Haven’t had a pay rise in a while and not expecting one anytime soon? Well, you’re not alone if a new survey into the salary expectations of Australian workers is to be believed.
The survey, that looked at 12 different professions, found that when it came to those employed in Australia’s media and advertising industries some 24 per cent of respondents were not expecting a pay rise in the next 12 months.
The study, by recruiter Hays, is based on the responses from some 2950 organisations that had a reported three million Aussie employees.
In the media and advertising category, while just shy of a quarter were expecting diddly-squat, 34 per cent were expecting three per cent or less. Some 26 per cent were expecting a three to six per cent raise, eight per cent were expecting six to 10 per cent, and a healthy eight per cent were expecting over 10 per cent.
Interestingly, the media category won for the most employees expecting a double-digit increase.
However, media’s not as glum as those working in the public sector or mining industry with 89 per cent and 85 per cent respectively expecting a three per cent or less salary increase over the coming year.
The Hays results also follows a study released last week by Roy Morgan Research that found from 30 professions, people employed in Australia’s advertising industry were regarded as the second least honest and ethical, ranking just ahead of car sales people.
The Hays survey noted that when it came to employability and salary increases it was, unsurprisingly, those with tech skills that were most in demand. “Technology skills, which have always been hard to find, are critical in our digital economy and employers are acknowledging this by doing what they can to ensure relevant skills are retained in the long run.
“More often, we are seeing cultural fit as a key attribute sought after by employers with a long-term vision. Hiring intentions across IT will remain high and organisations will continue to look for those on the cutting edge. Candidates who can demonstrate agility and flexibility are prized assets,” the report noted.
In this guest post, Alex Watts (pictured), DDB Sydney Head of Social, discusses his thoughts on the potential Microsoft/Tik Tok acquisition and whether the deal actually makes any sense for Microsoft… Trump is calling for a ban, China’s calling it a “smash and grab,” but the real question is – does buying TikTok really make sense for Microsoft? TikTok is […]
Following QMS’ acquisition of TLA Worldwide (Aust) last year, QMS Sport has today announced it will transition to the TLA brand and formally become a business unit of TLA. ‘Media Tech’ is officially the new name for what was formally known as QMS Sport, and will operate alongside TLA’s existing business units that span the […]
Sydney-based design and technology studio Nightjar have launched a new website for Sneaker Freaker. Founded in 2002, the street culture magazine is the first and only international footwear magazine. From its roots as a DIY-style fanzine to today’s global coverage, its print pages and online platforms document every colab, custom, limited edition, retro reissue, Quickstrike, Hyperstrike […]
Haystac’s former National Head of Strategy, Haylie Marchant (pictured) has launched The PR Toolkit – an online resource and DIY PR platform educating and empowering small and medium sized businesses to do their own PR. Offering a mix of free resources and easy-to-use how to guides, the one-stop-shop for DIY PR covers media relations, media […]
One Love Australia has launched a new social change initiative that will see a raft of high profile individuals, including former Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Boost Juice’s founder, Janine Allis, take part in a video interview series set to turn racism on its head. The initiative – titled #ShareThePlatform – will see these […]
Resolution Digital has been awarded the Australia’s Agency of the Quarter award in the prestigious Google Honours program. The Honours program for 2020 recognises the achievements of the very best performance marketing agencies and providers across Australia and New Zealand. The program consists of 3 quarters, 43 agencies and over 500 individuals; measured on account […]
Firefly has brought on six major new clients as it continues to expand, adding new media planning and buying arm to its business. Managing Director Andrew Mathwin (pictured) said the independent agency, known for clients such as Air New Zealand, Buy West Eat Best, West Coast Eagles and Mrs Mac’s Pies, had a strong year […]