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2016 HAYS SALARY & EMPLOYMENT REPORT

FORECASTS, TRENDS AND SALARIES OF THE GCC LABOUR MARKET

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KEY FINDINGS

We surveyed over 2,400 working professionals and 200 hiring managers to present you with the most accurate analysis of salaries and hiring trends in the Middle East.

Our survey found:

Salary

  • 50% of employees received some sort of increase in their salary in 2015
  • 23% of salary rises were due to a ‘standard increase across the company’, the remaining 77% were due to individual circumstances
  • 51% of employees think their salary will increase by 11-15% in 2016, while only 9% of employers think salaries will increase by this amount at their company

Headcount

  • 31% of the employees changed jobs in 2015
  • The single biggest reason for changing jobs was ‘career progression’ (37%), followed by ‘to increase salary’ (27%)
  • 57% of employees will consider changing jobs in 2016
  • Of employers, 52% expect to increase headcount within their organisation this year (down from 76% last year)

2016 outlook


  • 65% of employees and 49% of employers feel ‘positive’ or ‘very positive’ about the outlook for 2016 (compared to 69% of employers feeling this way in 2015)

>> Read the full report

PRESS COVERAGE

THANK YOU

Hays would like to express our gratitude to all those organisations that participated in our online survey and provided such invaluable feedback, which we feel has contributed to making this the most accurate and up to date survey of its kind in the GCC.

Feedback

We welcome any feedback or comments regarding this survey whether positive or negative to ensure that it continues to be relevant to GCC organisations across all industries. Please address any suggestions to your local Hays office or to: SalarySurveyME@hays.com

Disclaimer

The Hays GCC Salary and Employment Report is representative of a value added service to our clients, prospective clients and candidates. Whilst every care is taken in the collection and compilation of data, the survey is interpretive and indicative, not conclusive. Therefore information should be used as a guideline only and should not be reproduced in total or by section without written prior permission from Hays.

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