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Southeast Asia taps social professional networks for talent

Anuradha Shukla | Feb. 24, 2015
Findings from 2015 Southeast Asia Staffing Trends Report by LinkedIn.

66% of respondents find social professional networks as the most valuable source for finding talent, according to 2015 Southeast Asia Staffing Trends Report by LinkedIn.

29% of respondents points "building strong talent pools or pipelines" as the one thing their competitors have done or may plan on doing that would make them nervous.

77% of respondents agree that their brand significantly impact their ability to engage great talent. 78% said their brand has a significant impact on their ability to grow their business.

62% said sourcing passive candidates is a long-lasting trend in recruiting for professional roles. 32% of recruiters want to improve their sourcing techniques.

76% of Southeast Asian staffing leaders said that their hiring volumes for full-time employees will increase this year.

Talent pipeline

The report advises recruiters to focus on skills the business mostly searches for and repeatedly recruits for. Recruiters should also try and focus on hiring people for the roles that are hard to fill.

Recruiters may consider engaging with prospects in a smart manner and leverage tools such as LinkedIn status updates and Twitter to personalise messages and build a personal brand.

Measure which channel - job applications, employee referral programmes and direct sourcing-produces the most hires over time.

Report also shows that online job boards and employee referral programs are not as popular as social professional networks.

There is a wide gap between Southeast Asian hiring volumes and budgets and staffing leaders must scale and invest wisely to address the issue.

South East Asia firms believe that expanding into emerging markets is a key strategy for staffing firms of the future.

 

 

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