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Disability Support Work is a growing profession that has experienced a significant increase in terms of jobs over the last 20 years. The healthcare and community sector employs over 1.8 million people and is expected to increase to over 2.0 million by 2025. This fast-growing sector now provides a myriad of career opportunities that can be rewarding both personally and professionally.
There is no question, we have endured major disruption over the last two years though with all bad, comes good and rather than focusing on the negatives, it is helpful to consider the positives. The global pandemic has changed the way in which we live and work. For many months, workers were subjected to either working from home (WFH) or a hybrid model working both from home and the office. Despite some discomfort being confined to your home residence, often 24 hours a day and 7 days a week, it had a vast, positive impact on the environment that became evident quite early in 2020.
The numbers are in. We’ve had a record number of job advertisements in February - up 8.4%, which saw Australia reach a new post-pandemic high. These latest job advertisements represent a 46% increase in movement from January 2020 to now in Australia. With labour demand growing and the job-switching expected to continue, speed will be key for recruiters and businesses to secure new talent in 2022.
Video calling has quickly become a common practice for many businesses in 2022. However, this will be the first time interviewing in front of a camera for most of us. A recent Drake survey showed three out of four people are either thinking about a career change or actively interviewing for a new role. This data points to last year's predictions of "The Great Resignation," now underway.
‘The Great Resignation, also known as the Big Quit, is an ongoing economic trend in which employees have voluntarily resigned from their jobs en masse, beginning in early 2021, primarily in the United States. Possible causes include wage stagnation amid rising cost of living, economic freedom provided by COVID-19 stimulus payments, long-lasting job dissatisfaction, and safety concerns of the COVID-19 pandemic.’ (Wikipedia, 2022)