Nation TV, known as the first 24-hour news television channel in Thailand, owned by Nation Broadcasting Corporation recently featured Robert Walters 2018 Salary Survey - Greater China and Southeast Asia in a video summarising the latest employment trends in Thailand.
Robert Walters Thailand & Vietnam’s Country Manager, Gerrit Bouckaert stated in the video that the job market looks positive for Thailand in 2018. He anticipated that salary increments are set to rise by 35% for high-potential talents with niche skills sets and the ability to work across functions. Candidates with multiple language expertise and strong business acumen within the regional level will strongly be desired.
Robert Walters Thailand’s Directors, Punyanuch Sirisawadwattana and Natiya Saul advised that in light of the talent war, having a solid talent attraction and retention strategy will become even more key for employers in the country. They advised firms to offer career advancement plans, flexible working schedules or unique training programs in order to secure the most in-demand talent.
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Robert Walters Singapore launched the 2018 Salary Survey – Greater China and South East Asia on the 23rd of November 2017. Now in its nineteenth edition, it is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.
Held at Grand Hyatt Singapore, the launch was graced by the media and featured Toby Fowlston, Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Robert Walters.
It was presented that despite varied country settings, digitalisation continued to be a key priority across most markets. The survey noted that this is mainly driven by a rapidly growing younger population and increased consumerism. Toby said, “The digitalisation trend that is sweeping the region has spurred many businesses to create online or mobile platforms as companies seek to enhance their competitiveness and increase market share with the consumers. As a result of these transformations, many companies were looking to hire professionals with digital expertise, across both marketing and information technology (IT), especially those who are proficient in running back office digital infrastructure or with niche technology skills.”