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Regulatory issues driving demand “There is a good supply of people who possess strong technical skills and experience but the gap in the market seems to be candidates who combine strong technical skills with top tier communication skills. Clients have indicated a need for more candidates who are...

21/04/2015

CMO and CIOs are now more intrinsically linked than ever before. With the rise of digital and mobile marketing, all marketing professionals need to be tech-savvy. “The gap between IT and marketing has narrowed. Marketing professionals with a technology mind-set will be much better equipped to...

21/04/2015

Candidates who combine overseas training and experience with fluency in Chinese will go far. We’ve seen no overall discernible change in the HR recruitment market in Hong Kong. One reason has been the political tension between China and the special administrative region. “Businesses view China as a...

21/04/2015

Skills shortage driving salary inflation Recruitment budgets increased in 2014 and prospects are improving for Hong Kong-based compliance specialists as financial services companies face tougher new legal and regulatory requirements and tackle fraud and other financial crimes. “The regulatory...

12/02/2015

A quiet market The recruitment market for Senior Finance professionals remained slow in the second half of 2014, with a prevailing mood of economic uncertainty depressing demand and globalisation shrinking many organisations’ finance functions. Hong Kong’s retail and luxury goods sector has been...

06/02/2015

We witnessed no discernible changes to the Tax discipline recruitment market in Hong Kong in the second half of 2014. Corporate tax and corporate tax compliance are the main drivers of any growth in employment in this discipline, with most recruitment focused on in-house senior positions, but we...

03/02/2015

High profile failures, the increasing threat posed by fraud and other financial crime and the general increase in risk awareness have been driving demand for both replacement and new headcount in Hong Kong, while the economic environment has been improving. Regulatory, credit and operational risk...

03/02/2015

We have seen little change in the IT PMO market in the second half of 2014 and expect that it will become more competitive over the next 12 months. The number of permanent headcount hires is likely to fall as recruitment budgets are static or declining, though many of the hiring organisations we...

30/01/2015

We saw no overall growth in the in-practice recruitment market in Hong Kong, with many practices looking to reduce costs through pay freezes, consolidation of functions and outsourcing or offshoring. The larger practices are having to cope with static or declining budgets as there is a continuing...

30/01/2015

Project & Change professionals were largely unaffected during the global budget and hiring freezes in Hong Kong, to a large extent because of the overwhelming increase in the number of compliance and regulatory change initiatives. However, one noticeable trend is that, more and more, companies...

27/01/2015