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India – Randstad CEO: Profitability in India has not been good

24 September 2013

Ben Noteboom, Global CEO of Randstad Holding NV, has been a frequent visitor to India over the past decade. Worldwide, Randstad finds permanent and temporary employment for an estimated 500,000 people every day. In India, it has around 60,000 employees on contract with various organisations, repo...


World – Legislation failing to keep pace with structural changes in the labour market

24 September 2013

The labour market is changing and we are facing an ongoing jobs crisis. Policy makers are focusing on trying to solve the economic and employment crisis, which is important, but we need to start looking at the fundamental structural changes in the job market.This is the view of Denis Pennel, Mana...


Indonesia – Failing to harness its management potential

24 September 2013

Indonesia is moving toward a USD 1 trillion economy, but the rapid economic growth and industrialisation has created a huge demand for high-quality human capital which the country is currently unable to meet, a regional recruitment firm has warned, reports the Jakarta Globe.Karen Cariss, chief ex...


India – Freelance work booming as rupee tumbles

23 September 2013

A number of entrepreneurs, students, and homemakers across India are actually benefiting from the depreciation of the rupee, having chosen careers as freelancers sourcing work from online staffing platforms. Elance.com claims Indians are among the top freelance service providers, second only to t...


Saudi Arabia – Spanish recruiter to open three offices

23 September 2013

Madrid-based recruitment firm Cátenon (CAM: SM) announced its expansion in the Middle East. As a result of work carried out in recent months, and after four years’ experience with offices in the United Arab Emirates, Cátenon has decided to enter the Saudi Arabian market.Establishing a presence in...


UAE – Expat recruitment still key to finance sector

23 September 2013

Expatriate recruitment remains a priority for finance executives in the Middle East, according to new research by Robert Half UAE. According to the recruitment firm, finance directors are expecting to increase permanent headcount in the second half of the year, and they are targeting professional...


Pakistan – Calls to mimic Bangladesh’s manpower export scheme

23 September 2013

A mismatch in job and skills, as well as the temporary nature of many jobs has proven problematic, according to Pakistan’s Express Tribune. Certain segments of the labour market do not offer secure employment, underlining the need for Pakistan to explore more markets to export its manpower, as we...


Middle East – Vocational skills gap worsening among graduates

23 September 2013

Experts in the educational and recruitment sectors say that fresh graduates in the Middle East lack vocational, job-specific skills, according to the Saudi Gazette. This news comes at a time when countries throughout the Middle East are working to prioritise local, rather than international, recr...


World – RPO market leaders ranked

20 September 2013

HRO Today has released the results of its 2013 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings for Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) companies. Based on feedback from more than 900 customers, the survey analyses responses across three sub-categories; service breadth, deal sizes, and quality.The o...


Asia – Leadership shortage most pronounced in Asia

20 September 2013

ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE) has warned that businesses in Asia must prioritise developing high-potential leadership talent that can grow their organizations on a global scale and keep pace with the region's rapid economic progress.A shortage of leaders is more pronounced in Asia than anywhere...