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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2737

Work Discrimination: Thailand second worst in the world

Bangkok, 28 October, (Asiantribune.com): A new survey found that Thailand rated second in Work Discrimination when seeking work, one of the worst results in the 28 nation study.

The country as the worst in terms in Work Discrimination when seeking work is Sweden, where 100% respondents to the survey felt they had bee nunfairly treated in the past five years because of either race, age, gender or disability.

After Thailand came Singapore, Hungary, India and Italy. The countries where the least job discrimination was felt ranked Luxembourg as best, followed by Denmark, Hong Kong and Great Britain. 40 percent of Norwegians felt that they have experienced discrimination when seeking work, one of the best results in the 28 nation study.

Talent shortages among permanent professionals are particularly acute in the Americas and Asia Pacific. Employers in Peru (46%), Japan (45%), the U.S. (45%) and Mexico (41%) are having the most difficulty finding qualified professional talent, which is causing wage inflation in these countries. Shortages are far less critical in Europe, with most employers indicating less difficulty finding qualified professional staff.

In Europe, less than 25 percent of employers said they would have hired more permanent professional staff over the past six months if they could have found suitable talent. Shortages of professional candidates were reported by only 12 percent of employers in France, 13 percent in the Netherlands and 15 percent in Belgium.

French employers reported the lowest wage inflation with only 8 percent of employers saying that talent shortages are causing them to pay higher salaries compared to a year ago. Austria had the highest wage inflation, as reported by 26 percent of employers surveyed in the country.

The survey shows that wage inflation was most affected by talent shortages in Asia Pacific. Employers in Singapore (55%), New Zealand (40%), and Australia (38%) are experiencing wage inflation the most due to increased competition for available professional talent. In the U.S., 38 percent of employers reported that talent shortages are causing them to offer higher compensation, and nearly half of employers would have hired more permanent professional staff in the past six months if quality candidates were available.

- Asian Tribune -

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