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World – Randstad: Employers making higher demands on staff

13 September 2013

Almost nine out of ten employees feel that their employers are making higher demands on their skills and competencies than five years ago, according to the latest Randstad Workmonitor. This feeling runs particularly high in China where 94% of respondents agreed, followed by Malaysia with 93%, and...


UAE – Employment levels rising across region

13 September 2013

UAE recruitment levels are steadily increasing as employers look to grow their workforces. The country’s enduring image as a ‘safe haven’ has boosted employment numbers, according to the Gulf News.Christopher Greaves, Managing Director at recruitment consultancy Hays, Gulf Region, reported to the...


Singapore – Unemployment rises to 2.1%

13 September 2013

A tight labour market has seen unemployment remaining low, though it rose slightly during the second quarter of 2013. These are the key findings from the ‘Labour Market Second Quarter 2013’ report released by the Ministry of Manpower.The seasonally adjusted overall unemployment rate was 2.1% in J...


Japan – Bilingual professionals increasingly unsatisfied at work

13 September 2013

Half of all bilingual professionals in Japan are unsatisfied with the progression opportunities offered by their current companies, according to the Robert Walters Employee Insights Survey. When considering new job openings, a set pathway to promotion ranks the highest amongst respondents, follow...


World – Kelly Services appoints general manager for EMEA and APAC

13 September 2013

Kelly Services, a provider of Workforce solutions, announces the appointment of Natalia Shuman to Senior Vice President and General Manager of Kelly's Operations in EMEA and APAC.George Corona, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Kelly Services said: "The progress that...


Australia – Hamilton James & Bruce enter administration

12 September 2013

Beleaguered recruitment firm Hamilton James & Bruce Limited (HJB: ASX) has announced they have gone into  administration. In a statement, the recruiter confirmed that it had made the difficult decision to appoint Scott Turner of Hedge & Associates as administrator pursuant to Section...


Vietnam – Recruit Holdings investing in HR firm Anphabe

12 September 2013

Recruit Global Incubation Partners (RGIP), the corporate venture capital arm of Japanese staffing company Recruit Holdings, has reached a deal to buy a 19.8% stake in Anphabe Joint Stock Co, a Ho Chi Minh City-based local human resource (HR) solution provider, according to tuoitrenews.vn.The inve...


South Africa – Big labour brokers will find ways to circumvent labour law amendments

12 September 2013

The Labour Relations Amendment Bill was passed by the South African Parliament last month.  According to the amendment, following a period of three months temporary workers are entitled to become permanent employees. They will also receive the same pay, rights, and benefits as permanent empl...


India – Demand rising for temporary workers

12 September 2013

Companies working in e-commerce, retail, hospitality, and healthcare are increasingly turning to temporary staff for a variety of projects, according to dnaindia.com. Candidates in return can work with big firms on projects for between 18 and 24 months, earn money, and gain some much needed job e...


Australia – Unemployment inching closer to post-financial crisis high

12 September 2013

Australia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased by +0.1% to 5.8% in August, according to the latest report from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). Prior to the release of the report, market analysts had predicted that unemployment would rise to 5.8%. The number of people unemp...