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New Zealand – Career opportunities to open up in 2014

19 December 2013

More than half of New Zealanders plan to leave their job within the next year, according to research from recruitment firm Randstad. Almost half (49%) of workers believe that the economy will improve in the coming year, according to the quarterly Randstad Workmonitor, with employees expected to b...


Australia – Broken promises top the list of why people resign

18 December 2013

Companies that don’t live up to the promises they make to candidates during the recruitment process run the risk of losing their best employees, according to a survey of jobseekers by recruitment firm Hays.In a survey of 287 people, Hays asked people what would make them resign from an organisati...


South Africa – Doing more with less staff is not always the best solution

18 December 2013

The challenging economy has forced businesses to change the way they operate, to try and do more with less. Sometimes, with less staff, employees are left overworked and exhausted at this time of year. However rather than take some well-deserved time off work to recharge before the new year, many...


New Zealand – Jobseekers warned of recruitment scams

18 December 2013

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has warned of a rise in the number of recruitment scams targeting vulnerable jobseekers in the lead up to Christmas, reports voxy.co.nz.Jarrod Rendle, Consumer Information Team Leader for MBIE said that applicants are becomin...


Mongolia – Illegal foreign worker numbers on the rise

18 December 2013

The number of Chinese and North Korean construction workers in Mongolia has been increasing, year-on-year, according to the UB Post. Most of the foreign workers enter the country legally, however, the number of visa violators and workers with expired visas is on the rise, reports the Mongolian Im...


Australia – Chandler MacLeod announces AUD 24.7 million share placement

17 December 2013

Australasian recruitment and HR services provider Chandler Macleod (CMG: ASX) announced today that it has completed a fully underwritten institutional placement to raise AUD 24.7 million (USD 22.1 million).The placement was completed at an issue price of AUD 0.45 (USD 0.40) per share, representin...


Australia – Bluestone announces restructure plan and appointments

17 December 2013

International recruitment firm Bluestone Global Ltd (BUE: ASX) announced today that the company has commenced a financial and operational restructuring and the appointment of a new CEO and director.In the company’s most recent financial statement, the company reported a dramatic -14.8% fall in re...


World – Pay rises to weaken in 2014

17 December 2013

Salary rises across the world are expected to weaken according to the latest pay forecast data from global management consultancy, Hay Group. Salaries are set to increase by +5.2% on average but rises for 2014 are expected to average -0.3 percentage points less than last year’s forecast of +5.5%....


Malaysia – 2013 was a tough year for jobseekers

17 December 2013

The number of employers who think the prospect for job growth was better than the previous year fell from 40% last year to 34% this year, according to the Job Outlook Report 2013 from online job board Jobstreet, reports the malaymailonline.com.  The report showed that Malaysians had a harder...


Malaysia – Who is responsible for protecting migrant workers?

17 December 2013

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) estimates that, globally, there are 214 million migrant workers; 10.2 million of whom reside in south-east Asia, according to the IOM 2010 analysis, reports Linda Lumayag, lecturer at the University of Malaya for themalaysianinsider.com.Migrant w...