PRESS RELEASE | Leading Australian executive career strategy firm, Directioneering, has today announced it has appointed career experts, Mike Roddy, as director of its Queensland office in Brisbane. Mike will assist businesses with career transition, career coaching, and leadership coaching.
Directioneering’s new appointment will help to aid executives in managing their business and employees through this change, as well as driving growth for Directioneering in Queensland.
Queensland experienced its golden jobs era in 2007/2008, where the unemployment rate was 3.3%. From 2009, the unemployment rate increased, peaking at 7.1% in October 2014. It’s now back on the decline, as the state government continues to implement policies to help transition away from a commodity-focused labour market.
In 2017, Queensland saw its jobs market begin to make a recovery, with 93,100 jobs created. The unemployment rate also fell from 6.6% in February to 6% in December. This has led to a growth in confidence among workers, shown in the increase in the participation rate – from 65.8% in December 2017 to 66.3% in January 2018. The state is currently seeing its highest number of job vacancies since May 2012.
To aid executives, Directioneering has appointed Mike Roddy as Director of its Queensland office. Mike has over 18 years’ experience in the HR industry. He has specialised in recruitment, training and development, career transition, employer branding and best practice assessment methodology. His extensive knowledge of the labour markets in Queensland will help executives navigate the changing environment and give them the skills to lead their companies to success.
“Mike is an exceptional leader with a huge amount of experience in helping senior executives manage change within their organisations. His skills and knowledge of the labour market will provide huge value to organisations wanting to ensure long-term success,” said Heather Parkinson, CEO at Directioneering.
“He is a welcome addition to the team. We look forward to supporting him in building out our executive career programs in Queensland.”
Prior to Directioneering, Mike was the Managing Director at Recon Solutions, as well as a Director at Randstad.