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Singapore – Robert Half: IT projects out of control

13 June 2013

Poor management and planning is causing the scope and cost of IT projects to get out of control, according to a survey by recruitment specialist Robert Half. This found that 76% of Chief Technology Officers (CTOs) and Chief Information Officers (CIOs) in Singapore are concerned about scope creep...


South Africa – Union slams labour brokers

12 June 2013

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has rejected arguments that job seekers should defend labour brokers because they create jobs after local media reported on a potential ban of temporary employment services.The Free Market Foundation (FMF) and their political allies, the Democratic Allia...


World – Randstad: Experience trumps education for the young

12 June 2013

Randstad’s quarterly Workmonitor survey has revealed that most employees believe that experience trumps education when it comes to employment opportunities. This is most evident in China where 92% found this to be true, followed closely by the United Kingdom and India where 91% of employees from...


South Korea – Job growth slows

12 June 2013

According to the latest figures by Statistics Korea, employment figures rose by 265,000 or +1.1% in May, compared with a year ago. However, the proportion of working-age adults in employment dipped by -0.1% year-on-year to 60.4%.    Permanent employment figures recorded a +6% increase i...


India – Pharma and IT drive recruitment levels

12 June 2013

Hiring activities in India jumped by +10% in May when compared to a year ago, according to the latest job index by jobsite Naukri. But month-on-month, the index registered a decline of -4%.Hiring levels were high in Delhi which posted a +26% increase while Mumbai has declined by -10% in May. Last...


World – Hudson: Employers recruit cheaper candidates

12 June 2013

According to research by Hudson RPO, firms are often recruiting the cheaper and more average candidates rather than those who arehigh performing and most suitable. Difficulty measuring quality of hires is reported as the main barrier to recruiting the best applicant, with cost and time also liste...


World – ManpowerGroup: Global employment uncertainty continues

11 June 2013

ManpowerGroup has today released the results of its global employment outlook survey for Q3 2013, providing little evidence that global hiring plans are improving by any notable degree into the second half of the year.The survey, which polled more than 65,000 hiring managers across 42 countries,...


Saudi Arabia – Labour amnesty closing

11 June 2013

In March 2013, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s (‘KSA’) Ministry of Labour launched an investigation into companies violating foreign employee sponsorship laws. The scale of the violations, in excess of five million people working unlawfully, resulted in the government declaring an amnesty for all i...


Australia – Adecco CEO wants to scrap minimum wage

11 June 2013

With Ford to end manufacturing operations in Australia by 2016, Adecco Chief Executive Patrick De Maeseneire has stated that the country needed to maintain industrial and manufacturing jobs to keep unskilled youth involved in the economy. The best way to accomplish that would be to remove the min...


India – Recruiters report slow hiring activities

11 June 2013

Bucking the general trend, employment in India between April and June has remained flat. What is usually considered an employment ‘springtime’, the expected 15-20% growth in employment has failed to materialise.Commenting in the Economic Times India, managing director of Indian recruiter ABC...