An insider’s take on job seekers and human resources

Crikey readers have their say on the Coalition's job seekers requirements and other news of the day.

Coalition plan will create busy-work instead of jobs

David Hardie writes: Re. “Rundle: how job application scheme will kill the Coalition’s base” (yesterday). As an individual who is *cough* between jobs but has worked in human resources (amongst other areas), I can perhaps bring another perspective to the story.  As a personal disclosure, I am not on unemployment benefits. To apply for 40 jobs, thanks to the large employment websites, is a few hours work.  This will lead to a substantial increase in job applications and workload for employers and disproportionately be biased towards the lower, unskilled end of the market — as people at the skilled/professional end of the market will find it difficult to qualify for unemployment benefits due to savings, assets, spouse’s income etc.  All of this is straightforward.

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  1. Peter Rosier

    I haven’t a clue what the escalator of decline looks like, but it sounds like we’re being warned about being on a slippery slope.

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