2015 Survey of Employers

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Survey of Employers collects information on their recruitment practices and experiences of employers, as well as their awareness and use of government-funded employment services.

The Survey of Employers collects information from Australian businesses on two main topics:

  • The recruitment practices of employers, including the different methods they use to find suitable employees and how successful these methods are, and
  • Awareness and experiences of government funded-employment services.

The information provided by employers will assist the Department of Employment to better understand the decisions that businesses make about recruitment, and to improve the delivery of government-funded employment services and programmes.

Interviews will commence in February 2015 and run for approximately 10 weeks. During this time, over 5,500 businesses around Australia will be contacted. The survey is expected to take around 20 minutes to complete, depending on your responses.

Who is conducting the research?

To ensure your confidentiality, the Department has engaged an independent research company ORIMA Research Pty Ltd to conduct the survey on its behalf. If you are selected to participate in the research, you will receive a call from Lighthouse Data Collection who are conducting the telephone survey on behalf of Orima Research.

Is the research confidential?

Any information provided will be treated confidentially, will not be reported at an individual level, and will only be used for research purposes. The information provided by employers will assist the Department of Employment to better understand the decisions that businesses make about recruitment, and how to improve the delivery of government-funded employment services and programmes.

All data collected is stored within a secure data storage facility, located in Australia. For more information about how the Department of Employment manages personal information, please visit our privacy page or contact us on privacy@employment.gov.au to request a copy of our Privacy Policy.

Where can I get more information?

If you have any questions about the survey or how the results will be used, please contact Robert Brickley, Project Manager at ORIMA on 1800 654 685 or 03 9526 9000 or email robert.brickley@orima.com.

Thank you for taking the time to participate in this important research. The Department appreciates your support.