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Middle East – Education leaves job hunters unprepared

26 June 2013

Middle East job board, Bayt.com’s recent Middle East Workplace Dynamics; poll revealed that a fifth of professionals in the Middle East and North Africa do not believe that their education adequately prepared them for success in the workplace.Bayt.com VP of Sales, Suhail Masri, said, “21.2% of re...


Malaysia – Randstad to increase specialisation in Malaysia

25 June 2013

Dutch-based recruiter Randstad announced its plan to double its area of specialisation in Malaysia, and increase its business volume over the next two years. Randstad operates across Malaysia, headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, with offices in Cyberjaya and Penang.Malaysia currently contributes 5% of...


Australia – Companies abusing visa schemes

25 June 2013

An Australian Senate report recommended passing new laws to deter the misuse of the temporary skilled worker visa system. The laws, proposed by Immigration Minister Brendan O’Connor, call for all jobs to be advertised in Australia first. Only when suitable applicants cannot be found would employe...


New Zealand – Amendments proposed for employee relations bill

25 June 2013

To date, 27 proposed amendments have been submitted to the Transport and Industrial Relations Select Committee in relation to the New Zealand Employee Relations Bill. The Bill includes proposed changes to the law in relation to the use of temporary labour during strike periods.Part 8 (section 97)...


Taiwan – Unemployment at a five year low

25 June 2013

The unemployment rate fell for the third consecutive month to its lowest level in nearly five years, according to the Director General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics (DGBAS). The jobless rate dropped to 4.06%, returning to the level recorded before the global financial crisis of 2008. The T...


World – Monster survey reflects confidence in job market

24 June 2013

Monster’s latest job market survey reveals that 79% of job seekers are confident about finding a job in the next 12 months. 77% agree, however, that it is more challenging to find a job compared with a year ago.Jeffrey Quinn, Vice President of Monster’s Global Insights, said, “While the survey in...


World – Hays: Temporary work still has image problem in some countries

24 June 2013

The latest Hays Journal revealed mixed views on temporary work. Whilst flexibility of temporary workers offers obvious benefits to hiring managers, contingent workforces still have an image problem.The Hays UK Flexible Workforce Survey reports that 78% of respondents said the main benefit of a te...


World – Adecco accused of ripping-off idea

24 June 2013

Adecco Group has been accused by a travel blogger of stealing his idea for their new campaign. Blogger Tuner Barr created his own website called ‘Around the world in 80 jobs’ cataloguing his experiences traveling and working abroad.  Adecco used the exact same brand name for its latest recru...


Malaysia – Skilled workers to double by 2020

24 June 2013

In order to achieve the status of a high-income economy, Malaysia needs to nearly double its number of skilled workers. Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak announced that the Government intends to increase the number of skilled workers, to half of the total workforce, by 2020.The...


Singapore – en world appoints new president

24 June 2013

International recruitment agency, en world, has appointment Brian Richards as President of its Singapore operations. He will be responsible for leading and driving all of en world Singapore operations, its staffing divisions and corporate functions, as well as growing and expanding its...