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Recruiter9 March 11
t’s the heat that hits first: ablast that causes a sharpintake of breath in anyEuropean visitor stepping off at a South-East Asian airport. Andit’s not just the air that’s hot, forwhile the UK’s economy is frozenin near recession, Asia Pacific’swealth and recruitment sector arerising like mercury.Last year the region’s economyexpanded by 8.6%. It is predicted that during 2011, AsiaPacific’s rush for growth willbarely break stride at 7.6%.“It’s going gangbusters.Recruitment here is an incrediblydynamic industry,” says Steven Yeong, of Singaporeanrecruitment training consultancyHof. “Yes, the credit crunch hit theregion, but within four months theeconomy was growing againacross a range of sectors — IT,financial services, manufacturing,green tech.”“Asia Pacific is growing at anincredible rate,” adds JohnHunter, who has worked acrossthe region and is now developing a presence there for RedgravePartners. “It’s driven in part bythe global shift of power fromNorth America and Europe, and partly because recruitment hereis still a relatively immaturemarket.” Although the region’srecruitment market is spreadacross more than 20 countriesmost high-level work is handled
Region looks full of recruitment promise
Prospects for recruiters seem to be nearly as hot as the region’s manycountries.
investigates what the reality is for recruiterslooking to relocate and where the best opportunities are