Taking on the global talent challenge
16 June 2009
Employers are still struggling to find the right person to fill vacant jobs despite growing unemployment queues.
That's according to Professor John Hearn, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (International) who hosted The University of Sydney International Forum this week on 'The Global talent search and challenge'.
Professor Hearn was joined by Dr Michael Spence, Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Sydney, SydneyTalent chief executive Anne Moore, Andrew Banks, Managing Director of recruitment agency Talent2 International and Professor Lesleyanne Hawthorne from the University of Melbourne to discuss the challenges of finding and maintaining skilled talent.
"The 'talent shortage' is an international problem set to worsen as global economies start to recover and grow," says Ms Moore from SydneyTalent, an initiative of the University of Sydney that connects students with employers enabling them to gain a competitive edge in the workforce.
"In this light, we thought it timely to host a Forum that considers the importance of international mobility and the management of talent not only within the current economic context but with an eye to the future so we can identify where opportunities exist," said Professor Hearn.
The International Forum series is a University of Sydney initiative designed to bring leaders in their field together to present their views on international issues of strategic importance to Australia.
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