Talent demand rises in Taiwan due to international companies coming in


Robert Walters published the latest Asia Job Index Q4 2016 and reveals the number of job advertisements in Taiwan in the forth quarter grew 10% compared to the same time in 2015, indicating a rebound in hiring aptitude in Taiwan.

 With the government launching initiatives to boost Taiwan’s position as an IT hub, the number of job vacancies for experts with knowledge of mobile and digital platforms, as well as e-commerce was also high. Furthermore, the continual growth of new market entrants, especially international SMEs, created additional headcount requirements.

Demand for talent was particularly healthy in the manufacturing and operations and engineering sectors.

Key findings

Product and logistics operations - 18% rise in job vacancies can be attributed to the growth of e-commerce sector. There was continued investment into securing talent who are proficient in redesigning warehouses and developing high-tech management software that could ensure better delivery of merchandise.

Human Resources - Demand for HR professionals continued to be steady, driven mainly by replacement headcount as opposed to the creation of additional roles. Employers looked to hire experienced talent management professionals and HR business partners who could help drive business expansion.

Accounting & Finance - There was relatively flat growth on some key middle office positions such as accounting and finance. Succession planning remained a key priority for the finance function and companies actively sought particularly those professionals with the potential to move into managerial positions.

The Asia Job Index tracks job advertising volumes for professional positions across the leading job boards and national newspapers in China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia and Singapore.

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