A positive outlook for recruitment in 2015

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The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2015 has been released. The annual survey contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.

Here we discuss the outlook for Belgium in 2015.




Hiring trends across Belgium

For permanent and contract roles, candidate shortages are likely to continue in 2015. In order to recruit and retain the professionals they need, Belgian companies may need to be more flexible in their approach and outlook. Keeping an open mind to both junior and senior candidates, and looking for transferable skills that can be adapted to fit present requirements, are advisable. Offering a worklife balance, remote-access working, training and development will also be vital retention measures in the year ahead.

Salaries are likely to go up in 2015, given the general shortage of skilled candidates for permanent and contract roles.

Salaries are likely to go up in 2015, given the general shortage of skilled candidates for permanent and contract roles. For the first time in five or six years we saw signing bonuses being offered, as well as salary increases of 10-15% for job movers and 5-10% for non-movers. These trends are likely to continue in 2015, with counter-offers also driving salaries up as companies look to hold on to talent internally. Furthermore, as the market looks set to continue growing, hiring managers will need to move fast and offer competitive financial packages if they want to secure their ideal candidates. 

About the Global Salary Survey

Now in its sixteenth edition, the Robert Walters annual Global Salary Survey is the most comprehensive review of professional salaries and recruitment trends around the world.

The comprehensive book, covering 24 countries, is free and covers the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand as well as North and South America.The Global Salary Survey is based on the analysis of permanent, interim and contract placements made across each of our geographies and recruitment disciplines during 2014.

Download the Salary Survey

For a more in-depth look at our expectations for the recruitment market in Belgium, download the Belgian extraction of the 2015 Salary Survey.

Compare your salary across a range of global markets and industries. The Salary Survey is also available as an App for download on iOS and Android

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