Reason to cheer

This post is for all my Indian friends who still have their jobs. ECA International expects India to see an average salary increase of around 10.8% this year, down from the double-digit growth seen in the last few years but still the highest in Asia Pacific.

The average pay hike for the region is expected to be only 4.8%, down from 6.9% in 2008. Globally, average salaries should increase 4.7% this year, compared with 6.2% last year.

ECA also estimates that a quarter of the world’s companies plan to freeze salaries this year.

The Hay Group expects a more moderate salary increase of 7.25% in India this year. And it says the biggest concern for Indian companies is still attraction and retention of talent.

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