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RGF’s annual Talent in Asia is a comprehensive analysis of broad industry and country hiring trends across 11 countries and markets in Asia: Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Mainland China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan. This report is based on RGF-owned data compiled via a targeted survey completed in March 2020, which gathered responses from more than 4,600 employers and candidates across all markets and 10 industry sectors. Due to the real-time nature of some of this data, RGF encourages to use its insights at their discretion.
In Japan, the survey was categorized into two age segments: Gen Z & Y and Gen X & Baby Boomers.
According to the survey:
- The last average pay rise when switching jobs was 44% for Gen Z and Gen Y.
- The last average pay rise when switching jobs was 26% for Gen X and Baby Boomers.
- The pay rise expectation when switching jobs was 35% for Gen Z and Gen Y
- The pay rise expectation when switching jobs was 39% for Gen X and Baby Boomers
The most important factors for work-life balance were flexible working hours for both segments, with 23% for Gen Z and Gen Y, and 25% for Gen X and Baby Boomers.
Other factors were:
- Remote working (22% for Gen Z & Y; 25% for Gen X & Baby Boomers)
- Compensation for working overtime (12% for Gen Z & Y)
- Competitive annual leave entitlement (17% for Gen X & Baby Boomers)
For Gen Z & Gen Y
- 28% of employees want to expand knowledge and skills
- 16% of employees want a higher position or more responsibilities
- 27% of employees want a salary increment
For Gen X & Baby Boomers
- 21% of employees want to expand knowledge and skills
- 19% of employeeswant a higher position and more responsibilities
- 17% of employees want a salary increment.
When asked what soft skills professionals in Japan considered to be the strongest, the surveyed professionals answered:
- 32% for adaptable & flexible
- 31% for problem-solving
- 26% for communication & presentation
- 26% for analytical & logical
- 24% for listening & understanding others’ perspectives
- 24% for strong learning ability
- 20% for accountability, responsibility & task-focused
When asked what soft skills employees need to improve on, the surveyed professionals answered:
- 40% for leadership capabilities
- 33% for strategic
- 29% for innovation & creativity
- 28% for communication & presentation
- 20% for analytical & logical
- 18% for decision-making
- 17% for initiative
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