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Strong recruitment outlook in Singapore for Q4 2013: Hudson

Nurdianah Md Nur | Sept. 27, 2013
Forty percent of employers are planning to hire over the next few months. Employers are also providing targeted support to leaders transitioning to new roles.

Hiring intentions in Singapore over the next few months are looking optimistic, with 43.8 percent of employers planning to hire, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends. 

The healthcare and life sciences sector (51.2 percent) had the highest percentage of employers intending to hire, followed by IT and technology (49.3 percent) and consumer (48.9 percent) sectors.

Despite this positive outlook, employers are "taking a considered approach to hiring to ensure the right hires are made," said Andrew Tomich, executive general manager of Hudson Singapore.

Doing more to develop new leaders
The report also found that employers in the republic are putting in more effort to develop new leaders.

Seventy percent of the organisations are providing targeted support, such as internal development programmes (79.4 percent) and coaching (70 percent), to leaders transitioning to new roles.

Tomich commended this as he believes that corporate support is essential to ensure that people who are transitioning to new or first-time positions are equipped with the right leadership skills.

"Poor leadership will often result in reduced team performance and productivity, lower engagement and increased turnover, so people stepping into new leadership roles need corporate support to ensure success."

The Hudson Report: Employment Trends canvassed the opinions of 316 Singapore employers about their hiring intentions for October to December 2013.


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