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Namibia – Labour ministry planning changes with new labour relations directorate

20 May 2015

Namibia’s Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation has announced a new labour relations directorate aimed at educating people about their employment rights, reports allafrica.com.Labour minister Erkki Nghimtina told parliament recently that the directorate will also train...


Singapore – Inclusive employment programme for autistic workers growing at bank

20 May 2015

With skills shortages biting across most industries and in most countries, one office at a UOB (United Overseas Bank) branch in Singapore has adapted its workplace and processes to make them more organised to creative a more inclusive workplace for its autistic employees, reports todayonline.com....


World – Most workers have insecure jobs, ILO report reveals

19 May 2015

Only a quarter of workers worldwide are estimated to have a stable employment relationship, according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO) report found that, among countries with available data (covering...


India – Recruitment firms hiring more staff to meet demand

19 May 2015

Recruitment firms across India are strengthening their recruitment teams in anticipation of post-appraisal job changes and increased client demand, reports The Economic Times of India. Ajit Isaac, Chairman of Quess (formerly Ikya Human Capital Solutions), commented: “We hired 100 recruiters...


India – MyNoticePeriod rebrands as Hiree and expands offering

19 May 2015

Bangalore-based online recruitment platform myNoticePeriod has rebranded itself as Hiree and will expand its services to include jobseekers, as well as those currently serving their notice period, reports The Economic Times of India.Manjunath Talwar, Co-founder of myNoticePeriod, commented: “The...


Australia – Over half of IT workers planning to change jobs in the next year

19 May 2015

More than half (57%) of Australian IT workers said they will be looking for a new job in the next 12 months, according to the inaugural survey of IT professionals by specialist IT recruitment firm Clicks IT Recruitment.The IT Employment Confidence Index also found that a further 29% would move if...


Indonesia – ManpowerGroup to enter market

18 May 2015

Staffing firm ManpowerGroup (MNA: NYSE) has announced plans to expand into Indonesia as early as September. The company has reportedly seen an opportunity to tap into companies that are struggling to find skilled labour in the Southeast Asian nation, reports reuters.com.Strong growth in Indonesia...


UAE – More companies hiring temporary workers

18 May 2015

Increasing numbers of companies across the UAE are hiring temporary staff in order to save money on the high cost of recruiting international talent, reports gulfnews.com.More and more organisations; especially those in the IT, telecommunications, retail, oil & gas, financial services, and fa...


World – Talent shortages deepening, says ManpowerGroup

18 May 2015

Global recruitment firm ManpowerGroup (MAN: NYSE) has urged businesses to act differently to attract and retain in-demand talent, with the company’s tenth annual Talent Shortage Survey revealing that skills shortages around the world show no signs of abating.The proportion of global employers (38...


Indonesia – Slowing economy impacting recruitment market

18 May 2015

Indonesia’s cooling economic outlook has started impacting the country’s highly active executive recruitment market, according to an annual survey by executive recruitment firm Monroe Consulting Group.The Indonesian Recruitment Market Report 2015 surveyed 500 skilled professionals and 50 leading...