Belgium - Pay increases outpace neighbouring countries - December 31, 2017

An annual wage study, by Korn Ferry Hay Group (KFHG), suggests that Belgian companies are anticipating a more significant wage increase than in neighbouring countries during 2018. They are counting upon an increase of 3.1% in Belgian wages, compared to 2.5% in Germany and the Netherlands, and 1.7% in France. The cause of this could be automatic wage indexation and scale increases, and the low rate of employment for the over 55s, as well as labour market shortages.

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