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New Zealand – Randstad – older and younger workers challenged and underemployed

28 June 2013

In Randstad’s latest Workmonitor report, New Zealanders under the age of 25 or over the age of 55 reported difficulties in finding work. 86% responded that it was hard for older workers to find a suitable job, with 80% forced to take a job below their education level. 65% of respondents said that...


India – Education background affects future pay

28 June 2013

The name of an applicant’s college or university can affect their earning potential, according to a survey by executive search firm MANCER Consulting. Companies can pay employees from top level business schools up to twice as much, as employees from less well-established institutes.According to t...


Japan – Unemployment holds steady in May

28 June 2013

Figures released by the Japanese Statistics Bureau, reveal that unemployment fell in May by -6.1% compared with last year. This equates to 180,000 more people entering the workforce, and a current unemployment rate of 4.1%.The ratio of jobs-to-applicant rose to 0.9, an increase of +0.01 hitting i...


World – Unemployment levels to drop by 2015

27 June 2013

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA, KELYB) released it Global Talent Market report, predicting modest but stable growth in 2013, before improving in 2014-2015. Emerging markets in China, India, and Brazil are expected to continue to perform well, economically, with Russia expected to pick up in 201...


Singapore – Hiring at highest level in two years

27 June 2013

Hudson Global’s (HDSN: NASD) Employment Trends report, released today, gives an optimistic outlook for employment in Singapore. Hiring intentions for permanent posts have risen quarter-on-quarter (+5.5%) with 48.7% of employers intending to recruit more staff in the period July to September 2013....


Australia – IT workers seek jobs in New Zealand

27 June 2013

In a trend reversal, a growing number of IT workers in Australia are now hunting for work in neighbouring New Zealand, according to recruitment company Absolute IT. Between March and May 2013 the number of people relocating to New Zealand to find IT work was 102 people, equating to an increase of...


UAE – Summer working conditions released

26 June 2013

The Ministry of Labour in the United Arab Emirates has released its annual summer working conditions resolution, outlining the restrictions that employers must observe during the hot summer months, when temperatures can exceed 40 degrees Celsius .From Saturday 15 June to Sunday 15 Septe...


Australia – Unfair dismissal threshold rises from 1 July

26 June 2013

An amendment to the Fair Work Act on 1 July 2013 will raise the unfair dismissal high income threshold to AUD 129,300 (USD 119,654). Meaning a greater number of employees will have access to the available provisions. The threshold is calculated using an employee’s wages, employer contributio...


Middle East – Education leaves job hunters unprepared

26 June 2013

Middle East job board, Bayt.com’s recent Middle East Workplace Dynamics; poll revealed that a fifth of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa do not believe that their education adequately prepared them for success in the workplace.Bayt.com VP of Sales, Suhail Masri, said, “21.2% of re...


Malaysia – Randstad to increase specialisation in Malaysia

25 June 2013

Dutch-based recruiter Randstad announced its plan to double its area of specialisation in Malaysia, and increase its business volume over the next two years. Randstad operates across Malaysia, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, with offices in Cyberjaya and Penang.Malaysia currently contributes 5% of...