Is your business overlooking this cost-effective recruitment solution?
Posted on 01/07/15 in apprenticeships, General
Businesses struggling to find qualified recruits and fulfil skills needs may be overlooking a simple, cost-effective solution – Australian Apprenticeships.
Savvy businesses hire apprentices as part of an overall recruitment strategy that creates a talent pool empowered with skills tailored to their needs.
This works particularly well for small and medium-sized businesses that don’t have human resources departments to take care of staff development, or to hunt out candidates.
By connecting with an apprenticeships support service provider, such as Apprenticeship Support Australia, small enterprises can access the latest information on training options, incentives and qualifications, along with personalised advice from vocational training experts.
A recent Federal Government overhaul of Australian Apprenticeships has created a system geared towards offering more targeted support for employers and recruits during their tenure, in order to increase completion rates.
This re-vamped system also has a focus on matching suitably-skilled candidates with businesses and vice-versa to create a good initial “fit” and streamlines access to Government incentives.
Meanwhile, with severe skills shortages looming across many industries, it’s a good time for business to examine creative ways to approach recruiting, hiring and training.
Any business suffering from a widening disparity between staffing needs and qualified applicants should look at the qualification levels in more than 500 occupations eligible for Australian apprenticeships in most sectors of business and industry, including those in emerging careers.
Unlocking your staff potential by investing in training could prove to be the key to securing your future business success.
Apprenticeship Support Australia is launching its premium apprenticeships services model from today (July 1, 2015).
Apprenticeship Support Australia combines the 60 years’ collective apprenticeship services experience of Australian Business Apprenticeships Centre in NSW, VECCI Apprenticeship Services in Victoria, CCI WA and Business SA’s Australian Apprenticeship Centre, backed by the expertise of the Business Chamber movement.