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World – Association of Executive Search Consultants grows

7 May 2013

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) has accepted eight new retained executive search firms as members. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils, the organisation announced on Monday.The professional association for...


Web – Saudi Arabia talent in demand

7 May 2013

Recruiters from Saudi Arabia’s technology and IT sector are experiencing greater demand for Saudi nationals, according to a recruitment panel hosted recently in Dubai. This included representatives from large staffing companies such as Michael Page, Robert Half and Korn/Ferry International, local...


Australia: Job ads down

6 May 2013

The number of jobs advertised fell in April, but economists say it is too early to conclude that this is the start of a new downward trend, according to ABC News in Australia. ANZ's job ads survey showed the number of positions advertised fell 1.3% in April, following a 0.5% decline in March, sea...


Thailand: Graduate prospects and the automotive sector

6 May 2013

New graduates are finding it difficult to get jobs in the highly competitive labour market as they lack the experience and skills attained in the workplace according to The Nation. "Nowadays, the labour market is highly competitive. New graduates like me find it very difficult to get a...


Oman: Fostering labour ties with Bangladesh

6 May 2013

Oman and Bangladesh have been in discussion about ways to develop labour co-operation and the recruitment of skilled Bangladeshi manpower to support the Omani labour market according to the Oman Daily Observer.In talks between Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Omani Minister of Manpower, and K...


India: Info Edge Q4 profits plunge

6 May 2013

Info Edge (India) Ltd. (NAUKRI:NSI) has reported Net Sales / Income from Operations of INR 117.07 crores ($21.8 million) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013 against INR 106.50 crores ($19.8 million) for the quarter ended March 31, 2012.The Net Profit / (Loss) was at INR 6.34 crores ($1.2 million...


Fiji: First national minimum wage baseline survey today

6 May 2013

The state of a Fiji is conducting a survey today to establish a national minimum wage according to the Fiji News. Minister Jone Usamate said the survey would result in the determination and introduction of a national minimum wage, the hourly rate below which all sectoral minimum wage rates must n...


China: PMI falls and graduates struggle to find good jobs

6 May 2013

Growth in China's services sector slowed sharply in April to its lowest point since August 2011, a private sector survey showed on Monday, in fresh evidence that economic revival will remain modest and may be facing wider risks.The HSBC services Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) fell to 51.1 in Ap...


World - Monster Worldwide to buy back shares if sale doesn't go through

3 May 2013

Job board, Monster Worldwide Inc, which has been up for sale for more than a year, said it would buy back shares if a sale did not go through.The company put itself up for sale in March 2012 as weak job markets in the United States and Europe, which generate the lion's share of its revenue, dragg...


World – Two thirds of employees seek training outside of work

3 May 2013

Two thirds (66%) of employees are opting to look for additional education or training outside their current workplace in order to advance their careers, the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI) reveals.The KGWI shows that only 50% of employees believe that the training off...