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India – Online job referral trending

20 June 2013

Online job portal Shine.com has launched a social media referral service aimed at helping job seekers find work. The service links to the user’s Facebook account identifying friends working in companies with suitable vacancies. The friend is asked to support the user’s application by referring th...


Australia – Online job adverts fall slightly

19 June 2013

The Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) reported a drop of -0.5% in the number of job advertisements posted online in May, compared with the previous month. The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) now sits -57.5% below its peak in March 2008.IVI fell -22% compared with M...


Asia Pacific – Filipino staffing firm underpaid workers

19 June 2013

The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against Philippines-based labour hire company InterOrient Maritime. They allege that while in Australian waters InterOrient failed to comply with a demand to pay their Filipino crew according to Australian workplace laws.It is alleged t...


Australia – Staff favour clear desk policies

19 June 2013

A new study by Hays Australia today shows that 81% of people surveyed believe a clear desk policy – meaning a workstation free of any items or paperwork – helps to keep company information secure.Of those surveyed, 12% believe that a clear desk policy stifled individuality. A further 7% responded...


India – Manpower shortage hits Income Tax Department

19 June 2013

Due to a shortage of manpower, the Income Tax Department is unable to arrest tax evaders, said Mr Bhattacharya of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers’ Association, according to an article in The Statesman.Speaking in Kolkata, Mr Bhattacharya, the General Secretary, added: “The process of filing retu...


Myanmar – ILO lifts remaining restrictions

19 June 2013

The International Labour Conference has voted to lift all remaining International Labour Organisation (ILO) restrictions on Myanmar. The remaining restrictions centred on Myanmar’s use of forced labour.The ILO restrictions were initially introduced in 1999 and 2000. Based on Article 33 of the ILO...


China – Kelly Services appoints MD amid expansion plans

18 June 2013

US recruiter Kelly Services has appointed Leroy Yue as Managing Director and Country Manager for China, the firm announced Monday. He will be managing the company’s Chinese operating units at a time when the firm is planning to expand in the country.“My objective is to make Kelly China a platform...


Hong Kong – Unemployment falls, labour demand strong

18 June 2013

Unemployment in Hong Kong dropped surprisingly last month, official statistics showed on Tuesday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased from 3.5% in April to 3.4% at the end of May.At the same time total employment increased by around 17,200 from April to 3,735,500 in May. The Censu...


Myanmar – Recruiters to stop sending migrant workers after attacks

18 June 2013

The Myanmar Labour Ministry has called on overseas employment agencies to stop sending local workers to Malaysia after a series of assaults on migrant workers last month, according to local media reports.The Ministry has issued a directive to prevent workers from moving to Malaysia over concerns...


Middle East – Online recruiter Bayt.com extends reach to ICT sector

18 June 2013

Bayt.com, an online recruitment technology provider in the Middle East and North Africa, has signed an agreement to give member companies of the ICT Association of Jordan special access to a bundle of recruitment solutions.The agreement aims to enable the companies in Jordan’s fast growing ICT se...