HR salaries on the increase – are you set to receive a pay rise?

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The latest salary data for HR professionals has identified strong salary increases for 2013 – HR directors can expect an increase of up to 13%, a HR manager up to 9% and a remuneration and benefits consultant can command up to 20% more this year.

That’s according to the 14th annual Global Salary Survey by HR recruitment and consultancy firm Robert Walters. Marisa Luculano, Robert Walters Manager of HR recruitment commented that organisations are focused on retaining teams who successfully saw them through the volatile economy which has characterised the past 18 months. “We also expect to see continued demand for strong talent managers, as organisations attempt to increase productivity and engagement while reducing costs,” Luculano said, adding that organisations will have to be prepared to pay a premium to attract top talent, as competition for experienced professionals will be high.

The survey also found:

  • Strong HR business partners with an ability to add commercial value will be highly sought after
  • Quarters two and three are expected to be the strongest as the economy continues to recover
  • The contract market will continue to perform strongly, as some parts of the market will still be hesitant to add to their permanent headcount


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  • HR Perth on 20/02/2013 1:18:57 PM

    How about results for Perth?

  • Amanda Gleeson on 20/02/2013 6:50:32 PM

    Yes - would interested in seeing Perth on the salary map

  • Amanda Gleeson on 20/02/2013 6:51:59 PM

    Yes - what about Perth? Would be interested to see Perth on the salary map

  • Deepshikha on 20/02/2013 11:39:30 PM

    Interesting results, could you also share the methodology and the approach to arrive at these results. I am interested to know the drivers of these increase.

    Thank you

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