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UAE – Temporary staffing to grow by a third this summer

23 July 2015

Demand for temporary workers is again on the rise across the UAE, as a number of companies are trying to cope with increased workload caused by staff members going on leave for the summer, reports gulfnews.com.Dulsco, a provider of temporary staffing to the region, said that demand for skilled ta...


Australia – Workplace drug testing on the rise for white-collar jobs

23 July 2015

Sales representatives driving company vehicles are at the frontline of the next wave of workplace drug testing, as the AUD 80 million (USD 59.2 million) industry accelerates its growth by about 20% each year, reports the Sydney Morning Herald.Testing of mine site workers has been one of the mains...


Japan – Men more pressured to work outside normal hours than women

22 July 2015

Japanese men feel more pressured to work outside normal working hours than women, with the gender gap more pronounced in Japan than the global average, according to a survey from recruitment firm Randstad.Across both genders, 39.5% of workers feel pressured to respond to work related called and e...


Singapore – Higher salary requirement for foreign workers seeking family visas

22 July 2015

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) is raising the minimum salary requirement for foreign workers applying for visas to bring their spouses, children, and parents into the country, reports straitstimes.com.From 1 September 2015, foreign workers will have to earn at least SGD 5,000 (USD 3,655)...


India – Indian Staffing Federation partnering with government to improve youth employment

22 July 2015

The Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) has been designated the premier partner of the soon to be launched National Career Portal, tasked with increasing youth employment in India’s formal jobs sector.The initiative is being run by India’s Ministry of Labour and Employment, under the Natio...


Philippines – Department of Labour warns against hiring illegal foreign workers

22 July 2015

Amid reports of rising numbers of illegal foreign workers in the country, the Filipino Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE) yesterday warned local commercial establishments against hiring foreign nationals without securing necessary employment permits, reports abs-cbnnews.com.Labour Secreta...


Australia – Glass ceiling slowly disappearing from the IT industry

21 July 2015

A newly published survey of Australia’s traditionally male-dominated IT industry suggests that the industry’s glass ceiling is slowly disappearing, according to recruitment firm Robert Half.Although barriers persist to senior management roles, Australian businesses are now increasing the number o...


New Zealand – Labour market testing trialled for low-skilled jobs

21 July 2015

Overseas workers looking to secure a low-skill job in New Zealand could find it a lot easier following a pilot programme testing a new streamlined labour market test process, reports expatforum.com.Since the beginning of July, employers seeking to fill a low skilled vacancy fr...


Brazil – Legislative changes expected to benefit the outsourcing sector

21 July 2015

Outsourcing service providers in Brazil claimed their first victory after more than 10 years campaigning following the approval, by Brazil’s House of Representatives in April 2015, of Bill 4.330/2004, which overturns existing legislation (Precedent 331) limiting the use of outsourcing to non-core...


Vietnam – Manufacturing industry set to create jobs

21 July 2015

The goods processing and manufacturing industry is expected to gain ground and expand its workforce through the rest of 2015, according to a labour market update by Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs and the country’s General Statistics Office, reports en.vietnamplus.vn.Ma...