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Mid-sized firms in Singapore represent the most active hirers in H2 2015

Zafirah Salim | July 7, 2015
The top three industries with the strongest hiring plans include banking and financial services (66 percent), finance and accounting (58 percent) and technology (51 percent).

Medium-sized firms will be the most aggressive hirers in the second half of 2015, according to the latest Singapore Employment Report by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half, which polled 400 senior hiring decision makers, including CFOs, CIOs and Financial Services business leaders.

According to the survey, medium-sized firms (more than 100, but fewer than 1000 employees) are working on growing its talent pool by planning to create more new hires than both their larger and smaller counterparts.

The survey also revealed that medium-sized companies within the banking and financial services sector will be the most active hirers, with two out of every three (66 percent) of them planning to add additional staff in the next six months.

Other industries that are also strong in hiring include finance and accounting (58 percent) and technology (51 percent). This represents a change from the first half of 2015 when large firms were the most active hirers. Currently, large and smaller firms are found to still be hiring, but not as aggressively as their medium-sized competitors.

"There is a strong sense of confidence among mid-sized companies right now. They are keen to make new hires to give them the capacity to seize opportunities they can see," said Stella Tang, Managing Director of Robert Half Singapore.

"Taking a position with a medium-sized firm is often a smart career move for employees looking to gain a range of skills. Medium-sized companies are successful companies with potential to grow more. Employees are often given a wider range of responsibilities within the company and can be promoted quickly if they perform," she added.

 

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