The former chief executive of the Netherlands-based landline and mobile telecommunications company, KPN, Eelco Blok, has been appointed as a non-executive director of the Telstra board.

IT employers need to be willing to offer competitive remuneration packages in order to attract and retain the best talent to their company, according to one national recruitment consultancy which points to the 3.3% annual wage growth in the Australian IT sector.

Australian global recruitment and talent management firm, Hudson is partnering with Melbourne-based startup PredictiveHire in a deal which it says will help companies make candidate selection smarter, faster and fairer.

Digital transformation vendor Software AG has promoted Anneliese Schulz, its vice-president of Asia operations, to the post of regional president for Software AG Asia Pacific and Japan.

Australian-based global technology recruitment specialist Talent has reported a 20% increase in global revenue for the six months to the end of December 2018 to $314 million, including a 19% increase in revenues in the APAC region to $276 million.

E-commerce provider Moustache Republic has appointed Laura Doonin as a partner and director.

ICT services company NEC Australia has been ranked 27th among Australian companies which made the final list of the 2019 top graduate employers published by the Australian Association of Graduate Employers.

The ICT industry was the second strongest contributor to job ad growth across Australia in 2018, with job ads up 12% last year compared to 2017, according to the latest employment report from online jobs board SEEK which also showed that across all industries the average advertised salary was up by 3.9% in 2018.

Former Labor Premier of Victoria, John Brumby, is stepping down from his role as a director of giant Chinese telco Huawei’s Australian business after eight years in the role.

Cloud application services company AVI Networks has appointed 20-year engineering veteran Cameron Jenkins as systems engineer for Australia and New Zealand.

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