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New Zealand – 90,000 workers needed in the agricultural services sector by 2025

6 June 2014

Support services will be the biggest source of job growth for an increasingly sophisticated agricultural sector, according to a report on the future workforce needs of primary industries, reports business.scoop.co.nz.Projections from the Ministry of Primary Industries has forecast that 140,000 pr...


Saudi Arabia – 1,800 Indian nurses recruited

6 June 2014

Facing a dearth of trained female nurses, the Saudi government has recruited 2,100 foreign nurses, including 1,800 from India, to work in various government hospitals across the Kingdom, reports business-standard.com.Ilham Sindi, Director of the Health Ministry's nursing department is quoted by T...


Asia – Peoplebank: Persistence is key when working in Asia

5 June 2014

For Australian businesses expanding into Asia, adapting to different cultures and ways of work­ing is often easier said than done. When Leon Lau was expanding his recruitment business into Hong Kong, it appeared he had hit an insurmountable obstacle, reports The Australian.The name of his recruit...


Philippines – Recruiters ordered to repatriate all workers in Libya

5 June 2014

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has instructed recruitment agencies to immediately repatriate all overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) they have deployed to Libya, reports interaksyon.com.POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac reminded the recruiters that it is their, and the emp...


Australia – