HCM City, Oct. 29 -- Hiring employees based on their potential will be important in the new economy, according to an annual whitepaper report published by Robert Walters , an international recruiting firm.

The report was based on a survey of 3,500 professionals including 1,200 hiring managers from six Southeast Asian companies in the Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam.

The survey found that 58 percent of employers had hired based on potential, and 94 percent of them said their potential-based hires had become a valuable part of their teams.

Adrien Bizouard, country manager of Robert Walters Vietnam, said: "High potential candidates are typically someone whose job descriptions and CVs sometimes don't match...