News.com.au (AU) – A key policy change announced today by the Australian Federal Police will make recruiting more user-friendly for NCA recruiters.
The Australian Federal Government’s decision to remove the requirement for NCCs to apply for a National Recruitment Plan is designed to make recruitment more user friendly.
This change will see NCC recruiters, as well as recruiters on other recruiting sites, be able to access the online National Recruiting Plan and submit a recruitment application, which will be processed in a more timely fashion.
It means recruiters can submit their application, and it will be reviewed within two business days, rather than a month or two.
It comes at a time when NCA recruitment sites are being overwhelmed with the volume of applications they are receiving, which has been exacerbated by the number of overseas nationals applying for the visa and subsequent border crossings.
The changes mean recruiters will now have a more streamlined recruitment process.
In addition to the new streamlined process, the NCC will also make the online recruitment plan available to recruiters and recruiters from other countries on the same site, as long as they have not previously submitted a recruitment plan online.
“As we see an increasing demand for overseas workers to fill our recruitment roles, we have seen a significant increase in the number and volume of international applications,” said NCA Commissioner Shane Patton.
“This is a great opportunity for the NNCs to help recruit more Australian workers to their businesses.”
The new streamlined recruitment system will also give recruiters more information on how to manage their own visa application, including information on when and where the visa application process will be conducted.
The NCA also announced that it would work with recruiters to ensure they use the best recruiting tools and processes to recruit the best potential workers.
The National Recruits Strategy, which was announced by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection in December, will see recruiters have a greater role in managing and ensuring the success of their own visas.
The scheme will include a new recruitment management system, and NCA is calling for recruitment managers to be able submit their own online recruiting plan to recruit workers.
“It will be a lot easier for recruiters that they can go to recruit a worker and submit it online and it’s much easier for employers to apply and work with a worker,” Commissioner Patton said.
“There will be more people that will be applying online.”
The scheme is also intended to encourage recruitment managers and recruitees to be more proactive in managing their own immigration applications and visas, rather then relying on third-party recruiters in the first place.
It is also expected that recruiters who apply for visas through the online system will be given more visibility into the status of their visa applications, and a better understanding of what the visa status of applicants means.
It’s hoped that the new system will improve the way recruiters manage their visa application and visas.
“We have seen this over the past six months that we’ve had more than 2,000 visa applications being processed on a daily basis through our system, which is a major issue for us,” Commissioner Wagner said.
“There’s a lot of people coming in to Australia who have not been able to apply because of this problem.”
Commissioner Patton said the scheme is designed for NNC recruiters but could be used by any recruiters wanting to hire more Australians.
“The NNC is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia, and there are so many employers that are looking to hire Australians,” he said.
“This will give them more visibility and an opportunity to attract more Australians to their business.”
The Australian Government has committed $250 million to the National Recources Strategy, with the Australian Council for Superannuation and Supervision investing $50 million over three years.
The Government will also provide $2 million towards a $10 million initiative to provide better training for recruitors to help them better manage their visas applications.