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India – Employers most strict on lateness

12 November 2013

Indian employers are the strictest when it comes to turning up late for work, as 42% of employers in the country have reportedly fired an employee for being late, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.Brazil came in second, with 26% of employers having fired a staff member for coming into work...


South Africa – Jobs created in October despite difficult market conditions

11 November 2013

South Africa’s temporary job sector reported a significant jump in numbers, adding 17,297 jobs during the month of October. The informal sector created 12,249 jobs during the month, with the permanent sector reporting modest gains for the first time in 15 months, adding 10,901 jobs during the mon...


Nigeria – Only 9% work full time for an employer

11 November 2013

Just 9% of Nigerians in 2012 said they worked full time for an employer; a key measure of ‘good jobs’ that the Gallup Poll refers to as ‘Payroll to Population’ (P2P). In contrast, a sizable percentage of Nigerians are underemployed or work as ‘casual’ labourers.Nigeria's P2P rate is low even comp...


Oman – Ministry imposes strike and collective bargaining agreement limitations

11 November 2013

The Omani Ministry of Manpower has made some amendments to its decision on organising collective bargaining and peaceful strike action, reports the Oman Observer. According to the new amendments, striking or inciting such actions at oil establishments, refineries, ports, and airports has been ban...


India – Job market picks up in October

11 November 2013

Hiring activities grew across most sectors during October, according to the Job Speak Index from job board Naukri.com. The Index, which tracks monthly hiring activities online, reported that recruitment in the country increased by +4% in October compared to September.Regionally, Bangalore reporte...


Japan – Firms urged to send staff to disaster zones

11 November 2013

Japan’s Reconstruction Agency is strengthening its efforts to help companies dispatch personnel to municipalities in the Tohoku region still facing chronic workforce shortages more than two years after the devastating March 2011 earthquake and tsunami, reports the Japan Times.The Reconstruction A...


World – Women are critical to making companies stronger

11 November 2013

Recruitment firm ManpowerGroup, a strategic partner of the World Economic Forum (WEF), has advised that closing gender gaps is not about hitting quota numbers; but more about making companies stronger. This is critical to ensure the continuing talent sustainability of the world's workfo...


Japan – WDB Holdings improves on last year but fails to meet forecast

8 November 2013

Recruitment and human resource services company WDB Resources (2475: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 12.37 billion (USD 125.4 million), a rise of +4% compared with JPY 11.9 billion (USD 120.6 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JP...


Japan – Fullcast Holdings continues to struggle

8 November 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Fullcast Holdings Ltd., (4848: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 12.65 billion (USD 128.2 million), a fall of -47.6% compared with JPY 24.1 billion (USD 244.3 million) for the same nine month period last year.The company reported an...


Japan – Trust Tech reports Q1 growth

8 November 2013

Japanese technical recruiter Trust Tech Inc., (2154: JP) reported revenue of JPY 4 billion (USD 40.6 million) for the first quarter ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +7.9% from JPY 3.7 billion (USD 37.5 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 256 million (USD 2.6...