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Australia – Prime Minister under fire over “try before you buy” jobseeker comment

21 May 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire for suggesting employers “try before they buy” when hiring long-term unemployed people, reports The Guardian.Mr Abbott made the comments during an address to the Queensland Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning, where he...


Australia – The best minimum wage

21 May 2015

Australia is home to the most generous national minimum wage in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, reports money.cnn.com.The report ranked 27 countries that have laws setting a nationwide minimum rate of pay.Australia's...


India – Randstad looking to grow through acquisitions

20 May 2015

Recruitment firm Randstad is eyeing acquisitions in India’s staffing and technology space to gain a stronger foothold in mid-to-senior-level staffing in the country, reports The Economic Times of India.The company already has a strong presence in junior-level temporary staffing in India and is no...


India – Most female workers still prefer a male boss

20 May 2015

The majority of workers in India’s media & entertainment industry prefer having a female boss, with nearly 67% preferring to report into a woman. Workers in the consumer durables/fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector showed equal preference for male and female bosses, according to a survey...


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...