The Robert Walters Global Salary Survey for 2017 contains recruitment market updates, hiring advice and benchmarks salaries across our global markets.
Here we discuss the outlook for the secretarial and business support sector in Ireland.
Candidate confidence prompts jobs movement
Steady economic recovery and a drive for business growth were the key factors behind a buoyant jobs market for secretarial and business support candidates in 2016. We witnessed a healthy mix of replacement and newly-created roles across the market, particularly in the insurance, financial services and real estate sectors.
To secure the best talent in 2017, competitive salaries combined with additional benefits will be key.
An increase in candidate confidence prompted high levels of movement in the support jobs market in 2016. Movement was driven by increased salaries and improved benefits packages being offered by employers seeking top talent, with support professionals receiving an approximate 5% salary increase when moving roles. We anticipate this trend will continue in 2017.
Sustained growth across all industries
Leah Caul, Manager of Temp & Contract for Robert Walters Ireland said: “Recruitment within the support sector in 2017 is expected to remain buoyant as businesses continue to build out their teams. Growth is anticipated within the areas of construction, property, insurance, reinsurance, aircraft leasing and asset management.”
Salary trends over 2017 will remain similar to 2016 as competition for professionals with solid skills and experience increases. We continue to see the return of annual bonuses based on individual and company performance. To secure the best talent in 2017, competitive salaries combined with additional benefits, such as training and progression opportunities, will be key.
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