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Azerbaijan - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation discusses labour and employment partnership

18 June 2014

The Management Committee of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) met in Azerbaijan yesterday to discuss the establishment of a partnership on labour, employment, and social protections, reports abc.az.According to the Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of Population, r...


World – Korn/Ferry reports record growth in Q4

17 June 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International (KFY: NYSE) reported revenue of USD 260.8 million for the fourth quarter ending 30 April 2014, an increase of +9% compared with USD 238.6 million last year.Operating income for the period rose by +59% to USD 24.5 million, up from USD 15.4 million in...


World – ManpowerGroup: How HR leaders can stem the talent shortage

17 June 2014

ManpowerGroup, the third largest staffing firm in the world, found that 36% of employers globally have reported talent shortages this year, the highest percentage in seven years. In the nine years since ManpowerGroup conducted its first Talent Shortage Survey, employers have yet to find the silve...


World – Don’t leave temporary work off your CV

17 June 2014

Temporary jobs often do not carry a direct link to a person’s professional or developmental goals, and, as a result, people are tempted to leave them off their CV. Even those who do think their temporary assignments should be listed, often find it difficult to include, what can be, such short ter...


Japan – Disabled people at private sector companies hits record high

17 June 2014

Private-sector companies in Japan maintained employed an estimated 409,000 people with disabilities in June 2013, exceeding 400,000 for the first time and marking a record high for the 10th consecutive year, the government said in its white paper on measures for disabled people, reports Japan Eco...


Australia – More colleagues, more complaints

17 June 2014

Australians working for small companies have fewer complaints about their colleagues than those working for big companies, according to a new study of 595 businesses by Regus Australia and New Zealand, reports hrmasia.com.According to the study, nearly half (49%) of all employees at companies wit...


South Africa – Adcorp: Government bungling fuelling skills shortage

16 June 2014

The shortage of skilled workers in South Africa is almost entirely due to government bungling and distrust of the private sector, according to Richard Pike, CEO temporary recruitment firm Adcorp, reports bdlive.co.za. Temporary recruitment is known locally as ‘labour broking’.Public institutions...


Oman – No plans to delay ban on return of expatriate workers

16 June 2014

There is no plan to delay the implementation of the ban on the return of expatriate workers across Oman, according to senior officials, reports The Times of Oman. The Royal Oman Police (ROP) and the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) have refuted all rumours in this regard.Talib Al Dhabari, a public...


Saudi Arabia – Nationals shun ‘low end’ jobs

16 June 2014

The Training and Recruitment Centre at the Riyadh Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) announced that there were 11,751 jobs allocated for Saudi nationals across 70 private sector firms, but only 1,760 jobseekers responded to interview calls, reports arabnews.com.It is unclear over what period...


Singapore – Hiring up but through short-term contracts

16 June 2014

Labour market watchers have predicted that companies in Singapore may increase headcount in the coming months, as economic activity picks up towards the end of the year. However, they expect that some of the hiring will lean toward short-term contracts, reports channelnewsasia.com. Human Cap...