, Hong Kong
Photo by Simon Zhu on Unsplash

Search for talent remains challenging for C-level execs: Survey

Access to diverse talent pools proves significant to business demands.

The majority (97%) of C-level executives find it a challenge to hire the right talent who can meet business demands, according to a survey conducted by KPMG.

More than half (63%) of these executives found the challenge of finding talents unmanageable.

About one-third of 43% of employees seeking career moves manage to land new roles implying that matching talent with job positions has become a challenge to enterprises.

ALSO READ: 4 in 10 employees willing to trade pay raises for flexibility: survey

“We see challenges around enterprises failing to match talent with job positions and employees lacking the specific skills sought.” David Siew, partner, People Services of KPMG China, said.

“Organisations can consider investing in training existing staff to retain talent, and accessing additional recruitment channels to find new talent.” Siew added.

KPMG’s annual survey gained insights from 1,103 business executives and professionals and covered the latest headcount expectations, salary outlook, talent trends and other relevant topics.

Follow the link for more news on

Join Hong Kong Business community
Since you're here...

...there are many ways you can work with us to advertise your company and connect to your customers. Our team can help you dight and create an advertising campaign, in print and digital, on this website and in print magazine.

We can also organize a real life or digital event for you and find thought leader speakers as well as industry leaders, who could be your potential partners, to join the event. We also run some awards programmes which give you an opportunity to be recognized for your achievements during the year and you can join this as a participant or a sponsor.

Let us help you drive your business forward with a good partnership!


Hong Kong sets higher investment threshold for residency
Whilst permanent residency in Hong Kong now requires a minimum outlay of $30m (US$3.83m), the range of permissible investments has been expanded.
MBA programmes in Hong Kong live up to financial hub status
MBA providers hop on experiential learning and progressive curriculums to ensure competitive edge in the rapidly evolving business landscape.