Singapore is among the leading countries in the Asia Pacific region that are hiring remote workers, as per the State of Global Hiring Report by Deen Labs. The report also highlighted that Australian and Indian companies are hiring remote workers in large numbers
Remote work has gained significant traction worldwide, with many organisations realising the benefits of hiring people from different parts of the world. This trend is evident in Singapore as well, with companies hiring people from diverse backgrounds, including virtual assistants, software engineers and developers, content writers, and business development and sales professionals.
In this article, we will explore the statistics and trends related to remote work in Singapore, including the top countries that Singapore organisations hire from and the top countries hiring Singaporean remote employees.
Remote Hiring Trends in Singapore
According to the report, the top 5 countries from where Singapore organisations hire remote workers are Indonesia, China, Vietnam, the UK, and India. This shows that companies in Singapore are not limited to hiring talent from neighbouring countries, but they also look for skilled professionals from other parts of the world.
On the other hand, the top five countries that are hiring Singaporean remote employees are the US, Canada, the UK, Hong Kong, and Australia. The report revealed that these countries hire Singaporeans for roles such as traders, software engineers, and sales and product roles.
Singapore’s Growing Remote Workforce
Despite the talent shortage that the country is facing, Singapore has become one of the fastest-growing markets in the APAC region for remote hiring. According to Karen Ng, the Regional Head of Expansion and Market for Singapore, ASEAN, and India at Deel, this trend is expected to continue in the long term.
Ng attributed this growth to the sophisticated HR strategies, corporate infrastructure, and digital tools that companies now have to support a global and hybrid workforce. These tools enable companies to remain competitive and nimble by turning to global hiring to secure in-demand talents like software engineers, which are sought after by markets around the world.
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Singapore is witnessing a surge in remote work, with many organisations hiring people from different countries for various roles. The country’s remote workforce is expected to grow in the long term, with organisations adopting sophisticated HR strategies and digital tools to support a global and hybrid workforce. As a result, Singaporean talent is in high demand, particularly for roles such as traders, software engineers, and sales and product roles.