can enter the industry in a work-ready state. The attractive wages, working conditions and career prospects of technology during the 1980’s and 1990’s was a prime example of people’s willingness to fund their own education.
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