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Myanmar – ManpowerGroup calls for more gender equality

5 June 2013

ManpowerGroup will lead discussions on job creation and economic gender parity at the World Economic Forum on East Asia 2013 in Myanmar, titled "Courageous Transformation for Inclusion and Integration."The 22nd WEF on East Asia is the first leading international gathering of senior deci...


Australia – Peoplebank named best employer

5 June 2013

Specialist IT recruiter Peoplebank, one of the largest staffing firms in Australia, has been named as a Best Employer for the second consecutive year in Aon Hewitt’s latest Australian employer rankings.It is the only recruitment firm to achieve Best Employer status in both 2012 and 2013. “Peopleb...


World – Global unemployment to rise to 208m

4 June 2013

The International Labour Organization (ILO) warned that an uneven job recovery is posing a challenge to most countries in the world despite the global economy continuing a slow recovery from the financial crisis.Global unemployment is now predicted to rise from the current 200 million to nearly 2...


Australia – Employers cautious on salaries, finds Hays

4 June 2013

Employers in Australia are taking a cautious approach to salary increases in 2013-14 despite having a more optimistic outlook about business conditions for the year ahead, according to the latest Hays Salary Guide.This shows that 40% of employers see the economy strengthening in the next 6 to 12...


China – Employees upgrade skills for internal promotion prospects

4 June 2013

Employers who invest in training and staff development not only reap productivity benefits, but also have a better chance of retaining their employees, according to the latest findings from the Kelly Global Workforce Index.This found that 67% of respondents in China say that their main motivation...


India – Most companies struggle to attract and retain talent

4 June 2013

The majority of Indian companies are facing challenges in attracting and retaining talent with key skills, according to a new report by Tower Watson.  This found that 92% of firms in the country are affected by such recruitment challenges.At the same time, 75% of organisations have difficult...


Australia – Job ads decline for third month in a row

3 June 2013

Australian job advertisements in newspapers and on the internet fell for the third consecutive month in May, according to a new survey by the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group. This found that job ads dropped by a monthly rate of -2.4% in May after falling -1.7% in April.Advertisements are...


MENA – Freelancing grows in popularity

3 June 2013

Freelancing is growing in popularity in the Middle East and North Africa, according to a new survey which found that 75.2% of respondents believe it to offer a better work-life balance and pay than working full-time.Research by job site Bayt.com found that seven out of 10 respondents would consid...


Indonesia – Talent shortage worsening by 2020

3 June 2013

By 2020, companies in Indonesia will face large gaps in entry-level and middle-manager jobs, as well as a lack of leadership skills among senior executives, according to a new report by the Boston Consulting Group.Indonesia’s economy will likely break into the global top 15 in the next decade, bu...


Australia – Union slams minimum wage increase

3 June 2013

Unions have slammed today’s decision by the Fair Work Commission to raise the minimum wage for 1.5 million low-paid workers by AUD 15.80 a week as a “very poor outcome”. The minimum wage will increase to AUD 622.20 per week.The Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) said that low-paid workers...