According to the recruiter's latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots list of skills in demand, some new positions were created in the new fiscal year but most vacancies are to replace departing staff.
"Overall, the activity level for both jobs and the number of candidates is good," says
"If budgets are depleted before the end of the year but departments still need support, we will see a rise in temporary and contract hires.
"But while there are many job openings, some companies still remain uncertain of the long-term potential of the current postivity and are not in a hurry to fill the role. Consequently they run a lengthy process. This can be a risk as the continuing high level of competition for candidates means that companies with slow interview processes often miss out on good talent, as candidates can be enticed by competing offers from faster moving companies.
"In addition, many candidates receive multiple offers as there is a high level of competition. In response, employers are offering sign-on and other bonuses."
A selection of skills in demand in
-- Financial Planning and Analysis staff - There has been strong demand for Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) staff as the job market has picked up in
-- Financial Controllers / Finance Directors - There are many candidates interested in these positions, however companies are usually very specific in the industry experience, skill set and profile they will consider.
-- Banking Operations - These candidates are sought in response to the increased number of foreign participants (institutions) using the Zengin system, as well as recent regulatory changes.
-- FX Sales - Throughout the year there has been a strong increase in demand for currency sales, both institutional and corporate. This is mainly due to the strength of the Yen and general confidence in the economy.
-- Foreign-Registered Associate Attorneys for international firms - Most top-tier international law firms are looking for junior (0-3 years PQE) to mid level (3-8 years) Associate Attorneys who are bilingual in English and Japanese, licensed in either the US,
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