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Japan – Active financial sector seeking top talent

22 October 2013

Japan’s banking sector shows more consistency, predictability and demand for skilled professionals than it has for several years, according to recruitment firm Hays in Japan. Another significant trend is the return of operations functions that were previously off-shored, or flagged for off-shorin...


Singapore – Bonuses to rise by +16% in 2014

22 October 2013

Bonuses are expected to increase while salary levels will remain relatively unchanged in 2014, according to a survey from HR Business Solutions. The poll was conducted from a pool of 1,700 employers across 19 Asia-Pacific markets.The study predicts that the average bonus will rise to 16% of total...


Nepal – Government prepares final employment policy draft

22 October 2013

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has prepared the final draft of the National Employment Policy 2013, reports the Himalayan Times. The report focuses, among other things, on promoting entrepreneurship, bringing in youth to the agricultural sector, encouraging youths to take up vocational cou...


Russia – Education must meet the needs of the job market

22 October 2013

Global recruitment company, ManpowerGroup, has called for an improved alignment between the skills taught by Russia's education system and those required by business, in order to unleash the country's human potential and drive economic growth.Felix Kugel, ManpowerGroup Vice President an...


Australia – Hamilton James & Bruce close

21 October 2013

Recruitment firm Hamilton James & Bruce have issued an insolvency notice of deemed special resolution to wind up a company. On the 2nd of September, the company were suspended from the Australian Securities Exchange for failing to lodge their financial report. The struggling recruitment firm...


Australia – Labour market to improve in 2014

21 October 2013

The Clarius Skills Indicator for the September quarter 2013 shows an oversupply of 134,000 job seekers in the Australian labour market. Compared with average historical experience, there are relatively more job seekers than job vacancies. This puts employers looking to secure the right candidate...


UAE – Professional job opportunities up +15%

21 October 2013

Professional job opportunities across the United Arab Emirates increased by +15% between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013, according to the latest survey by global recruitment firm Morgan McKinley. Compared with the previous quarter, the number of jobseekers rose by +2%.Recruitment activity in the professiona...


Bahrain – Employment grows faster for expats

21 October 2013

The employment growth among expatriates in Bahrain was higher than for locals during the second quarter of the year, according to the latest figures released by the Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA).The expatriate workforce increased by +8.1% from a year ago and now stands at 509,602. Thi...


Singapore – Job advertisement guidance released

21 October 2013

The Tripartite Alliance for Fair Employment Practices (TAFEP) has released guidance via the fair employment website to give employers greater clarity on how they can legally advertise for staff. The list includes what is, and what it not, acceptable in job advertisements.Nationality: Words or phr...


South Africa – Adcorp’s revenue rises in turbulent labour market

18 October 2013

South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JNB) reported revenue for the six months to 31 August 2013 of ZAR 5.7 billion (USD 579 million), an increase of +41% compared with ZAR 4 billion (USD 406 million) a year ago.Gross profit for the period also recorded an improvement, rising by +21%...