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China – Multinationals remains optimistic despite fierce competition

8 October 2015

Leaders of multinational companies are optimistic about their operations in China and expect good profitability there. However, they also anticipate that the rate of business growth will continue to slow down, according to a new study by executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles.

The study, "Managing...

World – AESC welcomes nine new executive search firms into membership

8 October 2015

The Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC) announced the addition of nine executive search firms into AESC’s global membership. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils.

The new members are as follows:

Eileen Finn...

India – IT job growth set to slow

7 October 2015

The Indian IT industry may not be able to sustain its rapid growth as technology improvement will de-couple revenue growth from headcount, according to a report by the National Association of Software and Service Companies (Nasscom), reports The Times of India.

The report, 'Perspective 2025', said that...

New Zealand – Huge lift in recruitment firms in Christchurch but concerns demand will slow

7 October 2015

None of the bigger staff hire companies are admitting yet to any work slowdown yet, saying they have more temporary staff on their books than ever.

One labour hire specialist, Christchurch-based Scott Brittenden, this week combined 12 recruitment branches under one brand, OneStaff, creating a national...

New Zealand – Salaries suffer as job market cools

7 October 2015

Over the past year there has been a noticeable lift in the number of Aucklanders looking outside the region for a new job, according to Peter Osborne, head of job board Trade Me Jobs, reports The New Zealand Herald.

“13% of applications send by Auckland candidates were for roles located outside the...

World – Job seeking goes mobile, along with the workplace

7 October 2015

Both job seeking and the workplace are becoming increasingly mobile, according to the 201 Work Trends Study published today by global staffing firm Adecco Group. The role of social networks in the job seeking and recruiting processes is becoming more and more relevant.

Furthermore, new trends are emerging,...

Brazil – Economic crisis boosts number of temporary jobseekers

6 October 2015

The unemployment rate in Brazil hit its highest level for more than three years during the second quarter of 2015. The main driver for the 8.3% unemployment rate has been the reluctance of companies to hire permanent workers.

Vander Morales, President of Fenarserhtt (Trade Union of HR, Temporary Work,...

India – Demand for HR professionals up in September

6 October 2015

Demand for talent rose by 4% during September, compared with August, driven by demand for talent in the Infrastructure sector and for HR professionals across several sectors, according to the latest Recruitex survey from Indian job board Timesjobs.com.

Vivek Madhukar, COO of Timesjobs, commented: "The...

India – Skilled manpower and jobs creation vital for sustainable future growth

6 October 2015

Creating enough skilled manpower and jobs to spur a “virtuous cycle” of higher growth, is one of the main challenges facing India, according to a report from global financial services firm Macquarie, reports The Economic Times of India.

India will add around 100 million people to its working-age population...

Malaysia – Pacific free trade agreement spells trouble for local employment

6 October 2015

Signing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) could negatively impact Malaysia’s local labour market, according to Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, Executive Director of the Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF), reports The Malaysian Insider.

The TPPA is a free trade agreement currently under negotiation...