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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...


Around the web – Brazilian orange producers fined for outsourcing practices

27 March 2013

Some of the largest orange juice producers in Brazil have been ordered to pay BRL 455 million (USD 226 million) by a judge for illegal labour practices. The court ordered the firms to put an end to outsourcing orange pickers, the New Age writes today. It said the companies should formally registe...


Japan – Temp Holdings buys rival in USD716m deal

26 March 2013

Japanese recruiter Temp Holdings will acquire all outstanding shares of local rival Intelligence Holdings from US investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) in a deal worth JPY 68.0 billion (USD 716 million). KKR originally paid JPY 35 billion (USD 370 million) to buy Intelligence in 2010, wit...


South Africa – Adcorp brings in new USD56m black empowerment deal

26 March 2013

South Africa’s largest staffing firm, Adcorp (ADR:JNB), said on Monday it would introduce a new 10-year broad-based black economic empowerment (BBE) deal worth ZAR 521 million (USD 56 million) after its previous one no longer benefitted appropriate stakeholders.South African companies are require...


Australia – ICT contractors enjoy safer workplaces

26 March 2013

Workplaces for ICT workers are safer than ever, according to new research by Information Technology Contract and Recruitment Association (ITCRA), the association for ICT contract and recruitment companies in Australia and New Zealand.ITCRA introduced its iSafe Program which achieved over 400 asse...