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Should Hong Kong and Singapore relent from tight Covid-19 rules to retain foreign talent?

The South China Morning Post reported this month on the impact of Covid-19 restrictions on foreign workers in Hong Kong and Singapore. In their published article “Should Hong Kong and Singapore relent from tight Covid-19 rules to retain foreign talent?”, it highlights the challenges firms are having retaining and attracting foreign talent. 

Mark Moorby, Head of Asia Pacific at Danos Associates was quoted saying, “…more of his expatriate clients were looking to leave the city (Hong Kong) than at any period since he began working in the industry 15 years ago.” 

“I think there are a lot of people here who are conscious of the fact that if the boarders don’t open up or if there isn’t change in the next year, that they don’t think it’s going to be tenable to spend that extensive amount of time away from family without being able to travel back and see family more easily,” said Moorby, who described the board situation as the most immediate concern among his clients. 

At Danos Associates we have a deep understanding of local hiring markets. With offices in Hong Kong, Singapore, London, and New York, our regional teams work together to support clients with hiring the best talent from local markets and overseas, and assisting those candidates who want to secure a new role in their homeland or further afield. 

With our extensive network, profound knowledge of the global market, and experience, it positions us perfectly to efficiently source the best Compliance, Risk and Legal professionals for your organisation. 

If you would like to discuss your hiring strategy or the current market, please contact: 

Mark Moorby | Lead Partner, Head of Asia Pacific 
Tel: +(852) 2870 3007 | Email: 

Denis Spearman | Head of Compliance & FCC Practice, EMEA 
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7371 8332 | Email: 

Grant Potter | Partner, Head of Americas 
Tel: +(1) 212 600 4827 | Email: 

South China Morning Post article: 

Mark Moorby

Managing Director, Head of Risk (EMEA)

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