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Australia – ICT talent increasingly difficult to find

8 December 2014

It took Australian ICT recruiters almost twice as long to fill roles during October compared with previous months, according to latest ICT Job Market Report from the Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA).

The ITCRA Report showed that the time to place an ICT candidate in...

Taiwan – Hiring demand to remain robust, says 104 Job Bank

8 December 2014

104 Job Bank (3130: TT), a Taiwan-based company primarily engaged in the operation of online recruitment websites, reported +28.4% more job adverts during November 2014 compared with the same month last year, reports The Taipei Times.

Looking forward to next year, the company expects the country’s job...

Singapore – Majority of foreign workers satisfied, but still room for improvement

8 December 2014

Nine-out-of-10 foreign workers are satisfied working in Singapore, although there is room for improvement, according to a new survey by the Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) and the Ministry of Manpower, reported in The Straits Times.

Housing, employment rights, and the provision of payslips were the reasons...

Australia – Construction sector sees fastest jobs growth in nine years

5 December 2014

Work in the building industry is on the rise, as reported in The Advertiser.

The construction industry is growing at its fastest pace in nine years, which recruitment firm Hays says is leading to a swathe of new jobs.

The Australian Industry Group/Housing Industry Association Australian Performance of...

China – Analysts advise Chinese authorities should lower growth target for 2015

5 December 2014

Ahead of next week’s Economic Work Conference in China, Capital Economics forecasts Chinese GDP growth to slow to +7.3% in 2014 and +7.0% next year, as reported in Money Marketing.

China’s leaders meet in Beijing next week for a two day conference to discuss priorities for 2015, with there being some...

India - 14 more firms investigated in immigration scam

5 December 2014

On 2 December, former Protector of Emigrants (PoE) Amit Ranjan, along with the owners of four recruiting agencies, was booked for giving clearance to unskilled youths on the basis of fake documents.

The role of around eight more recruiting agencies of skilled workers authorized to give clearance to foreign...

Saudi Arabia – Expat visas denied without medical insurance

5 December 2014

Saudi Arabia will deny recruitment visas for employers who fail to pay for medical insurance for their expatriate employees, an official has reiterated.

Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Sharief, Secretary-General of the Health Insurance Council, was referring to a government policy instituted over the summer but...

Australia - Job ads rise in November with NSW the star of the show

4 December 2014

New online job ads rose for the fourth consecutive month, increasing by +0.5% in November to be +10.7% higher than in November 2013 according to the latest data released today by SEEK, the Australian job board.

SEEK has the largest single source of unique new job ads in Australia and the New Job Ad Index...

Global – Recruiters need broad set of skills to attract talent according to ManpowerGroup

4 December 2014

ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), asserts that recruiters must have a broad set of hard and soft skills to attract the right talent and enable organisations to maintain a competitive advantage. 

Automated Recruiting and the Human Factor, a new insights paper released...

Singapore – Labour market continues to strengthen according to Ministry of Manpower

4 December 2014

The employment rate rose to a new high in Singapore, as more women and older residents joined the labour force amid a tight labour market and low unemployment. There was sustained growth in incomes in the recent five years, with the income growth of lower income earners keeping pace with middle income...