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During festive periods, you can’t help but notice that your office is much less busy than usual and that many others remain empty. Indeed, a large portion of employees take their holiday leave during this period and some companies even proceed to close for a few days. For these reasons, it might appear logical to think that this is not the best time to look for and apply for jobs, lest applications be seen or put aside until January. But contrary to what you might think, many factors play in favor of job-seekers during the holidays. Here are some reasons that could convince you to continue your job search during the holidays: Fewer candidates are applying Many people usually take advantage of the festivities to take a break from their job search so that they can fully enjoy their family and friends. Continuing to apply during this period therefore increases... Read more
When navigating different paths in your career journey, one of the main motivations behind decisions is what the role and company will teach you. For the ambitious and business-savvy, being able to improve upon oneself in professional and personal development is granted as the obvious, and one of the main ways in which someone can learn new skills or knowledge in a workplace environment is through training, attending conferences or taking part in events. For HR managers and employers who do not have training protocols in place, they are under pressure to recognise the long-term benefits of investing employee learning & development. According to the CIPD's Aligning Business and Learning report, training can deliver foundation advantages such as: 14% improvement on productivity 19% improvement in staff engagement scores 12% reduction in time to competency So while these figures confirm the benefits of training for talent retention and productivity, employees still... Read more
Dear business associate, With your great support, our 2020 talent survey has launched on 8th Jan. For those who have completed the survey, thank you for your participant. If you haven't done the survey, we appreciate up to 8 minutes of your time to complete it. This marks our 10th consecutive annual talent report survey! For this edition, we will be exploring The Next Generation of Global Talent, diving further into the mobile and international talent landscape. In a globalised world, with travel becoming more accessible to everyone, talent mobility is something many hiring managers consider in modern recruitment. Up to now, we have received over 2,000 respondents’ report, 73% respondents define Global Talent as "Having a global role", 92% talent consider themselves as Global Talent. What do you think? Please share your knowledge and experience via taking part in it. And for the first 100 respondents by the end of... Read more
Dear business associate, As our valued business associate, we are delighted to launch our 2020 talent survey and invite you to share your knowledge and experiences via taking part in it. This marks our 10th consecutive annual talent report survey! For this edition, we will be exploring The Next Generation of Global Talent, diving further into the mobile and international talent landscape. In a globalised world, with travel becoming more accessible to everyone, talent mobility is something many hiring managers consider in modern recruitment. By participating, you will join thousands of other professionals in helping widen our understanding of talent mobility within the Greater China region and beyond. Please note that the survey is strictly confidential and only anonymous answers will be published. Taking our 8-minute survey ensures that you will be among the first to receive exclusive access to a free and richly composed report about the new world... Read more
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Wing Lau, Consulting Manager of the Food and Animal Nutrition recruitment desk at Morgan Philips Executive Search Hong Kong, shares her insights on how animal feed providers are changing their production and hiring methodology in light of new laws in China. The Chinese government recently launched a programme to eliminate the use of antibiotics in livestock feed by 2020, and now companies now look to redefine their business strategies and consider alternatives to antibiotics. The use of antibiotics has become a genuine concern for Chinese consumers and with the increase of biosecurity issues (especially with the 2018 African Swine Fever outbreak), there is an increasing demand of Chinese medicine and probiotic substitutions to improve animal health. China’s animal feed producers are now recognising an urgent need to adapt in order to survive, with the more savvy businesses focusing investment not only on upgrading feed formulation to increase nutrition and animal... Read more
The new world of work is being formed by all kinds of people, from seasoned leaders to entry-level professionals with fresh perspectives. A group of agile and modern professional talent is self-reflective, resilient and relational. For hiring managers to curate a blended and productive workforce of inter-generational talent, they must therefore look to the future of recruitment. Here are 5 of the biggest trends that the new year will see in hiring practises: Recognising the value of soft skills Hard skills are, and most likely always will be, a valuable component to a candidate’s desirability. The assessment of these hard skills are simple enough; it is the evaluation of soft skills that will become a key facet to the hiring process. According to LinkedIn’s 2019 Global Talent Trends, 89% of bad hires typically lack the needed soft skills. The identification of soft skills is hard and often comes after the hire has been... Read more
Wing Lau, Consulting Manager of the Food and Animal Nutrition recruitment desk at Morgan Philips Executive Search Hong Kong, shares her insights on the APAC region’s changing hiring and consumer preferences in this fast paced industry. Shifting consumer demand It's clear that there's a shift in market and consumer trends. Consumers are, for example, more aware of the source of ingredients and raw materials, and the industry’s demand for PhD professionals is becoming more prevalent. The appetite of the Chinese audience has always been surrounded by starches and related carbohydrates, but in recent years, it is visible that consumers have become increasingly health conscious. With easier access to social media and more information being published on the internet, the origins of ingredients and raw materials are becoming more transparent. Competition within the industry is getting higher and organizations are seeking innovative ways to stay ahead in the game. This can... Read more
At this year’s HR Vendors of the Year Awards in Hong Kong, Morgan Philips Group celebrates its landslide wins in the following categories: Best Cross-Border Recruitment Agency – Gold Prize Best Recruitment Firm – Candidate Engagement – Gold Prize Exclusive Distinction Awards: Best Recruitment Firm – Supply Chain, Manufacturing & Logistics – Gold Prize Morgan Philips Group also received the highest accolade of the awards, having been crowned Overall Grand Winner: Best Recruiter of the Year. “The recognition from the respected judging panel means a lot to us. To come home with the Overall Grand Winner prize especially further validates the hard work and high touch of our teams, from our specialised consultants through to our international researchers and operations staff,” says Pierre Turgis, Managing Director of Morgan Philips Group in Hong Kong. The fifth annual HR Vendors of the Year award celebrated the achievements of HR professionals and service providers within the Asian... Read more
Be part of the conversation. The world of work is changing rapidly. Organisations are reshaping their structures, changing their approach to leadership and rethinking their methods to employee engagement and development. All with the objective of becoming more agile and collaborative in order to compete effectively and attract and retain valuable talent. We would like to understand what you feel are the major talent challenges your organisation encounters. Agility and organisational success Our global talent survey titled "Unlocking potential in the workplace' relates to organisational success in the current business landscape. By taking part in our survey you will: 1.Gain access to a first edition preview of our Morgan Philips Agility: unlocking your potential white paper. 2. Have the opportunity to complete our world first scientific measure of inner agility.