Joe Durate of PIVOTAL was our speaker. His human resources consultancy company has been working in the field of training and recruiting since 1991.
Joe laid out what has led to the current labour shortages and what needs to be done for the future. He claims that the labour shortages have been around for a long time and Covid has just worsened the situation.
He argued that the solution is a move back to basics with Government and Industry working together to address the real issues.  With rising, inflation and interest rates many small and medium size businesses will experience financial hardship and the lack of staff will be the death nail as these businesses will not be able to produce the goods and services required. Therefore real leadership and vision will be required at the scheduled 'Job Talk Fest' in September. The outcome of this meeting will shape the future of Australia.