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Australia: Half a mllion applications for the six best jobs in the world

4 April 2013

Tourism Australia has been inundated with applications for its Best Jobs in the World campaign, which we covered in our news at the beginning of March. The tourism authority has received 515,308 applications from more than 287,000 people with Britons accounting for 76,658 of these.The six su...


Indonesia: Further efforts needed to work towards a sustainable and equitable economy

4 April 2013

While the world economy still struggles to recover from the economic crisis, the overall outlook for Indonesia in 2012 was largely positive thanks to the country’s strong focus on the development of economic infrastructure to address constraints to growth as well as robust household consumption a...


2013 Contingent Buyer Survey launched by Staffing Industry Analysts

4 April 2013

Staffing Industry Analysts has launched its global Contingent Buyer Survey and, over the next few weeks, will be gathering and analyzing data from many organisations around the world.Adam Pode, Director of Research for Staffing Industry Analysts said, “This unique annual survey is crucial in help...


Australia – Brisbane is the best city for IT prospects

3 April 2013

Global recruitment company Robert Walters has published the Australian portion of its annual survey of the recruitment scene. Scrutinising what it says about IT job prospects in Australia's major capitals, it seems like Brisbane might be the best bet.That's simply because, in Robert Walters' opin...


Australia – Numerous visa schemes help to ease nursing shortage

3 April 2013

Staffing agencies are increasingly fielding enquiries from overseas healthcare and medical practitioners and, in some cases, promoting Australia as a destination following moves to fill labour shortfalls.One such agency is medical recruitment agency, Ochre Recruitment, which has offices across Au...


India - Impact of mobile and tablet technologies on recruitment

3 April 2013

HR professionals are increasingly experiencing the impact of mobile technologies on the recruitment process.Aditya Narayan Mishra, President, Staffing and Marketing Director, for Randstad India highlights the changes that mobile and tablet technologies will likely bring in recruitment. According...


India – Women becoming more ambitious

3 April 2013

Indian women are no longer content to play second fiddle, and are making inroads into other professions while expecting quick returns in the forms of promotion and pay, a survey by professional network ApnaCircle.com has found. While teaching still remains an attractive profession for Indian wome...


Indonesia - Construction workers increasing salaries

3 April 2013

Faced with dirty, dangerous and difficult work, construction workers who used to earn RM30 a day (approximately €7.50) are now commanding double to triple that price with skilled workers drawing RM95 daily and upwards, say Malaysian property developers as they warn of an impending economic crisis...


Australia – ABC wins Randstad Awards

2 April 2013

The Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) has just been voted Australia’s most attractive employer at the third annual Randstad Awards. Slightly bumping favourite Virgin Australia and leading top 10 performer BAE Systems, ABC’s win comes on the back of its second place finish at last year’s a...


Australia – Increased demands for ICT skills

2 April 2013

Demand for ICT skills experienced a ‘reasonably sound’ level during the first quarter of 2013, according to the Peoplebank Salary Index.Peoplebank CEO, Peter Acheson, said the overall demand reflected the national forecast of modest economic growth in 2013, but a closer examination revealed a sig...