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Hong Kong – Despite labour market growth, jobseekers cautious about finding new jobs

29 August 2014

Hong Kong’s employment market continues to display positive signs of growth and remains highly attractive to jobseekers, according to the 2014/15 Michael Page Hong Kong Employee Intentions Report.

Employers in high growth sectors, particularly digital, will have the opportunity to tap into the talent...

Indonesia – President-elect urged to strengthen migrant worker protection

28 August 2014

The Executive Director of Migrant Aid Indonesia, M. Kholili, has urged the country’s President-elect Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice-President-elect Jusuf Kalla to create a policy to strengthen the protection of Indonesian migrant workers, reports The Jakarta Post.

Mr Kholili stated: “The Jokowi-Kalla...

Malaysia – Foreign workers arrested following riot over working conditions

28 August 2014

Malaysian police have arrested 42 men after a riot of up to 1,000, mostly Nepalese, workers sparked fires and destroyed parts of an electronics export factory, reports Reuters.

The riot broke out in the southern industrial hub of Johor state on Tuesday at a factory run by JCY International,...

South Africa – Jobseekers prefer using recruitment agencies

28 August 2014

Most jobseekers want to be contacted periodically by potential employers with work opportunities that fit their skills sets and interests, according to the 2014 Kelly Global Workforce Index (KGWI), reports The Star.

The survey from South African recruitment firm Kelly Group (not to be confused with the...

Latin America – Labour market adding to income inequality

28 August 2014

For about a decade, researchers and policymakers have been saying that the key lesson from the world’s most unequal region in terms of income, Latin America, is that inequality can, and in fact did, decline, reports The Guardian.

This is supported by data from the Socio-Economic Database for Latin America...

India – ManpowerGroup CEO sees promise and opportunity in India

27 August 2014

In an interview with the Economic Times of India, CEO of ManpowerGroup Mr Prising spoke about the current recruitment environment in India and the country’s high growth potential. 

“Our third quarter 2014 Manpower Employment Outlook Survey of over 5,000 employers across India indicates...

New Zealand – Construction industry booming but salaries stagnate

27 August 2014

The majority (80%) of employers say business activity has increased in New Zealand’s construction industry over the last 12 months but salaries remain steady for most roles, according to the 2014 Hays Construction/New Zealand Institute of Building (NZIOB) Salary Guide.

David Cleet, Senior Business...

India – Companies adopting one-in/one-out recruitment policy for hiring women

27 August 2014

Companies across India are adopting a recruitment strategy of replacing any outgoing female employee with another woman in an attempt to improve gender diversity ratios, reports The Times of India.

Rohini Anand, Senior VP & Global Chief Diversity Officer for Sodexo India, which uses the one-in-one-out...

South Africa – Female executives on the rise

27 August 2014

Even though only 4% of companies listed on the Johannesburg stock exchange have female CEOs, women across South African are generally progressing quite well in business, and even outperforming their international counterparts in some areas, reports The Star.

Among the encouraging global statistics is...

Australia – CML Group diversification boosts revenue

26 August 2014

Australian recruitment company CML Group Ltd (CGR: ASX), formerly Careers Multilist Ltd, yesterday reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2014 of AUD 139.4 million (USD 129.7 million), an increase of +38.2% compared with AUD 100.8 million (USD 93.8 million) last year.

The company achieved a profit...