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In-demand candidates willing to wait for perfect role

Skilled and experienced professionals in areas of high demand have become far more selective about the companies and positions they will consider.

Updated: 20 Jan 2016
Skilled and experienced professionals in areas of high demand have become far more selective about the companies and positions they will consider.
This is one of the findings of the latest Hays Quarterly Report, out now and covering January to March 2013, which aims to highlight the skills hot spots while revealing some interesting candidate and empoyler trends. 
“We are seeing that candidates are taking longer to think about roles and will wait for the perfect role to become available,” says Simon Lance, Regional Director of Hays in China.
“Candidates are also putting more emphasis on the brand and reputation of a company when considering their next career move. This has been particularly observed in the marketing industry in the FMCG field.
“Entry and mid-level candidates tend to look at the scope of development in a new company and senior level of candidates asses the cultural fit and salary package on offer. In the sales industry, however, more candidates are looking for a bigger career platform and support from company rather than salary increment.”
According to the Hays Quarterly Report for January to March 2013, demand is highest for the following skilled professionals:
Hays Accountancy & Finance – commerce & industry
Financial Planning & Analysis, Financial Planning Controllers, Finance Managers
Accountants and Senior Accountants, Internal Control and Business Controllers
Hays Architecture
Architects, Interior Designers and Landscapers.
Hays Banking
Commodities Traders, Trade Finance Sales, Relationship Managers, Credit and Risk Managers, Product Managers and SME Banking Sales.
Hays Construction
Project Managers, Construction Managers, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Engineers.
Hays Education
Subject Teachers, Nursery, Reception and Early Year Teachers, Admissions, Marketing Directors, Sales Managers and Directors, Student Affairs Service Staff.
Hays Finance Technology
Core Java Developers, C++ Developers, Development Managers/Tech Leads, IT Security Managers and SAS Developers.
Hays Human Resources
Organisational Development, Compensation & Benefit Professionals, HR Transformation, HR Business Partners (mid to senior level), Head of HR, Talent Management, Learning & Development and Leadership Partners and Regional/ APAC HR Managers.
Hays Information Technology
Data Analysts, Business Intelligence Developers/Consultants, Mobility Platform Developers, 
IT System Specialists (Networks), SAP SCM Consultants/Project Managers, Infrastructure Project Managers, Data Centre Managers, Java Developers and Production Support Analysts.
Hays Life Sciences
R&D: Pharmaceutical and Medical Devices, Medical Affairs, Clinical Research, Marketing and Sales Force Effectiveness.
Hays Manufacturing & Ops
Research & Development Managers, Engineering Managers, Design Engineers, Maintenance Managers and Electrical Engineers.
Hays Sales & Marketing
Sales Managers, Sales Directors, Shopper/Consumer Insights Managers, Marketing Directors (Pharmaceutical Field), Key Account and Channel Managers.
Hays Property
Leasing Management, Asset Management, Facility Management, Contract Management and Property Investment Fund Management.
To find out why these candidates are in demand, go to
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About Hays
Hays is the leading global specialist recruiting group. It is the expert at recruiting qualified, professional and skilled people worldwide.
Hays Specialist Recruitment  (Shanghai) Co., Limited ("Hays China") operates across the public and private sector, dealing in permanent positions. Hays China’s eighteen specialisms span Accountancy & Finance, Banking, Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Executive, Finance Technology, Human Resources, Hays Resource Management, Information Technology, Insurance, Life Sciences, Manufacturing & Operations, Oil & Gas, Property and Sales & Marketing.
Hays China operates four local offices in Shanghai, Beijing, Suzhou and Guangzhou. It is the local representative office for Hays plc, which is a global company with more than 7,800 staff operating from 245 offices across 33 countries.
Hays operates in the following countries: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UAE, the UK and the USA.

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