Attracting overseas Asian professionals to return home has emerged as a viable alternative for regional firms looking to overcome the talent shortage.
But this alternative can only be fully utilised if hiring managers know how to optimally attract and retain this unique group of talent.
Our latest whitepaper, ‘Return of the Asian Talent’ explores the different motivators and incentives that will influence overseas Asians to seek employment opportunities back home.
Key highlights of the whitepaper:
"Similar to most markets, companies in Indonesia tend to turn to internal HR and talent acquisition before turning to the services of a recruitment company," says Rob Bryson, Director, Robert Walters Indonesia.
"Recruiters can offer international expertise with tight and well-controlled processes where search, interviews, background checks and offer negotiations all occur within one to two months. Companies that choose to work with recruiters tend to be the most successful in securing quality returning Indonesians they are looking for. "
Canvassing the responses of over 650 job seekers and hiring managers across Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, this Robert Walters whitepaper is based on the findings of specific surveys and in-depth interviews conducted from June to December 2015.
To address the increasing demand for Indonesian professionals living and working overseas, Robert Walters has also launched the ‘Pulang Kampung’ initiative. Via this programme, Robert Walters identifies and connects with Indonesians who are looking to return home and has helped many companies in Indonesia identify local talent overseas and place them back in their native country.
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