Chief executive officer Julie Mills said however that part of the problem might be a mis-communication between hirers and candidates with terms such as 'help desk' and 'project management' being widely used, but having no standard meaning. 'With the help desk, people sometimes look and think 'oh I'd be in a call centre',' which might not be the case.
At the same time she warned that; 'Job seekers are not articulating clearly enough their skills when they send in their resume.' Ms Mills said it was also possible that some candidates were possibly being lost as recruiters sorted through resumes using word searches as filters.
As a result 'people are falling through the cracks,' she told iTWire.
Separately Taleo, a company which specialises in developing systems used for employee management, has released its Australian Talent Mobility survey for 2011. Although the report was completed in August, it has only just been released.
It found that only 29 per cent of organisations felt they had the technology and systems needed to properly support talent management.