Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

India – Indian Staffing Federation appoints new CEO

15 March 2013

The Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), the main organisation representing recruitment firms in the country, today announced the appointment of Rufina Fernandes as its chief executive officer.“As we witness the rapid and promising growth of flexi staffing in Indian companies, we see ourselves playi...


Singapore – Employment grows amid tighter regulations on foreign workers

15 March 2013

Employment in Singapore continued to rise during 2012, as foreign employment growth slowed following tighter regulations on overseas workers, the Ministry of Manpower reported on Thursday.“With high employment creation, unemployment remained low, despite a rise in layoffs,” the ministry said. “Va...


Japan – Mazda loses misclassification case

14 March 2013

Mazda Motor Corp was ordered to pay unpaid wages to 13 former temporary agency workers after the Yamaguchi District Court ruled on Wednesday that the company’s employment practices were illegal.The court decided that the temporary workers were “regular” and not temporary employees. Based on this...


Australia – Unemployment steady in February

14 March 2013

Australia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained steady at 5.4% in February as more jobs were added than expected, the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced on Thursday.  The unemployment rate beat forecasts of 5.5%.The ABS reported that the number of people employed incr...


Japan – Abe-nomics little effect on hiring

14 March 2013

Improved business sentiment in Japan due to the election of a new government has not yet affected hiring levels according to recruiter Robert Walters. This found that the hiring outlook for 2013 is set to remain similar to 2012, despite anticipated pro-business policies from the new Abe governmen...


Around the web – Education recruiters complain about racism

13 March 2013

Several recruitment agencies have complained that some schools on the outskirts of London are hesitant to hire ethnic minority temporary staff, the BBC reports today. One recruiter, The London Teaching Pool, said that some schools did not want to have non-white teachers.Some schools appear to wor...


India – 10 steps to improve labour and staffing market

13 March 2013

The vice-president of the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) last week spoke about regulating the local labour market at a conference organised by the ISF and the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett).Rituparna Chakraborty said that the staffing industry “can play a hug...


Singapore – Recruiter fined for breaching law

13 March 2013

The operator of a Singapore-based staffing company was convicted on Tuesday for her involvement in producing work pass applications on behalf of an unlicensed employment agent, local media reports.Tay Lian Huay, the owner of Sunlight Employment Agency, was fined SGD 30,000 (USD 24,000) for the of...


Australia – Second-highest rate of temporary workers a “surprise”

13 March 2013

New research released today at the National Community Summit: Creating Secure Jobs and a Better Society suggests that Australia has the second-highest rate of temporary workers in OECD countries.President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), Ged Kearney, said that the findings were s...


China – New law makes it more difficult to engage with agency workers

12 March 2013

In December last year, China tightened legislation for the use of agency workers which will come into effect on 1 July 2013 with the aim to foster equal treatment between direct and agency employees. Barrister, Fatim Kurji, a UK-based employment law expert, said that these changes will make it mo...