SHL survey

Asian workers more likely to take the long view

Personality traits among Asian job candidates show sharp differences from international benchmarks, according to a recent survey.
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There could well be a solution to banks’ problems with management and staff. Reeling from one scandal after another, which too often display evidence of a cultural malaise, they might simply consider hiring more Asians.

Instead of looking for the quick buck, workers in the region seem better prepared to develop sustainable business practices, according to a report released yesterday, which found that job candidates from Asian countries share three common traits with “consistent deviations from the international benchmark”.

They are likely to concentrate more on the longer term than the immediate situation, tend to prefer a steady pace of work rather than thriving on activity and...

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