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Firms lure young talents with high salary, ‘cool’ workspace

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, November 9 2018   /  02:42 am

E-commerce companies are not only offering high salaries but also a “cool” working environment to attract young talent to work in the rapidly growing digital economy.The chairman of the Indonesian E-commerce Association (idEA), Ignatius Untung, said in Jakarta on Thursday that domestic e-commerce companies, such as those in finance and retail, had to poach employees from competitors because of a shortage in digital talent in the labor market.He acknowledged that there were many fresh information technology graduates from local universities, but added their skills mostly did not match the requirements of the digital industry.“That’s why many e-commerce companies are poaching from each other,” he said during a press briefing. According to him, such practices resulted in a high turnover rate of 19.22 percent, almost double the 10 percent rule-of-thumb maximum targeted by most huma...