Hiring plans strong but pay expectations ease, survey finds

May 16 2023

The Australian Financial Review

AHRI chief executive Sarah McCann-Bartlett said while the data from its first quarterly outlook was mixed “there is no sign yet of increasing pay inflation in the survey data. What remains to be seen is whether this anticipated growth in employment is largely due to filling a backlog of job vacancies or evidence of jobs growth that will continue to put pressure on recruitment difficulties and, possibly, wages,” she said.

“Despite the recent pattern of falling vacancies since the middle of last year, vacancies remain very high, which is reflected in the fact that almost half of employers that are hiring are still reporting difficulties with filling vacancies.”

Australian HR Institute survey finds hiring intentions are strong, pay rises modest (afr.com)