of the employers surveyed offer flexible work hours
almost a third of employers in the region now use temporary or contract staff on an ongoing basis.
In the past year, 60 percent of employers across five key Asian countries have used “flexible staffing arrangements” with temporary or contractor workers as the most popular option, according to Asia at a crossroads: Can talent supply meet increasing demand? — The 2016 Hays Asia Salary Guide.
“This is up 6 percent on the previous year, showing employers are more commonly looking for innovative staffing solutions,” Hays said.
The guide, based on a survey of more than 3,000 employers across the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia and Singapore that represents over 6 million employees, shows 19 percent of organizations plan to increase their use of temporary and contract staff this year.
Thirty percent of the employers surveyed now use temporary or contract staff on a regular, ongoing basis — up 4 percent compared to the previous Hays survey. A further 30 percent use temporary and contract staff on special projects