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13 Jul

Australian HR software provider ELMO firstmarket with ATO integration

by launch-admin Jul 13, 2017 0 Uncategorised
Employers on ELMO platform can electronically lodge TFN Declarations through onboarding solution

Sydney, Australia, 2 November 2016 – ELMO Talent Management Software, Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of cloud-based human resources (HR) software, is the first unified HR software provider to integrate with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offering paperless electronic submission of Tax File Number (TFN) Declarations through its onboarding solution.

First-to-market in the HR sector, the ELMO ATO integration further automates the onboarding process, increasing the responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of the HR team, as well as improving the employee experience. Over 500 Australian employers on the ELMO platform can now submit TFN Declarations online, as opposed to printing and posting forms to the ATO.

Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is built into the ELMO onboarding solution making it SBR-enabled. SBR is a standard approach to online or digital record-keeping that was introduced by the Australian Government in 2010 to simplify business reporting obligations. [1]

Danny Lessem, CEO of ELMO Talent Management Software, said, “We are continually developing our software to make HR administration more efficient for our clients. The ELMO ATO integration expedites the HR onboarding process through the digital lodgement of TFN Declaration forms, saving time, ensuring data accuracy using inbuilt checks, and immediately linking new employees to the employer in the ATO database.”

“Previously, only accounting or payroll software packages had the capability to lodge TFN Declarations online. Other HR onboarding technology only provides the electronic form to capture TFN Declaration information which still needs to be mailed to the ATO. This new arrangement with the ATO helps ELMO clients reduce manual processing and eliminate paperwork,” added Lessem.

ELMO is the most agile and practical HR solutions provider in Australia, delivering talent management software which automates businesses HR processes including recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession and leave management. This latest ATO integration cements ELMO as the forerunner in the HR technology space.


About ELMO Talent Management Software
ELMO provides innovative HR cloud technology to more than 500 organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The platform comprises of a unified talent management system that includes solutions for recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession planning and leave management. ELMO is designed to automate and streamline all HR processes, managed by Australia’s most experienced implementation team. For more information, visit www.elmotalent.com.au.

13 Jul

Red Cross signs deal with leading HR tech provider ELMO

by launch-admin Jul 13, 2017 0 News
Australian and New Zealand Red Cross branches select ELMO HR platform for local focus

Sydney, Australia, 15 December 2016 – ELMO Talent Management Software, Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of cloud-based human resources (HR) software, announced a major win today signing a deal with Australian Red Cross and New Zealand Red Cross. The agreement will see both Australian and New Zealand branches of the Red Cross implement ELMO as their primary HR talent management solution.

The Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, provides its global offices with access to its American HR technology platform. However, the Australian and New Zealand Red Cross branches selected ELMO based on its expertise in the local market – providing local support and complying with local legislation. Additional motivation to partner with ELMO is the ease of use and ability to integrate with the Red Cross’ payroll and other systems.

Danny Lessem, CEO of ELMO Talent Management Software, said, “We are thrilled to have the Red Cross on board with ELMO. The Australian and New Zealand arms of the Red Cross were looking to implement an Australian talent management solution that better suits their needs. ELMO is able to provide a software solution which enhances the Red Cross’ HR processes while ensuring the organisation meets its regulatory obligations.”

Danny confirmed that this is indicative of the trend for Australian organisations to select Australian technology. “Demand for proficient HR management systems with a local focus is high on the agenda for Australian businesses. ELMO is playing in an interesting space and taking on multinationals such as Oracle, SAP and Cornerstone. Customers are confident they are receiving a world class solution with the benefits of local intelligence,” continued Danny.

ELMO continues to gain market share with a string of announcements in the last couple of months, in addition to signing up Australian Red Cross and New Zealand Red Cross. These include the key acquisition of e-Learning specialists Techniworks Action Learning, a significant win with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) being the first unified HR software provider to integrate with the ATO, and the appointment of financial advisors Blackpeak Capital to take the ELMO business to the next level.

About ELMO Talent Management Software
ELMO provides innovative HR cloud technology to more than 500 organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The platform comprises of a unified talent management system that includes solutions for recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession planning and leave management. ELMO is designed to automate and streamline all HR processes, managed by Australia’s most experienced implementation team. For more information, visit www.elmotalent.com.au.

