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Singapore – Court fines recruiter, employers punished

25 April 2013

A 33-year-old man from Singapore was this week fined thousands of dollars for operating an employment agency without a valid licence from the Commissioner of Employment Agencies.Regulations in the country are tight regarding the operation of staffing companies and legislation punishes offenders w...


India – Signs of a troubled IT market

25 April 2013

Hiring slowdowns and the demand for diverse skills are taking a toll on the minds of Indian IT professionals, according to The Economic Times. Concerns have grown over the mental health of India's three-million strong IT workforce even as the industry slashes fresh hiring, demands better and more...


Australia – Temporary agency workers decline over past decade, unions condemn “insecurity”

24 April 2013

Australia's casual workforce remained relatively stable over the past decade, according to a new Productivity Commission paper that analyses forms of employment between 2001 and 2011. It found that casual and fixed term employees were no more prevalent at the end of the decade than at the start.N...


Asia - Unemployed bankers accept contracts on 25% less pay

24 April 2013

More contract positions have sprung up in the last six months because banks in Asia are under pressure to keep employee costs under control according to efinancial careers. Contractors usually do stints of between three and 12 months and , because they’re usually paid through recruitment agencies...


India - Employers optimistic about hiring in H1

24 April 2013

The consistent economic slowdown and the consequent pessimism in many sectors notwithstanding, employers in select sectors are upbeat on hiring "intent" for April to September this year, with Tier I & II cities holding out more promise for aspiring employees.Paradoxically, business...


Libya – Workers from Pakistan needed for reconstruction

24 April 2013

Following the overthrow of the Gaddafi’s regime and, notwithstanding yesterday’s bombing of the French Embassy, Libya needs a large number of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled workers to help with the development and reconstruction processes according to The Diplomatic Insight.The main sectors...


Indonesia – Temp Holdings to expand

23 April 2013

Japanese recruiter Temp Holdings is to expand its operations in Indonesia, citing the growing Indonesian staffing market and increasing demand for Japanese speakers as the reasons behind the move.In a press release, the company said it will open an additional office in the country to benefit from...


Thailand – More recruiters urged to register

23 April 2013

Thailand’s labour ministry wants to increase the registered number of staffing companies specialising in placing migrant workers in the country. It said that less than 20% of recruitment firms had so far completed the registration process.Pravit Khiengpol from the employment department confirmed...


South Africa – LinkedIn partners with talent provider Graylink

23 April 2013

LinkedIn has chosen local recruitment software specialists Graylink as its official talent solutions partner in the South African market as part of the firm’s global expansion plan. The partnership allows Graylink to assist LinkedIn in delivering talent solutions products in the country where Lin...


Taiwan – Job market shows little change in March

23 April 2013

In Taiwan , total employment increased by +1.07% in March when compared to the same time a year ago, official statistics show. Employment levels grew notably in the goods-producing and services sector, but fell in the agricultural sector. The total number of those employed in March reached 10.92...