While only 10 percent of Taiwan businesses will increase their staffs by more than 10 percent next year, the financial, investment consulting and insurance industries are expressing the strongest hiring intentions, according to the results of a survey released yesterday by an online employment service provider.
The survey showed that 82 percent of employers in the financial, investment consulting and insurance industries will hire more workers next year, with one-quarter of financial companies expected to increase their staffs by more than 20 percent.
Also planning to increase their staff number next year are 76 percent of employers in the legal, accounting, consulting and research and development industries, 68 percent of employers in the transportation, logistic and warehousing industries, 64 percent of employers in the electronics and information technology industries, as well as 62 percent of employers in the service industry, according to the survey.
The survey showed that 53.9 percent of office workers are looking for a new job, while 36.2 percent did not rule out the possibility of changing jobs.
Only 10 percent of workers expressed no intention of changing jobs. These included 11.9 percent of male workers and 7.3 percent of female workers.
The electronics and information technology sectors remained the most popular fields that workers wished to enter, favored by 35.9 percent of the respondents, followed by the travel, leisure and sports industries, which are favored by 10.1 percent of the respondents.
On the reasons for changing jobs, most ordinary workers said they will do so for better pay and benefits, compared with most junior and middle-ranking executives who said they will do so for better personal development.
For senior executives, differences in business philosophy with their employers was the major reason moving them to change jobs, the survey showed.
The survey was conducted by 104 Job Bank on 922 businesses from November 22-28 and 1,178 workers between November 27 and December 6.