Hiring Trend 2018 - Companies seek out local talent

"Of particular note was the widespread drive towards hiring and developing local talent and attracting overseas nationals back home. We saw this across multiple markets including South East Asia, UAE, South Africa and Switzerland. Companies were keen to attract professionals fluent in the culture and language but also possessing much sought after international experience. These candidates were able to command higher salaries and we expect this to continue in 2018. Likewise Australia experienced a strong focus on hiring local talent as the government tightened visa regulations for highly skilled migrants.

In addition, highly skilled bilingual professionals with international experience will continue to be highly sought after in 2018 especially in China and Japan."

Source: Robert Walters

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