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Australia – Recruitment agencies come under fire again

10 October 2013

A senior insurance broker, who has been looking for work for the past seven months, has accused recruitment agencies of discriminating against him because of his age, reports insurancebusinessonline.com.au.Having left his previous job to look after his mother and pursue new challenges, Sydney-bas...


Malaysia – Losing the talent battle with Singapore

10 October 2013

Singapore’s labour force is now ranked as the third best labour force in the world, according to the World Economic Forum’s Human Capital Report. Malaysia’s workforce comes in at a respectable 22, but still lags behind its long-time rival, Singapore, reports ValueWalk.  With Malaysia trying...


South Africa – Primeserv struggles despite revenue growth

9 October 2013

Human resources company Primeserv Group Ltd (PMV: SJ) reported revenue of ZAR 654.9 million (USD 65.5 million) for the full year ending 31 March 2013, an increase of +6.8% from ZAR 613.1 million (USD 61.4 million) during the previous year.Comprehensive loss for the year ending 31 March 2013 was Z...


Cambodia – Tougher laws for recruiters

9 October 2013

A new set of regulations adopted by a Minister (prakases) that have been tacked onto a law that regulates overseas employment recruitment agencies is a “step in the right direction” towards protecting some of Cambodia’s most vulnerable citizens from scams and abuse, local and international NGOs s...


China – Global firms facing HR challenges in Asia

9 October 2013

Companies in Europe are struggling with sluggish demand and a gloomy employment market, while Asia seems like a land of promise: booming economies, robust demand, and a resilient job market, according to China Daily.But for those who are actually doing business in the region, there are also some...


Australia – Loyalty pays recruitment dividends

9 October 2013

Financial Analysts, Executive Assistants, and HR Analysts are just three of the professionals being sought by employers, as candidate movement and the preference for people with solid tenure in previous roles impacts hiring decisions, reports recruitment firm Hays.According to the recruiter’s lat...


Sri Lanka – Job Factory moving into global recruitment market

8 October 2013

Sri Lanka-based recruitment and outsourcing firm Job Factory, announced at a press conference that it is planning to launch into the overseas market as JobFactory-Global, reports prlog.org. JobFactory has already,been successful in obtaining an overseas recruitment license from the Foreign Employ...


Australia – Tempo announces board changes

8 October 2013

Recruitment firm Tempo Australia Ltd (TPP: AU) announced today that Chairman Nick Bowen will step down from his position from the 11 November 2013. Mr Bowen has accepted a senior executive role at mining firm Orica Ltd. Mr Bowen will continue as a Non-executive Director at Tempo.In a statement, T...


Japan – Robert Walters expands contract recruitment services

8 October 2013

Robert Walters PLC (RWA: LSE), the global recruitment consultancy, recently expanded its contract recruitment service nationwide to businesses in Osaka and the Kansai region. The Group's Osaka contracting team leverages one of Japan's most extensive databases of qualified professionals and offers...


Australia – Job advertisements unchanged in September

8 October 2013

The level of job advertising in Australia remains quite low. In September, job ads were -15% below the same month last year and only +6% above the lowest level reached during the global financial crisis, according to the latest figures from ANZ Research.Job advertisements rose +0.2% month-on-mont...