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The 3-step guide for Asian companies to attract global talent



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Following Robert Walters recent whitepaper How to attract and retain the right talent to grow your business internationally, which showed high demand for global talent in Asia, here are some recommendations to Asian companies that the firm has suggested.

#1 Building employer proposition

Building their employer proposition to attract talent by providing a competitive salary range and to highlight the firm’s expansion strategies for the future – as well as to identify and promote the advantages over Western companies

#2 Unique company culture

When international talent who has worked in an Asian company before were asked what they thought were the most rewarding aspects of working in Asian company, the most popular response was by far the local corporate culture (62%).  

On that note, the firm recommended to maintain and build a unique company culture through fostering close relationships within the firm at all levels – and create a company culture one of collaboration and team work which could turn into an advantageous factor

#3 Structured training and career development programmes

Providing structured training and career development programmes that would support employees in professionally shaping their careers – with the option of implementing a job rotation programme to allow staff to gain an overview of the business and variety of skills that help drive the business

Aimed to serve as a guide for Asian companies, identifies and analyses the human resources challenges faced by Asian companies looking to grow internationally – these include addressing key issues of how to acquire and retain talent, the challenges, motivators and recommendations companies should consider in their HR strategies.

Rob Bryson, managing director for Singapore, Robert Walters said: “In recent years, we have seen more Asian companies becoming ‘unicorns’ from not only Singapore but also the region matching to that of the level of international players.”

“With this shift in economic power also comes with its challenges – especially the need for businesses to recruit and retain the global talent required to expand their international footprint and stay ahead of the competition. With this whitepaper targeted at Asian companies looking to internationalise, we hope this serves as a strategic roadmap on how to equip their businesses with the talent they need,” he added.

For key highlights of the whitepaper, check out our report here.

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