13 Jul

Australian HR software provider ELMO firstmarket with ATO integration

by launch-admin Jul 13, 2017 0 Uncategorised
Employers on ELMO platform can electronically lodge TFN Declarations through onboarding solution

Sydney, Australia, 2 November 2016 – ELMO Talent Management Software, Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of cloud-based human resources (HR) software, is the first unified HR software provider to integrate with the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) offering paperless electronic submission of Tax File Number (TFN) Declarations through its onboarding solution.

First-to-market in the HR sector, the ELMO ATO integration further automates the onboarding process, increasing the responsiveness and cost-effectiveness of the HR team, as well as improving the employee experience. Over 500 Australian employers on the ELMO platform can now submit TFN Declarations online, as opposed to printing and posting forms to the ATO.

Standard Business Reporting (SBR) is built into the ELMO onboarding solution making it SBR-enabled. SBR is a standard approach to online or digital record-keeping that was introduced by the Australian Government in 2010 to simplify business reporting obligations. [1]

Danny Lessem, CEO of ELMO Talent Management Software, said, “We are continually developing our software to make HR administration more efficient for our clients. The ELMO ATO integration expedites the HR onboarding process through the digital lodgement of TFN Declaration forms, saving time, ensuring data accuracy using inbuilt checks, and immediately linking new employees to the employer in the ATO database.”

“Previously, only accounting or payroll software packages had the capability to lodge TFN Declarations online. Other HR onboarding technology only provides the electronic form to capture TFN Declaration information which still needs to be mailed to the ATO. This new arrangement with the ATO helps ELMO clients reduce manual processing and eliminate paperwork,” added Lessem.

ELMO is the most agile and practical HR solutions provider in Australia, delivering talent management software which automates businesses HR processes including recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession and leave management. This latest ATO integration cements ELMO as the forerunner in the HR technology space.


About ELMO Talent Management Software
ELMO provides innovative HR cloud technology to more than 500 organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The platform comprises of a unified talent management system that includes solutions for recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession planning and leave management. ELMO is designed to automate and streamline all HR processes, managed by Australia’s most experienced implementation team. For more information, visit www.elmotalent.com.au.

13 Jul

Australia’s leading HR software provider ELMO acquires Techniworks

by launch-admin Jul 13, 2017 0 News
Techniworks e-learning solutions added to ELMO portfolio

Sydney, Australia, 12 October 2016 – ELMO Talent Management Software, Australia and New Zealand’s leading provider of cloud-based human resources (HR) software, has acquired e-learning solutions company Techniworks Action Learning in a multi-million dollar deal which will see annual revenues increase to $18 million in FY17.

The acquisition builds on ELMO’s unified talent management proficiency and will strengthen its ability to deliver end-to-end e-learning to over two million users in 500 organisations across the region. With the consolidation of ELMO and Techniworks, clients can now access the region’s most extensive compliance-based e-learning content library.

Danny Lessem, CEO of ELMO Talent Management Software, said, “We are pleased to welcome Techniworks into the ELMO business. Techniworks has long been a dominant player with a proven track record within all levels of government, tertiary institutions and large corporations. The addition of Techniworks is a key part of ELMO’s ongoing growth strategy. This acquisition will further enable ELMO to deliver essential e-learning capabilities and increase strategic value with clients.”

ELMO’s Software as a Service (SaaS) business has experienced rapid expansion with a year-on-year increase in license revenue between 40%-50% and revenue forecast for FY17 at $18 million. ELMO has managed to maintain this rate of growth as 93% of its revenue is derived from recurrent license fees. In the last five years, ELMO has grown from a staff of 20 to over 100 employees throughout Australia, New Zealand and Singapore.

As the most agile and practical HR solutions provider in the ANZ market, ELMO is delivering tangible benefits and unprecedented expertise to clients by providing software solutions which automate their HR processes. Key components of the ELMO software suite include solutions for automating recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession and leave management. ELMO has exclusive partnerships with the premier HR membership bodies in Australia and New Zealand – Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) and Human Resources Institute of New Zealand (HRINZ).

“Bringing ELMO and Techniworks together will create many opportunities for clients and their workforce. Our vision is to continue leading the way in the HR space and Techniworks aligned with our business and philosophy. This acquisition builds on the foundation of the ELMO business and will allow us to develop and expand our reach even further,” added Lessem.

