Robert Walters Global Salary Survey


A cautious year for recruitment in 2016

The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2016 has been released. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

Here we discuss the outlook for Malaysia in 2016.

Hiring trends in Malaysia

In 2016, we expect hiring managers to remain cautious due to external global market conditions, particularly in the first half of the year. This will be most noticeable within banking and financial services. Across the board, headcount will initially only be increased for critical hires.

Across the consumer market, however, recruitment levels will remain strong and we don’t anticipate a slowdown in FMCG recruitment, for example. As we enter the second half of 2016, we expect hiring activity to increase as the market begins to stabilise. 

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its seventeeth edition, the annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The comprehensive book, covering 24 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America.The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2015.

Download the Salary Survey

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in Malaysia, download the full version of the 2016 Malaysia Salary Survey or the 2016 Global Salary Survey.

Compare your salary across a range of global markets and industries. The Salary Survey is also available as an App for download on iOS and Android.

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