"Talent Scouts" an article by Rick Chan for AB Magazine

With the millennial generation expecting more from their careers, employers must be ready to up their game, says ACCA Singapore Network Panel member Rick Chan FCCA.

As Singapore gears up to become a leading global accountancy hub in Asia Pacific by 2020, thousands of skilled finance and accounting professionals who can bring a breadth and depth of expertise and technical knowledge will be required by the businesses of tomorrow.

A large part of this talent base will be made up of millennials or Generation Y: those born between 1981 and 2000. Unlike previous generations such as the ‘Baby Boomers’, who seem to pursue work stability and benefits, the millennials might have other issues on their minds.

A recent survey from ACCA, Talent Equation: First Insights (PDF 1.2MB), suggests that their behaviour is markedly different from that of previous generations of finance and accounting professionals. They appear to be less loyal, less patient and more inclined to make a 180-degree change in a career plan than previous generations. 

View the full report on the findings and read the article about "Talent Scouts" on AB Magazine's online version here.

Credits: AB Magazine, Singapore edition, July 2016 issue