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Japan – Workers least concerned about automation

3 March 2015

Japanese workers are most confident that their jobs will not become automated over the next 10 years when compared with European, North American, and Global averages, according to recruitment firm Randstad.Only 23.5% of Japanese workers are concerned about automation, compared with 25.5% of Europ...


Malaysia – Employers Federation expects jobs crunch in 2015

3 March 2015

Employees looking to change job this year should consider putting their plans on hold unless their new jobs pay at least 20% more, according to Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, Executives Director of the Malaysian Employers Federation, reports The Malaysian Daily Express.With the spiralling cost of livin...


New Zealand - Woman awarded $168k over offensive cake

2 March 2015

A Napier woman who baked an offensive cake about her former employers has been awarded more than NZD 168,000 (USD 126, 900) in damages following a Facebook breach of privacy and "loss of dignity" according to the New Zealand Herald.During a Human Rights Tribunal hearing last December, f...


Nepal - Recruitment firms resist regulation on transparency

2 March 2015

Foreign employment agencies have disregarded the new provision that requires them to conduct all their financial transactions through banks according to The Katmandu Post.Officials working at the frontline desk of the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) said none of the recruiting firms have...


Philippines – Agencies must have own Facebook accounts

2 March 2015

From 13 March, all licensed recruitment agencies deploying domestic workers must have their own Facebook account according to a ruling by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), according to interaksyon.comIn Memorandum Circular 1, series of 2015, POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cac...


Africa - Air Energi set to expand

2 March 2015

Air Energi, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has appointed Ford Garrard as Vice President for Africa. Garrard will lead the organisation’s growth across the continent and establish a number of regional service bases to support operators’...


World – Hudson Global reports slightly improved operating loss in Q4

27 February 2015

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 136.7 million, an increase of 2.8% in constant currency compared with the same quarter last year.    Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change CC Revenue...


Australia – Venture firm Fatfish invests in online staffing platform

27 February 2015

Internet ventures firm Fatfish Internet Group Ltd has invested AUD 50,000 (USD 39,440) in Nvoi Limited, an Australian fully managed online staffing platform for the temporary and contract workforce, reports digitalnewsasia.com.Fatfish is one of a number of investors who participated in a seed rou...


UAE – Less than half of HR directors plan to recruit in H1 2015

27 February 2015

Up to 40% of HR directors plan to recruit staff in the UAE in the first six months of 2015, with their companies set to add new positions, according to a report from recruitment firm Robert Half, reports gulfbusiness.com.The latest Professional Hiring Index was four points lower compared to the i...


Vietnam – ManpowerGroup obtains first new license

27 February 2015

Global recruitment giant ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) announced today that it has become the first foreign-owned workforce solutions company to obtain the new Vietnamese Subleasing License.The new license is one of the most significant aspects of the new labour code adopted by the National Assembly...