The Robert Half Salary Guide provides expert insights into the latest hiring trends and industry salaries for finance and accounting, financial services and IT professionals.
Are you a hiring manager?
Discover the Japan salaries you should offer to new employees, and learn about the latest hiring trends. Salary benchmarking is vital to ensure your business is attracting and retaining top talent.
Are you a jobseeker?
Compare your salary expectations against the industry average of your role – you may find it’s time to ask for a pay rise or search for a new job.
The war for talent
The competition for candidates is expected to only become fiercer throughout 2018 in Japan. As a result, small and large organisations alike need to act fast once they have found a suitable talent, or risk losing them to the competition. Businesses that find it particularly challenging to source talent need to adjust their requirements and look for candidates who may not have all the necessary skills, but who have the right aptitude, and then invest in training them to the required level.
Staff retention remains business critical
Retaining key staff remains a critical issue for both small and large organisations, and need to be a strategic priority for companies. With top talent in shorty supply in Japan, companies benefit from having proactive staff retention strategies in place to avoid the time and cost involved with replacing departed staff.
Remuneration decisions in 2018
With a combination of skill shortages and a slow wage growth across the country, many hiring managers now realise the benefit of offering a higher Japan salary as a method of retention to avoid the risk of losing their best talent. If companies are not in a position to offer higher salaries, non-monetary incentives such as professional development or flexible working hours can be key incentives for candidates.