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India – Need to encourage more contract employment

16 September 2013

India needs to encourage contract employment, with adequate safeguards including social security measures, to generate formal employment in the manufacturing sector, says a study on Comparison of Labour Laws: Select Countries by Export-Import Bank of India, reports the Hindu Business Li...


Australia – ICT recruitment bounce expected following election

16 September 2013

One of Australia’s largest IT recruiters has predicted a spike in the ICT jobs market following the election of a “pro-business” Abbott government, according to arnnet.com.au. Peoplebank chief executive Peter Acheson said the new government was good news for ICT and expected a boost to hiring acr...


India – Future’s bright for recruitment in coming months

16 September 2013

Corporate India's hiring plans are expected to witness a pick-up in the coming months, as companies will not only hire for their core business areas, but also for positions that were on hold due to weak economic sentiments, experts have said, reports the Economic Times India.Recent initiatives by...


Indonesia – Expatriate recruitment restricted to encourage domestic employment

16 September 2013

Indonesia has cut back on the recruitment of expatriate workers since last year in a move to provide more opportunities to develop local human resources, according to Bernama, the official national news agency of Malaysia.The Indonesian government is also planning to introduce more restrictions n...


UAE –Labour market competitive yet healthy

16 September 2013

The United Arab Emirates has a renewed buoyancy in the job market, a fairness of pay by gender, and a clustering of UAE nations in selected sectors, according to the annual UAE compensation and Benefits Report from global management consulting firm Hay Group.The report contains an analysis of sal...


Australia – Adecco CEO steps down

16 September 2013

Jeff Doyle, CEO of Adecco Australia and New Zealand, has stepped down from his post after four years, according to Shortlist. No further details have been forthcoming from Adecco at present.Jeff Doyle was appointed CEO of Adecco Group Australia and New Zealand in 2009, following his success as th...


Japan – Dip Corporation revises results forecast

13 September 2013

Japan-based online job portal Dip Corporation (2379: JP) released upwardly revised figures for second quarter results for the period ending 31 August 2013 and its full year results ending February 2014. The company operates Baitoru.com, a job sites for part-time job seekers and Hatarako for nurse...


World – Randstad: Employers making higher demands on staff

13 September 2013

Almost nine out of ten employees feel that their employers are making higher demands on their skills and competencies than five years ago, according to the latest Randstad Workmonitor. This feeling runs particularly high in China where 94% of respondents agreed, followed by Malaysia with 93%, and...


UAE – Employment levels rising across region

13 September 2013

UAE recruitment levels are steadily increasing as employers look to grow their workforces. The country’s enduring image as a ‘safe haven’ has boosted employment numbers, according to the Gulf News.Christopher Greaves, Managing Director at recruitment consultancy Hays, Gulf Region, reported to the...


Singapore – Unemployment rises to 2.1%

13 September 2013

A tight labour market has seen unemployment remaining low, though it rose slightly during the second quarter of 2013. These are the key findings from the ‘Labour Market Second Quarter 2013’ report released by the Ministry of Manpower.The seasonally adjusted overall unemployment rate was 2.1% in J...