Demand for in-house legal experts set to rise

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Legal recruitment in Singapore remained stable in 2016, with increased demand for in-house legal counsels. 

Companies are choosing to bring the legal function back in-house in order to reduce costs and this trend is set to continue in 2017.

This was among the key findings of our latest Salary Survey 2017

The report added that while employers will be looking for legal professionals with proven track records and familiarity with the local market, they will find it challenging to hire Singapore-qualified lawyers with relevant industry experience in 2017.

Although there is a sufficient number of qualified lawyers based locally, finding experienced candidates who have worked in-house and therefore built up industry knowledge will prove difficult.

To recruit and retain legal talent, employers should offer competitive compensation packages, set clear career objectives and milestones, and offer staff good work-life balance.

About the Global Salary Survey

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

The comprehensive book, covering 27 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 2016.

To know more about hiring trends within the legal sector and/or other industries, click here to request a copy of the 2017 Global Salary Survey.

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