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World – Private sector services jobs a major source of employment over the next five years

23 January 2015

Private sector services; such as business & administrative services and real estate, will employ more than a third of the global workforce over the next five years, according to new data released by the United Nations’ labour agency.Raymond Torres, a head researcher at the International Labou...


Paraguay - Youth Employment Act has not been properly regulated for two years

23 January 2015

Paraguay’s Youth Labour Promotion Act, also known as Act 4951, which was approved by Congress and enacted by the Executive in June 2013, has still not been implemented almost two years later. The regulation of Act 4951, which is the final step in the implementation process, is still under discuss...


Australia – Skilled Group rejects Programmed’s merger offer

22 January 2015

Australia's biggest workforce provider Skilled Group has rejected a merger bid from rival Programmed, but the suitor is open to making another offer, according to todays’ report in The Australian.Skilled says Programmed's offer to create a AUD700 million (USD572million) staffing and facilities ma...


Singapore - Economic strength and stable growth

22 January 2015

For HR professionals, Singapore and the APAC region represent a fast-moving employment market with 75% of employees enjoying a pay increase in the past 12 months; 2 in 3 employees seeking a new role in 2015; and employees reporting that job satisfaction and career development are the most importa...


China – Lack of bonus forces professionals to seek new jobs

22 January 2015

Many white-collar workers are unhappy with their annual bonuses, and some said their dissatisfaction over the issue will force them to seek new jobs, according to a survey reported in China Daily.Only 40% of employees are expected to receive a bonus for their work performance in 2014, according t...


India - Hackathons changing IT hiring dynamics

22 January 2015

Information technology and IT-enabled services sectors have seen around 33% and 31% growth in recruitment in 2014, according to the Monster Employment Index 2014 as reported by www.firstpost.com. Along with this growth, the industry is also undergoing a paradigm shift in technical hiring methodol...


China – Professional salaries chugging along in 2015

21 January 2015

Professional salary will rise at a pace similar to last year, according to Robert Walters, as reported by the South China Morning Post.Professionals looking to jump ship to other companies in Hong Kong this year can expect a 10% to 20% salary increase, while those planning to stay put will see ri...


Japan - OECD urges Japan to set clear rules for dismissal

21 January 2015

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development urged Japan in a report released Monday to set clear rules, such as through legal mechanisms, under which companies can dismiss workers, according to the Japanese news site Mainichi.Among the key recommendations in the report on Japanese e...


China – Slow down raises questions about actual employment figures

21 January 2015

China may have recorded its worst annual growth rate in nearly a quarter of a century but the country’s leadership does not appear too worried, according to the Financial Times.“The national economy has been running steadily under the ‘new normal’, showing good momentum of stable growth, optimise...


India - Women earn 27% less than men

21 January 2015

Corporate houses may have rules against gender discrimination, but women employees still don't get paid as much as their male counterparts, according to the Economic Times of India. A survey by recruitment firm Monster India says that the median wage earned by women is 27% lower than what men mak...