About ELMO Talent Management Software
ELMO provides innovative HR cloud technology to more than 500 organisations across Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. The platform comprises of a unified talent management system that includes solutions for recruitment, onboarding, learning, performance, succession planning and leave management. ELMO is designed to automate and streamline all HR processes, and the implementation process is managed by Australia’s most experienced implementation team. For more information, visit www.elmotalent.com.au.

About Techniworks Action Learning
Partnering with all levels of government (Commonwealth, state and local), tertiary institutions and large corporations, Techniworks is able to provide pre-built e-learning solutions in line with legislation, compliance and training and development needs. Techniworks offers a comprehensive suite of off-the shelf e-learning programs, covering compliance topics such as health & safety, discrimination & harassment, diversity, code of conduct, induction and information management. For more information, visit www.techniworks.com.au.


12 Jul

REFORMS TO TEMPORARY SKILLED VISAS WELCOMED BY NATIONAL ICT BODY

by launch-admin Jul 12, 2017 0 News

 

REFORMS TO TEMPORARY SKILLED VISAS WELCOMED BY NATIONAL ICT BODY

 

Australia, 19 April 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, today welcomed changes to skilled migration policy in Australia, following the Turnbull Government’s plans to abolish the Subclass 457 Visa in favour of a new Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) Visa, as a measure to address genuine skills shortages in Australia[1].

 

The aim of the new TSS Visa is to ensure Australian workers have priority to Australian jobs, while at the same time ensuring Australian businesses have access to temporary and critically needed talent.

 

ACS President Anthony Wong said, “Strengthening labour market testing was one of ACS’ key recommendations in our May 2014 submission to the Independent Review of Integrity in the subclass 457 programme[2]. We are pleased to see this is a key focus in the Prime Minister’s announcement.”

                         

The new TSS visa will include a strengthened training obligation for employers sponsoring foreign skilled workers to provide enhanced training outcomes for Australians in high-need industries and occupations. 

 

“While labour market testing and training benchmarks have previously existed in the 457 Visa framework, we see tightened criteria under a TSS programme as an important signal that the Turnbull Government understands the need to treat Australia’s human capital as a strategic asset as we expedite our transition to the digital and knowledge-based economies,” Wong said.

 

Mr Wong further added, “Skilled migration in all its forms should be a source of competitive advantage for any country.  It should never be at the expense of the domestic labour market and attracting full workforce participation.”

 

The implementation of the new reforms is expected to be completed in March 2018.

 

-ENDS-

 

Further information

Sarah Jane Williams, Launch Group, 0409 362 679 sarahjane@launchgroup.com.au

Christine Kardashian, Launch Group, 02 9492 1000, Christine@launchgroup.com.au  

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 22,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

12 Jul

ACS WELCOMES NEW MINISTER FOR INDUSTRY, INNOVATION AND SCIENCE

by launch-admin Jul 12, 2017 0 News

 

Australia, 19 January 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, welcomes Senator Arthur Sinodinos to the Industry, Innovation and Science portfolio, following Prime Minister Turnbull’s changes to his Ministry on Wednesday.

 

ACS President Anthony Wong said, “The Innovation portfolio has been identified by the Turnbull Government as critical to generating the jobs of the future as Australia transforms into a knowledge-based economy driven by technology, innovation and digital skills.

 

“The ACS looks forward to working with Minister Sinodinos on the second wave of the National Innovation and Science Agenda (NISA) to leverage new sources of growth to take full advantage of our growing digital economy.

 

“As a priority, the ACS calls on Minister Sinodinos to address Australia’s digital skills mix and work collaboratively with industry, educational institutions and key stakeholders to boost digital literacy and ensure Australia’s pool of ICT talent continues to grow and be world class. This will be necessary as Australia continues its transition to a digital economy,” said Mr Wong.

 

-ENDS-

 

Further information

Sarah Jane Williams, Launch Group, 0409 362 675, sarahjane@launchgroup.com.au

Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244 louise@launchgroup.com.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 22,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

 


12 Jul

ACS LAUNCHES FIRST ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR ICT GRADUATES IN AUSTRALIA

by launch-admin Jul 12, 2017 0 News

 

Australia, 28 February 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, is pleased to announce the first Advanced Professional Accreditation for an ICT course. The new accreditation complements the current ACS offering by extending the reach into advanced postgraduate education.

