Want a Big Raise? Move to Asia (but Avoid Japan)

For white collar workers in many parts of Asia, this is a good time to ask for a raise. Recruiting specialist Hays has just published its annual survey of more than 2,600 employers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore and found that, with the notable exception of Japan, workers can expect significantly fatter pay packets this year. “Asia remains a hotbed of recruitment activity [PDF] and omnipresent high-level skills shortages are the continuous bane of hiring managers,” the Hays report says.

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