Overview of recruitment market in 2016

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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.

Hiring trends in China

Overall, we anticipate stable hiring levels in 2016 as the recruitment market continues to mature and evolve. We anticipate jobseekers will place more emphasis on job security in the year ahead. We therefore expect to see much less ‘job-hopping’ than in previous years as candidates focus on gaining more experience and developing their skill sets in their job. Consequently, professionals will be more selective when choosing a new role.

Similarly, companies will be stricter with their hiring requirements, focusing on candidates who can add real value to the business. Bilingual professionals with regional experience and strong commercial acumen will be highly sought after by companies across sectors.

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its seventeenth edition, the Robert Walters 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. 

Download the Salary Survey

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in China, download the full version of the 2016 China 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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