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Hong Kong – Finance directors expect positive employment outlook

6 June 2013

Hong Kong has one of the most positive employment outlooks among major financial hubs around the world, according to a new survey by specialist recruitment firm Robert Half. The latest Global Financial Centres Index found that after New York, Hong Kong can expect the biggest increase in permanent...


Australia – Clarius expects net loss

5 June 2013

Australian recruiter Clarius Group (CND:ASX) expects a net loss after tax for the 12 months to June to range between AUD 0.7 million and AUD 0.9 million, the firm said in a message to shareholders today. In the previous year, the staffing company reported a net profit after tax of AUD 2.1 million...


Australia – Recruiter implicated in “secret” visa fast-tracking

5 June 2013

Australia’s Electrical Trades Union has accused the Government of “secretly” fast-tracking 457-visa approvals for high-volume sponsors, including Hays Recruitment, under an accreditation scheme.The temporary work visa allows employers to address skills shortages that cannot be filled from the loc...


Singapore – Weaker economy impacts wages

5 June 2013

The tight labour market continued to raise workers' wages last year, but the pace of increase has moderated in 2012 amid weaker economic conditions. A large majority of employees were also under some form of flexible wage system last year, according to new data by the Ministry of Manpower's Resea...


Myanmar – ManpowerGroup calls for more gender equality

5 June 2013

ManpowerGroup will lead discussions on job creation and economic gender parity at the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2013 in Myanmar, titled "Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration."The 22nd WEF on East Asia is the first leading international gathering of senior deci...


Australia – Peoplebank named best employer

5 June 2013

Specialist IT recruiter Peoplebank, one of the largest staffing firms in Australia, has been named as a Best Employer for the second consecutive year in Aon Hewitt’s latest Australian employer rankings.It is the only recruitment firm to achieve Best Employer status in both 2012 and 2013. “Peopleb...


World – Global unemployment to rise to 208m

4 June 2013

The International Labour Organization (ILO) warned that an uneven job recovery is posing a challenge to most countries in the world despite the global economy continuing a slow recovery from the financial crisis.Global unemployment is now predicted to rise from the current 200 million to nearly 2...


Australia – Employers cautious on salaries, finds Hays

4 June 2013

Employers in Australia are taking a cautious approach to salary increases in 2013-14 despite having a more optimistic outlook about business conditions for the year ahead, according to the latest Hays Salary Guide.This shows that 40% of employers see the economy strengthening in the next 6 to 12...


China – Employees upgrade skills for internal promotion prospects

4 June 2013

Employers who invest in training and staff development not only reap productivity benefits, but also have a better chance of retaining their employees, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index.This found that 67% of respondents in China say that their main motivation...


India – Most companies struggle to attract and retain talent

4 June 2013

The majority of Indian companies are facing challenges in attracting and retaining talent with key skills, according to a new report by Tower Watson.  This found that 92% of firms in the country are affected by such recruitment challenges.At the same time, 75% of organisations have difficult...