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Labour market

20 Jun 2016

VIDEO: Could Australia face a services-led labour shortage?

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

Australia’s transition to a services economy will force businesses to reassess internal management practices as demand for labour surges in the lead up to 2030, according to ANZ’s Acting Chief Economist Richard Yetsenga.

12 Apr 2016

Educating for a fragmented future in NZ

Tim Murphy | Journalist and Former Editor, New Zealand Herald

The predictions are startling: a 15 year-old today should expect to have 17 different jobs in five sectors in his or her working life. Two-thirds of the tertiary study currently being undertaken is towards jobs which soon won’t exist. Three-quarters of all new jobs will require science, maths or technology proficiency.

17 Feb 2016

Five ways to adapt to globalisation and the changing workforce

Anouk De Blieck | General Manager, Human Resources, ANZ

We live in a connected world. Companies are expanding internationally and customers expect borderless interactions. Services must be simple, agile and tailored. Customers want to choose how, when and where they will interact with businesses.

15 Dec 2015

Australia needs a massive cultural shift on human capital

Narelle Hooper | Co-Author, New Women, New Men, New Economy

Hubs, incubators and start-ups are all phrases looming large in the innovation policy sphere right now but you have to ask, who is in on them?

14 Oct 2015

Creative approach required for jobs of the future

Peter Booth | Provost and Senior Vice President, Sydney University of Technology

Australia's largest trading partner, China, has a strategic focus to shift from 'Made in China' towards 'Designed in China'. Australia's 4th largest trading partner, South Korea, has established 17 major innovation centres in 17 major cities across the country to quickly develop its creative economy and creative industries.

09 Sep 2015

The economy needs more women in construction

Laurice Temple | CEO, National Association of Women in Construction

It is no secret the Australian construction industry is very male-dominated. But what may not be fully understood by the general public is that we don't have any collective overt initiatives and goals in place to increase the participation of women.

13 Aug 2015

What APac's banker of the future needs

Leigh Cohen | BlueNotes contributing editor

Of all the industries facing disruption brought on by the technology and social media revolution, banking is one of the most affected. Across the world fintech is changing the game, customers and non-bank attackers are shifting the battlefield and traditional corporate cultures are being forced to evolve.

04 Aug 2015

Vietnam's stunning turn

Helen Clark | Freelance journalist & former Asian correspondent

America and Vietnam celebrated 20 years of the normalisation of relations on the July 11. The two nations have seen rare closeness in recent years including recent Vietnam visits by former US President Bill Clinton and US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter.

28 Apr 2015

​Financial integration lags the ASEAN boom is that a problem

Andrew Cornell | Managing Editor bluenotes

In what was a predominantly bullish and timely reminder the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) looms as the next economic giant in the region, a few challenges stood out in ANZ Research's latest economic insight, ASEAN: The Next Horizon.

23 Mar 2015

​How do you hire the best - and is it worth it?

Sarah Court | ANZ Head of Human Resources New Zealand, ANZ

'The war for talent' is a phrase that has become something of a cliché but in essence it's true: in competitive industries it's hard to hire brilliant people.

17 Mar 2015

What the heck is human capital?

Juliet Bourke | Partner, Deloitte

This week I was giving a conference presentation. I give these a lot. As usual, the MC introduced me to the audience by reading out my bio and stumbling over the standard description that comes after my name: “Partner, Human Capital, Deloitte".

20 Nov 2014

Statsnack: labour outlook brightens

ANZ Research |

Another round of employment data has again showed labour demand continues to trend higher in Australia, casting further doubt on the veracity of Australia’s official statistics.