Wednesday, 27 November 2013

HKSAR Government releases employment figures

Tags: economy, employment report, employment trends, Hong Kong, Jobs & the Economy, news brief

According to the latest labour force statistics released today by the HKSAR Government Census and Statistics Department (Note 1), the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.3% in August - October 2013, ... read more

Sunday, 17 November 2013

The 10 rules of the new talent strategy game

Tags: annual study, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

While much has been written about differing leadership styles among the generations, our findings show many areas of agreement and a few key differences — particularly when it comes to views about flexible work, adaptability and technology. It ... read more

Friday, 15 November 2013

10 ways to reward staff

Tags: Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, retention, Singapore, Talent Resources

Statistics from the latest Randstad Award employer branding research has found that the top motivator for employees has moved from job security last year to seeking a more competitive salary package in 2013. But it can be tough for hiring managers ... read more

Friday, 15 November 2013

Why happiness is good for business

Tags: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Talent Resources

It’s official: happiness is good for your career, and your career can make you happy. In today’s business world, driven by competitive advantage, success and wealth, happiness can easily be relegated to a wishful ... read more

Friday, 15 November 2013

Employers want a skilled digital and social workforce

Tags: employment report, Hong Kong, Jobs & the Economy, Workmonitor

Almost nine out of ten employers (89%) consider their employees' digital skills are more important now than five years ago. This is mirrored by 86% of employees who say these skills will become increasingly important in their positions. 82% of ... read more

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Making mature age employment work

Tags: employment report, employment trends, Hong Kong, retention, Talent Resources

The fact that we have an ageing population is well known. The number of people aged 65 and over in Hong Kong is set to increase from 13% in 2011 to 30% in 2041 — and the rate of population ageing will accelerate in the next 20 years. ... read more

Tuesday, 12 November 2013

71% of employees say there are more male managers in their workplace

Tags: employment report, Hong Kong, Jobs & the Economy, Workmonitor

71% of Hong Kong employees say that there are more male than female managers in their workplace while 63% feel that men are better suited to lead a company and over two thirds (68%) said they would rather have a male manager than a female ... read more

Sunday, 10 November 2013

the evolution of RPO - Doug Edmonds

Tags: Australia, Hong Kong, Jobs & the Economy, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

If effective recruiting is a mix of art and science, the question is whether you have the resources at your disposal to pull it off effectively. If not, a new generation of recruitment process ... read more

Sunday, 10 November 2013

WHITE PAPER:driving business agility - Vinos Samuel

Tags: Australia, employment report, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Talent Resources

Employers today need fast, reliable access to high-quality skills to drive innovation and fill critical workforce gaps on demand. Contingent labour — whether in the form of temporary and casual employees, or freelancers and independent ... read more

Sunday, 10 November 2013

WHITE PAPER:winning the battle for relevance - Michael McQueen

Tags: Australia, Employer Branding, engagement, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

The last handful of years have seen something of an epidemic of extinction in the business community. Looking at business failures ranging from Borders to SAAB and even Kodak, brands and industries are quickly realising that business-as-usual is no ... read more

Sunday, 10 November 2013

The power of high trust leadership

Tags: Australia, engagement, Hong Kong, Leadership, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Talent Resources

If you read any material on successful organisations and leaders, central to this is the ability to build effective teams — and at the heart of this is trust. Trust is the most important element in building a winning team. Whether you're ... read more

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Redefine your workspace to boost productivity

Tags: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Talent Resources

The spaces we occupy can define who we are and affect how we behave and feel. Businesses increasingly need to consider how the workplace environments they create will influence the performance and productivity of their employees.  Companies ... read more

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Dealing with Restructure

Tags: Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore, Talent Resources

Dealing with restructuring is never easy, but can be part of any business during their life cycle — due to circumstances such as loss in business, a directive from global head office, new management or the merging of two or more ... read more

Friday, 8 November 2013

WHITE PAPER:5 ways to isolate talent

Tags: Australia, engagement, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, retention, Singapore, Talent Resources

Recent research suggests that the number one human capital challenge facing Australian business leaders is increasing workforce performance and productivity. It’s no wonder given they are under the ... read more

Friday, 8 November 2013

VIDEO:What's changing today's world of work?

Tags: annual study, Australia, economy, employment trends, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

If the most in demand roles in 2014 didn't exist in 2004 - what will our world of work look like in another 5 - 10 years?  In this video, we look at the impact that technology, generational diversity, and the rapid growth in Asia Pacific ... read more

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

winning the war for talent with a strong employer brand

Tags: Australia, employment report, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

Most countries in Asia Pacific are in a war for talent. With continuing low unemployment, there is an urgent need for organisations to differentiate their employer brand and employee value proposition (EVP) in one of the ... read more

Friday, 1 November 2013

Want to receive a copy of the 2014 Hong Kong report?

Tags: annual study, Australia, Employer Branding, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

Want to receive a copy of the full country report? Just fill in the form below. hbspt.forms.create({ portalId: '258993', formId: '747c7eac-c371-47de-9e51-4a9145235f86' }); read more

Friday, 1 November 2013

3 tips for tackling the IT shortage challenge

Tags: annual study, Australia, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, World of Work Report

The IT industry is facing a serious talent shortage, particularly for specialist skills such as solutions network/infrastructure architects and senior software/application developers. Job vacancies in these functions can be left unfilled for up to ... read more

Friday, 1 November 2013

VIDEO:2013 Randstad Award Global Insights

Tags: annual study, Australia, Employer Branding, engagement, Hong Kong, Malaysia, New Zealand, Singapore

The Randstad Award is based on the results of the largest employment survey into employer branding research across the world. Based on the perceptions of 4000 jobseekers locally, the research is designed to uncover how Singapore’s ... read more