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Vietnam – Recruit Holdings investing in HR firm Anphabe

12 September 2013

Recruit Global Incubation Partners (RGIP), the corporate venture capital arm of Japanese staffing company Recruit Holdings, has reached a deal to buy a 19.8% stake in Anphabe Joint Stock Co, a Ho Chi Minh City-based local human resource (HR) solution provider, according to tuoitrenews.vn.The inve...


South Africa – Big labour brokers will find ways to circumvent labour law amendments

12 September 2013

The Labour Relations Amendment Bill was passed by the South African Parliament last month.  According to the amendment, following a period of three months temporary workers are entitled to become permanent employees. They will also receive the same pay, rights, and benefits as permanent empl...


India – Demand rising for temporary workers

12 September 2013

Companies working in e-commerce, retail, hospitality, and healthcare are increasingly turning to temporary staff for a variety of projects, according to dnaindia.com. Candidates in return can work with big firms on projects for between 18 and 24 months, earn money, and gain some much needed job e...


Australia – Unemployment inching closer to post-financial crisis high

12 September 2013

Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by +0.1% to 5.8% in August, according to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Prior to the release of the report, market analysts had predicted that unemployment would rise to 5.8%. The number of people unemp...


World – Top executive compensation rising

12 September 2013

The global average cash compensation of a top executive in a corporation with more than 100,000 employees is EUR 1.35 million gross per year. Executive compensation is almost equally divided between a salary of EUR 660,000 and bonuses EUR 690,000. Basic salary increased by +5.5% compared to the p...


Tanzania – Nepotism undermining recruitment agencies

11 September 2013

The number of recruitment agencies in Tanzania has been growing over the past ten years. The primary objective of these agencies is to support fresh graduates into work, according to The Citizen.According to the Citizen, a few years ago, the government established the Public Service Recruitment S...


Indonesia – Labourer information request creates tension with Taiwan

11 September 2013

The Indonesia government's recent request for personal data about foreign Indonesian labourers working in Taiwan and their employers has created tension between the two countries, with Indonesia raising the possibility of recalling the labourers, according to the China Post.The Indonesian Economi...


Australia – Mining slowdown biting graduates hard

11 September 2013

There is no longer a guarantee that engineering students will have jobs waiting for them when they graduate in Western Australia. Companies are trimming or cutting graduate programs in the wake of the mining downturn, as they cut costs and staff, according to the Australia Broadcasting Corpo...


Australia – Social media’s impact on recruitment growing

11 September 2013

Social media is a fast-moving and fluid world, with new sites and channels emerging all the time.  But there are three key sites you need to utilise if your career is to benefit, says recruitment firm Hays.Nick Deligiannis, managing director of Hays in Australia & New Zealand, said: &quo...


World – Manpower: Recruitment conditions to remain stable

10 September 2013

Global hiring conditions are expected to remain stable for the remainder of 2013, but ManpowerGroup’s (NYSE: MAN) fourth-quarter Manpower Employment Outlook survey, released today, reveals few signs that global hiring momentum will improve by any notable degree.This quarter’s research of over 65,...