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Australia – Recruiters need to embrace mobile technology to reach young jobseekers

25 July 2014

A significant number of professionals are using their smartphones when hunting for a job, with Generation Y (those born in the early 1980s and early 2000s) leading the pack when it comes to swiping their way to a new career, reports smartcompany.com.au. The Robert Walters Employee Insig...


Japan – Details of Panasonic staffing subsidiary sale released

24 July 2014

Following the announcement earlier this month that electronics giant Panasonic is looking to sell its temporary staffing subsidiary, Panasonic Excel Staff, the company has announced that the bidding process will open in August, reports Bloomberg.The company expects about 10 staffing and private e...


Malaysia – Foreign workers being ripped off by recruiters

24 July 2014

The Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has accused rival political party the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) of defrauding foreign workers, reports freemalaysiatoday.com.“Malaysia’s policy on foreign workers is fraught with UMNO crony recruitment agencies ripping off...


India – Female IT workers paid a third less

24 July 2014

The gender pay gap in India’s IT industry is as high as +29%, according to the Monster Salary Index India IT Sector Report 2014 from job board Monster India, reports The Hindu Business Line.The study found that male IT workers received, on average, a gross salary of INR 359.25 (USD 5.99) an...


World – Executives working fewer hours but are constantly on-call

24 July 2014

Senior-level executives place the highest value on flexible work schedules as they adjust to the 24/7 work week, according to the 2014 Work-Life Balance survey from online career management service BlueSteps.While modern senior-level executives are working more hours and across more locations now...


World – Robert Half reports growth across all business segments

23 July 2014

US-based international professional staffing firm Robert Half (RHI: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 1.2 billion for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +10% compared with USD 1.1 billion during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +11% to USD 47...


India – Kelly Services expects job market to pick up substantially

23 July 2014

The Indian job market will pick up substantially this year, according to Natalia Shuman, Senior Vice President for US-based recruitment firm Kelly Services in APAC, EMEA, and North Asia. In an interview with The Hindu Business Line, Ms Shuman shared her views on hiring trends and the challenges f...


Australia – B20 recommends better access to agency work to create jobs

23 July 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) has welcomed the B20’s (Business 20) recommendations to the G20, which were launched at the B20 summit in Sydney last week.The business community is calling for structural reforms to increase flexibility and improve business c...


Australia – Huge ICT skills shortage in the next five years

23 July 2014

A new survey by IT recruitment firm Greythorn suggests that the Australian information technology sector is heading towards a huge skills shortage within the next five years, reports zdnet.com.The survey of nearly 3,000 IT professionals, which was carried out during May 2014, found that the propo...


Qatar – Labour laws reformed but controversial sponsorship system remains in place

22 July 2014

Qatar's government has announced labour market reforms designed to improve the treatment of foreign workers, although some of its most controversial practices remain in place, reports ibitimes.co.uk.New measures include restrictions on working outdoors in the hottest hours during the summer and a...