Stable business outlook supports job market growth in Taiwan in Q1

John Winter, Country Manager, Robert Walters Taiwan, comments: 

“The growth in job advertisements was reflective of an optimistic recruitment market in Taiwan. There was a steady stream of replacement roles in most sectors as companies continued to hire strategically. We have also seen a continued trend of new companies, mostly international SMEs, entering the market which has created additional headcount requirements. As the business outlook will likely remain positive and the demand for high-calibre talent outstrips supply, it is important for organisations to come up with a comprehensive talent attraction strategy and engage with top candidates from early on to build a strong employer brand.” 

Key findings:

  • Companies continued to increase their investment in the digital and e-commerce space and sought marketing professionals with these skills and experience, driving the number of job advertisements up 9% from a year ago.
  • Sales job advertising grew 6% as companies actively hired strong salespeople who could contribute to the bottom line. Account managers with strong business development and client relationship management skills were particularly sought after by consumer brands looking to expand in the market.
  • The 15% year-on-year dip in IT job advertisements was largely a result of the slowdown in hiring by large manufacturers in the semiconductor industry which are some of the biggest employers in Taiwan. However, the negative impact was somewhat offset by growth in other areas such as software development and R&D. 

For the full report, please click to download the Robert Walters Asia Job Index Q1 2016 report.

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