2009 HUDSON reports

These are the latest reports from HUDSON about Hiring, HR trends in Asia; salary in advertising and communications fields.

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The Hudson Report Quarter Four, 2009

Hiring expectations continue to rise at an accelerating rate. Overall, expectations are higher than they were a year ago and it now seems that the ‘green shoots’ are here to stay.

Mark Carriban, Managing Director – Asia

Highlights include:

  • Hiring expectations are rising sharply and this survey of nearly 500 executives across key business sectors shows that 35% forecast headcount growth in Quarter Four (Q4) 2009, up from 22% in Q3;
  • Hiring expectations are rising faster in Hong Kong than in the other markets surveyed in Asia;
  • Across all the sectors surveyed, respondents say that talent development and improving staff retention are their key HR priorities for 2010;
  • One-third of respondents say they would employ someone who has been out of work for more than a year;
  • Where employers are prepared to hire the long-term unemployed, previous experience and track record are given as the principal reasons;
  • Respondents in the Consumer, IT&T and Manufacturing & Industrial sectors are more confident about finding local talent for senior positions than those in Banking & Financial Services, Legal and Media/PR/Advertising.

Mark Carriban
Managing Director, Asia

Hong Kong is looking for creative people; from London

From: Latest News – Xinhua

Hong Kong Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Rita Lau called in London Sunday for more collaboration between Hong Kong and London in the development of creative industry, a government press release said Sunday.

Noting that London is renowned as the global center for creativity, Lau said she gained first hand knowledge of UK’s latest creative industry landscape and had very fruitful exchange with leaders of the UK creative industries in these few days, according to a press release from the Information Services Department of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) government.

At a roundtable meeting chaired by the UK Minister of State for Trade and Investment Lord Davies, Lau met with top designers and key representatives of British creative sectors.
She introduced to them Hong Kong’s solid foundation and aspiration in the development of creative industries, and the participants were interested to learn that Hong Kong had drawn reference of the UK model in setting up a dedicated agency, CreateHK, to support Hong Kong’s creative industries, the press release said.

Lau visited the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design at the University of the Arts London, which is Europe’s largest center for education in its field offering a wide range of undergraduate, postgraduate and research opportunities in arts, design and performance.
Noting that nurturing of talent was high on the HKSAR government’s agenda of promoting creative industries development, Lau encouraged UK creative industries institutions to establish bases in Hong Kong.

Upon completion of her three-day visit to London, Lau also took the opportunity to visit a number of major establishments in the cultural, art and creative field.