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MENA – Job market set to improve in the next six months

22 September 2014

A third (35%) of respondents feel that business conditions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are currently “good” or “very good”, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index survey from job board Bayt.com.More than half (54%) of respondents also feel that business conditions wi...


UAE – Five steps to achieving Emiratisation

22 September 2014

There has been an increasingly competitive job market in the UAE for some time, with many companies, particularly in the private sector, struggling to recruit enough Emirati nationals to fulfil goals laid out by the government.Many countries throughout the Middle East are implementing recruitment...


Korea – Court rules in favour of contract workers demanding employment status

19 September 2014

The Seoul Central District Court has ruled in favour of nearly 1,000 contracted workers at Hyundai Motor’s assembly lines, who filed a lawsuit demanding that they become regular employees, reports Maeli Business Newspaper.The Seoul Central District Court partially upheld the claim of the con...


Australia – Contractors want to feel more included

19 September 2014

More than half (55%) of Australian and New Zealand contractors feel they are treated differently to permanent employees, despite 85% of employers believing contractors are treated the same, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters.The whitepaper, Leveraging the Contingent Workforce, surv...


India – Hiring sentiment improving

19 September 2014

After almost two years, the Indian job market is showing signs of improvement, with more than half of companies reporting that they are currently in hiring mode, according to a survey undertaken by recruitment firm Antal International, reports The Hans India.There has been a significant upsu...


Australia – Construction jobs rise to record high

19 September 2014

The number of people employed in the construction industry rose to a record high in the three months to August, as a result of the booming residential market in New South Wales (NSW), reports The Australian Financial Review.Employment in the building industry rose by +1.5% to 1.05 million pe...


Saudi Arabia – Police continue crackdown on illegal foreign workers

19 September 2014

Saudi Arabian security forces have arrested more than 15,000 foreign workers over the past few months for allegedly violating the Kingdom's residency and labour regulations said police spokesman Lt. Col. Aati bin Attiyah Al-Qurashi, reports MENA Financial Network.He said: “We have instructed real...


India – IKYA Group acquires Brainhunter

18 September 2014

Indian HR staffing solutions business IKYA Group announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian IT and engineering staffing firm Brainhunter, subject to statutory and regulatory approvals.The purpose of the acquisition is to help IKYA position itself as a global IT staffi...


South Sudan – Government orders termination of all foreign work contract, then backtracks

18 September 2014

South Sudan’s Labour and Public Services Ministry has ordered that the contracts of all foreign workers in the country be terminated, effective from the middle of October 2014, reports The Sudan Tribune.However, since the release of the announcement, South Sudanese officials have backtracked, som...


Malaysia – A third of electronic industry workers are forced labour

18 September 2014

A third (32%) of the 200,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry are forced labour, having either had their passports taken from them or working to pay back illegally high recruitment fees, reports The International New York Times.The report, conducted by monitoring group Verité, commissio...