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Middle East – Labour governance project launched by ILO and EU

20 January 2014

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the European Union (EU) have launched a €2.4 million project to help manage labour migration from India, Nepal, and Pakistan to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The EU’s contribution to the project, which will run till May 2016, will be...


Australia – Jobseekers with a learning aptitude will come out top in 2014

20 January 2014

Employers across Australia are increasingly interested in recruiting staff who can demonstrate an ability to learn, according to recruitment firm Hays. This ‘learning aptitude’ is expected to be one of the defining characteristics of the ‘ideal candidate’ in 2014.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Direct...


Australia – CTPartners announces acquisition intent for Johnson

17 January 2014

Global executive search firm CTPartners Executive Search, Inc. (NYSE:CTP), announced yesterday that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Johnson, the leading independent executive search and leadership advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia.Johnson works with clients in t...


Brazil – Immigration law to change to encourage foreign professionals

17 January 2014

Brazil will change its immigration law to make it easier for foreign workers to enter the country and meet the growing demand for labour, announced Strategic Affairs Minister Marcelo Neri, reports courierislander.com.He added that the country is ideally seeking professionals from countries with &...


Malaysia – ICT among the best paid jobs

17 January 2014

Salaries in Malaysia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry lag behind their south-east Asian neighbours, but the industry still has some of the top 10 best-paying jobs in the country, reports malaysiandigest.com.In a survey from online job board JobStreet.com of the top 10 be...


Australia – Jobs in demand for Q1 2014

17 January 2014

Despite a persistent tightness in the Australian labour market, there continues to be pockets of skills shortages; most notably in accountancy, insurance, sales, and IT, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots report.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zeala...


Hong Kong – Hiring intentions brighten for Q1

16 January 2014

Six out of 10 (62%) Hong Kong employers intend to hire staff in the next three months, up +7% from Q3 2013, according to the jobsBD Q4 2013 Hiring Index. Another 23% of employers plan to keep headcount unchanged, up +4% from Q3 2013.Mr. Justin Yiu, General Manager of jobsDB Hong Kong, said, “Last...


UAE – Healthy salary rises predicted in 2014

16 January 2014

A new report from recruitment firm Morgan McKinley suggests that professional job opportunities will rise by between +8% and +10% across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2014, with salaries expected to grow by as much as +6% to +8%. Following a relatively subdued 2012, and t...


Australia – Employment conditions remain varied

16 January 2014

The latest figures from Australia-based online recruitment firm SEEK (SEK: ASX) show that, in December 2013, the number of new job adverts in Australia fell by -1.6%, month-on-month. However, the ratio of new job adverts placed with SEEK to the number of applications for those jobs, rose by +0.9%...


World – Randstad executives named to superstars list

16 January 2014

Randstad Sourceright, a global talent solutions provider, announced today that Rebecca Callahan and Seb O’Connell have been awarded the “2013 Superstar” distinction by publication HRO Today for their outstanding leadership and expertise as RPO and talent acquisition providers.Rebecca Callahan is...