Hong Kong’s human resources jobs market is focused on the HR Business Partner, Compensation & Benefits and Learning & Development space at present. Job flow remains steady, and we saw an increase in candidate movement following Chinese New Year and the awarding of bonuses. As a result, candidates are now thinking about their career development and advancement.
In terms of skills in demand for the April – June 2015 quarter, we’re seeing a high demand for Compensation & Benefits experts. However these candidates are in short supply in the local market. This is also a very technical HR skill, and consequently there are not enough candidates to met demand.
HR Business Partners are also sought within the commercial space. HR business partner models are getting more mature now, which adds to demand.
Employers are also demonstrating a preference for stable candidates, since companies consider them to be more persistent and able to overcome challenges.
In terms of candidate trends, we continue to see recruiters look for HR Business Partner roles. These candidates prefer these roles as they offer them the opportunity to gain additional exposure outside the area of talent acquisition.