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Top C&B trends to note for 2018

Top 10 compensation and benefit trends across APAC



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Compensation and benefits (C&B) has always been a key topic for our readers. From salary trends observed in 2017 to increments expected for 2018, we pay tribute to a series of 10 carefully-handpicked C&B stories in this special holiday edition of our HR Bulletin.

Check out the data compiled from the top 10 C&B articles below:

#1 Malaysia salary trends for 2018

Candidates with high potential or niche skills can expect increments of between 25-30% when they move jobs in 2018.

#2 More than half of Malaysians are not saving enough for retirement

Even while most set aside their monthly income, one in five of the country’s nationals save less than 10% of their monthly salaries.

#3 Salary and hiring intentions in Malaysia and across Asia

In Malaysia, the industries with the highest salary increases in 2018 include the high tech (5.5%) and life sciences (5.5%).

#4 Tech sector salaries in Malaysia to rise by 5.5% in 2018

New data from Aon has revealed that tech companies in the region are preparing to up their spending in the face of rising turnover and strong demand for critical talent.

#5 Hiring and salary trends for MBA in Malaysia

In terms of salary levels, hiring trends, and job functions, it has been a good year for MBA hiring in APAC – check out this year’s data to see if the trend might continue into the new year.

#6 The average salaries for graduates at Singapore’s private education institutes

The median monthly salary of fresh graduates from Private Education Institutions in full-time permanent employment was S$2,550 – click for more data across 11 institutes.

#7 Singapore employees to expect 2.7% salary increases

Employees in Singapore are forecasted to see increases in salary of 2.7% in the coming year, according to the latest Salary Trends survey by ECA International (ECA).

#8 HR professionals in Singapore can expect to earn up to S$400k a year

This salary survey also revealed expected gains for various roles including IT, accounting, marketing, and more.

#9 Jobs with the highest future salary growth

According to a report by job site CareerCast, jobs in the technology sector offer the most in terms of salaries with the biggest potential for growth.

#10 Malaysia receives C-rating in global pension index

Malaysia has scored a C-rating in the Melbourne Mercer Global Pension  index. While this is ahead of most Asian countries, there is still lots of room for improvement.

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