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Malaysia – Migrant workers worse off than back home

16 April 2014

An Asian parliamentary caucus on labour migration has called on Putrajaya to reveal details of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) it signed with nations who send their citizens to Malaysia for work, following reports of abuse and exploitation of migrant workers in the country, reports themalaysiani...


Oman – Recruitment ban extended

15 April 2014

A ban on employing expat construction workers and housekeeping staff in Oman's private sector has been extended by another six months by the Ministry of Manpower, according to The Times of Oman.The extension of the ban comes into effect from 4 May 2014, continuing a six-month ban that was due to...


Saudi Arabia – Labour Ministry cracks down on visa violators

15 April 2014

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced tough punishment for expats violating the country’s residency, labour, and business regulations. Punishment includes fines up to SAR 100,000 (USD 26,666), a jail term of up to two years, a recruitment ban, and deportation, reports arabnews.com. The move targe...


Hong Kong – Experis named the most comprehensive recruitment firm in greater China

15 April 2014

Experis Hong Kong, the professional talent resourcing arm of ManpowerGroup, has been named the Most Comprehensive Recruitment Firm in the Greater China Region at the Most Valuable Services Awards 2014.“We are proud and honoured that Experis has been recognised for excellence in delivering customi...


India – Wage gap widening

15 April 2014

While the Indian government is trying to promote greater equality, not only in the labour market but also across India, there is clear evidence that the disparity between CEOs and their labour force is widening, reports dninda.com.India’s highest paid CEO in the financial year 2012-2013 earned 1,...


Nepal – Labour village set up in Kathmandu

15 April 2014

In a bid to provide Nepal’s entire foreign employment related services from one location, the government has initiated efforts to build a labour village in the capital city of Kathmandu, reports ekantipur.com.The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) has leased land from the Nepal Trust, an in...


India – More M&A anticipated in 2014

14 April 2014

Pankaj Bansal is always busy, but this year he is particularly stressed for time according to Business Today. The Co-founder and CEO of recruitment company, PeopleStrong, is not only responding to an increase in demand for talent from clients but is also scouting the market for potentia...


UAE - Professional job opportunities rise +8% and temporary jobs to leap in the summer

14 April 2014

Following a buoyant February, when the professional jobs market ramped up again after the New Year break, March's UAE Employment Monitor from Morgan McKinley recorded a +8% month-on-month rise in available positions across the region - from 2,238 to 2,417 professional roles. Vacancies a...


Australia – Do you have a recharge station?

14 April 2014

Stressed employees are turning to office recharge stations to save them from the daily grind according to HC online.A recent poll from recruitment marketing specialists, Employment Office, has revealed that just under half (49.6%) of Australian companies are combating waning e...


Japan - Robert Walters to supply national rugby team

14 April 2014

Robert Walters Japan K.K. has signed an agreement to become the official supplier to the Japanese Rugby Football Union’s Men`s and Youth (U23-U19) National Rugby teams. The Japan National team actively competes on the global stage and will be participating the 2015 World Cup in England with a vis...