Shortage of tech talents looms as demand seen to increase

THAILAND: Technology-related positions will be in high demand across all industries this year, with many experts predicting a shortfall of available talent.

This is one of the conclusions of a Salary Survey published by recruitment specialist Robert Walters in December.

Punyanuch Sirisawadwattana, country manager at Robert Walters Thailand, said the lack of candidates would not make Thailand unattractive to companies intending to start operations in the country.

"Organisations will find the best way to attract the best talent using benefits and their culture," she said.

Competitive offers are expected for job seekers with technology skills. Employers will need to adjust remuneration and benefits to meet target hires in technology, automation, and analytics, Punyanuch advised.

Based on the survey, more remote work and a greater need for digitally advanced roles will be one of the hiring trends this year. Further, salaries will increase between 10% and 30%.

Remote work positions will also attract international candidates who do not need to relocate to Thailand. Moreover, candidates demand flexible, hybrid working arrangements. Extensive healthcare plans will also increase, the survey revealed.

Punyanuch also noted that employers will highly value adaptability. They will search for candidates with active learning skills, and a proactive attitude.

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