11 Jan '12, 5am

Hiring activity expected to pick up in second half of 2012

Hiring activity expected to pick up in second half of 2012

SINGAPORE: Recruitment consultancy firm Kelly Services expects hiring activity in Singapore to pick up in the second half of the year. Releasing its survey of some 900 companies on Wednesday, Kelly Services says the new hires will be supported by Singapore's growing intra-regional trade. Sectors that could see an increase in the number of jobs include healthcare, hospitality, aeronautical, infocomms and sales. In contrast, the manufacturing sector is expected to see a drop in recruitment activity. Going forward, Kelly Services says employers are likely to opt for flexible work arrangements or re-deploying staff amid global economic uncertainties. It adds that the ideal combination for companies is to have 80 per cent of their workforce as permanent staff and the rest on a flexible work scheme. Responding to MediaCorp, Professor Hoon Hian Teck at the Singapore Management Un...

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