More Than Half of Singaporeans Hope to Change Jobs in Next 3 Months
A recent global poll of more than 2,835 workers conducted by leading international recruitment consultancy Robert Walters revealed that within the Asia Pacific region, professionals in Singapore were most keen to move jobs in the next 3 months (61% of respondents), followed by Hong Kong (57%), Malaysia (56%), and Thailand (52%).
“These figures indicate that professionals are optimistic about the job market. The challenge will be ensuring that appropriate roles are available, specifically for more niche appointments out there in the market,” says Andrea Ross, Managing Director at Robert Walters Singapore and Malaysia. “With so many job-seekers looking to move in the next 3 months, employers are likely to face an increase in staff churn and greater pressure to retain their top talent.”
Reasons given by the respondents for moving include better compensation packages, career opportunities, more challenging roles and newer skill sets.
According to Annie Lim, Manager (IT Commerce division), hiring expectations have increased since the Global Financial Crisis and remained constant. "Roles in demand include system and infrastructure and front end systems e.g. CRM; sales and marketing apps," Lim adds.
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