Caught in the tariff crossfire between Washington and Beijing, Hong Kong is seeing an economic slowdown that has positioned cost-efficiency as a top priority for the region’s supply chain industry. For the labour market, this means slower recruitment activity, a rising preference for hiring contract and temporary workers over permanent staff, and a demand for planning and procurement functions alongside technical knowledge.
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Organisations are under pressure to digitalise their customer journey, but there are many considerations business leaders must take into account before they begin, says recruiting experts, Hays.
Majority of Hong Kong employers keen on hiring overseas returnees, citing ‘language and communication skills’ a key advantage 03 Mar 2020
A clear majority of employers in Hong Kong are eager to employ an overseas returnee in the coming year, and they cite ‘language and communication skills’ to be the top benefit that returnee talent can bring to the table.
Diversity awareness improves but inequality still widespread in organisations across Asia 03 Mar 2020
While working professionals in Asia are gaining more knowledge on the positive impact of diversity and inclusion (D&I) in the workplace, the slow implementation of D&I practices has resulted in only marginal progression in the region, reveals the latest Diversity & Inclusion report by leading recruitment experts Hays.
Majority of Hong Kong employers keen on hiring overseas returnees, citing 'language and communication skills' a key advantage 03 Mar 2020
The majority of employers across Asia capture the workforce diversity data of those they select and hire, and the majority of employees across Asia believe that the usage of workforce feedback for understanding demographic engagement is a positive thing. However, only half of them are confident that such data is being effectively used to inform their candidate attraction strategy, reveals the latest Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) report by leading recruitment experts Hays.
Employers play an important role in helping their employees cultivate and practice a growth mindset, ultimately creating more motivated employees and a growth-oriented business, according to the CEO of recruiting experts, Hays.
Recent years have seen a widespread drop in global unemployment rates but what continues to puzzle economists has been the subsequent failure of wage inflation to follow suit. This has created an unusual phenomenon of wage stagnation across global markets, according to the eighth edition of the Hays Global Skills Index (‘the Index’), a report published today by recruitment experts Hays in collaboration with Oxford Economics.
Overseas returnees return to Hong Kong for familial reasons, but satisfaction levels at work not high 03 Mar 2020
Hong Kong’s repatriated talent who have worked or studied abroad have returned to be closer to their families. However, their satisfaction levels in their current roles leave much to be desired, according to recruitment experts Hays.
With the local economy growing and business activity increasing, Hong Kong’s employers are looking to the temporary and contracting market to make up for shortfalls in skillsets found in the permanent recruitment market, according to recruiting experts Hays. This is one of the key findings in the Hays Asia Salary Guide 2019, a report that highlights salary and recruiting trends based on responses from Hays Asia operating markets Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.
Employers throughout Hong Kong have raised concerns over their ability to find candidates with the skills they require to ensure further development in 2019, according to recruiting experts Hays. This is one of the key findings in the Hays Asia Salary Guide 2019, a report that highlights salary and recruiting trends based on responses from Hays Asia operating markets Mainland China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore.