Expats Jobs in Asia. Ten, or even five, years ago, experienced expatriates who were prepared to take the plunge stood a pretty good chance of finding a white-collar job in Hong Kong, Singapore or even Shanghai. But many are now finding it much tougher to find work. Thanks to cost pressures, a larger pool of qualified local hires and a shift in the role that Asia plays within the global economy. Source: Article in The New York Times. Read Here the Whole Informative Article. For Westerners in Asia, the Job Market Grows Tougher. “When I came to Hong Kong in 2009, it still seemed pretty easy,” said Ms. Przetakiewicz, who at the time found a role as a manager for a business leaders forum that promotes corporate social responsibility. “Now, even an understanding of the local context and issues does not seem to be enough. Practically everyone wants Mandarin.”
Global automakers searching for Indians
After expat exes fail, global automakers searching for Indians to lead their India operations. You need an Indian in the driving seat to succeed in India. Foreign carmakers seem to have reached this conclusion after expat chief executives fumbled and failed to make a dent in the country’s highly competitive and price-sensitive automobile market. As many as five global carmakers have named or are in the process of naming Indians or Indian origin executives to lead their show in India, an indication of their increasing reliance on the more rooted local talent. ETAuto has learnt that US auto major Ford Motor Co and German carmaker Volkswagen AG and are aggressively searching for Indians to lead and manage their India operations. This comes days after Ingolstadt, Germany-based luxury carmaker Audi AG named non-resident Indian Rahil Ansari as head of its Indian arm effective February 1. Ansari succeeds Australian Joe King, who has gone back to Germany after a three-year stint.
Corporates rapped for failing to tap Australian talent in Asia
Corporate Australia has failed to leverage its “forgotten army” of talent which might help it to engage, rather than merely trade, with Asia’s economies which are still growing faster than any others in the world. That is the core finding of a new PricewaterhouseCoopers report released today: “Our diaspora’s got talent: Australia’s advantage in Asia.”. Some Australian businesses sell to Asia. Very few produce and manufacture in Asia. Many of our companies are basically domestic companies. I would argue, if you are 25 to 30 today and you hope to have a successful executive career, it is absolutely essential that you’ve worked in Asia at some stage. The problem is, we don’t fully understand the region. Derek Kidley, PwC’s Singapore-based consulting leader for ASEAN, says: “Some senior leaders in Australia have never worked outside of Australia, and that colours their view right now, which is: ‘We don’t need this, it’s risky and different, and we have done well enough in Australia’.”