HR professionals with strong experience in HR tech will be highly sought after
Riding on increased hiring activity in 2018 in key sectors, especially financial services and information technology, the hiring outlook for Singapore is likely to see stable growth, according to Robert Walters.
Talent with strong industry expertise and the relevant digital skills will be highly sought after – this is true for HR as well.
HR professionals with strong experience in HR technologies, as well as talent acquisition professionals for the technology sector will be of interest for employers.
Generally, top jobs in demand in 2019 will be analytical and data-driven in nature, such as data scientists, product management, UX designers, and digital roles.
Cybersecurity will remain a major focus, with rising concerns in the wake of recent high-profile cyberattacks within the country.
As organisations advance their digital transformations, tech giants expand and enter the local market and tech start-ups grow, the demand for IT professionals will increase. Specialists with skills and experience in analytics, applications, data science, the Internet of Things and cybersecurity will be in high demand.
Hiring levels for jobs in financial services will remain positive, with a continued focus on technical and commercial skillsets. Demand will be high for skilled contracting professionals, trade finance professionals in corporate banking, investment and research analysts, and IT professionals in the financial services sector.
Sales and marketing sector:
Sales and marketing professionals with big data, digital, e-commerce and transformation experience, will be in increasing demand as companies continue their digitalisation efforts. Versatile sales and marketing professionals with skillsets bridging multiple functions, as well as sales professionals with strong prospecting abilities will be in demand.
“The best candidates look for roles they can grow into,” said Rob Bryson, Managing Director for Singapore at Robert Walters. “Employers who can demonstrate that they have the right teams and systems in place to support a candidate’s success in a role are better positioned to secure top talent.”
Across all industries, senior-level professionals who can use their expertise to drive business objectives will be in high demand.