Hiring trends in South Africa for 2019
2019 will be another challenging year for the South African economy, as the pending election will bring about some level of uncertainty - leading foreign firms to take a cautious approach to investing in the country.
We expect that organisations will take a careful approach to growth and hiring strategies. Professionals with a combination of strong technical skills and industry experience will remain sought after in the private sector.
Most businesses will keep their headcount lean, only replacing critical skills and functions. Organisations will also be alert to the potential for absorbing new responsibilities into existing employees’ roles as they aim to diversify employee skill sets.
To meet workplace diversity and inclusion targets, employment equity professionals will remain in high demand.
In order to secure ideal candidates, hiring managers are advised to streamline their recruitment process. Companies should also ensure they offer clearly defined career paths and opportunities to satisfy the needs of employees seeking both reassurance and variety.
In regard to salary, top performers will continue to be looked after and can expect a salary increase ranging between 10-15%, other professionals can expect inflationary increases of around 7%.
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