Wanted: Employees!


Malaysia kicked off 2016 with a 4.2% GDP growth in the first quarter. In this positive climate, it is important that we study hiring trends, the recruitment difficulties of employers and graduate employability

More Jobs in the Market

Hiring activity recorded a steep improvement in the first three months of 2016. The Monster Employment Index, generated by global online employment solution Monster.com, saw regained momentum in March 2016 after shrinking for the previous five months. Despite negative growth of 11% in its online hiring between March 2015 and March 2016, the index recovered by about 35% in February-March 2016 (Figure 1).1 This was largely attributed to the strong recovery in hiring in retail; banking, financial services and insurance; IT and telecommunications; and logistics and shipping industries.

To read the rest of the article and to access our e-Archive, subscribe to us for RM150 a year.

Related Articles

Jul 2017

Automation is the Future

Paving the way for the next developmental stage.

Jul 2017

Low Unemployment in Penang for Now

The recruitment market is expected to grow moderately in the second half of 2017.

Jul 2017

AFLOAT AND AGILE: Its Broad Base Bodes Well for Penang’s Economy

While global developments present a challenge, local innovations keep the state in the black.

Oct 2016

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.