 

For more than twenty years, the ACS has performed a crucial role in developing and implementing accreditation guidelines for undergraduate and postgraduate ICT courses in Australia. The ACS designed the new accreditation to fill the gap in the postgraduate tertiary framework between initial professional practice and advanced studies.

 

As a result, in 2017 the University of Wollongong (UOW) is enrolling students in its new, accredited Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced. The Advanced course is available for applicants who hold an approved Bachelor’s Degree in ICT as well as a period of industry experience.

 

ACS President Anthony Wong said, “This new accreditation is a vital step in enabling Australia to increase the ICT skills of the future. The ACS Advanced Professional Accreditation has been specifically developed to deliver work-ready ICT graduates in Australia.”

 

UOW’s Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced offers an in-depth study of the organisational, economic, regulatory and socio-technical issues that arise in the implementation and application of IT and how to effectively manage these issues.

 

The Head of UOW’s School of Computing and Information Technology, Professor Willy Susilo, said,“Our teaching programs are rated first in Australia according to the Australian Federal Government 2016 QILT rankings. The academics and researchers in my School are proud of our degrees and especially our graduates, who are working across all industries and leading the way for the implementation of new technologies.

 

“UOW’s Master of Information and Communication Technology Advanced will equip students with superior knowledge in the ICT profession as well as advanced skills in leadership and management, thus enabling them to be successful in the ICT industry and the digital economy,” he said.

 

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be at the equivalent of level five in the Skills Framework for the Information Age, which corresponds to the ACS Certified Professional.

 

As the only professional association for Australia’s ICT sector approved to accredit ICT courses, the ACS is proud to have accredited more than 950 accredited courses since 1996. We are pleased this new accreditation will support ICT graduates and the future of the Australian workforce,” said Anthony Wong.

-ENDS-

 

Further information

Sarah Jane Williams, Launch Group, 0409 362 679 sarahjane@launchgroup.com.au

Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244 louise@launchgroup.com.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 22,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.


12 Jul

ACS Victoria hosts diversity in ICT breakfast

by launch-admin Jul 12, 2017 0 News


Diversity Champions to discuss the barriers and opportunities presented

 

Australia, embargoed 22 February, 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector will host a breakfast panel discussion, ‘Diversity – How Far Have We Come?’ on Wednesday, 22 February from 7.30 to 9.00am, addressing how to break down diversity barriers in ICT and outline the progress made.

 

Hosted by ACS Victoria, the breakfast serves as a timely health check on the state of diversity in ICT and will feature a moderated panel of diversity champions. Together, speakers will share their expert opinion on the diversity agenda, including how it has differed with each generation, how we have evolved as a country, and how government, industry and broader business leaders can collaboratively advance diversity within the Australian ICT profession.

 

Key speakers and panellists include:

·       Dr Amanda Caples, Lead Scientist to the Victorian Government

·       Ajay Bhatia, Chief Product and Information Officer at carsales.com

·       Jacqueline Savage, Founder of Medcorp Technologies

·       Rohini Kappadath, Senior Advisor of India Business Practice at KPMG

·       Maria Markman, diversity ambassador and newly appointed ACS Victoria Branch Executive Chair.

·       Matthew Lee, Ex COO of Qantas and CEO of OACIS

 

The ACS has long been a leading voice in the diversity conversation. The organisation’s report, ‘The Promise of Diversity – Gender Equality in the ICT Profession, found women represent only 28% of the ICT workforce compared to 43% across all professional services industries. Mature age workers (55 years and above) represent only 11% of the ICT workforce compared to 15% across all industries.

 

ACS Victoria Branch Executive Chair Maria Markman has identified diversity – both within the organisation and the ICT sector more broadly – as a key priority during her tenure.

 

“Improving ICT workforce diversity is a key challenge to addressing the sector’s skills shortages and improving business results. Recent projections also tell us that Australia will need 100,000 more ICT specialists by 2020.[1]

 

“Diversity is a key component to meeting this projected demand. The ACS is actively working to improve gender balance, assist young people and those retraining in ICT, encourage diverse social and cultural backgrounds, and embrace workers with disabilities. We are proud to be taking a leading role in the generation and progression of ideas and actions that foster innovation through greater diversity,” said Ms Markman.

 

Ajay Bhatia, Chief Product and Information Officer at carsales.com added, “Put simply it is the right thing to do for our country and our business. Constant disruption in the marketplace will continue to change what our customers are demanding from us. We need to embrace the diversity of our workforce so that we are prepared for changes and equipped to seize opportunities.”

