Appendix 3

Appendix 3

Employers' Recruitment Experiences in the Food Processing Sector

Table 1: Employers’ recruitment experiences, 12 months prior to being surveyed

12 months prior to being surveyed

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Industry

Food Product and Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing sectors

All Industries (12 months to September 2011)

Proportion of employers who
recruited

65%

77%

71%

- to increase staff

65%

56%

53%

- to replace staff

73%

90%

86%

Vacancies per 100 staff

39

18

22

Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Answers to Questions on Notice, private briefing 13 December 2011, received 2 April 2012.

 

Table 2: Employers’ recruitment experiences, most recent recruitment round

Most Recent Recruitment Round

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Industry

Food Product and Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing sectors

All Industries (12 months to September 2011)

Unfill rate

3.4%

6.1%

10.6%

Average no. of applicants per vacancy

2.7

4.1

6.0

Average no. of suitable applicants per vacancy

1.4

1.5

2.0

Had difficulty recruiting

46%

45%

47%

Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Answers to Questions on Notice, private briefing 13 December 2011, received 2 April 2012.


Table 3: Employers’ recruitment expectations, 12 months following being surveyed

Following 12 months (Future)

Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing Industry

Food Product and Beverage and Tobacco Product Manufacturing sectors

All Industries (12 months to September 2011)

Expects to recruit

56%

63%

52%

Expects to increase staff numbers

29%

40%

29%

Expects to reduce staff numbers

4%

6%

4%

Expects future recruitment difficulty

47%

37%

47%

Source: Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Answers to Questions on Notice, private briefing 13 December 2011, received 2 April 2012.

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