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Less companies intend to hire in 2013

You might want to hold on to your current job.

Mercer said hiring intentions have reduced, with about five in 10 companies planning to increase headcount in 2013, compared to about six in 10 who did so in 2012.

Meanwhile Puneet Swani, ASEAN Business Leader for Mercer’s Information Product Solutions, said, “Companies need to ensure more focus on talent management including talent segmentation, while investing in leadership development, as well as creating a compelling overall employee value proposition.”

There will also be less variation in salary increase across industries in 2013, according to Mercer.

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