Survey says it's hard to find financial services staff

A June survey says that Hong Kong's finance and accounting sector is challenged to find skilled candidates — but given all the turmoil since June, is it still true?

Government policy often appears to be shaped by surveys politicians won’t so much as sneeze without polling their constituents to find out if the timing is right, the trajectory acceptable and checking to see if it will yield a sensitive, “Gazunteit”

But polls need to be interpreted carefully. Yesterday Robert Half International released a poll stating that 93% of Hong Kong employers surveyed cannot find skilled finance professionals in the current market. It went on to say that one of the “ways companies in Hong Kong are coping with the talent shortage include turning to recruitment firms 37%”.

That’s convenient given that Robert Half International...

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