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World – Adecco compensates travel blogger

1 July 2013

Following accusations that Adecco Group stole his idea for their recent recruitment campaign, Adecco Group has paid blogger Turner Barr USD 50,000. Posting on his blog, Mr Barr confirmed that Adecco had met his demands, following a publically supported online campaign.Mr Barr, in an open letter t...


Korea – Clamp down on unlawful use of dispatch workers

1 July 2013

Samsung Electronics has been accused by the main opposition party in Korea of illegally using approximately 10,000 dispatch [temporary] workers at various locations across South Korea. This allegation comes on the back of similar accusations against Hyundai Motor.A statement from the Democratic P...


Asia – Adecco launches speciality recruitment business

1 July 2013

Taking advantage of the growing luxury retail sector, Adecco Asia has launched a speciality recruitment initiative to provide staffing and recruitment services to retail business throughout Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.The fastest global growth in luxury goods sales in 2013 is expected to be...


India – Weak rupee hampering job growth

1 July 2013

The rupee sank last week to an all-time low of 60.35 against the USD, impacting on job growth and employment opportunities across India, according to an article on zeenews.india.com.Aditya Narayan Mishra, Randstad India’s President - Staffing, said, “A falling rupee makes imports costlier, pushes...


New Zealand – Randstad – older and younger workers challenged and underemployed

28 June 2013

In Randstad’s latest Workmonitor report, New Zealanders under the age of 25 or over the age of 55 reported difficulties in finding work. 86% responded that it was hard for older workers to find a suitable job, with 80% forced to take a job below their education level. 65% of respondents said that...


India – Education background affects future pay

28 June 2013

The name of an applicant’s college or university can affect their earning potential, according to a survey by executive search firm MANCER Consulting. Companies can pay employees from top level business schools up to twice as much, as employees from less well-established institutes.According to t...


Japan – Unemployment holds steady in May

28 June 2013

Figures released by the Japanese Statistics Bureau, reveal that unemployment fell in May by -6.1% compared with last year. This equates to 180,000 more people entering the workforce, and a current unemployment rate of 4.1%.The ratio of jobs-to-applicant rose to 0.9, an increase of +0.01 hitting i...


World – Unemployment levels to drop by 2015

27 June 2013

Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA, KELYB) released it Global Talent Market report, predicting modest but stable growth in 2013, before improving in 2014-2015. Emerging markets in China, India, and Brazil are expected to continue to perform well, economically, with Russia expected to pick up in 201...


Singapore – Hiring at highest level in two years

27 June 2013

Hudson Global’s (HDSN: NASD) Employment Trends report, released today, gives an optimistic outlook for employment in Singapore. Hiring intentions for permanent posts have risen quarter-on-quarter (+5.5%) with 48.7% of employers intending to recruit more staff in the period July to September 2013....


Australia – IT workers seek jobs in New Zealand

27 June 2013

In a trend reversal, a growing number of IT workers in Australia are now hunting for work in neighbouring New Zealand, according to recruitment company Absolute IT. Between March and May 2013 the number of people relocating to New Zealand to find IT work was 102 people, equating to an increase of...