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Start-ups and scale-ups urged to apply for the 4th annual super connect for good competition 19 Jun 2023
2023 Hays Asia Salary Guide 27 Apr 2023
Top Ten In-Demand Tech Jobs in 2023 04 Jan 2023
Hays announces expansion to Bangkok, Thailand 21 Dec 2022
Sustainability is increasingly a priority for organisations, as they consider the impact they have on the environment, the impact of climate-related risks on their activities and their responsibility to act. While there are challenges to becoming a sustainable business, employees could be the solution to addressing them, says Hays, the world leading specialist in workforce solutions and recruitment.
Customer centricity, strong partnerships and innovation key to overcoming workforce challenges 21 Jul 2022
The speed of change the world of work has experienced and will continue to undergo necessitates an updated approach to overcome current and future workforce challenges in Asia, says Hays, the global leader in workforce solutions and specialist recruitment.
According to web polls conducted by Hays, the world leading specialist in workforce solutions and recruitment, young people entering employment don’t have the necessary skills, and relevant work opportunities could be a barrier to obtaining them.
Organisations across the globe are struggling with a shortage of technical skills, however, improving opportunities for neurominorities could help to close the gap, says recruiting experts, Hays.
The pandemic has led to many workplaces operating within a hybrid model, where employees split their time between working from home and the office. While there are benefits for both employee and employer, it also presents challenges, warns Hays CEO, Alistair Cox.
Employers in Malaysia more confident about hiring skilled talent in 2022 despite ongoing restructuring 13 Apr 2022
62% of employers in Malaysia said they were confident about hiring the skilled talent their organisation needs in 2022, according to findings from the 2022 Hays Asia Salary Guide. Yet, most organisations reported undergoing restructuring to adapt to changes in the world of work.
Most employers in Malaysia expect business activity levels to increase in the next twelve months, based on findings in the 2022 Hays Asia Salary Guide.
Malaysia continues to register the highest number of active jobseekers in Asia, finds the 2022 Hays Asia Salary Guide.
43% of professionals in Asia still believe diversity to be a barrier to career progression at their organisations 08 Mar 2022
Malaysia’s Life Sciences Industry is Challenging Orthodoxy as it Focuses on Innovation and Green Future Readiness 04 Jan 2022
To steal a march on the fluctuations of an ever-changing landscape, Malaysia’s life sciences industry is seeking out and implementing the most innovative and advanced technologies. This is of course a priority for organisations wishing to thrive in the ‘new normal’, but according to the Hays Changing Face of Life Sciences report, employees too have highlighted their companies’ technological pathway as an essential consideration. Companies would, however, be advised to better communicate this journey.
Hays, the world’s leading recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people, today publishes a report that analysed the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global skilled labour market and sets out its potential longer-term effects on the skilled labour markets, globally.
Hiring for Procurement and Supply Chain talent accelerates with resurgence of on-hold roles 28 Oct 2021
With continued business and social policy support as well as an accelerated vaccine roll-out plan, Malaysia’s much beleaguered procurement and supply chain sector is on track for a recovery with a slow but steady resurgence of pent-up demand in the coming months.
A world-class, future-proof recruitment strategy is the key to improving the performance of technology companies, finds recruitment specialist Hays. In a recent poll, 45 per cent of nearly 500 respondents agreed that it improves overall productivity, alongside customer experience (26 per cent), product quality (19 per cent), and financial performance (10 per cent).
With expectations of a global economic resurrection in the second half of 2021, Malaysian businesses are preparing to augment their sales divisions, targeting prime position amongst the resurgence. This is particularly apparent in the technology, media, telco and resources industries, while organisations that support a newly revived supply chain are also reactivating sales functions. These developments highlight how essential it is for companies to be assertive in candidate pipelining, as being poised will be critical as Malaysia moves forward in the post-pandemic world.
The recently released Hays Interview Guide provides a comprehensive list of tips to give candidates an edge in their next job interview. After capturing the interest of a prospective employer and landing an interview, you need to prepare. The new Interview Guide, produced by recruiting experts Hays, looks at every element of the interview, from the questions a candidate should pre-empt to what to do if asked for a second interview.
COVID-19 hit Generation Z’s entry to the world of work hard, damaging not only their career prospects but the sustainability of the future talent pipeline. Fortunately, employers who are returning to growth are uniquely positioned to help the COVID-era cohort of university and school graduates start over.
BY SETTING SUSTAINABILITY GOALS BUSINESSES ARE BETTER POSITIONED TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN KEY TALENT 11 May 2021
A strong and integrated sustainability strategy enables organisations to better attract and retain employees, according to recruiting experts Hays.
