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India – Hiring demand up in July, expected to continue

27 August 2015

There was an 11% increase in hiring activity in India in July 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the Naukri Job Speak Index compiled by job board Naukri.com.V. Suresh, Executive Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Naukri.com, commented: “[The] job market continues to...


Australia – Healthy bonuses for commerce and industry professionals

27 August 2015

Three-quarters (77%) of professionals working across Australia’s commerce and industry market received a bonus in 2014/2015. With 45% receiving a higher bonus than the previous year, 32% of this group advised that their bonus increased significantly compared with last year, according to the Morga...


South Africa – Workforce Holdings reports revenue growth across all business segments

26 August 2015

South African recruitment and outsourcing company Workforce Holdings (WKF: JSE) today reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of ZAR 904.6 million (USD 68.8 million), an increase of 3.8% compared with ZAR 871.8 million (USD 66.3 million) during the same period last year.  &n...


Nigeria – Brunel withdraws amid persistent atmosphere of corruption

26 August 2015

Jan Arie van Barneveld, CEO of Dutch staffing firm Brunel International, said in an interview with Dutch newspaper Financieele Dagblad (FD), that it had become virtually impossible to do business in Nigeria without breaking the rules, reports nos.nl.The company provides trained workers in compani...


Australia – Growth in transport and logistics jobs slows

26 August 2015

The number of jobs advertised in Australia’s transport, logistics & supply chain (TLSC) increased by 3.1% in July 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to the Impex TLSC Job Index compiled by recruitment firm Labourforce.The growth reported in July, however, follows a rise o...


Korea – Labour market reform talks resume

26 August 2015

The Federation of Korean Trade Unions (FKTU), one of the country’s two major umbrella labour unions, announced today that it has decided to resume dialogue with the government and management on labour market reforms, after walking out of negotiations four months ago, reports Yonhap News.The dialo...


South Africa – Constrained market weighs on AdvTech’s recruitment revenue

25 August 2015

South African recruitment firm AdvTech (ADH: SJ) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 June 2015 of ZAR 1.3 billion (USD 98.4 million), an increase of 33% compared with ZAR 959.2 million (USD 73.9 million) during the same period last year.    H1 2015 H1 2014 Change...


India – Passive recruitment on the rise

25 August 2015

With skills shortages biting, companies in India are increasingly turning to social media and passive recruitment, targeting those not actively looking to change jobs but open to the right opportunity, reports The Times of India.Kunal Sen, Senior Vice President of recruitment firm TeamLease, comm...


Australia – Over 50s being squeezed out of work by temporary overseas workers

25 August 2015

Too many foreign workers on temporary visas are being hired at a time when Australia’s Baby Boomers need jobs, according to Susan Ryan, Age Discrimination Commissioner, reports The Australian.Ms Ryan, who is heading an Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry into employment discrimination agai...


Bangladesh – Remittances rise following increase in female workers

25 August 2015

Increasing numbers of Bangladeshi women travelling abroad for work, in tandem with wage increases in the US, have boosted remittances by 7.7% compared with the same time last year, according to figures from Bangladesh Bank, reports thedailystar.net.Bangladeshi migrant workers residing in Saudi Ar...