There is a hiring run in Australia. Earlier this month, jobs board SEEK reported a record-high number of jobs posted to the platform, eclipsing the previous benchmark which was set just one month before. Job postings are up more than 30% compared to two years ago.
Richard Evans, Managing Director at Talent Nation, has been in recruitment for 23 years. He turned his focus to environment and sustainability in 2008 when discussions around the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme gave him an insight into to the sector, its people and their pioneering projects, and today he’s seeing a gear change in the demand for jobs and skills.
Talent Nation managing editor Richard Evans said that he’s never seen the market for sustainability roles so busy and wouldn’t be surprised if there’s a skills shortage in the near future.
He said interest has bounded back since the worst of Covid, and that he’s observed several organisations fill their first-ever sustainability role and many others are looking to boost their capabilities.
Never has progress towards safe, inclusive workplaces for women and other minorities felt slower than in the last few weeks of hearing truly horrific allegations of sexual assault, sexual harassment and bullying at Parliament House.
Women and their supporters want justice and change and are increasingly attuned to these issues in their own organisations and industries, and they are also increasingly willing to voice these concerns.
The average salary for a head of sustainability role in tops $300,000, with women earning slightly more than men, according to research from specialist recruitment agency Talent Nation.
Talent Nation collected information from over 200 companies in Australia and New Zealand, across a variety of industries and locations. The average salary was $314,159, but there are differences based on location and industry sector, noted Richard Evans, managing director, Talent Nation, which specialises in recruiting for the environmental and sustainability fields.
Exclusive: If women are still being underpaid in sectors of the economy it’s not showing up in sustainability and environmental roles.
According to the inaugural Environment and Sustainability Remuneration Report by Talent Nation, which claims it’s the first specialist report of its kind in Australia and was based on a survey of around 200 companies, women are not only on a par with men in salary terms but generally outperform them. Read more
Property infrastructure, energy and social enterprises are hot spots in sustainability, according to sustainable, environmental and energy recruitment specialist Richard Evans.
Evans, who is managing director of Talent Nation and chair of the Banksia Foundation, says the consultancies are currently very busy. Read more
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