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India – IKYA Group acquires Brainhunter

18 September 2014

Indian HR staffing solutions business IKYA Group announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian IT and engineering staffing firm Brainhunter, subject to statutory and regulatory approvals.The purpose of the acquisition is to help IKYA position itself as a global IT staffi...


South Sudan – Government orders termination of all foreign work contract, then backtracks

18 September 2014

South Sudan’s Labour and Public Services Ministry has ordered that the contracts of all foreign workers in the country be terminated, effective from the middle of October 2014, reports The Sudan Tribune.However, since the release of the announcement, South Sudanese officials have backtracked, som...


Malaysia – A third of electronic industry workers are forced labour

18 September 2014

A third (32%) of the 200,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry are forced labour, having either had their passports taken from them or working to pay back illegally high recruitment fees, reports The International New York Times.The report, conducted by monitoring group Verité, commissio...


New Zealand – Applicants have just six seconds to make a good impression

18 September 2014

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at each CV that crosses their desk and New Zealanders are making silly errors that are costing them their dream jobs, according to a survey from US recruitment firm The Ladders, reports The New Zealand Herald.The study uncovered the surprising st...


Korea – Workers burdened by cost of giving cash gifts and condolence money to colleagues

18 September 2014

The majority (80%) of Korean workers feel obligated to give cash gifts or condolence money to their colleagues to mark birthdays, weddings, and even funerals, according to a survey from job board Job Korea, reports Joins.com.The survey found that the average spend per person per event was KRW 76,...


Australia – Acorn sets up shop in the UK to source workers for Australia

17 September 2014

Last month, Western Australian recruitment firm Acorn Recruitment opened a new office in the UK to attract in-demand tradespeople, directly, reports The Kalgoorlie Miner.Roger Edwards, Managing Director of Acorn Recruitment, said that establishing a UK office will enable Acorn to find skilled wor...


Australia – Calibrate Recruitment rebrands as en world Australia

17 September 2014

Japanese international recruitment firm en world announced the rebranding of its Australian subsidiary Calibrate Recruitment as en world Australia, effective from 1 October 2014. Calibrate Recruitment joined en world in June 2012.Headquartered in Sydney, Calibrate provides executive, permanent, a...


Morocco – Employment processing services halted

17 September 2014

The processing of work permit applications and other employment services has been suspended throughout Morocco until further notice, due to the restructuring of the Ministry of Employment, reports totallyexpat.com.Effective immediately, employers in Morocco will be temporarily unable to obtain wo...


South Africa – Women remain at a distinct disadvantage in the workplace

17 September 2014

The role of women in the workplace has changed dramatically over the past two decades with more women participating in the South African workforce, however, they remain at a disadvantage, trapped beneath a glass ceiling, reports The Diamond Field Advisor.Kay Vittee, CEO of Quest Staffing Solution...


Korea – Recruiters prefer photogenic jobseekers

17 September 2014

Recruiters across Korea feel that a jobseeker’s photograph is the most important part of the CV, according to a survey from job board Job Korea, reports The Korea Times. The report found that 34.3% of the 446 recruiters surveyed voted that a good photo at the top of their CV is the most important...