 

 

 

Event details:

What:                      ACS Victoria Diversity Breakfast, Diversity – How Far Have We Come?

When:                     Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Venue:                   Zinc, Federation Square, Swanston St & Finders St Melbourne, 3000

Who:                        Dr Amanda Caples – Lead Scientist to the Victorian Government

Maria Markman – ACS Victoria Branch Executive Chair

Ajay Bhatia – Chief Product and Information Officer, carsales.com

Rohini Kappadath – Senior Advisor of India Business Practice at KPMG and Chair of the Multicultural Ministerial Business Advisory Council

Matthew Lee – Ex COO of Qantas and CEO of OACIS

Jacqueline Savage – Founder and Director of Medcorp Technologies and 2016 Winner of the Emerging Women in Leadership Awards

 

-ENDS-

 

Media Contacts:

Full speaker bios available here. Speakers are available for interview upon request.

Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244, louise@launchgroup.com.au

Sarah Jane Williams, Launch Group, 0409 362 675, sarahjane@launchgroup.com.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.



[1] ACS Digital Pulse, 2016

 


12 Jul

PREVENTION KEY FOR NEW DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION RULES

by launch-admin Jul 12, 2017 0 News

 

Australia, 14 February 2017: The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, welcomes the passage of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016 through the Senate yesterday and congratulates Senators on delivering this significant legislative milestone.

 

The guiding purpose of the Bill – to empower individuals to take steps to protect themselves from a likely risk of serious harm resulting from a data breach – is critically important. However, the ACS believes that the key benefits of this new legislation will be preventative. Its real impact will be to mobilise business and government, leading to robust, responsive data protection and cybersecurity frameworks and a culture of best practice information sharing to combat ever-evolving cyber threats.

 

ACS President Anthony Wong said, “This new legislation marks a line in the sand, after delays which have put Australia behind jurisdictions like the US, EU and New Zealand. It is now incumbent upon industry and government to build the cyber-resilience required by Australia’s digital economy.

 

“The ACS endorses the balanced, flexible approach to data breach notification rules taken by this new legislation. Australia can learn from the experiences of other jurisdictions, but it is equally critical that we learn from the professional best practices that will arise in Australia as the legislation begins operation, which in turn will influence all levels of government and business.

 

“Effective data protection and cybersecurity involves collaboration across organisations, government agencies and internationally. The ACS looks forward to working with government, industry and our international colleagues on best practice approaches to ICT security systems and protocols and the education and training of ICT professionals to meet both the spirit and the letter of the new legislative requirements.”

 

-ENDS-

 

Further information

Sarah Jane Williams, Launch Group, 0409 362 679 sarahjane@launchgroup.com.au

Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244 louise@launchgroup.com.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 22,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.


12 Jul

Australia’s digital future – are we doi ng we enough?

by launch-admin Jul 12, 2017 0 News

 

 

The ACS has launched its 2017 Digital Pulse report. Key findings include:

§  ICT is a key driver of Australia’s economic future. Currently a digital boom is occurring with 40,000 ICT jobs created in just the last two years, and ICT services exports up 12% to $2.8b.

§  New economic modelling shows that adoption of digital technologies has lifted Australia’s GDP by 6.6% over the previous decade – with each Australian being $4,663 a year better off (in 2016 dollars).

§  However, 81,000 new ICT professionals are needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth. Without skilled ICT labour our nation will stagnate.

§  Diversity is still an issue – women represent only 28% of the ICT workforce (compared to 44% across all professional industries) and older workers (55+) only represent 12% of Australia’s ICT workforce.

§  LinkedIn data reveals technical skills are in high demand – how will Australia meet this need to reap the advantages of a digital future?

 

Sydney, Australia, Wednesday, 24 May 2017The ACS, the professional association for Australia’s ICT sector, today launched its 2017 “Australia’s Digital Pulse” Report – revealing that a ‘digital boom’ is underway with 40,000 technology jobs created over just the last two years (2015-16)[1].

 

Prepared by Deloitte Access Economics, the report shows this strong growth in the ICT workforce is expected to continue, with an additional 81,000 jobs needed by 2022[2] to fuel future technology-led growth.

 

Meeting this need will be a critical priority for Australia.

