PRESS RELEASE | Leading Australian executive career strategy firm, Directioneering, has today announced it has appointed career experts, David Stritch, as director of its Western Australian office. David 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 Western Australia.
Western Australian business has been impacted by the decline of the commodities market. Its boom years were in 2006 – 2009, where the unemployment rate hit its lowest point of 2.3% (Oct 2008).
But, when the market shifted, Western Australia saw unemployment increase. It peaked at 6.7% in November 2016, the highest it’s been since January 2002. Job vacancies also decreased significantly during this period, halving in size between August 2012 and May 2016.
In the last few years leading executives have faced a challenging and changing labour market. But, positive trends are starting to be seen.
In 2017, Western Australia started seeing signs of recovery, with 33,705 jobs created. The unemployment rate also fell from 6.3% to 5.7% and remained stable in January 2018. Workers are now growing in confidence, with the participation rate increasing from 67.7% to 68.5%.
As the Western Australian market shifts, Directioneering has brought in Australian career management, psychological consulting and recruitment expert, David Stritch, as Director of its West Australian office.
With over 15 years’ experience, David is one of Australia’s foremost authorities on emotional intelligence. His experience covers psychometric testing, performance coaching, managing large outplacement and career management initiatives.
“David is exceptional in helping leaders manage their careers and learn the skills they need to navigate the huge change taking place in Western Australia. He is a great addition to the team and will help Western Australian leaders build teams to take advantage of future trends and new markets,” said Parkinson.
“We are looking forward to working with David to drive the business forward in Western Australia and help leaders achieve success in a complex market.”
Prior to Directioneering David was a Director at People Science, as well as leading the Hudson Talent Management business in WA.