“To overcome the talent shortage, many firms have been turning to consulting firms to provide digitalisation solutions."
A shortage in available key skills has moved up from one of the top five challenges of 2018 to one of the top three in 2019.
"Businesses might potentially miss out on a top candidate if they overlook critical attributes such as soft skills and cultural fit.
“While it is difficult to control what people post online, there are social media platforms available which employers can use."
“Other than non-technical skills, there is a high expectation of candidates to possess other qualities such as being extremely goal-driven."
Previous winners, highly commended businesses and shortlisted companies have all gained market recognition, a heightened profile and fantastic publicity through being involved with these awards.
“To address talent shortages, hiring managers have therefore been more open to recruiting candidates who do not necessarily have the full set of skills required for the position.”
“Growth and scale will also be easier to achieve and manage for those businesses working with contractors."
"The benefits offered as part of an expat’s pay package have always been high in Hong Kong as it continues to be attractive to companies and expats alike."
"The supply/demand imbalance within the technology talent pool, however, is causing increased pressure on employers within these areas to source qualified professionals."