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India –Employers optimistic about hiring in Q1 2016

8 December 2015

According to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, Indian employers are the most confident among the 42 countries surveyed in terms of hiring plans for the quarter to March 2016.

India is first on the list with about 42% of the 5,065 employers surveyed in the country expected to increase their...


Australia – Index shows more than half trust sharing economy

8 December 2015

Ratesetter Australia, an Australian peer-to-peer lending platform, has launched a data guide called the Sharing Economy Trust Index which shows that more than half of Australians (52%) trust a sharing economy service over a traditional one.

The index aims to explore Australians’ use of and attitudes...


India – Randstad: RPO to be the next big trend in Human Resources

8 December 2015

In an interview with the TimesofIndia, Randstad global CFO Robert Jan van de Kraats said that Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) will be the next big trend in HR and that India is one of the biggest sourcing centres for the company. Moorthy Uppaluri,  CEO of Randstad India, also took part in...


Australia – Ashley Services see bumpy road ahead

7 December 2015

Ashley Services Group Limited (ASX: ASH), the Australian labour hire, recruitment and training provider has reduced its FY16 EBITDA forecast to a range of AUD 7 million to AUD 9 million (USD 5.1 to USD 6.6 million).

In a new market update, the company acknowledges that results to date have been below...


Singapore – Award winning digital recruitment strategy

7 December 2015

Implementing a new recruitment platform is never easy. However global advertising company GroupM, a recent gold winner of the Best Recruitment Technology at the Asia Recruitment Awards (Singapore) proves that when done right, the organisation can reap many benefits including improving candidate experience,...


India – Genius Consultants Chairman interviewed by Indian Staffing Federation

7 December 2015

In an exclusive interview with the Indian Staffing Federation, Mr. R P Yadav, Chairman & MD of Genius Consultants Ltd shared his views on the role of staffing in the Indian economy and the future of the Indian staffing market. The interview is outline below:

What are the critical reforms that are...


Australia –Queensland inquiry to investigate labour hire companies

4 December 2015

A Queensland parliamentary inquiry is set to investigate crooked labour hire operators.

The inquiry will look into allegations that labour hire companies operating in Queensland are in breach of the law and avoiding their obligations to workers.

Treasurer and Industrial Relations Minister Curtis Pitt said...


India- Chief Minister promises changes for contract workers and new wage rules

4 December 2015

The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, has reiterated his government’s commitment to implement proposed minimum wage legislation.

“Despite the Supreme Court’s directions on the issue of dignified minimum wages for well being of workers, nothing much has been done in any state,” Kejrwial...


South Africa - Dutch recruitment agency expands to Cape Town

4 December 2015

QSXL, a Dutch recruitment agency, has announced it will open an office in South Africa next week.

QSXL South Africa will be based in Cape Town and will be led by Brett Thomas, a managing partner.

“In South Africa there is a shortage of qualified personnel,” Thomas said. “Organizations try to solve...


China - Survey shows salary and career advancement are top factors for attracting and keeping employees

3 December 2015

According to a survey by ZW HR Counsulting, a Chinese executive search firm, salaries and career advancement are the top factors for retaining employees.

The survey polled over 4,000 HR professionals across China.  Over half of those polled (77%) cited salaries and benefits as the most important...