Robert Half's survey covered four key financial markets in Asia Pacific; namely Singapore, Australia, Hong Kong, and New Zealand. Conducted between January and March this year, the survey found 50% of its respondents in Singapore still cautious despite recent improvements in the global economy. Mr. Tim Hird, Managing director of Robert Half Singapore commented in their press release, "The general market sentiment is that the global recovery is still largely uncertain at this point. Having recently emerged from one of the world’s worst recessions, it is unsurprising that companies and professionals worldwide remain cautious about the overall economic outlook."
This pushed financial companies to further revamping their staffing strategies, giving accounting professionals something to look forward to in their careers this year, the survey suggested. 31% of respondents in Singapore revealed that they expect their companies to increase their number of finance staff over the next 12 months. "With business and hiring momentum picking up, finance and accounting professionals are now presented with more career possibilities than during the downturn. As companies look to boost their staff strength, they should also bear in mind the competitiveness of remuneration packages in order to remain attractive to qualified professionals, who are in high demand and increasingly mobile", Hard concluded.
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