SOURCE: Robert Walters

Robert Walters

January 21, 2016 03:00 ET

Emerging Industries Vie For Talent With Established Multinationals

JAKARTA, INDONESIA--(Marketwired - Jan 21, 2016) - According to the latest annual Global Salary Survey from specialist professional recruitment firm Robert Walters, competition for key bilingual professionals in Indonesia is expected in the rapidly emerging industries.

These hotspots will include e-commerce, digital, technical healthcare and insurance. As firms across these sectors focus on gaining a stronger foothold in 2016, established multinational corporations are anticipated to face competition in attracting and retaining top talent. 

Published figures suggested that qualified candidates changing roles can expect an average overall salary package increment of 20-30% in 2016. Increases of up to 50% will not be uncommon for niche positions.

Rob Bryson, Director of Robert Walters Indonesia, comments:

"In order to boost efficiency and productivity gains, businesses are in competition to assemble the best workforce. However as the skills shortage hits higher levels of severity, the demand for specialist professionals will continue to outstrip the supply in Indonesia. In addition, this will fuel the interest for returning Indonesians currently working or studying abroad. Hiring managers must be prepared to constantly assess their total salary packages to ensure they are offering attractive compensation."

Other Key Highlights for 2016

  • With the rapid growth of social media and digital platforms, particularly in e-commerce and mobile, demand for developers through to CTOs will escalate
  • The government's mandate for companies to hub IT infrastructure onshore will drive opportunities for IT project, program, operations and support professionals
  • Qualified professionals proficient in English are likely to see positions in the e-commerce, technical healthcare, pharmaceuticals, telecommunications and life sciences sectors
  • As more businesses channel efforts into building efficiency and productivity, HR professionals will be sought after to train and develop internal talent

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 Indonesia business recruits across the accounting, banking, financial services, HR, IT, legal, marketing and sales 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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