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Japan – Salary outlook bleak compared with SE Asia

12 February 2014

With the notable exception of Japan, workers across south-east Asia can expect salary increases this year, according to an annual survey by recruitment firm Hays, of more than 2,600 employers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, reports businessweek.com.“Asia remains a hotbed...


Singapore – Money is not the top motivator for jobseekers

12 February 2014

A survey conducted by global recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley shows overwhelmingly that career progression is the main motivation for people leaving a job. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents cited this, a long way ahead of basic salary at 12%.However, a significant number cited a very...


Singapore – Women more likely to advance in larger companies

12 February 2014

Female workers in Singapore are more likely to advance their careers at a similar rate to their male colleagues if they work for a large company than if they work for a small one, according to a global survey conducted by recruitment company Robert Half. The survey found that 52% of HR manag...


World – LinkedIn beats revenue expectations but net income falters

11 February 2014

LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE) the online professional network last week reported revenue during the fourth quarter of 2013 of USD 447.2 million, an increase of +47% compared with USD 303.6 million during the same quarter last year.  The company reported that net income for the period was USD 3.8 mil...


China – Employers scramble for workers following the Spring Festival

11 February 2014

In the wake of the Spring Festival holiday, businesses in southern China are scrambling to source new workers, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Guangzhou Daily, reports wantchinatimes.com. Numerous manufacturing enterprises in Guangdong province, China's manufacturing powerhouse,...


India – Hiring activity up +15% from last year

11 February 2014

The Naukri Jobspeak Index for January 2014 was at 1,466, reflecting a year-on-year increase of +15% compared with January 2013. The Index, which started in July 2008 with a base measure of 1,000, also recorded a +13% month-on-month increase compared with December 2013, reports jobs.siliconindia.c...


China – Fake recruiter arrested for fraud

11 February 2014

The manager of an unregistered employment agency in the Qingpu district of Shanghai has been arrested for defrauding clients of CNY 220,000 (USD 36,000). He charged them large commissions in exchange for lucrative positions or business contracts that he never delivered, local police said Monday,...


Philippines – Companies not workers should pay placement fees

11 February 2014

International recruitment firm EDI-Staffbuilders International has called on other recruitment agencies to follow ethical recruitment hiring practices and not charge workers placement fees, and instead pass the cost on to the employer, reports sunstar.com.ph.Cesar A. Averia Jr., President and CEO...


Australia – Language skills give jobseekers an edge

11 February 2014

Speaking another language is a hugely important business skill and something that will only become more important for jobseekers in the future, according to the latest edition of the Hays Journal from recruitment firm Hays.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays Australia and New Zealand, com...


India - Banking expansion may create up to two million new jobs

10 February 2014

The banking sector may create up to two million (20 lakh) new jobs in the next 5-10 years, helped by the issuance of new licenses and efforts being made by the Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) and the government to expand financial services to rural areas according to the Press Trust of India. Hirin...