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Australia – Supply and demand disconnect in ICT recruitment

27 June 2014

Graphic designer was the most searched job in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector across Australia between 1 March 2014 and 1 June 2014, according to job board Indeed, reports theage.com.au. However, the jobs candidates are looking for don’t seem to match with the jobs that are...

Japan – Job market shows signs of improvement but tightness remains

27 June 2014

Japan's job market showed strong signs of improvement in May highlighting the progress in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to put the economy on a solid growth path, reports The Wall Street Journal.

As Japanese employers continue to add jobs, the jobs-to-applicants ratio for May hit 1.09, meaning that...

Bangladesh – Overseas workers badly impacted by Middle East recruitment shutdown

27 June 2014

The export of labour to the Middle East has come to a virtual standstill as a result of failing diplomatic relations with the recruiting countries, reports The Financial Express Bangladesh.

According to industry insiders, the crisis is all the more painful because there has been little official effort...

Australia – Falsified CV leads to fraud investigation

26 June 2014

People often embellish or exaggerate their past experience when applying for jobs. This is common practice and undoubtedly something that recruiters take into consideration when they read the multitude of CVs that cross their desks.

However, when the exaggeration becomes an outright lie, the risk to the...

India – Local recruiter partners with German staffing company

26 June 2014

TMI Network, a Hyderabad-based recruitment and HR services company, announced that it has entered in to partnership agreement with Berlin-based recruitment firm Heads In Motion GmbH (HIM), to offer joint services in the talent acquisition segment in India, reports The Hindu Business Line.

The two companies...

Australia – Rise in job vacancies unlikely to last

26 June 2014

A rise in the number of job vacancies has suggested that the prospects for jobseekers aren't deteriorating after all. The increase appears to contradict other data showing slower employment growth and falling numbers of job adverts, reports The Australian.

The new seasonally adjusted figures from the...

World – AESC accepts eight new executive search firms into membership

26 June 2014

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) announced the addition of eight retained executive search firms into AESC’s global membership. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils.  

The AESC welcomes:

  • Clarey/Napier...

India – Trademark ruling made in favour of Info Edge

25 June 2014

The Delhi High Court has ruled in favour of job board Info Edge (India) Ltd and banned New Delhi-based job board CV Naukri from using the terms “Naukri” and “Naukri.com”, reports business-standard.com.

The judge ruled that Info Edge had made a case that it will suffer irreparable loss and injury...

Australia – Government review of workplace laws stalled, for now

25 June 2014

The Australian government’s decision to halt its review of workplace laws has been viewed by the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) as an acknowledgement that those adversely affected by recent budget cuts will also be those adversely affected by the workplace review.

According the Sydney Morning...

Cambodia – Recruitment firms enlisted to help workers return to Thailand

25 June 2014

The Cambodian Ministry of Labour has granted 40 recruitment agencies the authority to send migrant workers to Thailand and provide all necessary permits and documents for a flat fee of USD 49, reports cambodiadaily.com.

More than 240,000 Cambodian migrant workers, mostly undocumented, fled Thailand this...