The Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences: Information for participants

The Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment continuously conducts a Survey of Employers’ Recruitment Experiences, speaking with more than 10,000 employers each year from across Australia.

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The survey collects information on employer demand for labour and skills, particularly looking at employers’ recent recruitment experiences and future recruitment intentions.

The survey also provides insights into the methods employers use to recruit staff and what employers are looking for in applicants.

Thank you for your help

You may have been directed to this page by one of our interviewers.

The quality of this research relies heavily on the participation of employers like you. We know that your time is valuable and completing this survey will only take around 5 minutes.

What will you be asked?

We will ask about your recruitment experiences and future recruitment expectations. In particular, we will ask about your most recent recruitment activity, the number of applicants who applied for the position/s, and whether you are having any difficulty recruiting.

How will the information be used?

The information you provide will assist job seekers in your area to develop the skills employers are looking for.

The survey findings, together with other labour market information, will also inform the development of strategies to better match job seekers with job opportunities.

Information from the survey is available on the Department’s Recruitment Conditions webpage and on the Labour Market Information Portal.

Our commitment to you

The information you provide is kept secure and confidential. Your information is combined with information from other employers to produce statistics on the Australian labour market. This means individual businesses are not identified. Should you have any questions about the survey please contact the Department of Education, Skills and Employment employer survey hotline on 1800 059 439 or by email at