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Japan – Contract work suffers from bad image, finds Hays

26 March 2013

Japanese employees still consider contract work to be less attractive than permanent employment with the industry suffering from a bad image, according to a survey by Hays. This found that 72% of respondents deemed contract work to be less appealing. Only 15% said its appeal had risen in recent y...


Singapore – Court makes first charge against employer breaching recruitment rules

25 March 2013

A court in Singapore charged an employer for engaging with an unlicensed agent last week. This is the first time an employer was prosecuted successfully since amendments to the employment agencies act came into force in April 2011, the Ministry of Manpower reports.The court charged 23-year-old In...


Asia – Hong Kong top city for talent, Mainland China outlook worsens

25 March 2013

Hong Kong has overtaken Shanghai in attracting most of the professional talent in Asia, a new survey of over 5,000 employees by recruitment specialist MRIC found. But the research shows that over a third of professionals in Hong Kong intend to leave the city for other metropolises such as Singapo...


India – Job growth expected, says Kelly Services

25 March 2013

Employers in India can expect higher rates of job growth by the end of the year as multinationals are likely to resume their expansion activities by then, according to senior vice president of Kelly Services, Pamela Berklich.“India, China and Latin America are high-growth geographies and therefor...


Asia – Recruit sheds light on graduate jobs

25 March 2013

A new survey by Japanese staffing firm Recruit Holdings has looked into the employment situation for university graduates in their 20s and 30s in Asia. Comparable data has so far not been available, Recruit said.“Until now, there has been no data available which makes comparisons possible, so tha...


Hong Kong – IT departments to hire more interims

25 March 2013

Eight in ten (82%) IT heads in Hong Kong are worried about the so-called scope creep in their companies, a survey of chief technology officers (CTOs) and chief information officers (CIOs) in Hong Kong has found. Many plan to hire additional interim or permanent staff to deal with the increased wo...


Australia – Jobseekers lack key skills

22 March 2013

Australian firms are struggling to hire staff with science, technology, engineering and mathematics (‘STEM’) skills, holding back productivity and competition, a new report by the Australian Industry (Ai) Group found. STEM skills are essential in the technical, engineering, ICT and telecommunicat...


Philippines – 16 staffing firms face the axe

22 March 2013

16 staffing companies which deployed workers to Hong Kong face suspension for collecting excessive placement fees, according to the Society of Hong Kong Accredited Recruiters of the Philippines (SHARP).The organisation is the largest body of licensed recruitment agencies deploying workers to Hong...


South Pacific – Fiji labour ministry warns of dodgy recruiters

22 March 2013

The ministry of labour on the Fiji islands has warned jobseekers to be careful when dealing with recruitment agents who offer overseas jobs. This followed a news report in the Fiji Times which revealed dodgy employment practices among recruiters who charged certain fees to candidates.The National...


Brazil – Employers add 123,446 jobs

21 March 2013

Employers in Brazil last month added a net 123,446 jobs, following a net increase of 28,900 in January. This is according to the country’s labour ministry which announced the job data on Wednesday afternoon.The increase in jobs beat expectations. Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg projected a lower n...