Insufficient skills and experience will characterise Singapore’s software engineering talent market in the near future, observes recruiting experts, Hays. To circumvent the uphill task of recruiting the talent necessary to maximise growth opportunities, it is critical for employers to start adapting their talent attraction and retention strategies.
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Nearly half of employers in Singapore have plans to increase their permanent headcount this year, finds the 2022 Hays Asia Salary Guide. Despite this, jobseeker sentiment is at a five-year low.
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Phenomenal Growth in Singapore’s Life Sciences Industry Requires Skilled Talent in a Candidate-Short Market 20 Jan 2022
Singapore’s life sciences industry is currently expanding with alacrity, and for its professionals in possession of the right skillsets, the opportunities are immeasurable. This upsurge in potential means that the talent pool is growing shallower, and for employers the greatest challenge is locating the candidates able to help them continue this expansion.
The pandemic has had significant economic, health, and social impacts in Singapore, disrupting businesses and slowing down recruitment activities over the last two years. With the situation now stabilising and restrictions easing, hiring activities are anticipated to increase in 2022.
Following a lull in hiring last year, recruitment activity for sales and marketing talent has picked up significantly in recent months.