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World – Employment confidence rises across the globe

11 March 2014

The headwinds encountered in many global labour markets may be diminishing amid numerous signs of measured optimism among employers, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2014.Staffing levels are expected to increase in 38 of 42 countries and territories, the largest proportion o...


Australia – Fair Work review is crucial to future competitiveness

11 March 2014

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA), the association representing Australia’s recruitment and employment services industry, welcomed the Abbott Government’s planned review of the Fair Work Act and believes the review is crucial if Australia is to remain competitive on the g...


China – Demand for accounting and finance professionals highest in Asia

11 March 2014

The recruitment of finance and accounting professionals in China will be the most active anywhere in the world during the next six months, according to research released by Robert Half Singapore.As part of the recruitment firm’s 2014 Asia Salary Guide, 66% of companies reported that they will hir...


Singapore – Majority of companies to award two months’ bonus

11 March 2014

A survey by recruitment company JobStreet.com has found that 94% of employers in Singapore plan to award employees the equivalent of two months’ salary as a bonus, reports channelnewsasia.com. Of the 125 employers surveyed in January 2014, 5% intend to pay three months’ salary as a bonus.More tha...


Americas – Randstad appoints MSP and VMS Vice President

11 March 2014

Randstad Sourceright yesterday announced the appointment of JoAnne Estrada, a global talent acquisition executive with nearly two decades of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, to the position of Vice President of Professional Services.In her new role, Ms Estrada will be...


World – Korn/Ferry Q3 results exceed expectations

10 March 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International (KFY: NYSE) last week reported revenue of USD 250.9 million for the third quarter ending 31 January 2014, an increase of +19% compared with USD 210.3 million a year ago. Fee revenue for the quarter rose by +21% in constant currency from USD 202 milli...


South Africa – Employment tax incentive to stem job losses following record drop

10 March 2014

The South African economy shed 118,397 jobs in February 2014, marking the biggest monthly loss in almost three years, according to Loane Sharp, Labour Economist for South Africa’s largest staffing firm, Adcorp.During the month there were 104,593 permanent jobs lost and 26,832 temporary jobs lost,...


Cambodia – Ministry approved firms accused of shady recruitment practices

10 March 2014

At least 11 of the 49 recruitment firms that the Cambodian Ministry of Labour had approved to send workers overseas are alleged to have been complicit in unlawful practices, ranging from broken promises to allegations of abuse and imprisonment during the past four years, reports Phnom Penh Post.A...


India – Police bust international recruitment scam

10 March 2014

Delhi police have arrested 18 people, including two Nigerian nationals, following more than 300 complaints about a recruitment scam, reports the Times of India. While recruitment scams are not uncommon in India, the entire operation was orchestrated from Nigeria, where the founder of the recruitm...


South-east Asia – Declaration to promote decent work signed

7 March 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) organised yesterday a roundtable event in Singapore to promote decent work in south-east Asia. The discussions centred on the current working conditions in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.Represent...