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China – Hudson RPO announces Microsoft contract win

15 December 2014

Hudson RPO, the recruitment process outsourcing division of global talent solutions provider Hudson Global, announced that the company had secured a “client win and partnership” with computing giant Microsoft China.

No details about the contract award, duration, or scope were released.

Last month,...

UAE – Employment prospects in other countries mean fewer expats and worsening talent shortages

15 December 2014

The UAE employment market continues to thrive and the demand for specialist occupations far outweighs supply, which has resulted in talent shortages across the region, according to the Robert Half 2015 Salary Guide, reports arabianbusiness.com

Despite challenges recruiting staff; salaries for professional...

South America – Slow economic growth hampering job creation

15 December 2014

Despite employment indicators suggesting that Latin America has weathered the economic storm relatively well during 2014, the region may see its unemployment figures rise in 2015, according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO), reports the Buenos Aires Herald

In a recent report, the ILO...

Malaysia – Foreign workers to deposit money to pay deportation after their employment ends

12 December 2014

The Malaysian government has announced plans to make foreign workers deposit money during their stay in the country, which will be used to deport them to their home country after their employment here ends, a minister has said, reports The Malay Mail Online.

Deputy Home Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Junaidi...

Singapore – Temporary salaries up as festive season talent crunch bites

12 December 2014

At a time when retail and food and beverage establishments extend their operating hours and see brisker business, businesses in Singapore are trying to woo temporary staff with better pay, reports Channel News Asia

Although temporary staff are typically better paid during the festive season, hourly...

Indonesia – Unions stage two day protest demanding higher wages

12 December 2014

Thousands of protesters staged a demonstration in the capital city of Jakarta earlier this week demanding higher wages following a recent increase in fuel prices, which increased inflation in the country, reports Telesur

Workers marched through downtown Jakarta, home to 10 million people,...

Singapore – Majority of companies monitoring or blocking internet access for personal use

12 December 2014

More than half (52%) of the companies in Singapore monitor the amount of time their employees’ spend online for personal use, according to a survey by recruitment firm Robert Half, reports The Straits Times.

The survey also found that more the one in three employers, however, block access to some websites....

India – Employment exchanges to be opened to staffing companies and job boards

11 December 2014

India’s Labour Ministry is set to allow several ministries to open their employment exchanges and allow private staffing companies and job boards to use these to source talent, reports livemint.com

Employment exchanges are offices or websites maintained by the government that offer employment...

Korea – Labour market reforms expected next year

11 December 2014

The Korean government will push for structural reforms in the labour market and other key areas  amid fears that further delay could undermine the nation’s growth potential and dim long-term prospects for the country’s economy, reports Yonhap English News

Part of the government’s economic...

India – Legal action taken against 206 recruitment agencies

11 December 2014

Between 1 January 2014 and 30 November 2014 legal action was taken against 206 recruitment agencies and agents across India accused of fraud, reports indiatvnews.com

The 206 agencies and agents were concentrated in nine of India’s 29 states, with more than half (126) located in the second largest...