【Executive Director of MSS Recruitment and hello-jobs.com – Jiji Tu, was invited to provide commentary to Macau Business regarding Macau’s future talent development】
After more than two years of living in a place with one of the world’s strictest pandemic travel restrictions, a substantial number of foreign professionals have decided to pack their bags and leave the city they considered as home.
They departed mostly either due to employment issues or quarantine requirements leaving them virtually unable to visit their relatives in their home country and return to the SAR.
Gauging the damage
In commentary provided to Macau Business, Jiji Tu, Executive Director of MSS Recruitment and hello-jobs.com stated that while the zero-covid policy in the past two years has kept the city “safe from within” to non resident professionals, it meant a “firewall from their friends, families and all outside of Macau”.
The recruitment agency proposed that maybe more attractive compensation packages and benefits could be a solution for attracting more professional talent, since non resident professionals still having to consider if they are willing embrace such a stringent entry policy.
“For new talents wanting to work in Macau, it goes back to the reviewing criteria if they are willing to embrace the anti covid policy where there is a high possibility of a firewall from the outside world, or risk to lose their job should covid strike in comparison the new job offer and benefits,” Tu added.
The company also proposed a progressive review of sectors and countries to extend their return to Macau SAR based on priority ranking to the of this skillset / knowledge within Macau or if they represent essential positions that locals are less willing to do to keep industries operating, in order to possibly allow, as an example, the entry of IT specialists, banking specialist (Fintech) in one hand or of domestic helpers, F&B servers, housekeeping on the other.
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