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Singapore – Money still talks for employees

7 August 2013

An Employee Intentions Report conducted by Michael Page Singapore revealed that employers will need to offer various monetary rewards to successfully attract and retain staff over the coming year. The survey, based on the responses of over 1,500 employees across Singapore’s professional sect...


West Africa – UK grads flocking to region

7 August 2013

Ambitious graduates are increasingly moving to Africa in a bid to avoid menial jobs in Britain, according to research resulting from the London-based Ghana Careers and Opportunities Fair 2013. The number of UK university graduates seeking employment in Ghana and other English-speaking African cou...


Argentina – Skills shortages worsen

7 August 2013

A third of employers report difficulties filling job vacancies, an increase of +1% from a year ago, its highest level since the start of the global economic crisis, according the ManpowerGroup Argentina’s Talent Shortage survey. Alfredo Fagaldi, director of ManpowerGroup Argentina, said: “Wh...


Australia – RecruitLoop takes its disruptive recruitment model to the US

7 August 2013

Australian recruitment marketplace start-up RecruitLoop has raised USD 500,000 to fund its expansion plans and open an office in the US, according to Startupsmart.com.au. Founded in 2011, RecruitLoop allows recruiters and employers to simplify the recruitment process using a less expensive f...


Japan – Hays: expansion in Osaka a positive sign

6 August 2013

In response to the increasing number of job vacancies for skilled professionals in the Kansai region and Western Japan, recruitment company Hays (HAS: LSE) has relocated its Osaka office to bigger premises in order to manage demand. Hays, the 6th largest staffing firm in the world, according to r...


Australia – ICT market recovery in sight in some regions

6 August 2013

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) job market in Australia has shown signs of recovery following a late-quarter lift in demand for ICT skills in New South Wales (NSW). Some recovery has also been noted, but to a lesser extent, in South Australia (SA) and the Australian Capital Ter...


Australia – Job advertisements fall as unemployment expected to rise

6 August 2013

The number of job advertisements has fallen -18.6% compared with a year ago, according to the latest figures from ANZ, the Australia and New Zealand Bank. Numbers have continued to fall for the five consecutive months to July and now sits nearly -8% lower than in February 2013, when they last exp...


Sri Lanka – Foreign recruitment firms urged to adhere to new regulations

5 August 2013

The Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employment (‘SLBRE’) warned foreign recruitment agencies to adhere to the new set of regulations, or face consequences that could include the cancellation of their operational licences, according to the Sunday Times Sri Lanka. The new regulations have been develope...


Taiwan – Substitute labourers needed amid Philippines recruitment freeze

5 August 2013

Facing a potential labour shortage of 30,000 people, as a result of the freezing of applications for Philippine labourers, the government is exploring the practicality of sourcing substitute workers from countries including Sri Lanka and Burma, according to the Jakarta Post.The government has imp...


Vietnam – Vocational training to meet job market demand

5 August 2013

The Director of the General Department for Vocational Training, Duong Duc Lan, has welcomed revisions to Vietnam's Law on Vocational Training, saying they will improve the quality of the workforce, according to Vietnam News.Few enterprises in Vietnam compare with vocational training provided in o...