"Unsurprisingly, ‘hard’ skills such as data analytics will be a priority for employers, but soft skills such as problem solving and stakeholder management are fast catching up."
"Candidates across Asia will continue to push for better pay packages, new challenges, and ways to improve their career trajectory."
"The next step up may offer an immediate salary increase, but a sideways move could allow you to learn new skills and take your career down a slightly different but more sustainable or rewarding career path."
"The health of Malaysia’s life sciences market is optimistic news for both experienced candidates and young hopefuls."
"Singapore’s position as a regional and digital hub is likely to help build a bounce back."
"Without such actions, the labour market will continue to struggle to provide the skills employers need."
"Our goal is to continue leveraging our strong network of adept talent across the various industries in Malaysia."
“As the link between senior leadership and operational staff, middle management are often the key to success in an organisation."
When asked to identify the challenges faced when recruiting procurement talent, a lack of sector skills and experience and candidate salary expectations topped the list.