Quinn Allan, an Australian Specialist Recruitment firm has opened a new Queensland-based office in Brisbane following a rise in demand for permanent and temporary staff in several sectors, primarily for accounting and finance departments across a variety of industries, as well as technology, HR, and specialist energy markets.

According to the Australian Financial Review; organisations such as ANZ have indicated that attracting and retaining talent is going to be a key focus for this year. There is a significant lack of qualified staff available amid a sector-wide shortage in the Australian labour market, inhibiting growth in the private and public sector.

Recruitment firms such as Quinn Allan are experiencing increased demand for their specialist recruitment services in the current climate. Using their established connections and network with current, active and passive potential candidates, they have been able to find qualified and experienced people, who are not accessible through traditional job search platforms.

Mark Hetherington, Managing Partner of the new Queensland-based Quinn Allan office has first-hand experience with the current challenges. “We have seen candidate shortages over the last couple of years in SEQ, in turn, driving salary inflation and businesses have found that hiring has been harder and more competitive”.

Quinn Allan was an obvious choice for Mark when opening a new office in Brisbane, with its approach on changing the perception of the recruitment industry. “Quinn Allan represents a business that really cares about the profession, and the people they work with, both internally and externally. That’s the real attraction point and it is genuinely exciting for us to be able to bring that into the Queensland market.”

James Hyndman, Managing Partner of Quinn Allan said he is excited about the launch of the Brisbane office which is a crucial next step in executing on the company’s growth plans. “Brisbane was a natural progression for us with a very capable team on the ground there and the Brisbane market has some parallels with Melbourne being particularly relationship driven”.

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