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Japan – SMEs struggle with succession planning, says Hays

22 May 2013

Succession planning is something that all businesses should be thinking about, according to Hays Japan, which warned that the SME sector is failing to prepare for the future as other priorities jostle to the front.The recruiter said that lining up the next generation of leaders to run an organisa...


Thailand – Federation of employment agencies to help migrant workers

22 May 2013

The Federation of Oversea Employment Agencies in Myanmar has moved into Bangkok by opening its first branch office in Thailand. According to local media reports, the move is part of an agenda to support Myanmar migrant workers and their labour rights in the country.The chairman of the federation,...


India – Women want top jobs too

22 May 2013

Women are just as keen to take on leadership positions as men, according to Randstad India’s Workmonitor survey which found that 89% of women and 92% of men wished to take up leadership posts.But a clear majority of 76% felt there are not enough women in top positions in their organisations, beat...


Brazil – Formal sector adds 4 million jobs

21 May 2013

The Brazilian economy has created over four million jobs in the formal sector since 2011, according to Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff who announced the news on Monday. In a radio broadcast, she said that job creation played a vital role in reducing inequality in the country.“If we consider th...


Australia – ICT recruitment profitability down

21 May 2013

A new Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) report in Australia and New Zealand shows a weak quarter for the industry between January and March this year with profitability across the sector plummeting -53% on the same quarter last year. This is according to the latest research by ITCRA, the as...


India – Hiring and salaries to rise this year

21 May 2013

Staffing company TeamLease has published a new salary survey, offering good news to jobseekers as hiring activity is likely to grow in the coming months while salaries are expected to rise +12% in 2013.The report noted a +11% rise in hiring activity this year with salaries projected to see an upw...


Hong Kong – Labour market remains stable

21 May 2013

In Hong Kong, the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate stood at 3.5% in April, flat when compared to March. This is according to the latest labour force statistics by the Census and Statistics Department.Total employment decreased by around 1,900 from March to 3,718 300 in April 2013.Secretary f...


Singapore – Employers urged to adopt flexible work arrangements

20 May 2013

Hundreds of thousands of Singaporeans could re-enter the workforce and ease the nation's manpower shortage if more companies adopted flexible work arrangements, the Employer Alliance (EA) said today.In Singapore, there are more than 418,000 economically inactive residents, mainly women who want t...


World – Oil and gas sector rebounds, finds Hays

20 May 2013

The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index recovered from the dip experienced in the last quarter of 2012 and has shown two consecutive years of substantial improvement. The index charts the number of jobs posted on nine oil and gas portals across the world.It stood at 1.49 in March 2013, improving...


Asia – Resource Group expands in region

20 May 2013

Specialist staffing agency Resource Group today announced new operations in China, with the firm for the first time providing training, recruitment & engineering services directly to the Asian market.Resource Aviation Services Asia Limited has been established to enable Resource Group to bett...