New national survey to examine employer skill needs

EmployeesA new survey of 9,000 Australian employers from all industry sectors has been announced, with the aim of identifying the ways in which Aussie employers meet their skill needs, and how effective these strategies are.

A new survey of 9,000 Australian employers from all industry sectors has been announced, with the aim of identifying the ways in which Aussie employers meet their skill needs, and how effective these strategies are.

The study, conducted on behalf of the Australian, state and territory governments, is being managed by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER). Sandra Pattison, General Manager, Statistics at NCVER, says the survey will offer employers an opportunity to help shape future training.

“I urge those employers we contact to have their say – the more responses we get, the clearer the picture we get of what is happening in Australian workplaces around skills and skilling employees,” Pattison says. “We want to know how organisations employ and train their staff and how effective this training is at meeting their needs.”

Pattison says the survey will take on average 10 minutes to complete, and she urges business owners who are contacted to participate to give the study indicative, broad results. Business owners nationwide will be randomly selected from the Australian Business Register to participate in the survey, which will be conducted between now and June of this year.

The results will be published on NCVER’s website before year’s end. Results from the last survey (2011) on this subject can be found here.

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