In 2020, disruption to everyday business life turned into a ‘new normal’ where the only certainty was uncertainty itself. Although the impact of COVID-19 and the associated economic recovery is yet to fully manifest itself, this year companies will continue to embrace some of the positive influences that are shaping both the present and future states of business and work.
As a result of COVID-19, many businesses are speeding up the pace of digital transformation with some of the key outcomes already being the switch to remote and hybrid work patterns, alongside the development of virtual hiring and onboarding practices. We’re also seeing companies develop and deliver new products and services to meet evolving customer and business-to-business demands and needs.
In 2021, organisations will continue to reimagine the way they work and conduct business in an evolving environment. Consequently, hiring managers will look to onboard employees with skillsets that will help their organisation thrive in the post-pandemic world.
Leaders also need to evolve their retention strategies, placing a more acute focus on the required competencies, benefits, incentives, and salary packages to ensure their employees’ needs are both met and, in some circumstances, exceeded.
We’re here to help both you and your organisation navigate the changes in the current business environment. Our 2021 Salary Guide focuses on the hiring trends and salary benchmarks that will support your talent strategy across temporary, contracting, and permanent roles as the workplace continues to evolve in the months ahead. With the right talent in the right roles, we are confident your business will be in a stronger position to adapt and prosper over the long-term.
Senior Managing Director,
Robert Half Asia Pacific