SOURCE: Robert Walters

Robert Walters

January 17, 2016 21:00 ET

Bilingual Talent With Strong Technical and Interpersonal Skills in Demand

BANGKOK, THAILAND--(Marketwired - Jan 17, 2016) - According to the latest annual Global Salary Survey from specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters, employers in Thailand are keen on professionals with combined strength in technical, people and bilingual skills. As more multinational corporations enter and establish a presence in the country, job seekers with leadership and communications competence, in addition to prerequisite qualification, will see more opportunities this year.

Published figures suggested that qualified candidates who fulfil these criteria can expect an average salary increment of 15-25% when switching jobs in 2016.

Gerrit Bouckaert, Country Manager of Robert Walters Thailand, comments:

"To gain an edge in the competition for business-savvy Thai professionals with good English abilities and multinational company experience, employers have to include training and development on top of strong remuneration. As recruitment remains candidate driven in 2016, job seekers will have their pick of the best roles. It is important for businesses to provide clear career development plans, as this is the main driver of employee retention in Thailand."

Other Key Highlights In 2016

  • As organisations continue growing their digital platforms to reach online consumers, hiring within mobile commerce is likely to dominate the recruitment market.
  • Experienced sales engineers and marketing managers with good product knowledge and strong leadership skills are in demand to maintain Thailand's position as a manufacturing leader in the region.
  • HR specialists skilled in compensation & benefits, talent development and performance management will be a challenge to attract as candidates in this limited talent pool are typically well remunerated.
  • Strong hiring appetite for corporate governance professionals within internal audit, risk and compliance to ensure adherence to tightened regulations.

Notes to editors:

1. Robert Walters is one of the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies and focuses on placing high calibre professionals into permanent, contract and temporary positions at all levels of seniority. The Thailand business recruits across the accounting, banking, financial services, HR, IT, marketing, sales, supply chain and procurement fields. Established in 1985, the Group has built a global presence spanning 24 countries and regions.

2. Compiled by our dedicated research division, the Salary Survey is based on an analysis of placements made across our network of offices and specialist disciplines during the course of 2015. Now in its 17th year, the Survey is used by employers, HR managers and employees for benchmarking salary levels within their industry.

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  • For further information, please contact
    Germaine Lim
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    +65 6228 5313
    Spokespeople fluent in both Thai and English will be available for interview requests.