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Australia – Skilled temporary 457 visa workers have high job satisfaction

20 September 2013

The Migration Council Australia released a landmark report on the 457 visa program that analyses a survey of 3,800 visa holders and 1,600 businesses. The report, ‘More Than Temporary: Australia’s 457 visa program’ reveals that 457 workers have a high level of job satisfaction, demonstrating that...


Fiji – Employment agencies investigated

20 September 2013

The Fijian Ministry of Labour has issued a strong warning to unregistered employment agencies that are offering locals employment outside the country, according to The Fiji Times.Minister Jone Usamate said that they are now working with the police and immigration department to conduct investigati...


Malaysia – Discrimination making job hunting more difficult

19 September 2013

The Malaysian job market has become more competitive over the past few years with more people having the same kind of qualifications. The increased competition is making it more difficult for job seekers to get employment, and increasing discrimination is making the situation more difficult, acco...


India – Job market slowdown impacting job seekers

19 September 2013

This may not be the best time to look for a job in India, with most companies putting their hiring plans on hold due to a deceleration in the broader economy, two separate surveys have revealed, reports the Hindustan Times.According to a study by Naukri.com, hiring activity dipped -9% across...


Vietnam – Government cracks down on foreign workers

19 September 2013

The government has further tightened the rules on foreign workers and people employing them by making it mandatory to get annual approval from local authorities. The decree, expected to take effect on 1 November 2013, which supersedes an earlier decree, will continue to make it mandatory for empl...


Australia – Finding the hidden job market

19 September 2013

Not all vacancies are advertised, and if you are looking for a new job, recruiting experts Hays has advice on how to tap into the hidden jobs market and increase your chance of finding the right job to advance your career.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia and New Zealand, s...


Australia – Adecco appoints new Australian CEO

18 September 2013

Adecco Group has appointed Neil Jones as Country Manager for Australia and New Zealand, and he will take up his position on 1 October 2013. Mr Jones is relocating from Singapore where he has been President of Pontoon Asia Pacific, Adecco Group’s contingent workforce solutions, recruitment process...


Australia – Freelancer opts for IPO instead of buy-out

18 September 2013

Online staffing portal Freelancer.com is planning an initial public offering (IPO) in Australia this year after refusing several attempts to buy it. Reports indicate that the company will be listed on the Australian Securities Exchange before the end of 2013.Freelancer had reportedly be...


South Africa – New employment legislation rankles employers

18 September 2013

Key labour law amendments have been adopted in principle by South Africa’s Parliament portfolio committee on labour. This has been done in total disregard of objections from business, which have warned that they will not only complicate the labour market but may also be unconstitutional, accordin...


Japan – Part-time workers tarnishing disciplined employee image

18 September 2013

Part-time workers in Japan have been posting images on Twitter of pranks carried out while at work, tarnishing the enduring image of the strict and disciplined Japanese worker. According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), part-time workers have been stuffing out cigarettes in sushi, wearing masks...