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India – Online hiring grows +7%

19 April 2013

Online hiring activity continued to rise in March, according to the latest employment index by Monster. This registered a +7% rise in hiring activity last month from the same time a year ago.The index signals an improvement in business confidence by local companies, the survey found. This is desp...


Around the web – South African employment equity “not serious”

19 April 2013

Top management positions in South Africa are still mainly filled by white people, online newspaper Sowetan writes. According to a survey by the Employment Equity Commission, nearly 73% of these jobs were taken by white people, down from 81.5% in 2002. The number of black people filling such top r...


Brazil – Economy adds 112,450 jobs

18 April 2013

Brazil’s labour ministry reported a rise in formal jobs during March, following an increase in economic activity. But the number of jobs added grew at a slower pace compared to a year ago.Brazil’s economy created 112,450 jobs last month, an increase of +0.3% from February, with the number of jobs...


Hong Kong – Labour demand buoyant, but unemployment edges up

18 April 2013

Unemployment in Hong Kong rose to 3.5% in the three months to March, the local Census and Statistics Department said on Thursday. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased from 3.4% in the December to February period.The underemployment rate was also up from 1.5% to 1.6%. Meanwhile, tot...


Japan – The hottest jobs this quarter

18 April 2013

The latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots report shows that IT professionals, web developers and FP&A managers are in high demand this quarter. Companies are particularly interested in hiring professionals with bilingual skills.The report, which covers hiring intentions for the April to June period,...


China – Women unhappy about pay, change jobs

18 April 2013

A new survey by recruitment solution provider Career International has revealed that Chinese women are unhappy about their pay with many planning to change their jobs to improve their situation.  The main motivation for changing jobs remains salary, closely followed by career opportunities a...


Taiwan – Professionals cautious about job move

18 April 2013

Professionals in Taiwan are more careful about moving careers this year due to economic uncertainty and its impact on the local job market.  New research by Management Recruiters International found that less than 24% of respondents were looking for a new job, down from 38% a year ago.“The r...


World – Adzuna enters four new markets

17 April 2013

Job search engine Adzuna has expanded its global operations into four markets with the firm launching publicly in Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Canada this week. The company searches the internet for job vacancies, offering visitors a broad selection of jobs on its site.With over 1.5 millio...


Australia – Bluestone CFO leaves

17 April 2013

International recruitment firm Bluestone Global Limited (ASX: BUE) today announced the resignation of its chief financial officer (CFO) Jean-Yves Didier with the firm citing personal reasons for his unexpected departure.Bluestone, which was previously known as Humanis Group, is one of the largest...


Singapore – PageGroup pockets important HR award

17 April 2013

PageGroup's Singapore business came first in the list of Preferred Recruitment Firms for roles recruiting SGD 5,000 to SGD 10,000 (USD 4,000 to USD 8,000) and roles over S$10,000 (USD 8,000).The company, made up of the combined operations of Michael Page, Page Personnel and Page Executive, was al...