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Asia – Product and logistics sector driving job growth, reports Robert Walters

30 October 2014

The number of job adverts posted across Asia rose by +20% during the third quarter compared with the same month last year, according to the Asia Job Index compiled by recruitment firm Robert Walters.

The increase was driven by improvements in both the local and global economic environment, which saw a...

Singapore – Eames Consulting appoints Managing Director

30 October 2014

International search and selection firm, Eames Consulting Group today announced the promotion of Daniel Warwick to Managing Director of its Singapore office.

Mr Warwick, who joined Eames in April 2011, has been responsible for growing the Group’s first office in Asia, which is considered a key operator...

World – CDI Corp reports growth and appoints David Arkless as President, International

29 October 2014

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 295.7 million for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +6.4% compared with USD 277.9 million during the same period last year.

Gross profit for the period rose by +3.4% to USD...

Australia – Government temporary workers at risk

29 October 2014

Thousands of public servants are at risk of losing their jobs on 24 February 2015 under new rules that prevent temporary workers from working with the same government agency for more than four years, according to public sector union the Public Service Association (PSA), reports The Sydney Morning Herald...

India – HR managers need to engage more with temporary workers

29 October 2014

HR managers need to look beyond engaging just their full-time employees and should start maintaining relationships with temporary workers and retirees, according to John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director for Global Talent Supply Chain at recruitment firm Kelly Services.

In an interview with...

China – Uncertain job market may leave migrant workers open to abuse

29 October 2014

Despite the country’s slowing economy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has repeatedly stated how happy he is with the strength of China’s job market. As a result, he sees little need to ease policy to spur growth, reports The Wall Street Journal

Chinese officials have attributed the nation’s...

Asia – Specialist communications professionals in high demand

29 October 2014

Corporate expansion plans and a greater focus on staff retention are driving demand for niche communications professionals across Asia, according to The Pulse, a study produced by interim management specialists VMA Group.

The report found that the number of specialist internal communications (IC) professionals...

India – Hiring outlook for next six months brightens

28 October 2014

The majority (88%) of employers across India intend to hire additional staff in the second half of 2014/15, following an improved economic outlook, according to a survey from recruitment firm TeamLease Services.

Global economic trends and domestic demand have propped up business and employment sentiment,...

Korea – Record rise in irregular workers

28 October 2014

The number of irregular workers in South Korea rose to an all-time high during August 2014, with much of the increase coming from those in their 60s and older, according to government data, reports koreaherald.com

The number of workers employed on temporary or time-based contracts rose by +2.2%...

South America – Ciett President promoting agency work in Argentina and Brazil

28 October 2014

Annemarie Muntz, President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) is currently undertaking a tour of Brazil and Argentina to meet with industry leaders and stakeholders to underline the importance of the BRICS countries for the employment and recruitment industry.