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.
Singapore’s Contracting Market Matures with Hays Flexible Recruiting Solutions to the Fore 09 Sep 2021
During the early months of the pandemic, it seemed that everybody wanted to take advantage of the extra time on their hands and learn a new skill.
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That the global pandemic has disrupted businesses and economies worldwide has been widely discussed, but for Singapore’s public sector it has provided an opportunity in which to augment its innovative tech targets. And despite contractions in the private sector, in the year to come the government is set to create 15,000 jobs in areas such as early childhood education, healthcare, and long-term care.
Asia’s employees face salary and work-life balance difficulties, and must upskill to thrive 24 Mar 2021
The last 12 months saw Asia’s working professionals face substantial challenges, as the global pandemic sparked unparalleled adversity and uncertainty.
Hard times and hope with Asia gearing up for an uncertain year as revealed in the new Hays Asia 2021 Salary Guide 25 Feb 2021
IT teams have had to deal with increased disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic and CIO’s are now preparing for the next phase, says recruiting experts Hays.
SINGAPORE’S PROFESSIONALS SEEK A FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE THAT VALUES EMPLOYEE WELLBEING SAYS NEW REPORT BY HAYS 02 Feb 2021
Reskilling has emerged as a top priority for professionals in Singapore, says a new report by leading recruitment experts Hays.
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OPENNESS TO CHANGE AND DIGITALISATION OF PROCESSES WILL DEFINE SINGAPORE’S WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE SAYS NEW REPORT BY HAYS 27 Nov 2020
COVID-19 has driven demand for digital and technology talent globally in 2020, beginning with candidates that could enable remote working, such as professionals with IT infrastructure and cloud-based skills, and moving into demand for data and cybersecurity skillsets.
NEARLY FOUR OUT OF TEN EMPLOYEES SAY THEIR MENTAL HEALTH HAS BEEN IMPACTED NEGATIVELY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 15 Oct 2020
The impact of COVID-19 on hiring within supply chain and procurement in Singapore has been mixed. While sectors like Oil & Gas have turned cautious and paused their hiring and expansion plans, others like e-commerce have seen a boom and continue to expand aggressively. Overall, as companies resume work, demand for goods and services has gradually started to pick up alongside accelerated digital transformation, resulting in more hiring opportunities.
The COVID-19 crisis has had a profound impact on the vast majority of industries in Singapore, and this is particularly true of the tech space, says Grant Torrens, Regional Director of Hays in Singapore.
As organisations in Singapore continue to standby for phase three of circuit breaker measures, it is vital they understand that expectations of professionals and their perceptions of organisations have been transformed by the COVID-19 crisis.
The shift of focus to COVID-19 related products and services coupled with significant disruptions to supply chain and logistics has put many life sciences organisations in Singapore on the backfoot amidst ongoing economic uncertainty.
The ongoing remote working revolution is not only changing the way organisations function, but also the way they hire. Many organisations in Singapore are now interviewing remotely, which has led to faster and more efficient hiring processes.