Conservative Hiring for Construction & Property in 2019

Hiring activity within the local construction and property industries are expected to remain conservative but stable this year, according to recruitment and human resources services provider Randstad Malaysia’s 2019 Market Outlook Report, released on 17 January.

The report noted that property firms are taking a more conservative approach towards long-term business and hiring strategies, following long periods with large numbers of unsold units and uncertainties over new policies such as the FundmyHome initiative.

Even so, Randstad Malaysia expects to see continued growth in this space, with more boutique developers entering the local market and more small-scale developers seen investing in small pieces of land in the city outskirts for development, as reported by The Malay Mail.

One of the trends, the report notes, is that employers are increasingly looking for talent with full-cycle experience and specialised skills in specific projects, such as high-rise properties, hospital refurbishment projects and steel structure buildings, instead of generalists such as a civil or structure project manager.

Experienced candidates, on the other hand, are increasingly gravitating towards smaller developers who welcome new ideas and offer the flexible work options. — Construction+ Online

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