With renewable energy and a new R&D infrastructure, Malaysia’s engineering sector is building on solid ground 27 Apr 2021
With the fall out of the global pandemic hampering day-to-day operations through disrupted supply chains and restricted movement, Malaysia’s engineering sector was rightly concerned for the future. This was then compounded as the price of oil – a major driver of the country’s economy – fell to historical lows.
ASIA’S EMPLOYEES FACE SALARY AND WORK-LIFE BALANCE DIFFICULTIES, AND MUST UPSKILL TO THRIVE 17 Mar 2021
HARD TIMES AND HOPE WITH ASIA GEARING UP FOR AN UNCERTAIN YEAR AS REVEALED IN THE NEW HAYS ASIA 2021 SALARY GUIDE 17 Mar 2021
MALAYSIA’S PROFESSONALS SEEK A FLEXIBLE WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE THAT VALUES EMPLOYEE WELLBEING SAYS NEW REPORT BY HAYS 19 Jan 2021
Flexible working options and employee wellbeing are top priorities for job seekers in Asia as they look to the new era of work, finds the new Uncovering the DNA of the Future Workplace in Asia report by leading recruitment experts Hays, which surveyed over 9,000 working professionals across Asia in February and again in September 2020. Respondents across Asia have dropped salary and benefit packages as their top priority and are instead looking at being part of an organisation that values employee wellbeing as not only a crucial element to flexibility, but purpose and connection to their role.
The drive to learn and upskill amongst Malaysia’s professionals, as well as their inherent confidence in their skills, has been a continuing trend that has likely been cemented by the pandemic, says a new report by leading recruitment experts Hays.
MALAYSIA’S TOP TALENT TRENDS FOR 2021: DIGITALISED DISRUPTION TO DRIVE CHANGES IN JOB MARKET 08 Dec 2020
OPENNESS TO CHANGE AND DIGITALISATION OF PROCESSES WILL DEFINE MALAYSIA’S WORKPLACE OF THE FUTURE SAYS NEW REPORT BY HAYS 26 Nov 2020
Hays, the world’s leading staffing and recruiting experts in qualified, professional and skilled people has announced it’s continued expansion of its market leading Engineering recruitment division. The move will double Hays’ presence and capacity in the region with the creation of a new division in our Hays Kuala Lumpur office and doubling the size of it’s highly successful Engineering team in our Hays Sunway office, further cementing it as the largest and most geographically established recruitment team of its kind in Malaysia.
NEARLY FOUR OUT OF TEN EMPLOYEES SAY THEIR MENTAL HEALTH HAS BEEN IMPACTED NEGATIVELY DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC 14 Oct 2020
With younger workers amongst the worst affected by the pandemic, Hays CEO Alistair Cox says it is the duty of business leaders to act and support this generation of workers.
DIGITAL & CHANGE MANAGEMENT SKILLS HIGHLY SOUGHT AFTER BY MALAYSIA’S BANKING & FINANCE SECTOR 08 Sep 2020
Malaysia’s moratorium on loan repayments as well as the ongoing pandemic have significantly impacted the workings of its banking and financial institutions. One area of impact has been hiring, with new headcounts being rigorously controlled at this time. While banks have not stopped hiring, they have been observed to have become faster and more deliberate in their selection processes. Additionally, the current atmosphere of regulatory changes has increased the need for talent-short governance and change management-related roles, while the ongoing boom in digital payments and processes has led demand for more ‘quantitative’ roles that can harness skills like software development and data analytics to support digitalisation and automation.
As Malaysia continues to battle against and recuperate from the fallout of COVID-19, it has never been more important for businesses to find exceptional talent. Many are now trusting specialist recruitment agencies to source the perfect fit amidst market uncertainties, cost-cutting measures and mounting job responsibilities. But despite investing in expert recruitment agencies, many businesses may be missing a crucial step that would help them get the most out of their investment, says Sarah Tanoue, Business Director for Hays Malaysia.
While organisations in Malaysia continue to brave against the hurdles presented by COVID-19, successful containment efforts have resulted in most businesses operating at full capacity. But while professionals are back at work, it is vital that organisations understand that their expectations and perceptions of organisations have been transformed by the COVID-19 crisis. In order to attract and retain the very best talent in the new era of work, businesses must adapt their approach to attracting, engaging and motivating professionals, says the CEO of recruiting experts, Hays.
The ongoing remote working revolution is not only changing the way organisations function, but also the way they hire. Many organisations in Malaysia are now interviewing remotely, which has led to faster and more efficient hiring processes. However, with remote working likely to become a permanent fixture in the new world of work, businesses are increasingly facing the challenge of communicating their employer brand to potential employees they are interviewing through virtual means.
