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Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City job market on the road to recovery

25 October 2013

The labour market in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to stabilise by the end of the year as the economy recovers steam, according to the Centre for Forecasting Manpower Needs and Labour Market Information, reports Viet Nam News.The Forecasting Centre predicts that companies and enterprises in the ci...


Australia – Skilled Group CEO reports challenging conditions

24 October 2013

Skilled Group Ltd (ASX:SKE) Chief Executive Mick McMahon told the annual meeting in Melbourne this morning that, as expected, trading conditions had remained "challenging" in the first half of FY14, reports Australian Business News. Activity levels remained subdued c...


Australia – Education providers not meeting employers’ needs

24 October 2013

Educational institutions and businesses need to play a greater role if Australia is to meet the demand for qualified and experienced senior digital marketers, says recruitment firm Hays. According to the recruiter, few applicants have digital marketing experience or qualifications, creating a sig...


World – Protiviti sustains Robert Half growth but international staffing still suffers

23 October 2013

Yesterday, US-based recruitment firm Robert Half (RHI: NYSE) reported revenue of USD 1.07 billion for the third quarter ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +10.4% compared with USD 1.03 billion for the same period last year.Net income for Q3 2013 was USD 66.4 million, a rise of +15.7% from U...


Hong Kong – Shrinking workforce a growing concern

23 October 2013

The balance of power has shifted on the island of Hong Kong, with employers afraid to terminate poor employees for fear of being unable to find replacements, reports Bloomberg. According to a report from ManpowerGroup, 57% of employers in Hong Kong are having difficulty finding the right staff, t...


India – Facebook preferred by jobseekers over LinkedIn

23 October 2013

Social networking giant Facebook has surpassed LinkedIn, as higher numbers of people found jobs in the second quarter of this year through Facebook, according to the Facebook Recruiting in India Quarterly Adoption report by social recruitment platform MyParichay, reports newindianexpress.com.Acco...


Colombia – Sales tax exemption to generate more IT jobs

23 October 2013

Colombia has exempted IT companies from paying sales tax on software development and export, as the South American country attempts to generate more jobs in the technology sector, reports nearshoreamericas.com. This has been a long-standing demand from companies within the IT sector, st...


Australia – High-skills shortage creating labour market imbalances

23 October 2013

An ongoing shortage of high-level skills means that Australia’s labour market is yet to find balanced ground, according to the Hays Global Skills Index. Questions remain about whether or not the country is able to deliver the high-skills needed.The Index, which assesses the efficiency of the skil...


Japan – Active financial sector seeking top talent

22 October 2013

Japan’s banking sector shows more consistency, predictability and demand for skilled professionals than it has for several years, according to recruitment firm Hays in Japan. Another significant trend is the return of operations functions that were previously off-shored, or flagged for off-shorin...


Singapore – Bonuses to rise by +16% in 2014

22 October 2013

Bonuses are expected to increase while salary levels will remain relatively unchanged in 2014, according to a survey from HR Business Solutions. The poll was conducted from a pool of 1,700 employers across 19 Asia-Pacific markets.The study predicts that the average bonus will rise to 16% of total...