"Countries and cities must foster an atmosphere of innovation while also providing an environment that encourages and incentivises entrepreneurs."
There are no pre-qualification hurdles to jump, no entrance fees, just recruitment practitioners – new-comers and well-established businesses, small and large – going head-to-head for the greatest accolades.
The ongoing US/China trade wars and Brexit has put enough uncertainty into the markets for hiring managers to exercise caution before signing off on new hires.
“Employees choose to stay with their employers because of a number of reasons. They include the feeling of job satisfaction and having a strong sense of belonging in a community."
“While compensation contentment is high, talents in Singapore have considerations that go beyond the financial aspect of their jobs."
New contracts were 52 per cent of all activity, while renewals shrank to 34 per cent with Melbourne leading the way in hiring activity.
“As the diversity of a company is known to translate to greater creativity and innovation, it is alarming that fewer companies are putting more policies in place."
“More needs to be done to boost the number of women in technology as they can help alleviate the current IT talent shortage."
"The quality of our people, together with the breadth of our expertise, means we are well positioned to realise our growth ambitions in 2019 and beyond.”
"Instead of salary increments, employees might be offered non-monetary benefits, improved work/life balance or a salary review at a fixed date in the near future."