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South Africa – Female executives on the rise

27 August 2014

Even though only 4% of companies listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange have female CEOs, women across South African are generally progressing quite well in business, and even outperforming their international counterparts in some areas, reports The Star.

Among the encouraging global statistics is...

Australia – CML Group diversification boosts revenue

26 August 2014

Australian recruitment company CML Group Ltd (CGR: ASX), formerly Careers Multilist Ltd, yesterday reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2014 of AUD 139.4 million (USD 129.7 million), an increase of +38.2% compared with AUD 100.8 million (USD 93.8 million) last year.

The company achieved a profit...

South Africa – ADvTech reports a decline in permanent and temporary staffing revenue

26 August 2014

South African recruitment firm ADvTech (ADH: SJ) yesterday reported revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2014 of ZAR 959.2 million (USD 89.5 million), an increase of +9% from ZAR 881.7 million (USD 82.3 million) during the same period last year.

Operating profit before interest rose by 17% to ZAR...

Japan – International graduate recruitment to surge, but applicants must be prepared to conform

26 August 2014

Japanese companies are gearing up for an extensive international student recruitment campaign, a human resource strategy supporting a larger game plan to deploy their businesses more globally, reports The New York Times.

Mr Isao Ogake, Director of global career and education at job fair organiser Disco,...

New Zealand – Male ICT workers earning bigger bonuses

26 August 2014

Men working in New Zealand’s ICT sector are awarded bonus payment that are up to +50% higher than their female colleagues, according to a study from mysalaryportal.co.nz.

The survey of 5,316 professionals by ICT recruitment specialists Candle revealed that over the past year 27% of ICT workers received...

Singapore – en world appoints Country Manager

26 August 2014

Japanese recruitment solutions company, en world group, announced today the appointment of Yusuke Nishino to the position of Country Manager of en world Singapore.

Craig Saphin, President of en world Group, commented: "Singapore is a global financial and business hub and is a key market for multinational...

Australia - Demand for 457 visas plummeted

25 August 2014

Rising unemployment has dampened demand for migrant workers, with 40% fewer foreigners seeking visas last financial year, according to the daily newspaper The Australian. The number of foreigners applying for a four-year work visa fell below 50,000 during 2013-14.

Thousands of migrant workers flocked...

Australia - Government puts funds towards disability wage arrangements

25 August 2014

The Federal Government has announced AUD 173 million (USD 161 million) to help the supported employment sector work towards new wage arrangements for disability employees currently working in Australian Disability Enterprises (ADEs).

This follows the suspension of the Business Services Wage Assessment...

Vietnam - Investments in Laos boost job opportunities

25 August 2014

Vietnamese workers have been seeking employment opportunities in Laos in recent years, the figure is expected to exceed 20,000 by 2015, according to the Vietnamnet.vn news site.

There are currently around 13,500 Vietnamese workers in Laos working on investment projects between the two countries.


Morocco - Retirement age raised to 65 by 2021

25 August 2014

The Moroccan government recently decided to raise the retirement age to 62 by 2015 and to 65 by 2021, according to the info site magharebia.com. It also referred a bill on reforming the pension systems to the Economic, Social and Environment Council for opinion.

However, the August 7th decision, part...