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Press Release | Candidates Preferences in Malaysia, Siri Find Me a New Job

Press Release

Press Release | Candidates Preferences in Malaysia, Siri Find Me a New Job


Name: Mohammad Kashif

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High-Tech Connections Combined with High-Touch Experiences are the Best Blend for Jobseekers, Finds New Report from ManpowerGroup Solutions in Malaysia

  • Workers say social media ads, smartphone apps, virtual job fairs and employer webchats or skills assessments are key to finding opportunities online

  • Yet despite growing confidence in tech-driven hiring tools, 26% of candidates globally and 30% of candidates in Malaysia still select in-person interviews as their number one choice to interact with a new employer

Kuala Lumpur (30 July 2018) – Technology can provide a better experience for today’s job-seekers, provided it is tailored to candidates and combined with an in-person approach, finds new research from ManpowerGroup Solutions [NYSE:MAN]. APAC talent shortages have reached a 12-year high, with 56% of employers struggling to fill open positions. Skilled workers are in the driver's seat and employers need to work hard to find and attract candidates. To understand the experience people want when applying for new roles, ManpowerGroup surveyed 18,000 individuals aged 18-65 from 24 countries.

"We asked what candidates want from their job search and they told us they expect to find a job in the same way they consume other services, with a personalized, yet tech-centered approach.” said Kate Donovan, Senior Vice President of ManpowerGroup Solutions and Global RPO President.

Sam Haggag, Director MSP Malaysia and Indonesia added “Matching the technology to the candidate is key. The bulk of junior-to mid-level roles are almost exclusively advertised through online media. That rarely occurs for senior-level positions which are mostly referrals or third-party recruitment”

The best organizations are using predictive algorithms to serve ads based on a user’s browsing history and articles read. Personalizing ads to fit an individual’s skills and interests leads to greater efficiency and accuracy. The report finds delivering a personalized and tailored message is key: 26% of candidates globally and 30% in Malaysia say in-person interviews are their number one choice of interaction with a new employer. When culture and purpose are key priorities for candidates in choosing their next role, the face-to-face meeting is as valuable as ever.

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