Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Subtle Shift in HR?

Recent job ads in the papers, particularly Saturday's recruit sections have been tweaked somewhat in my opinion.

Almost gone are the hair raisingly ridiculous requirements of a good and high level degree coupled with half a gajillion years of experience in 5 dozen industries over and above multi-job duties that require sudden travel.

Seems almost down to earth now with more realistic requirements. 3 to 5 years experience, degree OR experience though both preferable, some light travelling.

Wonder what is happening?

Are there shifts in the Singapore economy which are not being overtly reported?

Also see more jobs for overseas placements. i.e. hire Singaporeans to work overseas. Does this also count in the 'job creation' statistics posted by the government? So what do these growing number of Singaporeans who work overseas count as? Direct GDP contribution to Singapore?

I keep wondering how the numbers are compiled .....