While many sectors continue to be impacted by the events of this year, Malaysia’s legal sector has remained a key function through times of crisis. Particularly now, organisations need to be sure that all the steps they are taking to cut costs or manage their finances are legal and compliant to the local labour law – thus making the legal function more essential than ever.
While most organisations in Malaysia have resumed operations, returning to the workplace has presented many of them with novel challenges such as having to redesign the layout of their offices to allow for social distancing, or reviewing the use of common areas such as meeting rooms, receptions, kitchens and toilets. Going forward, offices may not be able to accommodate all employees at once while maintaining adequate social distancing, leading to a large number of professionals continuing to work remotely.
The COVID-19 crisis has ushered in a new era in the world of work that is impacting both jobseekers and hiring organisations. Speaking on behalf of Hays consultants who are on the ground interacting with businesses and candidates every day, Tom Osborne, Managing Director of Hays in Malaysia shares 8 trends that are currently impacting recruitment in Malaysia:
3 WAYS ORGANISATIONS IN MALAYSIA CAN LEVERAGE THE POWER OF PEOPLE DURING TIMES OF CRISIS 16 Jun 2020
Strategy and management are essential to leading a company through crisis; but at the heart of any organisation is its people, and organisations around the world have been celebrating the pivotal role that employees have played in tiding their company through unprecedented challenges.
While jobs in some sectors in Malaysia continue to be impacted by fallout from COVID-19, business critical roles like accounting and finance continue to display stability. The steady stream of opportunities in the sector can be attributed to Malaysia’s popularity as a location for Shared Service Centres (SSC) and an influx of business and developments in the financial services space.
The global COVID-19 crisis has already transformed the world of work, with much of its impact still unfolding. As the situation continues to develop and the road to recovery is expected to be a long one, business leaders and professionals must adapt and be agile to the challenges that are presented to them on a daily basis, with valuable lessons to be learned along the way.
HAYS CEO PROVIDES BUSINESS LEADERS WITH ADVICE ON HOW TO MANAGE AND INSPIRE THEIR WORKFORCE DURING TIMES OF UNCERTAINITY 27 May 2020
Keeping the workforce productive and engaged so an organisation emerges from the current crisis in the best possible position is a key priority for business leaders today. According to Hays CEO Alistair Cox, who recently shared his advice on the topic, there are eight key steps employers can take to guide staff through the current period of uncertainty and establish new, productive ways of working to deliver value to their customers.
6 TOP TIPS FOR MANAGING A REMOTE WORKFORCE 20 May 2020
As staff who can work from home continue to do so across Malaysia, managers may find it challenging to continue ensuring their team’s wellbeing is cared for and productivity maintained. Tom Osborne, Managing Director at Hays in Malaysia, believes that a few changes in management style are enough to keep a team connected and motivated through this time.
Lessons from China: What the rest of the world can learn from how Manuli Hydraulics resumed business operations amidst the COVID-19 crisis 12 May 2020
As countries around the world continue in their battle against COVID-19 at varying stages, in China, the worst appears to have been overcome. Today, most of China’s businesses are gradually resuming operations, providing the world with an invaluable frame of reference as they prepare to return to work.
Hays, the leading recruiting expert, has launched a free online training portal designed to help employers and teams in Malaysia grow the skills they need to function effectively and thrive in the current working environment.
6 WAYS TO LOOK AFTER YOUR WELLBEING AT HOME 30 Apr 2020
More businesses in Malaysia are working remotely than ever before in an effort to combat the Covid-19 crisis. But while employees may now be well acquainted with working from home, this way of working can also present challenges that are difficult to spot at times – such as feelings of isolation and loneliness.
The current world of work in Malaysia is operating more remotely than it ever has before; and while this is crucial to maintaining the health and safety of employees, adjusting to this way of working may result in employers facing certain challenges which need to be managed, says recruiting experts, Hays.
CHAMPIONING VIRTUAL HIRING: 5 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFULLY CONDUCTING VIDEO INTERVIEWS IN MALAYSIA 15 Apr 2020
Uncertainty in the current world of work is posing a challenge to established hiring practices, particularly when it comes to interviewing potential candidates for a new role. Virtual recruitment methods like video interviews are invaluable in overcoming the challenges of remote hiring, while having the additional benefits of saving companies time and creating more efficient processes.
Great Place to Work®, the global authority on workplace culture, ranked Hays fourth on the 2020 Best Workplaces in Asia list under the category of ‘Best Multinational Workplaces in Asia’. More than 2.2 million employees participated in the survey studies that covered eight 8 Asia-regions and countries where Great Place to Work is represented.