Malaysia Online Hiring Plummets Further In May With 14% Annual Decline
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1. Malaysia witnessed a 14% decline in online recruitment activity in May 2017, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI). 2. The Oil & Gas sector reported the steepest growth in online hiring activity at 16% year-on-year. 3.  The Retail sector saw the steepest decline at -35% year-on-year. 4. Sales & Business Development reported the steepest annual growth in hiring at 9% year-on-year, while Customer Service talent were the least in demand at -64% year-on-year.
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Launched in April 2011 with data collected since October 2010, the Monster Employment Index is a broad and comprehensive monthly analysis of online job demand in the Malaysia conducted by Monster.com. Based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large, representative selection of online career outlets, including Monster Malaysia, the Monster Employment Index presents a snapshot of employer online recruitment activity nationwide. The Monster Employment Index’s underlying data is validated for accuracy by Research America, Inc.- an independent, third-party auditing firm - to ensure that measured online job recruitment activity is within a margin of error of +/- 1.05%. Monster has taken due care in compiling and processing the data available from various sources for Monster Employment Index, but does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of any information and is not responsible for any errors or omissions or action / decision taken or for the results obtained from the use of such information.

May 2017 Index Highlights:

  • Malaysia witnessed a 14% decline in online recruitment activity in May 2017, according to the latest Monster Employment Index (MEI)
  • The Oil & Gas sector reported the steepest growth in online hiring activity at 16% year-on-year
  • The Retail sector saw the steepest decline at -35% year-on-year
  • Sales & Business Development reported the steepest annual growth in hiring at 9% year-on-year, while Customer Service talent were the least in demand at -64% year-on-year
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