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Survey shows that employers in Russia are not planning to decrease headcount

According to the survey by the recruitment company Antal Russia, held from 18 till 20 March 2014, most of the employers do not plan to decrease headcount in the following 3-6 months in view of the economic uncertainty.

22% of the respondents, who said that they either started the process or planned to cut staff, highlighted the finance, marketing and HR departments among the most possible parts of business that will be affected by that.

Most part of the respondents (83%) have not raised salaries and are not going to as a result of the recent developments in the exchange rate. In those companies, where the annual review and indexation of salaries is in place (92%), this process have not gone through any alterations.

The opening of new vacancies is also something that is carried out as planned: 60% of the respondents are not going to stop hiring people for new roles only a quarter of them will open vacancies to replace the employees that left.

Despite not changing budgets, employers are not ready to lower their expectations and do not want to consider less qualified candidates for the open positions.

The survey has been carried out among 1900 managers of the Russian and international companies, operating in such areas as banking and financial services, IT & telecom, Production, construction, pharmaceutical and retail.


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