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Malaysia – Recruitment to slow in Q4

20 November 2013

The recent JobStreet.com Job Outlook Report has found that hiring is expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of this year, as existing employees stay on for bonus pay-out and employers cut back on hiring with the reinforcement of minimum wage coming in January 2014, reports the Sun Daily.The...


South Africa – Crackdown on illegal recruitment of foreigners

20 November 2013

The South African government has warned that it will take a hard-line stance against employers violating laws governing the recruitment of foreign nationals. Stiff penalties will be levied against employers hiring foreign nationals who do not have the requisite work permits.Speaking at a meeting...


Australia – Temporary work linked to childlessness

20 November 2013

Women who have worked in temporary jobs are less likely to have had a child before the age of 35, new research published in a medical journal suggests, reports CBC News. According to data published by the journal Human Reproduction, researchers from the University of Adel...


Australia – Ambition co-founder leaves business

20 November 2013

The Ambition Group Board announced today that Paul Lyons, Managing Director for Australia, will be leaving the business. Mr Lyons co-founded Ambition in 1999 with Nick Waterworth and since this time he has played a hugely influential role, not only with specific business units, but also in managi...


World – Young professionals shun career opportunities in China or India

19 November 2013

In the next 10 years, the number of employees of companies operating abroad will double, according to a recently published study by PricewaterhouseCoopers. But only 11% of young professionals’ dream of working in India, and only 2% in China, the researchers wrote. Meanwhile, the experience of the...


Asia – Employers turning to RPO to secure niche talent

19 November 2013

A high proportion of employers in Asia will consider outsourcing all or part of their organisation’s recruitment and talent strategy in the next five years to gain access to niche and hard-to-find talent.The 2013/14 Randstad World of Work Report released today revealed that Employers in China tak...


Chile – Wages to rise faster than GDP in 2014

19 November 2013

According to figures from Hay Group, the global management consulting firm, in 2014 wages in Chile will grow +5.25%, more rapidly than the economy (+4.5% according to IMF projections), which is certainly a negative scenario for the Chilean labour market. No country can afford such high wage growt...


Vietnam – Businesses need top of the class HR divisions

19 November 2013

Human resources of Vietnamese companies which do not have high quality and do not reach international standards are now one of the deep-rooted causes of their low competitiveness against others in the region and in the world. This is the message Dr Vu Tien Loc, President of the Vietnam Chamber of...


Philippines – Agencies to help after Typoon Yolanda

18 November 2013

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has encouraged workers who have evacuated their communities because of Typhoon Yolanda to register with Public Employment Services Offices (PESOs) in places where they have relocated so they can be prioritized for vacant jobs according to...


New Zealand – Acquisition creates country's largest staffing firm

18 November 2013

AWF Group shareholders today voted for the creation of a New Zealand recruitment leader approving the company's 36 million New Zealand Dollar (NZD) acquisition of white collar labour hire business Madison Group as signposted by the Daily News last week. The approval paves the way for AWF to...