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South Africa – Temporary jobs boosting employment

10 July 2014

There were an additional 26,090 job across South Africa in June, compared with the previous month, according to the latest figures from South Africa’s largest staffing firm, Adcorp. The growth stemmed from a +4.3% increase if temporary work and a +4.8% increase in agency work. Compared with last...


Singapore – Demand for talent high but recruitment process remains slow

10 July 2014

There has been a continued demand for high quality talent in Singapore during the first half of 2014, according to the H1 2014 Market Trends & Salary Report Singapore from Australia recruitment firm ambition.Paul Endacott, Managing Director for South East Asia for ambition, commented: Singapo...


Australia – SEEK: Demand up for property and construction workers

10 July 2014

The number of new job adverts in Australia increased by +0.5% between May and June 2014, buoyed by year-on-year growth in the demand for labour in the property and construction sectors, according to Australian job board SEEK.While key economic indicators have fluctuated throughout 2014, new job a...


World – Right Management: Leadership gap a growing concern

10 July 2014

Leadership development is the top priority for HR leaders around the world, according to Talent Management: Accelerating Business Performance, a survey by Right Management, the career and talent management experts within ManpowerGroup.Among the more than 2,200 senior HR leaders globally who parti...


South Africa – Minimum wage increased by +7.7% in the hospitality sector

10 July 2014

Hospitality sector workers across South Africa will receive a higher minimum wage, effective from 1 July 2014, reports allafrica.com. The new minimum wage will run until 30 June 2015 and represents an increase of +7.7%.The Labour Department explained that in terms of the sectoral determination, w...


Australia – Temporary work a great stepping stone to employment

9 July 2014

Australian workers believe that temporary work is the best path to securing a permanent role, with 80% of workers viewing temporary work as a stepping stone to a full-time job, according to recruitment giant Randstad.With recent government projections stating that 30% of graduates could stil...


World – Michael Page: Salaries remain relatively unchanged but bonuses on the rise

9 July 2014

More than half (51%) of respondents to the Michael Page 2014 Global Salary and Bonus Insight report advised that their salary did not increase at the end of 2013. This marks a slight increase from 47% in 2012. A third (29%) of Managing Directors received no salary increase last year, down from 54...


Fiji – Foreign employment service launched

9 July 2014

Members of the public can now seek employment overseas with the assistance of the Fijian Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment following the launch of the Foreign Employment Services (FORES) earlier this month, reports the Fiji Times.Through FORES, members of the public can now...


Singapore – Ambitious workers would sacrifice friendship for a promotion

9 July 2014

More than half (51.6%) of Singaporean workers would consider sacrificing a workplace friendship to obtain a promotion, according to the Relationships @Work survey, reports hrmasia.com.The survey also revealed that a fifth of respondents, mostly those aged 18 to 34, mingled with their colleag...


Dubai – RP International acquires Aero Appointments

8 July 2014

Global recruitment and international search firm RP International announced its acquisition of Aero Appointments, an executive search and permanent recruitment specialist within the aviation sector.RP International’s Dubai-based Aviation practice provides a full portfolio of services across the s...