Hiring trends in China
As the fruit of the Chinese economy’s relative maturity and profound transformation into a value-added and consumption-led market, and the government’s “Internet Plus” strategy, the new technology and e-commerce sectors have emerged as the new drivers of growth, stimulating employers’ hiring intentions in 2016. Demand for IT professionals remained buoyant and competition among employers to recruit experienced professionals, particularly those with internet, digital, e-commerce and online marketing operation skills is intense.
It is anticipated that in 2017, with the growth of e-commerce and fintech, China will become more innovation-driven and technologically developed. The demand for professionals with relevant skills will continue to be the key areas for employment in different positions. In addition, bilingual professionals with strong communication skills and commercial acumen will be the strategic focus in hiring in 2017, particularity with MNCs and local conglomerates.