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Salary and hiring outlook across industries in Malaysia for 2019

The Information Technology and Engineering industries are expected to grow in 2019, with the hottest roles in each expecting to earn an average of RM18,000 a month.

This is based on the recent Malaysia Salary Guide 2019 by Kelly Services, which showcased the salary and hiring outlook across key industries in the country.

Human Resources and Administrative

With companies facing manpower and technological challenges in an increasingly complex digital and operating environment, the alignment of the HR agenda with the business' growth strategy is growing in importance today.

The report stated: "The skills deficit among local workers continues to be of pressing concern, especially digital skills such as digital marketing, e-commerce and big data.

It will be necessary for business heads and HR leaders to work hand in hand to design and implement new training initiatives to upskill and retrain their talent pool, with the end goal of driving growth."

Further, HR will need to change the way they hire, to address the local talent shortage and the increasing importance of soft skills.

Salary guide for the highest-paid roles per month

Chief HR OfficerExperience level: 20 years and aboveMinimum: RM25,000Maximum: RM50,000

HR Director (SME)Experience: 15 years and aboveMinimum: RM15,000Maximum: RM30,000

Head RecruitmentExperience: 9 to 15 yearsMinimum: RM15,000Maximum: RM30,000

Vice-President, Learning and DevelopmentExperience: 8 to 10 yearsMinimum: RM15,000Maximum: RM25,000



Lead image / 123RFInfographics / Kelly Services

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