ZW HR Consulting Singapore Launches 2015 HR Salary Guide

ZW HR Consulting Singapore Launches 2015 HR Salary Guide

Positive outlook for Human Resource Professionals and the top 5 HR jobs likely to be in demand this year.


SINGAPORE, April 9, 2015 — Leaders in mid-senior level recruitment, ZW HR Consulting Singapore has launched its
first Human Resources Salary Guide for 2015. This guide aims to provide employers and jobseekers alike with a
comparative overview of HR salaries in Singapore.

Recent findings by ZW HR Consulting, one of Asia’s largest headhunting and HR consulting firms, discovered some interesting changes in the salary patterns within the diverse field of HR. Due in part to the “value added” services that HR professionals bring to businesses, HR salaries have seen an upward swing as a direct result of the short to long term cost savings by having more efficient and streamlined processes and/or HR related functions internally.


Human Resources is a lucrative profession that increasingly attracts top professionals in Singapore and it has seen an upward growth trend, which is expected to continue, as more companies continue to streamline their people management processes. This includes an increasing number of smaller companies that are adding internal Human Resources Departments for managing their people professionally. As Singapore is a regional hub for many multinational companies (MNCs), the prevalent salaries in this region have become benchmarks for Asia Pacific professionals.



Mr. Mervin Chui, Managing Director, ZW HR Consulting
said, “2015 is likely to turn out to be a reasonably
good year for HR Professionals. The average salary bands for HR Professionals are up 5% to 10% for 2014/15 as
compared to 2013/14 figures. The potential for HR to influence and drive business strategy has never been
stronger as employers realize they need to invest in strong HR professionals.”


“Against the backdrop of a talent scarcity across Singapore, experienced skilled professionals can expect to see salary hikes. Employers will have to consider hiking up salaries to keep pace with inflation, to attract the right talent and to retain their critical workforce. This guide will help organizations and talented professionals gain a better understanding of the current state of wage pressures, through the provision of an accurate and transparent contextual comparison for the region,” said Mr. Chui.

Mr. Sunil Dutta, Director for Human Resources Practice at ZW HR Consulting
said , “We are seeing a high demand for HR related jobs in various sectors as MNCs and large local firms continue to aggressively expand their presence across the region. This has created new opportunities for more robust and sturdy HR, Compensation & Benefits and Learning & Development professionals with specific industry experience to manage long-term strategies. Overall, there has been an increase in the number of HR roles coming to market at all levels and across various disciplines.


Here is the snapshot from the salary guide
Generalist Human Resources – PERMANENT (annual salary)


Role


Years’


Experience


Lower


Range


Upper


Range


HR Director


6 – 8


120,000


150,000


10 – 15


160,000


220,000


15+


240,000


300,000


HR Manager


0 – 3


48,000


60,000


3 – 5


55,000


70,000


5+


80,000


100,000


HR Business

Partner


0 – 3


48,000


60,000


3 – 5


55,000


70,000


5+


85,000


110,000


HR Advisor /

Officer/Admin


0 – 3


36,000


39,000


3 – 5


40,000


45,000


5+


50,000


60,000


The top 5 positions bringing the most “value added
services” according to the salary guide are as follows: 



REGIONAL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS MANAGER:

These individuals can make a huge impact upon several critical
areas such as salary benchmarking, employee benefits
solutions and talent retention.



TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER:

Talent Acquisition Managers have transformed recruitment into a key
and strategic HR function, with the responsibility of
Talent Attraction and market mapping a pool of competent
external candidates — which would provide an
alternative and/or backup to internal succession plans. 



HR BUSINESS PARTNER:

The role of a business partner is to integrate business goals with
management and employees across various departments
promoting efficiency and eliminating waste. A business
partner is also expected to be a HR subject matter
expert who is able to consult for the business on HR
matters, policy and governance.



HRIS LEADER:

The responsibilities of HRIS leaders include maintaining and
frequently upgrading information systems, to ensure the
smooth running of the HR department.



TALENT MANAGEMENT & ORGANISATION DEVELOPMENT (OD):

This department works in close collaboration with all the heads and
the major stakeholders so as to understand their precise
needs and thereby address their talent management
problems accordingly by placing the right people in the
right places.


Lastly, those in HR Generalist positions should see 5%
to 10% wage increases for similar positions, over the
next year.


As Human Resource professionals continue to provide
“value added services” that increase profitability,
efficiency and provide the best people for the right
positions, they will continue to grow and be compensated
for their efforts. 


If you would like to learn more about the 2015
Singapore Human Resource
salaries or receive a copy
of the salary guide, please visit our website



www.safjw.com.cn

or email us at



marketing@zwhrconsulting.com
  



About ZW HR Consulting



ZW HR Consulting
provides recruitment solutions focused on mid-senior level
professionals. Originally founded in Shanghai in 1998,
ZW HR has since grown into one of the biggest
headhunting recruitment firms in Asia. With 10 offices
across Asia, ZW HR Consulting currently has over 200
employees. As of 2012, ZW HR Consulting has become an
exclusive member of InterSearch Worldwide. Established
in 1989, InterSearch ranks as one of the top
international executive search alliance organizations in
the world, with 100 offices in over 50 countries.



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