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Zimbabwe - Human trafficking trial - State closes case

18 March 2014

The State last week closed the case of a Zimbabwean woman suspected to be the local ringleader of a human trafficking syndicate and judgement has been set for Friday according the Harare Herald.Shamila Roopen is facing allegations of recruiting 22 women for employment as housemaids in Saudi Arabi...


China - Bank jobs attractive despite lagging salaries

18 March 2014

Banking is the hottest sector among job seekers in Shanghai but ranks only fifth in terms of salaries, an online recruitment company said in a survey reported by the ShanghaiDaily.com. An average 113.6 job seekers would apply for one vacancy in the banking sector every day in Shanghai, follo...


Argentina – Report suggests negative labour market outlook

18 March 2014

According to a study by the consultancy Tendencias Económicas, the labour market in Argentina is struggling with very few signs of improvement expected in the coming months.According to the report, which is based on official information, union complaints and press releases there 4,758 there were...


Middle East - Headcount to rise in 2014

18 March 2014

The year 2014 will be a year of stronger employment growth and higher salary rises, according to a survey by online recruitment firm, GulfTalent. Oman, where employees are expected to enjoy an average pay increase of 8%, leads the field. Saudi Arabia has the second highest rate with a projected a...


Nigeria - Immigration Recruitment Tragedy

18 March 2014

Following the deaths of about 20 people across the country during Saturday's job recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), a large number of eminent Nigerians have called for the dismissal of Nigeria's Interior Minister and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, as well as t...


Asia - Promotion prospects for women

18 March 2014

Female middle managers in Asia Pacific are optimistic about their opportunities for promotion, with 81% anticipating promotion in the next five years, and 62% in the next two years. By comparison, 56% of UK female middle managers thought they would be promoted within two years according to a repo...


Global - Interview with Egon Zehnder CEO

18 March 2014

The South China Morning Post has printed an interview with Rajeev Vasudeva, the newly appointed chief executive of Egon Zehnder. In this Mr Vasudeva sets out what he believes is key to success in running an executive search firm....


New Zealand - Candidate confidentiality still holds, with rare exceptions

17 March 2014

Should employers keep unsuccessful job candidates’ details private? Can they? A recent case highlighted by the The New Zealand Herald might have left doubt in some minds. In its decision in Waters v Alpine Energy, the Human Rights Review Tribunal ordered an employer to disclose details of ot...


Australia – Public Sector jobs dry up

17 March 2014

Unlike our story on Friday which suggested that demand for recruitment services is predicted to grow based on the The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) latest report. A human interest story in the Canberra Times highlights the poor state of the local market.When Mel Barn...


Nepal - Agency aims to end exploitation of Gurkhas

17 March 2014

The Wall Street Journal highlights a report by Verite, a non-governmental organization focused on labour issues, which says brokers in developing areas of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East often charge excessive fees to workers, misrepresent their duties and house them in substandard con...