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Increased focus on attraction and recruitment fuels HR specialist demand

Updated: 01 Mar 2014

HR professionals are in high demand across Hong Kong as HR is increasingly becoming viewed as a specialist function with specialist skills.

This is one of the findings of the latest Hays Quarterly Report, released this month and covering the October to December 2012 quarter. The Report looks at candidate and employer trends while highlighting skills in demand.

“There has been a focus on strategic business analysis and key policy structuring, which is fuelling demand for HR Analysts. Learning and Development professionals are also required for internal business-related learning and training,” says Marc Burrage, Regional Director of Hays in Hong Kong.

“HR Generalists and HR Managers are also sought to oversee such specialists within a team.”

The Hays Quarterly Report also shows that a lot of candidates are interested in new opportunities and as South East Asia continues to grow, HR vacancy activity is expect to be ongoing.

But candidates in demand are becoming more selective and there is a widening salary gap between employers’ and employees’ expectations.

“As a result, when recruiting skills in demand both sides will need to become more flexible,” says Marc.

“Employers will need to demonstrate salary flexibility and may have to review salaries in response to the candidate-driven market.

“But candidates too need to have reasonable salary demands as sometimes their expectations are too high.”

To view the full Hays Quarterly Report, please go to

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