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China – Lack of bonus forces professionals to seek new jobs

22 January 2015

Many white-collar workers are unhappy with their annual bonuses, and some said their dissatisfaction over the issue will force them to seek new jobs, according to a survey reported in China Daily.Only 40% of employees are expected to receive a bonus for their work performance in 2014, according t...


India - Hackathons changing IT hiring dynamics

22 January 2015

Information technology and IT-enabled services sectors have seen around 33% and 31% growth in recruitment in 2014, according to the Monster Employment Index 2014 as reported by www.firstpost.com. Along with this growth, the industry is also undergoing a paradigm shift in technical hiring methodol...


China – Professional salaries chugging along in 2015

21 January 2015

Professional salary will rise at a pace similar to last year, according to Robert Walters, as reported by the South China Morning Post.Professionals looking to jump ship to other companies in Hong Kong this year can expect a 10% to 20% salary increase, while those planning to stay put will see ri...


Japan - OECD urges Japan to set clear rules for dismissal

21 January 2015

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development urged Japan in a report released Monday to set clear rules, such as through legal mechanisms, under which companies can dismiss workers, according to the Japanese news site Mainichi.Among the key recommendations in the report on Japanese e...


China – Slow down raises questions about actual employment figures

21 January 2015

China may have recorded its worst annual growth rate in nearly a quarter of a century but the country’s leadership does not appear too worried, according to the Financial Times.“The national economy has been running steadily under the ‘new normal’, showing good momentum of stable growth, optimise...


India - Women earn 27% less than men

21 January 2015

Corporate houses may have rules against gender discrimination, but women employees still don't get paid as much as their male counterparts, according to the Economic Times of India. A survey by recruitment firm Monster India says that the median wage earned by women is 27% lower than what men mak...


Singapore – Calling back all expatriates

21 January 2015

Employers in Singapore are trying to woo overseas Singaporeans in order to widen the candidate pool amid the local talent crunch, according to the Business Times.The Robert Walters' Global Salary Survey 2015 has found that the domestic talent pool is going to get even tighter this year, as the Mi...


India – Prime Minister urges states to adopt their own labour reforms

20 January 2015

Prime Minister’s office has sent a letter to the chief secretaries of all Indian states asking them to adopt the labour reforms exemplified by  Rajasthan, according to the Mint news site.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has identified labour reform as t...


World - UN warns of growing inequality and joblessness

20 January 2015

Unemployment will rise by 11 million in the next five years due to slower growth and turbulence, the UN warned today, according to The Economic Times of India.More than 212 million people will be jobless by 2019 against the current level of 201 million, the International Labour Organization said....


Brazil – Workforce management software company opens new operation

20 January 2015

ASC, a global provider of innovative solutions to record, analyse and evaluate multimedia-based communications, today announced it will open a new office in São Paulo. Alexandre Martir has been appointed as Managing Director Brazil.The new office was opened to facilitate customer and technical su...