Greater China is growing strongly across a variety of industry sectors. In mainland China, there is significant growth in technology and tech-focused areas such as engineering and supply chain management. Healthcare and life sciences are also doing well. Investment by ‘Big Pharma’ is driving demand for both technical and corporate services roles. Our clients have substantial recruitment needs in these and other areas, and we are working across many recruitment channels to help make sure those needs are met.
In particular, we see tremendous demand for people who possess strong technical skills and can operate in a Chinese environment, while at the same time managing relationships with colleagues and customers in different countries around the world. Such people with excellent communication skills and an international perspective are highly sought-after.
We’re also seeing growth in demand for qualified human resources (HR) professionals. In the past, HR tended to be administratively focused, especially on the mainland, but increasingly it is seen as a critical component of business success. To attract and retain the best people, companies are investing in HR experts. This has led to a sharper focus on learning and development in many organisations. As HR continues to become more valued, both domestic and foreign companies in Greater China will benefit.
For full details see the 2015 Greater China Salary & Employment outlook report.