There may be increased demand for experienced HR profession
als specialising in learning and development, recruitment and talent management in 2010, a recruitment firm has suggested.
In its annual Salary Survey, Robert Walters said that with pro
jected market changes, companies will be looking to invest in their
existing staff to aid retention and attract new talent in 2010.
According to the survey, several specialist roles will attract salaries
surpassing the $100K figure. An employee relations manager should
see upwards of $160K, a remunerations and benefits consultant
between $135K and $160K, and a learning and development man
ager, among other specialist managers, is looking at remunera
tion of $130K. The survey places a recruitment manager at between
$100K and 150K. Meanwhile, in more generalist roles, the highest-
paid position of HR Director sits at $250 to $280K, well above a Na
tional HR Manager on $160K to 170K.
Looking ahead, Robert Walters also said firms will have to adopt
“innovative techniques” to ensure they have the best HR partners
working with them.
“We saw continued demand for HR business partners [through
out 2009] due to an increased need for HR to add strategic value
to their client groups,” said the firm.
“Change management and employee relations profession
als were also in demand for their skills in restructuring and