Hiring trends in Taiwan
E-commerce and technology continues to be of great importance in Taiwan and professionals with knowledge of these sectors will be highly sought after in 2017. We anticipated similar to 2016, Taiwan will remain a candidate short market. Hiring managers will face fierce competition to find the best suitable candidates, in particular those with technical knowledge in new technology. They are advised to consider broadening their hiring criteria in 2017 to focus more on soft skills like communication and decision making skills, rather than just specific industry experience.
In the context of slow global economic growth, hiring in the banking and finance sector remained conservative in 2016, they key areas for hiring were internal audit, legal, control and risk;
Taiwan’s supply chain sector is facing competition from Southeast Asia and Greater China. Coupled with a slowdown in global demand, larger technology manufacturers experience uncertainty, and even reorganisation and redundancies across supply chain teams. Nonetheless, the demand is buoyant for junior and mid-level positions with bilingual skills and international exposure.