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India – Education sector turns to staffing firms

2 April 2013

The education sector is calling staffing firms for help as it struggles to find skilled personal, the Economic Times reports.The education sector has so far relied on word-of-mouth to source employees. But recently "a lot of corporates with deep pockets have entered the education space in th...


India – Quality of entry-level talent worries IT firms

2 April 2013

Indian companies are increasingly complaining about the lack of quality talent at the entry level and more so in the IT services industry.Recent research conducted by Knowledgefaber, a Bangalore-based research & consulting firm suggests that only students from tier 1 engineering colleges, whi...


Hong Kong – Average pay up since start of 2013

2 April 2013

According to the Hong-Kong based job-board jobsDB, salaries have increase for 59% of Hong Kong workers since the beginning of the year 2013. Though the average rate of increase is 4.8%, down by 0.9 percentage points from last year.jobsDB’s Job Seeker Salary Report is based on an online survey con...


Australia – Employers cautious about hiring

28 March 2013

Australia’s employment market is expected to stabilise but companies remain cautious in adding new staff, a new survey of 3,000 employers has found. The latest employment report by recruiter Hudson found that 63.2% of employers intend to maintain their current headcount in the next three months.A...


Middle East – Salaries edge up, fuelled by political tension

28 March 2013

UK-based recruitment firm Reed has released its Middle East Salary Guide for 2013, outlining a detailed analysis of salary expectations in a number of sectors. The guide highlights emerging employment trends in the region and indicates that the Gulf is on its way to full economic recovery after f...


Chile – Employment looks brighter, fear of losing job falls

28 March 2013

Employment prospects in Chile are looking brighter this year, according to the latest research by leading think-tank Libertad y Desarrollo (LyD). The research institute carried out a survey which found that 39% of respondents expect the employment situation to improve in the next three months, co...


China – Boyden announces new leadership team

28 March 2013

Global executive search firm Boyden announced a new leadership team for its Greater China operations focused on practise specialisation to meet client needs and in response to market expansion.Boyden’s Greater China team will begin work at the start of April. It will be led by William Farrell, a...


Australia – Demand for IT contractors to continue in 2013

27 March 2013

Employment in Australia’s IT industry appears to have bottomed-out, and hiring intentions are now strengthening. This is according to new research by Australian IT recruiter, Clicks IT Recruitment.This found that 2012 was a challenging year with increasing budget constraints placing less demand o...


Singapore – Hiring remains at high levels, rebound in manufacturing

27 March 2013

Hiring expectations in Singapore have fallen slightly in the second quarter, but remain at a high level, according to the latest employment trends report by recruiter Hudson. This found that more than four out of 10 employers (43.2%) intend to increase headcount in the coming quarter.The majority...


Australia – Independent contractor or employee?

27 March 2013

A recent decision by the Australian Full Court of the Federal Court highlights the need for employers to regularly review their on-boarding processes and existing ‘independent contractor’ engagements.This comes after the court upheld a decision that five sales agents engaged as “independent contr...