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India – Police bust international recruitment scam

10 March 2014

Delhi police have arrested 18 people, including two Nigerian nationals, following more than 300 complaints about a recruitment scam, reports the Times of India. While recruitment scams are not uncommon in India, the entire operation was orchestrated from Nigeria, where the founder of the recruitm...


South-east Asia – Declaration to promote decent work signed

7 March 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) organised yesterday a roundtable event in Singapore to promote decent work in south-east Asia. The discussions centred on the current working conditions in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.Represent...


Singapore – Foreign workers are generally happy, despite the riot!

7 March 2014

Despite rioting in response to the death of a foreign worker in December 2013, most foreign workers in Singapore feel that it is a good country to work in, reports todayonline.com. The comment was made yesterday by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) giving evidence to a Committee of Inquiry (C...


Jordan – Efforts to boost female participation in the labour market underway

7 March 2014

Economic empowerment for Jordanian women is a priority that requires amending some laws and enforcing others to enhance their participation in the job market, according to experts, reports zawya.com.Wafaa Bani Mustafa Member of Parliament (MP) said work is under way to propose amendments to the L...


World - Are you the largest staffing firm in…?

7 March 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ is currently gathering revenue information for our largest staffing lists. These list are highly regarded around the world making this is an excellent opportunity to increase the brand awareness of your company. We are primarily interested in companies operating in the...


Chile – Strong increase in temporary workers

6 March 2014

Data released by the Chilean National Statistics Institute (INE) revealed that the number of temporary workers increased by +16.7% during 2013. The number of all non-direct hires (temporary workers, contractors, sub-contractors etc.) also increased by +4.3% compared with last year, mainly in the...


Brazil – Skills shortages impacting labour market

6 March 2014

The Brazilian labour market is suffering from a shortage of skilled manpower, which is impacting companies of all sizes, reports surgiu.com.br. In northern Brazil, 17.4% of companies report difficulties in sourcing sufficiently skilled staff, which is nothing compared with the 84.4% of companies...


Asia – Job advert numbers up across the region

6 March 2014

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) released its Asia Job Index for Q4 2013 today revealing that the levels of professional jobs advertised during the quarter increased by +26.4% compared with Q4 2012. Every Asian country included in the index reported year-on-year increases...


Ghana – New system developed to control labour unrest

6 March 2014

The Ghanaian Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations is developing a Labour Market Information System that will enable employers and job seekers to exchange dialogue in an attempt to reduce labour agitations and unrest, reports businessghana.com.The system would not only inform the government...


Singapore – Rapid policy changes exacerbating high costs and labour shortages

5 March 2014

Recent moves to raise productivity, restrict foreign labour supply, and increase wages are happening together and too fast, and hurting firms already grappling with high costs and labour shortage, according to Member of Parliament (MP) Inderjit Singh, during the budget debate yesterday, reports t...