BANGKOK, THAILAND - Media OutReach - 12 March 2019 - Global professional recruitment
consultancy released its Michael Page Thailand
Employment Outlook 2019 highlighting a significant upward trend in hiring
within robotics and automation.
Regional Director at Michael Page Thailand comments, "Thailand 4.0 will continue to have a
positive impact on the country and her employment landscape. We foresee a
specific focus on progression with industrial automation, digitalisation,
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT)."
With heavy investments in these areas, skilled
experts can look forward to strong career prospects. According to the report,
ecommerce companies are experiencing the fastest new headcount growth in
Thailand currently, often seeking senior professionals with online media,
digital and software development experience.
"The drive to attract top talent in digital has sparked a lot of movement in
the market with companies offering attractive compensation packages such as flexible
benefits tailored to the individual. That includes annual leave, private
medical and work from home arrangements. To strengthen their career paths, job
seekers pursue exposure to emerging technologies such as Big Data, IoT and back
to front-end mobile apps development."
As a result, the talent race in technology will
intensify across 2019. The report indicates a 15% increase in the number of
technology jobs posted in Thailand in the last 12 months. Successful job movers
can expect a premium 20 to 25% salary hike.
Thai companies and multinationals in the
industrial space are developing succession planning and knowledge transfer
strategies by replacing expatriate employees with locals. Thai professionals
looking to step up to management positions will have to boost their
communications and leadership skills.
"Thailand's employers need to be aware that the
savvy and well-educated millennial professional is more attracted to the
exciting start-ups and newer organisations. More traditional firms will have to
effectively communicate their brand heritage and understand their enthusiasm
for making a swift impact in an organisation to attract the millennial talent
pool," Kristoffer advises.
Editor's Notes: Data for the report is derived from our proprietary database capturing
job advertisements and placements mainly through 2018 and other PageGroup
studies. Information is then validated against insights from our leaders' and
consultants' interactions with clients and candidates.
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