HRO Today: On the Horizon: Diverse recruiting challenges that perceptive HR executives will need to tackle in Asia

Paul Daley PhotoPaul Daley, Cielo’s Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, lent his expertise to HRO Today on the topic of recruiting challenges to tackle in Asia. Being a region with almost 50 different countries, the cultural and language differences, technology and turnover can influence recruitment effectiveness.

Excerpts from the article:

In the APAC region, “candidates are choosing new opportunities based almost entirely on their personal networks,” says Paul Daley, senior vice president of APAC Operations at Cielo. “This presents a challenge for talent acquisition functions who are trying to attract top talent in new markets. The candidate attraction challenge points to a critical need for investment in employer branding as a way of building the organisation’s reputation as a longterm career destination. Organisations entered the region Talent Acquisition expecting immediate profits and retreated rapidly when that [expectation] was not fulfilled. Many candidates are suspicious of “westernised” companies and view them as a less attractive employment option.”

Whilst the latest thought leadership on global talent acquisition often comes from the west, in the future this is likely to come from the east, Daley predicts.

“China’s continued growth will fundamentally reshape labor distribution across the globe,” he says. Talent acquisition will need to respond by becoming more sophisticated to deal with the scale, complexity, and internationalisation of the function.”

To read more about recruitment in Asia, visit HRO Today’s “On the Horizon: Diverse recruiting challenges that perceptive HR executives will need to tackle in Asia.”