As of this week, u&u launches its new IT Division, with the appointment of two new members of our team – Leah Moule (Partner) and Sharene Webster (Senior Associate). Leah and Sharene join us from Experis (the executive recruitment division of Manpower) where Leah was the Regional Manager for Queensland and NT, and Sharene the top performing IT recruiter nationally. Leah and Sharene have many years experience specialising in permanent and contract IT recruitment, and pre-recruitment experience in the IT sector. We’re thrilled to now provide our clients and candidates with a first class IT recruitment service, to complement our other executive recruitment specialisations.
As the resources industry continues to tighten its reign on the job market, the federal government are concerned about inflated wages having an increased impact on loss of jobs within a sector that previously provided so many opportunities. I have come across an interesting article that has tracked negotiations between the Resources and Energy Minister and the Maritime Union of Australia, and may prompt a decrease in excessively high wages within the resources sector.
Whilst many would agree that the Labor government has all but conceded defeat with the recent Federal Budget, there were some great initiatives that came out of this year’s budget. As Australia’s first ever female Prime Minister, Julia Gillard is throwing her support behind women in leadership and announced $4.3 million in funding towards Women on Boards through the BoardLinks Program. Currently 15.7 per cent of board positions on the ASX top 200 companies are held by women so it is great to see the government putting some thought behind the big picture around gender diversity on boards.
The Broncos Business Club in association with u&u Executive Recruitment Partners kicked off its 2013 programme with a unique look at the “Inner Sanctum” last night with a networking event held inside the Brisbane Bronco’s changing rooms!