Demand rises for talent management experts

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As more companies in Singapore undergo business transformations or mergers and acquisitions, they are looking for HR experts proficient in talent and change management.

Talent managers with strong analytical skills and regional experience will especially be in demand in 2017. Local SMEs will also value hybrid candidates who can think strategically and provide hands-on support. 

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

The report added local employers are also seeking learning and development professionals with strong digital experience in order to revamp and improve the digital capabilities of their organisations. 

Compensation and benefits specialists, specifically those with regional expertise, will also be in demand. 

However, as firms face budget restraints and the need to streamline HR teams, internal promotions for senior roles will be favoured over external hires. 

Overall, salaries are expected to remain the same across all industries for HR professionals in 2017.

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 HR and other industries, click here to request a copy of the 2017 Global Salary Survey.

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