Robert Walters 2017 Global Salary Survey Trends

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The 2017 Global Salary Survey was released on 12th January 2017.

Now in its eighteenth edition, the annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of global salaries and recruitment trends in the marketplace.

Their 2017 book is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of their geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2016, as well as our predictions for the year ahead.

Below, we outline some of top global trends that they expect to see this year.

Digitalization, Big Data and IT
Despite the economic and political uncertainty created by Brexit and the US election, many markets across the world experienced strong economic growth and an increase in hiring activity during 2016.

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There continued to be strong global demand for professionals with the technical expertise to help companies implement digitalization projects in 2016.

Skill sets in highest demand included big data, cloud computing, DevOps, analytics, e-commerce, cyber security and fintech.

Digital transformation across multiple industries will continue to drive recruitment in 2017. In particular, IT professionals with niche skill sets and good business acumen will be in a strong position to negotiate higher salaries and choose between multiple job offers.

There will also be strong competition for digital marketing specialists.

Banking, Financial Services and Legal
As the banking and financial services industry faced a toughening regulatory environment, demand grew for legal, risk and compliance specialists in 2016.

Many countries experienced a shortage of candidates. Hiring managers looking to secure top talent in 2017 are advised to shorten recruitment processes, and offer competitive salaries, flexible working and career development opportunities.

The Importance of Company Culture
Across the world jobseekers were increasingly influenced by structured career paths, training opportunities and work-life balance when choosing a new role.

There was also a noticeable shift seen in Asia as candidates showed a growing interest in working for companies with strong employer branding, a positive company culture and an open, collaborative work environment.

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Likewise, companies recognised the value of a strong HR function to drive change programmes, organisational development and talent acquisition strategy.

In particular, businesses will look for HR professionals specialising in employer branding, compensation & benefits, employee retention programmes, and learning & development as organisations seek to retain and attract top talent.

The Global Salary Survey
For employers – With the latest information on salaries and employment trends across a range of industries, as well as hiring tips and advice, our 2017 salary survey will ensure you are best positioned to attract and retain top talent in your sector.

For employees – Due a pay rise in 2017? Find out what you’re worth with the most comprehensive list of global salaries in the industry. Or if you’re considering making a move, find out what skills and experience employers are looking for, across a range of sectors worldwide.

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2017-04-03 05:07:00

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