Taiwan hiring outlook highest in Asia-Pacific region in Q2


Indian companies are the eighth most optimistic lot globally in terms of hiring intentions for April-June with 16 per cent of employers likely to add more staff during the period, while Croatia topped the pack, says a survey. The seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook for Q2 2018 is +18%.

Hiring confidence among Canadian employers has improved for four consecutive quarters, according to ManpowerGroup. The seasonally adjusted Net Employment Outlook for Q2 2018 is +18 percent, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 11,500 USA employers.

According to the survey, 15% of Slovenian employers expect to increase staffing levels, 0% expect a decrease and 81% of the 620 employers anticipate no change. "It is also a decrease of three percentage points compared with the Outlook report during the same time previous year, indicating a slow hiring period for the upcoming months". The strongest outlooks are reported in Leisure & Hospitality (+28%), Professional & Business Services (+23%), Wholesale & Retail Trade (+23%), and Durable Goods Manufacturing (+19%). Expectations in the Wholesale & Retail Trade sector have increased by seven percentage points compared to the same period past year, while employers in the Finance, Insurance & Real Estate sector report an increase of four percentage points. Employers in the Mining & Construction sector report a decline of four percentage points year-on-year, as have those in the Manufacturing sector.

China reported the most downbeat hiring prospects in the region, with the net hiring outlook at 8 percent in the second quarter, ManpowerGroup said. Similarly, employers in the Services sector report a decline of three percentage points compared to the same period in 2017.

Regional comparisons Staffing levels are expected to increase in all five regions during 2Q 2018.

While the general outlook for jobseekers across the globe looks increasingly positive, surveys suggest the U.S., Asia-Pacific, and Northern Europe are the regions where employment outlook is the most optimistic. Meanwhile, the weakest hiring climate is anticipated in Free State where the Outlook is +1%. This is the best forecast recorded by the survey in at least nine years. "But the current outlook is definitely softer than the positive hiring sentiment expressed over the prior six quarters", Nebojsa Biskup, country manager Manpower Slovenia, is quote saying. In a year-over-year comparison, job gains are expected to improve in 16 of the 25 countries where comparison data is available, decline in six and are unchanged in three.

"Employers continue to have confidence in the local labour market and still expect a modest increase in staffing levels over the next three months".