Online hiring activity for HR and Admin professionals in Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines is on a decline and hiring numbers seem to fluctuate, according to the Monster Employment Index (MEI).
The Monster Employment Index records industries and occupations that show the highest and lowest growth in online recruitment activity in various markets.
Philippines reported -28% drop in annual demand for HR & Admin professionals between March 2015 and 2016, the steepest amongst markets monitored by the index. This is however, a -29% leap from -57% year-over-year slump reported in February 2016.
Singapore on the other hand, reported the least decline in hiring activities at -2% year-on-year. There is also a 7% improvement from -9% registered in February 2016. The occupation however, is amongst the lowest group jobs in Singapore.
Malaysia exhibited -10% year-over-year decline in the hiring of HR professionals, 19% improvement from -29% year-over-year drop registered in February.
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“As Singapore, Malaysia and Philippines begin to witness some pickups in overall hiring activities, the need for experienced HR professionals to help businesses across these markets, manage business and talent needs will rise. Despite this, the hiring of these professionals hasn’t been particularly positive due to various reasons such as budgets and headcount constraints within organisations,” said Sanjay Modi, Managing Director of Monster.com (India, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and Hong Kong).
The Monster Employment Index is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity, based on real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career websites and online job listings across Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or source, but is an aggregate measure of the change in job listings across the industry.