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South Africa – Kelly Group acquires 80% stake in Anglo African Outstaffing

4 March 2014

South African staffing firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ) has acquired an 80% stake in Anglo African Outstaffing from the Troyleigh Family Trust for ZAR 10.4 million (USD 960,988), reports moneyweb.co.za. Kelly also has an option to acquire the remaining 20% at the end of September 2014.Anglo African was...


Australia – Executive employment growth driven by ICT sector

4 March 2014

The Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector outstripped every other business and industry sector in the recruitment of executives, with demand in the sector up by +70% in February compared with last year, according to research from executive search firm EL Consult, reports itwire.c...


Singapore – Ministry urged to extend work permit extensions to all permit holders

4 March 2014

The Migrant Workers' Centre (MWC) has called on the Ministry of Manpower (MOM) to extend changes in the maximum period of employment (POE) announced in the Budget statement to all work permit holders, regardless of skill level, reports channelnewsasia.com.In the 2014 Budget Statement published on...


Australia – Ongoing caution in Oil & Gas job market

4 March 2014

The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index for the fourth quarter of 2013 showed that operators are becoming more cautious about spending due to cost escalation and the financial viability of certain projects in Australia.The Index charts the number of jobs posted on nine oil and gas portals across...


Australia – CTPartners completes Johnson acquisition

3 March 2014

US recruitment firm CTPartners Executive Search (NYSE: CTP), announced today it had successfully completed its acquisition of independent Australian executive search firm Johnson. This marks the third acquisition of an Australian executive search firm by an international company in the past four...


Hong Kong – Singaporean cross-border commuting model considered

3 March 2014

Opposition to importing foreign workers into Hong Kong is to be expected in a city where pro-labour politicians have become increasingly vocal, reports The South China Morning Post (SCMP). These politicians are not alone though. As soon as the government raised the issue in the context of enhanci...


Australia – Strong growth in job adverts in February

3 March 2014

Job advert numbers increased by +5.1% in Australia during February following a flat start to the year, according to a survey from ANZ Bank. The survey, however, cautioned that it is still too soon to declare a recovery in the labour market.The recent increase in job advertisement numbers fol...


World – Top office annoyances

3 March 2014

The majority of working adults spend a considerable part of their week in the office. As with any space in which you’re forced to spend so much time, irritations and annoyances become magnified, according to recent data from LinkedIn, reports payscale.com.A recent survey from LinkedIn indicates t...


Bahrain – Fire kills workers in rogue labour camps

3 March 2014

Bahraini authorities have blamed workers for putting their own lives at risk by living in 'rogue' labour accommodations, reports gulf-daily-news.com (GDN). The statement was made following a fire in a two-storey building last week that killed three Bangladeshi workers and forced approximately 80...


World – Hudson revenue down in every region

28 February 2014

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global Inc. (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013 of USD 159.5 million, a fall of -11.9% in constant currency from USD 184.3 million in Q4 2012.The company achieved a gross profit of USD 56.9 million, down by -13.8% in...