View all the latest job opportunities in Thailand. Write a new chapter in your career with Robert Walters today.

See all jobs

Submit your CV - Eastern Seaboard

Explore new job opportunities in the Eastern Seaboard.

Learn more

Together, we’ll map out career-defining, life-changing pathways to achieve your career ambitions. Browse our range of services, advice, and resources.

Learn more

We understand that no two organisations are the same. Find out more about how we've customised our recruitment offerings to help clients across South East Asia meet their needs

Read more
About Robert Walters Thailand

Since our establishment in 2008, our belief remains the same: Building strong relationships with people is vital in a successful partnership.

Learn more

Work for us

Our people are the difference. Hear stories from our people to learn more about a career at Robert Walters Thailand.

Learn more

Outlining challenges in HR

In light of the current rapidly changing business landscape, the challenges presented to HR professionals are endless. Beyond just staffing, the role of HR is constantly expanding and evolving to perform better in a business partnering role.

Driving best behaviours

One of the key functions of HR is staffing for an organisation. Within lies the key challenge of how to drive the best behaviours from their employees in the workforce and to ensure optimum productivity. HR professionals are now looking at reinventing their sales, incentive and compensation programmes. This is all in a bid to encourage good and desired behaviours from their staff, which are aligned with the strategic corporate direction of the company.

Macro HR: global perspective

Another emerging challenge for HR professionals is the increasing need for a global perspective. High turnovers and low retention numbers have led to a global talent crunch. HR professionals now need to look beyond the micro side of HR, turnover rates and mere demographics. Instead, they should focus on developing a global view of HR. This entails knowing what the organisation needs and where the kind of skill sets required to complement these needs can be located. As opposed to hiring based on lower costs, there is a growing need to hire based on skill sets and mature competencies which is in line with the overall strategic direction of the company.

Part of developing and improving the human capital is also the challenge of creating measurable standards. 

The balancing act

Maintaining a diverse workforce is an additional challenge for HR professionals today. Beyond the challenges of an international workforce, balancing different generations of employees in an organisation is also of utmost importance. As the talent pool in an organisation evolves to include more members of different generations and nationalities, there inevitably will be issues catering to the differences and attributes of the respective employees. HR professionals need to know how to manage different talent pools and create cohesiveness, to enable optimum productivity for the organisation.

Doing more with less

In light of the current talent crunch, organisations face a lack of human resources. In such instances, HR needs to think about developing and grooming their current talent pool. Part of developing and improving the human capital is also the challenge of creating measurable standards. While focusing on ROIs, HR professionals need to think about programmes, structures or processes that will be able to adequately track the creation of value. Moving past details such as headcount versus productivity or demographics, an analytical focus is also required on the part of HR professionals. They need to be able to analyse the needs of their organisation and look at how to create value measurably.

Planning, planning, planning

In the context of an Asian economy, there is a growing challenge of building and developing skill sets for the workforce in emerging markets. HR’s role is hence to create a sustainable workforce, as well as maintaining a diverse talent pool that will help to counter future challenges. This boils down to talent management and succession planning by the respective HR departments in organisations. There is a need to plan for future challenges, knowing what skill sets are necessary to develop and hone.

For a discussion on how we can help you with your recruitment needs, please feel free to get in touch with us at bangkok@robertwalters.com.

Share this article

Related content

Submit a Vacancy
Salary Survey
Hiring Advice
Get in touch

Find out more by contacting one of our specialist recruitment consultants

Related content

View All

Hiring in Human Resources (Bangkok): Mid-level HR talent highly sought after in 2023

As companies become more digital-focused and prioritise organisational effectiveness, there was a higher demand for mid- to senior-level talent across all HR functions in 2022. “We saw the transformation leading to newly-created roles and more talent needed as compared to previous years,” says Rungn

Read More

Hiring in Human Resources (Eastern Seaboard): Market recovery drives active hiring of HR professionals

In 2022, market recovery prompted significant job movements in Thailand’s Eastern Seaboard as many companies resumed hiring. There was an abundance of job opportunities for HR professionals as new businesses entered the country and some expatriates left their positions during the covid-19 pandemic,

Read More

How to manage the hiring process remotely

In the wake of COVID-19 and the fact that many employers are now exercising ‘remote working’, it means that hiring processes are also being completed remotely. Has your organisation planned and prepared for this shift in practice? Follow our top tips to ensure you continue to attract the right talen

Read More

I'm Robert Walters Are you?

Come join our global team of creative thinkers, problem solvers and game changers. We offer accelerated career progression, a dynamic culture and expert training.