The Nation: Technical skills shine in era of digitalisation

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05-12-2017

The Nation, one of Thailand’s most well-known English language daily newspapers published an article summarising the top employment trends in Thailand, featuring Robert Walters’ 2018 Salary Survey - Greater China and Southeast Asia launch in Thailand. 

Quoting the Salary Survey, the article stated that due to the growing digitalisation trend in Southeast Asia and Thailand, IT professionals with technical skills and international exposures will strongly be in demand in 2018. The Salary Survey also found that expertise in cloud computing, cyber security and big data will also be required as companies are seeking to enhance their competitiveness and increase their market share amongst 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,” Toby Fowlston, Managing Director for Southeast Asia, Robert Walters, was quoted as stating.

Moreover, based on the 2018 Salary Survey, candidates with proven expertise in people management, who have commercial knowledge and are expert in multiple languages, will particularly be in demand. Hiring managers are going to need to make their proposition as attractive as possible to secure the most in-demand candidates and ensure their packages are truly competitive. 

Click here to read the full article from The Nation.  

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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.” 
 

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