Aligned with the market forecast for 2019 in Singapore, talent recruitment and management within the HR sector will be more conservative this year. There is a general ‘wait-and-see’ approach in Singapore and the expansion strategies of HR teams will be carefully mapped and focussed only on areas where skills demand is necessary to stay competitive.

The Randstad Singapore’s Human Resource Market Outlook Q1 2019 report looks at the labour trends and movements in the following sectors:

  • Banking and financial services
  • Construction
  • Fast-moving consumer goods
  • Information technology and communications
  • Manufacturing
  • Transportation and logistics

top 5 in-demand roles in human resources

Despite the conservative outlook, there is an increasing demand for specialised HR professionals across major key industries in Singapore.

Companies are actively looking to hire functional HR experts to add value and play strategic business partnering roles to attract the right candidates for the organisation and ensure that employees are highly-engaged. Those who have experience in the development of innovative talent management and acquisition initiatives will be highly sought-after, as companies need to ensure that they appeal to the right talent pool.

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