Recruitment Market Updates

It’s amazing how many times over the last few weeks I’ve been asked the same question about business and encountered a similar assumption that Morgan McKinley must’ve been hit hard since the outbreak of the virus COVID-19. Yes, inevitably we’ve had to adapt to this new threat which quite frankly we...

18/02/2020

In short, the answer is no. Throughout my several years of recruitment experience in Singapore market, it is safe to say that November and December are without a doubt some of the most frantic months for both my client and candidate's personal and professional lives. When it comes to the hiring...

09/12/2019

Funds Services: What were the market trends for last quarter? 1) Fund Accountant roles within Real Estate & Private Equity - There are a number of growth within the fund services as more established fund houses are looking to outsource their fund accounting work to service providers - There has...

23/10/2019

What were the market trends for last quarter? Tech Start-ups and Giants continues to ramp up on marketing hires across a good mix of Digital Marketing, Content Marketing and Integrated Marketing capabilities. They have been picking up talents from fellow Tech Giants, E-commerce Marketplaces and mid...

22/10/2019

What were the market trends for last quarter? Throughout the last quarter there has been a significant increase in roles which require HR operational skill sets. Mandates from clients have revolved around the traditional HR Generalist, which requires candidates with strong hands on operation...

22/10/2019

What were the market trends for last quarter? In the third quarter of the year, we have observed that banks generally adopt a more conservative approach towards operations hiring as they look to close off their books for the financial year. Despite that, we have seen the Chinese banks continue to...

22/10/2019

What were the market trends for last quarter? There has been a steady growth in medium sized boutique banks with candidates who have both AML plus regulatory compliance skills in high demand. Another area which had strong growth was within private banking, with candidates who had a good track...

22/10/2019

What were the market trends for last quarter? Market trends tend to improve in Q2 and Q3 every financial year They will usually peak in between April to August as market data takes shape more vividly It is also due to clarity of hiring plans, budgets together with transition of resources - internal...

22/10/2019

1. Market slowing down across Transaction Banking/ Corporate Banking In the first half of last year, we saw a number of newly created roles, especially within the Transaction Banking/ Trade Finance area. Some international banks doubled the size of their Sales team and heavily invested in hiring...

08/05/2019

1. Markets slowing down - a lot of the banks are slowing down their hiring and in some cases there have been a hiring freezes. Further consolidation within the banks has also lead to a reduction of the number of banks involved in hiring. Recently we have witnessed a number of senior ED/ MD level...

04/04/2019