Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Report indicates leisure industry skills shortage

Report indicates leisure industry skills shortage
August 6, 2013

A study by Michael Page Hospitality and Leisure has indicated that a skill shortage in the leisure and hospitality sectors of the Australian economy may lead to higher salaries.

According to the Salary and Employment Forecast: Australia 2013/14 report, released by leading professional recruitment consultancy Michael Page, the Australian leisure and hospitality sectors of the economy are in need of top tier talent, with job opportunities at the executive level highest in NSW and Victoria.

67% of employers surveyed by Michael Page Hospitality and Leisure said that a skills shortage will place an upward pressure on salaries to rise above the inflation rate throughout the next year.

In addition, 57% of employers surveyed said that all employees will receive an increase in wages, which will vary according to performance abilities. However, just 27% said only the top performing employees will receive a salary increase.

The report also indicates that throughout the past 12 months, professionals who were working overseas have returned to Australia, especially those within event management, to seek domestic opportunities now that major events like the London Olympics are now over.

The average percentage salary increase for leisure and hospitality professionals is between 3% and 5%; in addition, employers reported that they recognise the need to offer higher and attractive salaries to quality talent employees in order to appeal to and secure the best talent in the current market.

Of the employers surveyed, 39% said they were unsure as to whether they would hire staff working in Australia on 457 visas while the report also pointed out that employers are open to the possibility of hiring talent from overseas markets.

The Report's observations on the sector suggest that "roles such national operations manager, general manager and event/operations manages (are) required to help expand growing businesses, improve customer service standads and productivity, and establish new entrants into the market."

The full report can be read at http://bit.ly/1eoIXMv

2rd August 2013 - ATEC WELCOMES SEASONAL WORKER EXTENSION

15th July 2012 - INDUSTRY STAFF SHORTAGE LOOMS AS WORKERS HEAD TO MINES

8th September 2011 - TOURISM NEEDS LABOUR AND SKILLS

12th June 2008 - SKILLS SHORTAGES HIT SPORT AND RECREATION


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SYNERGY FITNESS

The Calgym/Synergy group has had a long and proud history since 1976 as world leaders in the innovation, design and evolution of commercial strength and conditioning equipment. The Synergy group was…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

SGL GROUP

SGL is an innovative and progressive lifestyle, leisure and community consulting practice, operated by Phillip Gray and active since 1988. SGL has undertaken an extensive range of sport,…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Fitness / Recreation / Sport

 
 

revolutioniseSPORT

revolutioniseSPORT is the emerging market leader in online club management in Australia. Whether it is memberships, registrations, events, online sales or governance tools - revolutioniseSPORT is the…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Technology

 
 

Polin Waterparks

Polin was founded in Istanbul in 1976, and has since grown into a leading company in the waterparks industry. Today Polin is one of the world leaders in the design, production, and installation of…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Play / Waterparks

 
 

REGUPOL

Regupol Australia Pty Ltd offers a comprehensive range of recycled rubber fitness and leisure flooring surfaces. Their range of products include everroll rubber flooring, Regupol elastic…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 
 

Summit Fitness

Summit Fitness Equipment is now part of NovoFit - see www.ausleisure.com.au/suppliers/novofit/

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Technology / Wellness

 
 

MYZONE

Myzone is the industry’s leading wearable technology solution. Myzone’s wearable products show and reward effort when you work out. It displays accurate real-time heart rate, calories, and…

read more

Fitness / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business