俄罗斯将中国置于其经济联盟体系的核心

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

圣彼得堡国际经济论坛于周三重新开放。虽然该国在入侵乌克兰后受到西方制裁,但普京政府正在利用这一事件建立新的关键关系。马克龙和拉加德在 2018 年作为贵宾来到这里的时代似乎已经结束。当时,弗拉基米尔·普京已经就他的战略提出了一个具有启发性的愿景……并预示着他破坏乌克兰及其盟国稳定的计划。

2018 年,在对俄罗斯进行正式访问期间,包括马克龙 (Emmanuel Macron) 在内的世界各国元首在其妻子和梅德夫领导人的陪同下参加了此次活动,该活动曾是最大的经济衰退之一。乌克兰战争爆发四个月后圣彼得堡 2022 年国际经济论坛由莫斯科主办,曾经是俄罗斯对世界开放和欧洲一体化的象征,现在与西方完全决裂。

在俄罗斯与北约第三次世界大战的威胁下,俄罗斯经济世界之窗或英文“SPIEF”将展现出怎样的国际开放性?

关于 2021 年版,论坛在其网站上声称有 13,5000 名参与者—包括卡塔尔埃米尔阿勒萨尼和巴西总统贾尔·博尔索纳罗——来自世界 141 个国家。它还引发了“270 项商业活动”和“890 项投资协议,产生了 42 亿卢布(约合 6800 万欧元)”,SPIEF 夸口说。去年,你还可以见到“红十字会、天然气出口国、联合国儿童基金会……”甚至联合国的领导人,回忆起由负责在国际上宣传俄罗斯的国家机构 Roscongress Foundation 组织的论坛。


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Talent shortage in Singapore with 8 in 10 employers reporting difficulty in filling roles

Jun 15, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership

In ManpowerGroup Singapore's Q2 Employment Outlook Survey, the company revealed positive sentiments regarding pay increments and bonuses. In the latest edition of this report, for Q3, the sentiments have shifted towards hiring between the July to September 2022 period - labelled as "a record high" in the report.

In brief, Singapore’s net employment outlook (NEO) is at +40%, with the previous "record high" being in Q4 2011 at +31%. Further, employers surveyed in all 11 sectors (i.e. communications & media, manufacturing, and construction) anticipate positive headcount growth in Q3, with not-for-profit employers reporting "strongest" hiring intentions at 67%.

Despite the optimistic outlook, Singapore’s talent shortage level has been found to be at "its highest in 16 years", with more than eight in 10 (84%) employers reporting difficulty in filling roles. This statistic represented a 20% increase from 2021. Prior to that, talent shortage levels were quite high in 2018 at 56%, and in 2010 at 53%. According to the findings, the most difficult-to-fill roles are in restaurants & hotels (97%), other services (89%), and construction (88%).

That said, the "most sought-after" professions are: IT & data, operation & logistics, sales & marketing, manufacturing & production, and customer facing & front office. On top of that, employers are also looking at soft skills such as critical thinking & analysis, creativity & originality, resilience & adaptability, leadership & social influence, and reasoning & problem solving.

"The shift from pandemic to endemic has given companies greater clarity on their business outlooks," explained Linda Teo, Country Manager, ManpowerGroup Singapore. "Employers are ramping up their hiring due to a combination of factors like pent-up demand for manpower, employee attrition, and shortage of workers with the right skillsets."

Dissecting the local numbers

Filtering Singapore's NEO figure, analysts discovered that:

  • More than half (52%) of employers plan to hire;
  • More than one in 10 (12%) of employers expect a staffing decrease;
  • Close to four in 10 (35%) of employers plan to keep workforce levels steady, and
  • Less than five in 10 (2%) of employers are undecided about the hiring/talent scene.

In addition to not-for-profit employers having strong hiring intentions, those in other services (professional, scientific & technical, and administrative & support) similarly have positive intentions at 59%. These employers are then followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (56%), wholesale & retail trade (50%), and restaurants & hotels (46%).

A global perspective

Of the more than 40,000 employers surveyed across the globe, many are likewise expecting to hire more workers in the Q3 2022. According to findings, the global NEO is at +33% - which revealed hiring intentions to "increase year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter" respectively at +18% and +4%. In terms of per country/territory data, Mexico ranks top with a +59% NEO, while India has a +51%; Mainland China +29%, and Hong Kong +11%.

India's NEO is the strongest in the APAC region for the second consecutive quarter, up 13% since Q2. As for Hong Kong's NEO, it improved by 8% compared to Q2 2022, and by 10% compared to the previous year.

Looking at the hiring/talent scene, analysts discovered that digital roles continue to drive "most demand" with employers in IT & technology (+44%). This is followed by those in banking, finance, insurance & real estate (+38%), construction (33%), and manufacturing (33%).