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MENA – Majority of professionals say Ramadan lifts morale at work

2 July 2014

A survey on ‘Ramadan in the MENA Workplace’, recently conducted by job board Bayt.com, found  that more than 80% of the working population in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) believe that Ramadan is a month that lifts morale at work.

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and...

Australia – Oil & Gas jobs boom expected

1 July 2014

The oil and gas sector is predicted to grow by +11.3% a year over the next five years, according to market research company IBISWorld, making the industry the fastest-growing jobs ­creation hub in Australia, reports afr.com.

The research analysed which industries are predicted to ‘sink or...

Australia – Executives taking on more fly-in-fly-out roles in Asia

1 July 2014

A highly competitive senior jobs market in Australia is forcing increasing numbers of executives to accept fly-in fly-out (FIFO) roles across Asia, according to the Michael Page Salary & Employment Forecast 2014/2015, which is due to be released this month, reports The Australian.

The report states...

Tanzania – One-stop shop for jobseekers announced

1 July 2014

Jobseekers across Tanzania will be able to access employment services digitally following the near completion of the Labour Market Information System (LMIS) and a one-stop job centre, reports dailynews.co.tz.

Boniface Chandaruba, Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Tanzanian Employment Services Agency...

Malaysia – Women still missing from the workforce

1 July 2014

Despite the economic value of women in the workforce, many companies in Malaysia are still reluctant to recruitment women even though the country has one of the lowest female labour force participation level in the Asean region at 46%, according to a report from the World Bank’s ‘Malaysia Economic...

South Africa – Adcorp Executive Director retires

1 July 2014

South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JNB) announced that Executive Director for Group Services and Chief Risk Officer Campbell Bomela has retired, effective from 30 June 2014, reports reuters.com.

Mr Bomela will continue to act as a director for several of Adcorp’s subsidiaries and consult...

India – Calls to change the rules for contract workers

30 June 2014

As the Rajasthan state government begins to reform its labour laws, Rituparna Chakraborty, President of the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), has called for immediate changes to be made to the rules for contract workers, reports business-standard.com.

Ms Chakraborty said that the contract labour rules...

Bahrain – Recruiters rethink strike against stricter regulation

30 June 2014

Recruitment agencies are reconsidering a proposed strike against stricter rules to regulate the recruitment field in Bahrain, reports The Gulf Daily News. The Bahrain Recruiters Society (BRS), which represents the majority of licensed recruitment agencies in the country, earlier called for a strike during...

Asia – More people working to death

30 June 2014

An estimated 600,000 Chinese workers die every year from working too hard, according to figures from China Youth Daily. China Radio International in April this year estimated the figure at 1,600 every day, reports businessweek.com. In China, such deaths are known as guolaosi.

The rising death rate comes...

Australia – Alliance proposes partnership to secure jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers

30 June 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), and the Business Council of Australia have jointly proposed improvements to employment services in order to deliver better job outcomes for people disadvantaged in the labour market.

The proposal, put forward...