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Korea – Government cracks down on temporary worker numbers

8 July 2014

Nearly 37% of positions at big companies are filled with non-permanent workers, the Labour Ministry reported in its first disclosure of employment conditions at companies with more than 300 people on the payroll, reports koreatimes.co.kr.Non-permanent members consist of workers dispatched from ma...


Australia – Talent management a priority as rising business confidence fuels job growth

8 July 2014

Increasing business confidence is just one driver leading to expected jobs growth and hiring activity in Australia’s professional employment market, according to findings in the 2014/15 Michael Page Australia Salary & Employment Forecast. This outlook means talent management will be an even g...


India – Niche talent could command +20% salary hike

8 July 2014

Salary growth for employees in India is likely to remain between +5% and +14%, but professionals with niche talent can expect increment in excess of +20% this year, according to a survey from staffing firm TeamLease Services, reports The Economic Times of India.According to the report, the power...


Dubai – No quick fixes to talent gap

8 July 2014

Recruitment agencies in Dubai and companies all over the world who are feeling the negative impacts of the growing talent gap should realise that there are no quick fixes for the issue, according to online recruitment firm Recruitment Village, reports digitaljournal.com.“However, through inn...


China – Landmark collective bargaining proposal criticised by businesses

7 July 2014

In August 2013, 12 agency hospital security guards climbed atop the roof of a three-storey outpatient clinic of a hospital in the southern province of Guangdong and unfurled large banners, pleading for the management to negotiate an equal pay package, reports The South China Morning Post.The prot...


Chile – Immigrant workers adding pressure to labour market

7 July 2014

Immigration to Chile jumped +24% last year, as workers from countries like Colombia, Peru, and Spain came to what is considered the wealthiest country in Latin America looking for jobs, according to Bloomberg, reports latinpost.com.In 2013, 158,128 people received either temporary or permane...


New Zealand – No end to strong demand for skilled labour

7 July 2014

The employment market is booming, according to the latest quarterly data from listing and auction site Trade Me, reports stuff.co.nz. The site reported that the total number of job vacancies advertised through its website during the three months to the end of June was up by +19% compared with the...


Vietnam – Ciett broadens its membership base

7 July 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) has announced the launch of its newest member the Vietnam Employment Agencies Federation (VEAF). The organisation was co-founded by recruitment firms Adecco, HR2B, Talentnet, 121 Personnel, and ManpowerGroup, all of whose Coun...


Brazil – World Cup construction company added to slave labour list

7 July 2014

Brazil’s Labour Ministry has added the construction company that built two stadiums for the World Cup to its slave labour “dirty list” released this week, according to a ministry statement, reports Reuters.OAS SA, one of Brazil’s largest construction firms, was accused of subjecting 124 work...


Australia – Temporary and contract jobs set to rise

4 July 2014

More temporary and contracting jobs are set to be available in Australia with a new guide showing that an estimated 16% of businesses expect their employment of such staff to increase in the next 12 months, reports australiaforum.com.The data from the 2014 Hays Salary Guide also shows that 65% of...