Japan's Abe-nomics Yet to Affect Hiring Levels

Japan's Abe-nomics Yet to Affect Hiring Levels 
Tokyo, Mar 14, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  Improved business sentiment in Japan
due to the election of a new government has not yet affected hiring levels
according to the recently released 2013 Salary Survey by Robert Walters, one of
the world's leading specialist professional recruitment consultancies. 
The comprehensive 14th edition of the annual Global Salary Survey, reports
that the hiring outlook for 2013 is set to remain comparable to 2012, despite
anticipated pro-business policies from the new Abe government dubbed
'Abe-nomics'. Companies in Japan will remain generally cautious and
are set to focus on existing business rather than initiate expansion plans in
the coming year. As a result, firms will look to improve or
'up-skill' their workforces by hiring more experienced professionals
with a stronger compliment of skill sets when replacing departing staff. 
Multinational firms will also continue scrutinising global staffing costs,
which will create more difficulty for line managers to obtain local headcount
approvals for incoming staff. Due to the lengthened hiring process, employers
are expected to seek more experienced, non-managerial staff that are able to
contribute immediately with minimal training. However, the availability of
these professionals will remain limited in Japan, which may lead to wage
inflation later in the year. 
Lanis Yarzab, Director of Commerce and Industry at Robert Walters Japan
"It is still far too early to determine any discernible movement in
recruitment levels as a result of the anticipated policies of the Abe
government. From our perspective, we expect businesses in Japan to remain
cautious and recruit predominately on a replacement basis, rather than filling
new headcount. To improve their existing teams, employers will look for workers
with specialist skills when hiring for attrition." 
For more comprehensive global market and salary information, request a copy at
http://www.robertwalters-japan.com/salary-survey . 
About the Robert Walters Salary Survey 
The 14th annual Robert Walters Global Salary Survey is the first bilingual
report of its kind in Japan. The Survey offers detailed market conditions and
salary outlook for all professional positions and industries in Japan and
across our global network of 23 countries worldwide. 
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About Robert Walters PLC 
Robert Walters is one of the leading international recruitment consultancies
and uses its distinct advantages of size, proven track record, and unparalleled
global network to provide permanent and contract recruitment solutions across
all industry sectors. For more information, please visit www.robertwalters.com . 
Ambrose Lau, PR Specialist
t: +81 (0)3 4570 1513
e: ambrose.lau@robertwalters.co.jp 
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