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China - Market becomes driving force for foreign talent

1 June 2015

Zhang Jianguo had opportunities in 2013 to talk face to-face with more than 100 foreign experts in different fields and from different cities about their lives and work in China according to China Daily.As director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Zhang held the meetings to...


Vietnam – Skilled workers needed in growing economy

1 June 2015

Of the 25,000 positions Ho Chi Minh City needs to fill in June, 35% require manual labourers and 65% skilled workers with training at vocational schools, colleges or universities.The HCM City Centre for Human Resource Forecast and Labour Information said that most jobs needing trained workers wer...


Japan - Job availability highest in 23 years

29 May 2015

Japan’s job availability improved in April to its best level in around 23 years while the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in 18 years, with companies willing to hire more workers on the back of an economic recovery, the government said today, according to the Japan Times.In April, the...


Australia – Retailers targeting labour hire reform

29 May 2015

Major Australian retailers, including Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and Aldi, have agreed to work with representatives from the fresh produce sector to resolve issues within the labour hire industry.Michael Worthington, CEO of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Australia-New Zealand, has welcom...


Singapore – Executive search firms take on diversity action

29 May 2015

Singapore's Diversity Action Committee (DAC) announced that 6 more executive search firms have signed up to its Statement of Good Practice in Executive Search for Board Directors.The DAC was formed in August 2014 and comprises business leaders and professionals from the private and public sectors...


World - Governments must step up efforts to tackle youth unemployment

29 May 2015

More than 35 million young people, aged 16-29, across OECD countries are neither employed nor in education or training (NEET). Overall, young people are twice as likely as prime-age workers to be unemployed. Governments need to do more to give young people a good start to their working lives and...


Nigeria – Agency joins IRC Global Executive Search Partners

29 May 2015

Leading Edge Consulting, based in Lagos, Nigeria, has joined the IRC Global Executive Search Partners network.Announcing the new partnership, Managing Director and CEO of Leading Edge Consulting, Dr Ije Jidenma, said: "Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa with the population of 170 milli...


China – After rollercoaster start to the year, job vacancies expected to stabilise in June

28 May 2015

There were 4% more jobs advertised in China during April 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to a survey from staffing firm RGF HR Agent, a subsidiary of Japanese recruitment firm Recruit Holdings.RGF HR Agent offers recruitment services predominately to Japanese companies oper...


Malaysia – Drop in online hiring as employers become more cautious

28 May 2015

Online recruitment in Malaysia during April contracted by 23%, according to job board Monster Malaysia, reports therakyatpost.com.Managing Director for India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Sanjay Modi said the decline was in line with the reduction of advertising volumes in the A...


Australia – Employee engagement firm to list and open office in San Francisco

28 May 2015

Australian employee engagement technology company REFFIND is set to list on Australia’s stock exchange, as it seeks to raise AUD 8 million (USD 6.2 million) to fund its overseas expansion, reports afr.com.The company will issue 40 million new shares at AUD 0.20 (USD 0.15) per share. It will have...