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MRIC Group releases talent briefing for the nation

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- MRIC Group released its “2014 Talent Trends Briefing for Taiwan” on Jan. 16 in Taipei. The briefing was based on the results of MRIC Group's fourth annual Talent Survey, compiling responses from more than 5000 mid- to high-level managers and professionals in Greater China and Singapore, answering questions related to their business confidence, job satisfaction, and career development. MRIC Group is a member of the MRINetwork, one of the top ten executive recruitment firms worldwide.

“This year's MRIC Talent Survey shows a number of striking trends of high interest to Taiwan-based managers completing their performance reviews and hiring plans for 2014,” said MRIC Group CEO Christine Raynaud. “We are pleased to share our most recent Talent Trends Briefing for Taiwan.”

Raynaud emphasized that the annual MRIC Talent Survey monitors the opinions, hopes and concerns of professional staff, rather than those of employers. Thus, the responses offer a clear indication into the mood, motivations, and career plans of talent across the region, and across key industries. According to Raynaud, “Our survey results serve as a guidepost for employers and managers seeking to understand what triggers the professional staff they are trying to recruit or retain.”

Beginning with expectations for the global business outlook in 2014 among professional staff across the region, survey-takers were most optimistic in Singapore (49.7 percent polled were “mildly” or “very” positive) and Hong Kong (36.4 percent were positive), while Taiwan-based respondents were in the middle range (30 percent positive) and China-based professions were relatively pessimistic (27.3 percent).

However, MRIC Group found an intriguing discrepancy when Taiwan-based talent assessed the business outlook in 2014 for their own geographic location. For this section of the survey, Taiwan respondents were the least positive in the region (15.6 percent positive) compared with Singapore (65.8 percent), mainland China (48.9 percent positive) and Hong Kong (46.2 percent positive).

Taiwan professionals were significantly more positive in assessing the outlook this year for their own sector (40.2 percent positive) and for their own company (42.4 percent positive) than their counterparts in the region. These last two answers were much more in line with Taiwan's counterparts in other locations across Greater China and Singapore.

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