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South Korea – Job growth slows

12 June 2013

According to the latest figures by Statistics Korea, employment figures rose by 265,000 or +1.1% in May, compared with a year ago. However, the proportion of working-age adults in employment dipped by -0.1% year-on-year to 60.4%.    Permanent employment figures recorded a +6% increase i...


India – Pharma and IT drive recruitment levels

12 June 2013

Hiring activities in India jumped by +10% in May when compared to a year ago, according to the latest job index by jobsite Naukri. But month-on-month, the index registered a decline of -4%.Hiring levels were high in Delhi which posted a +26% increase while Mumbai has declined by -10% in May. Last...


World – Hudson: Employers recruit cheaper candidates

12 June 2013

According to research by Hudson RPO, firms are often recruiting the cheaper and more average candidates rather than those who arehigh performing and most suitable. Difficulty measuring quality of hires is reported as the main barrier to recruiting the best applicant, with cost and time also liste...


World – ManpowerGroup: Global employment uncertainty continues

11 June 2013

ManpowerGroup has today released the results of its global employment outlook survey for Q3 2013, providing little evidence that global hiring plans are improving by any notable degree into the second half of the year.The survey, which polled more than 65,000 hiring managers across 42 countries,...


Saudi Arabia – Labour amnesty closing

11 June 2013

In March 2013, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (‘KSA’) Ministry of Labour launched an investigation into companies violating foreign employee sponsorship laws. The scale of the violations, in excess of five million people working unlawfully, resulted in the government declaring an amnesty for all i...


Australia – Adecco CEO wants to scrap minimum wage

11 June 2013

With Ford to end manufacturing operations in Australia by 2016, Adecco Chief Executive Patrick De Maeseneire has stated that the country needed to maintain industrial and manufacturing jobs to keep unskilled youth involved in the economy. The best way to accomplish that would be to remove the min...


India – Recruiters report slow hiring activities

11 June 2013

Bucking the general trend, employment in India between April and June has remained flat. What is usually considered an employment ‘springtime’, the expected 15-20% growth in employment has failed to materialise.Commenting in the Economic Times India, managing director of Indian recruiter ABC...


India – Randstad CEO quits

10 June 2013

Randstad India has announced that Managing Director and CEO, E. Balaji, has decided to step down from his position to pursue career opportunities outside the company. The recruiter has now appointed Moorthy K. Uppaluri as CEO of Randstad India.The pair will work together over the coming weeks to...


South Africa – Staffing industry growing quickly but faces proposed ban

10 June 2013

Labour broking (as temporary staffing is referred to in South Africa) is the fastest-growing sector of the South African labour market, according to the latest employment index by staffing firm Adcorp. This found that labour brokers constitute a ZAR 44 billion (USD 4.4 billion) industry employing...


Japan – Gakujo reports drop in revenue

10 June 2013

Japan-based recruiter Gakujo Co. (2301:TYO) today issued a trading update for the half year ending April 2013, reporting that revenue fell to USD 13 million (JPY 1.27 billion) from USD 13.1 million (JPY 1.28 billion) a year ago.The firm, which provides career, recruitment and manpower dispatch se...