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.
The pandemic has led to many workplaces operating within a hybrid model, where employees split their time between working from home and the office. While there are benefits for both employee and employer, it also presents challenges, warns Hays CEO, Alistair Cox.
Workers in Singapore can expect higher salaries this year, with increases likely averaging at 3%, finds the 2022 Hays Asia Salary Guide.
43% of professionals in Asia still believe diversity to be a barrier to career progression at their organisations 08 Mar 2022
Recruiting experts Hays conducted a survey of nearly 1000 people in Asia to find out if diversity policies have an impact on career progression. 43% said it was a barrier at their organisation while 57% said it was not. Further homing in on survey responses in Singapore found that 45% of respondents believed diversity was a barrier to career progression at their organisations.