Financial Services 2017 Salary Guide
The 2017 Robert Half Salary Guide offers the latest hiring trends and Japan salaries for the financial services sector.
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Financial services salary trends for the year ahead
The outlook for financial services is showing positive hiring trends, with SMEs seeking new hires to join growing businesses and niche industries such as trusts and fund administration increasing headcount. Companies are however taking a cautious approach due to strong competition and cost efficiencies when offering a salary in Japan.
Soft skills in demand
While a great deal of technical proficiency is demanded in financial services, soft skills such as communication and stakeholder management remain integral for candidates to remain competitive and in-demand by organisations in Japan.
Technical skills are critical
Companies are looking for candidates with strong compliance skills to mitigate the rising costs that are a result of strict regulations. Candidates who can also demonstrate business partnering and regulatory knowledge will find themselves in high demand.
What's impacting your industry in 2017?
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