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Chile – Wages to rise faster than GDP in 2014

19 November 2013

According to figures from Hay Group, the global management consulting firm, in 2014 wages in Chile will grow +5.25%, more rapidly than the economy (+4.5% according to IMF projections), which is certainly a negative scenario for the Chilean labour market. No country can afford such high wage growt...


Vietnam – Businesses need top of the class HR divisions

19 November 2013

Human resources of Vietnamese companies which do not have high quality and do not reach international standards are now one of the deep-rooted causes of their low competitiveness against others in the region and in the world. This is the message Dr Vu Tien Loc, President of the Vietnam Chamber of...


Philippines – Agencies to help after Typoon Yolanda

18 November 2013

Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz has encouraged workers who have evacuated their communities because of Typhoon Yolanda to register with Public Employment Services Offices (PESOs) in places where they have relocated so they can be prioritized for vacant jobs according to...


New Zealand – Acquisition creates country's largest staffing firm

18 November 2013

AWF Group shareholders today voted for the creation of a New Zealand recruitment leader approving the company's 36 million New Zealand Dollar (NZD) acquisition of white collar labour hire business Madison Group as signposted by the Daily News last week. The approval paves the way for AWF to...


Korea - Monster Partners with H&Q Korea

18 November 2013

Further details have emerged about the agreement by H&Q Korea, a leading private equity firm in Korea, to acquire 49.9% of JobKorea, Monster's South Korean operations and the leading career website in the country, for an aggregate purchase price of $90 million according to Investment Weekly N...


Argentina - Adecco closes 2013 with a positive balance

18 November 2013

In a video posted on Youtube last week, Paul Liotti, Marketing and Communication Manager of Adecco Argentina, outlined the current company position and its plans for 2014.Adecco has been present in Argentina for 31 years. It has more than 70 branches located in major cities and has 7 business uni...


Australia – Coverage of the Freelancer IPO around the web

18 November 2013

Following Australian online jobs board Freelancer Limited (ASX:FLN)  strong initial public offering (IPO) on Friday, a number of interesting resources about the company have emerged.These included Freelancer’s CEO & Chairman Matt Barrie outlining the job outsourcing compan...


Australia – Freelancer makes strong debut at IPO

15 November 2013

Australian online jobs board Freelancer.com make a strong debut following its initial public offering (IPO) today, surging as much as +400% at one point as investors scrambled to buy shares. Freelancer raised approximately AUD 17.6 million (USD 16.4 million) by selling 35.1 million shares, the eq...


Australia – Confessions of a former recruiter

15 November 2013

In an exposé a former recruiter, who previously worked at three different recruitment agencies, has spoken about what happens behind the closed doors of the cut throat industry, reports news.com.au.The former recruiter, who chose not be reveal their identity, spoke openly about the tactics used b...


Nigeria – Election Commission warns of fake recruitment website

15 November 2013

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seeking the arrest and prosecution of those who have set up a fake website claiming to be recruiting workers for the INEC, reports itwebafrica.com.Kayode Idowu, the electoral body’s chief press secretary, said: “[The] INEC has already...