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Taiwan expected to see further brain drain in 2013: survey

Taiwan expected to see further brain drain in 2013: survey

Taipei, Jan. 22 (CNA) Taiwan could continue to face workforce mobility and skill shortages in 2013 as a majority of Taiwanese employers expect to lose talent, especially to China, a United Kingdom-based recruitment consultancy said Tuesday. Over two-thirds of the employers participating in a survey on domestic pay levels and employment said they anticipate their employees will look for career opportunities in other Asian countries during 2013, according to Michael Page International. While Hong Kong and Singapore remain popular locations, 67 percent of the survey respondents identified China as the preferred destination for departing Taiwanese professionals. "As more local professionals relocate to other Asian countries, including China, talent attraction becomes even more of a focus," said Chris Preston, director of the company's Taipei office. China may offer better career development and training opportunities and higher compensation than Taiwan, making it especially attractive for Taiwanese white-collar workers, Preston explained. The survey, conducted by e-mail in November, received valid responses from over 1,000 employers in Taiwan, the company said. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-08-02 05:45 GMT+08:00