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Australia – Jobseekers increasingly turning to recruitment agencies

27 September 2013

In order to get an edge over their competitors, jobseekers are increasingly turning to recruitment agencies to do that hard work for them, according to the Northern Territory News. There are more than 7,000 recruitment firms in Australia, working to source the best workers for jobs.In the past fi...


Australia – Future employment trends unclear

27 September 2013

Research released this week has highlighted a sharp rise in unemployment in mining exploration this year. Weaker commodity prices and negative sentiment over the so-called ‘end of the boom’ have taken their toll on pipelines for future projects, according to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia.The...


Asia–Pacific – Job satisfaction directly linked to supervisors

27 September 2013

Employees in the Asia Pacific region have indicated that their direct supervisors are a key influencer when it comes to job satisfaction and engagement, according to the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI).The survey found that 68% of respondents believe their direct manager or supervisor has a s...


Singapore – Financial crisis resulted in shift to interim and contract staff

26 September 2013

It was the greatest financial crisis in recent times – a downturn so severe it set back many banks and even countries.  Now, five years after the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), the dust has settled and financial services leaders in Singapore can see the upside once again.According to a surve...


China – Hiring intentions fall as efficiency savings take precedence

26 September 2013

Hiring intentions in China have declined by -1.8%, even though 51.5% of employers responded that they still intend to increase headcount this quarter, according to the latest Hudson Employment Trends report. The number of employers intending to decrease headcount increased by +6.2% to 13.2%.Lily...


Australia – Job vacancy numbers down

26 September 2013

The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics reveal that the number of job vacancies across Australia fell by -20.8% during August, compared with the same month last year. Private sector vacancies experienced the biggest fall with -21.2%, while public sector vacancies dropped by -1...


Singapore – Recruitment ban for discriminatory jobs advertisements

26 September 2013

A six-month recruitment ban has been levied on 10 companies in Singapore for their discriminatory recruitment practices. The 10 companies have also been ordered to publically apologise for their actions, according to Yahoo news. Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) announced that...


Australia – Shortfall of digital marketing professionals

26 September 2013

The rapid evolution of digital marketing has created a ‘digital disconnect’ in which the jobs market in technology, and more specifically digital marketing technology, is hungry for skilled workers.  According to recruitment firm Hays Sales & Marketing, the evolution of digital marketing...


Australia – Skilled Group secures oil & gas contracts

25 September 2013

Australian staffing company Skilled Group Limited (SKE: ASX) today announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Skilled Offshore Pty Limited has signed a Letter of Intent advising that it has been awarded a significant contract with Saipem. The contract will involve the provision of manning service...


New Zealand – Chandler MacLeod acquires majority stake in Grafton Consulting

25 September 2013

Australasian recruitment and HR services provider Chandler Macleod (CGM: ASX) has acquired a majority stake in New Zealand-based HR and change management agency, Grafton Consulting, reports voxy.co.au.Chandler Macleod’s other interest in New Zealand is OCG Consulting, a recruitment specialist. Th...