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South Africa - Adcorp weathers a difficult storm

22 October 2015

Adcorp Holdings Limited (ADR: JSE), South Africa’s largest listed workforce management group,  announced today that interim Group revenues for the 6 months ended 31 August 2015 increased by 23% to ZAR 7.8 billion (USD 582 million) whilst EBITDA of ZAR 305 million (USD 22.8 million) were 2% ahead...

China - Life Sciences professionals in can expect 8 - 13% salary growth in 2015/16.

22 October 2015

Salaries of Life Sciences professionals in China are expected to increase by 8 - 13% overall in 2015/16, according to a recently released China Salary Guide produced by ZW HR Consulting. Salaries have increased steadily across most life sciences areas since the beginning of 2015, and this trend looks...

New Zealand - Zero-hour contracts under attack

22 October 2015

Stand Up, youth wing of the Council of Trade Unions (CTU), told MPs in Wellington yesterday that zero-hour contracts are unacceptable and must go during select committee hearings on the Employment Standards Legislation Bill.

Asher Wilson-Goldman, Stand Up Co-Convenor, said, "the Government promised...

Saudi Arabia - Recruitment companies boycotted

22 October 2015

Saudi manpower recruitment companies, which have been established to end the problem of foreign manpower recruitment, are failing to attract housemaids according to The Saudi Gazette.

According to an informed source, a number of manpower exporting companies in various foreign countries have refused to...

India - IT and Export jobs up but Manufacturing low

21 October 2015

The latest estimates from the Chandigarh-based Labour Bureau for January-March this year show 64,000 jobs were created in eight crucial sectors of the economy. Though the number of new jobs was the lowest in four quarters, it rose sharply compared to the year-ago period, primarily driven by the IT sector...

Global - Korn Ferry studies management

21 October 2015

A global study by Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) shows that while the need for innovation and driving strategic change is critical to today’s executives, few believe they have the right leaders in place to effectively deliver on strategy.

Korn Ferry’s “Real World Leadership” study of more than 7,500 executives...

Middle East - PageGroup predicts significant headcount growth over next 12 months

21 October 2015

 Nearly 75% of the organisations in the Middle East are expect to increase their workforce within the next 12 months, according to specialist recruitment company, PageGroup, who recently conducted a global study of the HR landscape in 65 countries.

 “Strong hiring and recruitment expectations...

Japan - Tightest Labor Market in Decades Hasn't Boosted Spending

21 October 2015

The tightest labor market in 23 years and soaring profits at some large companies sounds like a recipe for higher wages and more spending but not in Japan according to Yoshiaki Nohara, writing for Bloomberg.

 On the surface, Japan’s job-to-applicant ratio of 1.23 in August looks good for wage gains....

China: Winners of "2015 Top 100 Employers" Awards and a view of the job market

20 October 2015

Zhaopin Limited (NYSE: ZPIN), a leading career platform in China, today announced winners of its "2015 Top 100 Employers in China" awards. The annual awards are based on a survey of more than 180,000 employees and job seekers across China, who are asked to nominate and vote for the nation's...

India – Hitech causes low tech problem

20 October 2015

The sales push by leading e-tailers has propelled the demand for delivery drivers or bikers to an all-time high. Salaries and incentives for high performers have already shot up more than 50% to about INR 25,000 a month (USD 385) as staffing firms are grappling with a severe shortage of couriers. And...