Attracting and retaining staff continues to be a major challenge for communities across Australia.

In 2022 we invited our local business community to provide feedback to us via the Recruitment and Retention of Staff survey. From this survey we know this is an issue impacting so many of our local businesses - irrespective of their scale or sector.

Under the guidance and joint auspice of La Trobe University we then checked back in with our local business community to understand what challenges are being faced and how these might have changed since 2022.

Your input will helps us understand how to best support local businesses and industries with recruitment and retention of qualified staff and to establish sustainable education to employment pathways for school leavers in the Shire.

It will also focus on obtaining additional data including skill specific shortages and potential course provisions that underpin the Triggering Innovation Leadership Transformation (TILT) initiative. One of these initiatives is the establishment of a learning hub in Maryborough to provide education to employment pathways for school leavers as well as the potential for skills training for local industries and businesses.

Business owners and managers were encouraged to respond to the 15-minute survey until the end of 2023.

This survey is now closed.

If you have questions or need further assistance please contact Council's Economic Development Officer Brian Gould:

Thank you on behalf of Central Goldfields Shire Council and La Trobe University.