2009 HUDSON reports

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

I’ve made a special ISSUU about it. But To view directly The Hudson Report results and analysis, please click here.

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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
Hudson

Dear recruiters, I think there is a (slight) misunderstanding…

Dear recruiter, headhunter, HR,

I’d like you to help me to understand how you work…

  • …as I don’t understand:  why, despite companies and clients say I’m very creative, I can’t manage to have any appointments in your offices and meet any clients?

  • Why when I finally got one that it’s only “one shot”? (means I was enough good for ONE company but not for any others?)
    Why sometimes the recruiter interviewing me doesn’t understand what exactly my job is? (“oh you are a multimedia designer?”)
  • I have some questions to ask you and it will be great if you could answer!

Please download and see the file here: PDF file .

Because, WE, candidates, (just) want to understand…

THANKS A LOT…