 

ACS President, Anthony Wong, said: “Technology skills are fast becoming the engine room of the Australian economy. To fast-track our nation’s digital transformation, and ensure the ICT skills base is there to meet demand, we need a clear strategy and dedicated investment focus in this area.”

 

LinkedIn Director of Public Policy for Asia Pacific, Nick O’Donnell, said Australia’s skills shift is accelerating and expanding across every industry.

 

“We are seeing significant hiring of tech talent by non-tech companies. Half of the top 20 industries hiring ICT workers in 2016 were non-tech, the most active industries being financial services, which jumped from twelfth position in 2015 to up to fourth in 2016.

 

“LinkedIn’s data also shows that the top skills demanded by employers hiring new ICT workers includes a balance of technical skills and broader business skills. Business skills such as Relationship Management, Business Strategy and Strategic Planning in combination with technical skills are highly sought after to drive digitisation of business processes,” Mr O’Donnell said.

 

 

Addressing Australia’s skilled ICT shortfall, ACS President Anthony Wong, said: “The ACS is actively championing the uptake of coding in schools, better support for teachers in the delivery of emerging technology areas, the establishment of multidisciplinary degrees, and relevant training programs to help to build a pipeline of workers with valuable ICT skills. In a skills shortage environment, skilled migration is an important lever for developing competitive advantage for the nation. However it needs to be targeted, and needs to address the genuine skills gaps in the domestic market, while ensuring migrant workers are not exploited.”

 

Deloitte Access Economics partner, John O’Mahony, said: “Australian employers are placing a high value on ICT skills against the backdrop of digital technologies being increasingly fundamental to a thriving economy. As business disruption becomes more widespread, businesses need a strong ICT core to manage change – making ICT workers and ICT skills the bread and butter behind that change.”

 

The report further highlights a ‘to-do’ list for government that includes multiplying digital precincts, prioritising cyber, transitioning education and getting more people to study ICT, supporting Aussie start-ups, the next steps for the NBN and wireless technology, and focusing on efforts towards open data, digitising government, and copyright reform.

 

Australia’s Digital Pulse is a unique and comprehensive analysis of the ICT sector and the digital economy for Australia.

 

Australia’s Digital Pulse 2017 will be launched during CeBIT, on Wednesday 24 May at 5:00pm-7:00pm. Speakers will include the Hon Angus Taylor MP Assistant Minister for Cities and Digital Transformation (by video), John O’Mahony Partner Deloitte Access Economics, Nick O’Donnell Director of Public Policy and Government Affairs, LinkedIn Australia, New Zealand and Southeast Asia, Anthony Wong ACS President, and Michelle Price Chief Operations Officer Australian Cyber Security Growth Network.

 

– ENDS –

 

 

Media Contacts

Louise Proctor, Launch Group, 0452 574 244, louise@launchgroup.com.au

Christine Kardashian, Launch Group, 0416 005 705, Christine@launchgroup.com.au

 

About the ACS

The ACS is the professional association for Australia’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The ACS exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit www.acs.org.au for more information.

 

 


 

 

 

FAST FACTS

 

The following statistics are presented according to subject matter areas.

 

The Digital Economy

 

The economic contribution to Australia of the digitally-enabled economy is on track to meet the forecast $139b growth target by 2020.

§  New economic modelling shows that adoption of digital technologies has lifted Australia’s GDP by 6.6% over the previous decade – each Australian being $4,663 a year better off (in 2016 dollars).

§  The economic contribution of the digital-enabled economy in Australia is forecast to increase to $139 billion by 2020, representing 7.3% of Australia’s GDP (DAE 2016a). Nearly 90% of this contribution is expected to come from the use of internet and digital technologies outside of the Information, Media and Telecommunications industry.

§  Trade in ICT continues to grow, with Australia’s ICT services exports increasing by 12% to $2.8 billion in 2015-16.

§  The ICT input share of Australia’s goods exports increased from 4% in 2013 to 7% in 2016 – reflecting the greater uptake of new technologies across key industries of economic importance in Australia, such as agriculture and manufacturing.

§  The average cost of a cyber crime attack to an Australian business is around $419,000.

§  Economic modelling suggests that greater investment in cyber security by Australian businesses could result in an uplift of 5.5% in business investment, an increase in wages by 2%, and an additional 60,000 people employed by 2030.

 

Australia’s ICT Workforce

 

Forecast ICT employment

§  81,000 new ICT jobs needed by 2022 to fuel future technology-led growth.

