Post Today: Growing economy boosts employment



Post Today, a daily Thai language business oriented newspaper recently featured the launch of Robert Walters’ Salary Survey. Quoting the survey, Post Today reported that Thailand’s job market is set to remain stable in 2018.

Gerrit Bouckaert, Managing Director of Thailand & Vietnam, Robert Walters stated that, “Overall In 2018, we see the hiring situation as remaining positive and stable in Thailand. The economic climate is good, but has seen challenges over the past few years and these will probably remain to a degree, and affect certain hiring.” 

He added that companies will look at hiring for mid-high level management positions, seeking candidates with at least seven years' experience or above. Professionals who are between 35-55 years, have specific technical skills and able to work across industries will especially be sought after. Due to this, hiring managers are going to need to work harder to attract the best people with these qualities and find ways to retain them. 

With regards to the different disciplines, Gerrit stated that IT professions with both solid technical and leadership skills will continue to remain in demand, while sales and marketing candidates with change management experience will be sought after as firms continue to reorganise their structures and make their teams leaner, reducing costs.

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in Thailand, download your free copy of the Salary Survey today. 

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.” 

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