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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.
January 2017 Index Highlights:
According to the Monster Employment Index, Malaysia reported a 2% year-on-year growth in online recruitment activity between January 2016 and 2017
Sectors to watch out for in 2017 include IT, Telecom/ISP and BPO/ITES, which reported the steepest growth in online hiring activity at 36% year-on-year
The Hospitality sector saw the greatest decline in online recruitment at -19%
Software, Hardware, Telecom roles reported the steepest annual growth in hiring at 57%, while Customer Service talent were the least in demand at -52% year-on-year