Are human resources jobs in demand?

Throughout 2019, we saw strong demand for HR jobs in Singapore particularly for specialised HR professionals with prior experience in change management and digital transformation.

Many companies also hired HR business partners to increase collaboration and improve workforce productivity within the organisation, as well as forward-looking talent acquisition professionals who have expertise in workforce planning.

Following the market trends that we observed in 2019, we expect to see a higher talent demand for specialised HR professionals to help drive change and workforce efficiency in parallel with each other.

In the wave of digital disruption, it is also critical for companies to appoint an HR executive who is able to envision change and be strategic on the type of HR skills that the organisation needs to stay competitive. Two of the top five in-demand jobs in HR this year in compensation and benefits, as well as change management. Download the report to find out the full list.

candidates’ expectations and behaviours in 2020

Many candidates whom we engaged with last year were willing to forgo their bonuses when the right opportunity was presented to them. This is particularly prevalent in the banking industry, where candidates expressed interest to explore up-and-coming areas such as digital banking, FMCG and life sciences.

Employers also invested more in fostering a healthy and collaborative culture as well as building an attractive employer brand. This would include developing and implementing professional development programmes that will equip their workforce with in-demand digital skills that could give them a competitive edge.

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2020 HR Market Outlook
2020 HR Market Outlook

what you can get in this year’s HR market outlook

  • areas of HR talent demand across industries and company sizes
  • top 5 in-demand HR specialists jobs and salary benchmarks
  • quick links to available HR roles that you can immediately apply for

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