Competition for Talent in Singapore Sees US and Chinese Tech Salaries Rise | Kerry Consulting

    Competition for Talent in Singapore Sees US and Chinese Tech Salaries Rise

    Patricia Teo
    Patricia Teo

    With an increasing demand for talent, Chinese tech firms in Singapore are becoming more competitive, endeavoring to attract staff with better culture, more perks and higher salaries.

    Patricia Teo, Director of Kerry Consulting’s Technology Practice, spoke with The Straits Times on the growing need for Chinese tech to keep pace with their US counterparts in SEA.

    Read the full list of quotes below:

    Increasingly Competitive

    Chinese tech firms are competitive, and they have also been looking to improve other pull factors recently.’’

    The 996 Disadvantage

    “Many [Chinese technology firms] try to tackle the perception of ‘996’ work culture, which refers to the trend of employees working from 9am to 9pm, six days a week.”

    Benchmarking US Firm Perks

    “Perks are not usually as strong as their American counterparts, though the Chinese tech firms are quick to benchmark and make adjustments to their overall packages to not lose out on candidates in a very tight market.”

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    Patricia Teo

    Technology Leadership, Digital & Innovation
    Singapore

    Technology Leadership, Digital & Innovation

    Sherry Zerh

    Technology Leadership, Data
    Singapore

    Technology Leadership, Data

    Axer Goh

    Technology Leadership, Digital & Innovation
    Singapore

    Technology Leadership, Digital & Innovation

    Chen Yi Ooi

    Cybersecurity, IT Security & Risk

    Grace Lim

    Infrastructure & Cloud
    Singapore

    Infrastructure & Cloud

    Kieran McKenna

    Digital & Innovation, PMO and Project Management

    Digital & Innovation, PMO and Project Management

    Ren Kelsey

    PMO and Project Management

    PMO and Project Management

    Samantha Ding

    PMO and Project Management

    PMO and Project Management

    Yaxi Fan

    Application and Software Development
    Singapore

    Application and Software Development

    Yien Quek

    Application and Software Development

    Application and Software Development