“Currently, many industries in the Russian market are experiencing a shortage of personnel, including the telecommunications sector.

In particular, the number of vacancies in this area increased by 52% in 2022, which led to an increase in wages for both top managers and employees at other levels,” explained MidlandHunt’s development director.

According to her, in the past few years there has been a tendency to increase the demand for qualified employees in the agricultural sector, which amounted to about 20% and affected workers at all levels and areas: both agronomists and veterinarians, and senior managers.

“In the context of geopolitical changes, the demand for specialists in the food retail sector is growing rapidly.

Against the backdrop of the departure of Western competitors, this sector began to develop rapidly both in core and non-core areas, which led to an increase in the number of active positions.

There is also activity in non-grocery retail, but it is more related to the rotation among top managers due to the departure of expats,” she added.

A similar trend can be observed in almost all sectors of the economy, since "a large number of effective managers from Western companies have been released," the RT interlocutor said.

“Of course, Russian companies do not lose the opportunity to update or dilute the management staff with employees that they could not afford before.

At the same time, many companies hire such managers with caution, fearing the difficulty of adapting to the Russian corporate culture and management methods,” she explained.

According to her forecast, in 2023 we will observe business optimization processes by revising the bonus payment system, digitalization and automation, reducing the time for planning strategies and transferring employees to other forms of relationships or introducing new motivational components.

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that the unemployment rate in Russia has reached a level below the pre-pandemic level and is 3.8-3.9%.