§  ICT workers to increase from around 640,800 in 2016 to around 721,900 in 2022, at an average annual growth rate of 2.0%

§  This represents a higher growth rate than that expected for the overall Australian workforce over the same period, forecast to be 1.4% per annum

 

National ICT workforce of 640,846 in 2016

§  1.9% increase on the 628,810 ICT workers in 2015

§  40,000 ICT jobs created in Australia in just the last two years

§  ICT proportion of total workforce is 5.4%

§  52% of the current ICT workforce is employed outside ICT-related industries such as in professional services, public administration and financial services

§  ICT workers by selected industries

ú  309,313 – ICT related

ú  75,806 – Professional, Scientific & Technical Services

ú  46,262 – Public Administration & Safety

ú  44,425 – Financial & Insurance Services

ú  25,145 – Retail Trade

ú  24,807 – Education & Training

 

 


 

 

 

Labour Market for Global ICT Talent

 

Linkedin data on Top 10 skills possessed by ICT workers moving to Australia

§  Project Management; SQL; Business Analysis; Requirements Analysis; Customer Service; Java; Team Leadership; Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC); Agile Methodologies; JavaScript

 

Linkedin data on Top 10 skills possessed by ICT workers leaving Australia

§  Project Management; Customer Service; Business Analysis; Marketing; Strategy; Social Media; Business Development; Change Management; Business Strategy; Business Process Improvement.

 

Australia’s Intensive Users of ICT Workforce

§  The broader ICT workforce is forecast to grow from around 2,548,900 workers in 2016 to 2,785,600 in 2022 (average annual growth rate of 1.5% and equivalent to a projected gain of 236,700 jobs over this period)

 

Diversity in ICT

§  Women continue to represent only 28% of the ICT workforce (compared to 44% across all professional industries).

§  Older workers (55+) only represent 12% of Australia’s ICT workforce (compared to 16% of workers across all professional industries)

 

ICT Skills In Demand

 

ICT employment growth forecast strongest in the largest two ICT occupation groupings (2016-2022)

§  ICT Management and Operations (2.4% average annual growth between 2016-22).

§  ICT Technical and Professional (1.9% average annual growth between 2016-22).

 

Top 10 in-demand ICT job occupations

§  2016 LinkedIn data shows the top 3 (out of 10) ‘in-demand’ ICT occupations with the most job advertisements were roles that connect technical ICT functions to broader business requirements. These include: project Manager; Business Analyst; and Business Development Manager.

§  ICT workers with specific technical skills are still in high demand – NET developer, Software Engineer, Solution Architect, Java Developer, Front End Developer.

 

LinkedIn data on the top 20 skills required by ICT workers in 2016 are technical and non-technical

§  6 out of top 10, and 9 out of top 20 are non-technical

ú  The top 9 being:

1.     Project & Process Management (number 1 skill)

2.     Management Consulting & Business Strategy (number 2)

3.     Business Development & Relationship Management (number 3)

4.     Customer Service (number 4)

5.     Strategic Planning (number 5)

6.     Sales (number 6)

7.     Purchasing and Contract Negotiation (number 7)

8.     Social Media Marketing (number 8)

9.     Employee Training & Development (number 9).


 

 

 

ICT Education

 

ICT student trends

§  Domestic undergraduate enrolments have risen from around 19,000 at the start of this decade to 25,700 in 2015.

§  Domestic undergraduate completions of ICT degrees increasing from around 3,000 to almost 4,000 over the same period.

§  Postgraduate enrolments and completions by domestic students have also increased marginally, but these also continue to remain below the peaks seen in the early 2000s.

 

Total qualifications held by ICT workers in 2016

§  Forecast to increase from 1,000,200 in 2016 to 1,148,100 in 2022, representing an average annual growth rate of 2.3%

 

Fields of study for ICT workers in 2016

§  The qualifications demanded of ICT workers are becoming increasingly broadened, beyond ICT-specific fields of study.

§  2016 LinkedIn data shows that whilst Computing Science and Information Science and Technology are the most common study areas, 5 of the top 10 study areas for ICT workers are non-ICT, suggesting business related degrees can be pathways into the ICT workforce

§  Accounting; Business; Business Management & Admin; Marketing; Project Management



[1] Australia’s 2017 Digital Pulse, page 2
[2] Australia’s 2017 Digital Pulse, page 29


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