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World – Rise of the silver workforce

13 June 2014

The number of people working past what once would have been considered the traditional retirement age is growing. The swelling ranks of mature workers can teach younger workers a thing or two about the world of work and those willing to listen could find their careers benefitting, reports recruit...


China – Zhaopin shares launched in New York

12 June 2014

Chinese job board Zhaopin Ltd has signed an underwriting agreement in relation to its initial public offering (IPO). Beijing-based Zhaopin was China’s second-largest online recruitment services provider in 2013 after 51job.SEEK International Investments Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Australian job boa...


World – Ciett welcomes adoption of ILO Protocol to fight forced labour

12 June 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) has welcomed the adoption of the ILO Protocol and Recommendation to fight forced labour. The Protocol recognises ILO Convention on Private Employment Agencies, 1997 (No. 181) as one of the key international labour standards re...


Australia – SEEK: Labour market remains resilient

12 June 2014

Softening consumer confidence following the 2014-2015 Budget has not stalled recruitment, with only a modest -1% month-on-month fall in new job adverts in May, according to job board SEEK.According to SEEK, new job adverts were +7.4% higher than in May 2013, however, the strong growth seen b...


India – Recruitment up year-on-year in May but downward trend noted

12 June 2014

Recruitment trends remained muted across India during May 2014, compared with April, with the exception of IT and IT-enabled-Services (ITeS), which reported double-digit recruitment growth, according to a report by job board Naukri.com, reports zeenews.india.com.On a year-on-year basis, recruitme...


Korea – Ferry disaster sinks jobs growth

12 June 2014

The economic impact of the Sewol ferry disaster in Korea, which caused the deaths of at least 292 people in April this year, has affected the nation’s job market, according to a report released by Statistics Korea, reports koreajoongangdaily.joins.com.The number of people who were newly employed...


Australia – Job placements under government scheme plunge

11 June 2014

The number of work placements achieved by the federal government’s USD 1.4 billion Jobs Services Australia (JSA) programme fell by -25% over three years. An audit report published this week highlighted the significant decline in job placements from 480,000 in 2010/11 to 360,000 in 2012/13, but wa...


Dubai – Hospitality sector jobs rebound

11 June 2014

The number of job vacancies in the Gulf's hospitality sector more than trebled from 18,000 in 2009 to 61,000 in 2013, according to a new Hospitality Employment report published today by recruitment website Catererglobal.com.The report found that job vacancies increased by over +25% since 2012, bu...


Singapore – Partnership with ILO to improve labour practices renewed

11 June 2014

Singapore’s Minister of Manpower (MoM) has renewed its partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia, reports channelnewsasia.com.MOM said the new two-year agreement would see both parties collaborate on activities in the...


Middle East – World Cup hangover to take toll on workplace productivity

11 June 2014

The 2014 football World Cup is likely to hit productivity of employees across the Middle East, according to a survey by GulfTalent. Although none of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have qualified for the tournament, 89% of employees in the region plan to watch at least some of t...