A short piece in BusinessWorld looks at recent research by Robert Walters into recruitment trends in Asia. Some interesting data with the key point being that for firms looking to recruit in Asia, the number one option is to use an executive recruiter.
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The firm also found that Asian companies significantly prefer using personal and professional networks to find such candidates over Western firms, at 27% to 7%, although both types of employers’ number one option was headhunters.