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India – Hiring outlook positive for permanent and temporary workers

24 August 2015

Indian employers have an optimistic recruitment outlook for the coming months and are planning to hire both permanent and temporary workers and increase salary levels, according to a survey from CareerBuilder, reports huffingtonpost.in.

According to CareerBuilder India's Midyear Job Forecast Study, 73%...

Singapore – Businesses and unions support raising the re-employment age

24 August 2015

Employers, business associations, and economists in Singapore have welcomed the government’s plan to increase the re-employment age to 67 years by 2017 reports todayonline.com.

In October 2014, Singapore’s Tripartite Committee on Employment of Older Workers (Tricom) recommended that the government...

Australia – Young people training for jobs that are set to radically change

24 August 2015

Six-in-10 Australian students are currently in training for jobs that will be radically changed by automation in the next 10 to 15 years, according to new research by The Foundation of Young Australia (FYA).

The report, entitled “New Work Order: Ensuring Young Australians Have Skills and Experience...

Australia – CML Group’s revenue rises but earnings stumble

21 August 2015

Australian recruitment firm CML Group (CGR: ASX) in a trading update reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 162.2 million (USD 119 million), an increase of 16% compared with AUD 139.4 million (USD 102.2 million) the previous year. 

  FY 2015 FY 2014 Change
Revenue ...

China – Zhaopin planning for acquisitions

21 August 2015

Chinese job board Zhaopin (ZPIN: NYSE) is looking to further consolidate its presence in the Chinese staffing market with further mergers and acquisitions, according to Evan Guo, CEO of Zhaopin, reports chinadaily.com.cn.

In June 2014 Zhaopin acquired a 100% equity interest in Chinese job board JobsBD...

Malaysia – Free online management system for sourcing foreign workers to be introduced

21 August 2015

A free online management system for foreign workers will soon be introduced in Malaysia, in an attempt to reduce the cost and the amount of time it takes to bring them into the country, reports bernama.com.

Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi advised that applications for foreign workers...

Georgia – Database of foreign workers to be created

21 August 2015

Georgia’s Ministry of Labour, Healthcare, and Social Affairs has announced plans to create a database of foreigners employed in the country, in order to ensure that only those with the legal right to work in Georgia are able to do so, reports blackseanews.net.

Elza Jgerenaia, Head of the Ministry’s...

Australia – Improved trading environment boosts M&T Resources full year results

20 August 2015

Australia recruitment firm M&T Resources yesterday reported revenue growth of 11% to AUD 85.2 million (USD 62.5 million) for the year ending 30 June 2015, up from AUD 76.9 million (USD 56.4 million) a year ago. 

  FY2015 FY2014 Change
Revenue AUD 85.2 million AUD...

Singapore – Scheme launched enabling SMEs to retain skilled foreign workers for longer

20 August 2015

Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MoM) is launching a new scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hire and retain foreign workers, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say announced.

The Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme will help progressive SMEs transform and grow in the country’s new...

India – Only 5% of employees think their salaries match market standards

20 August 2015

The vast majority (95%) of Indian employees are dissatisfied with their current salaries, with only 5% saying that their salaries matched market standards, according to a survey from employer rating platform JobBuzz.

With salaries remaining the primary motivator for professionals looking to switch jobs,...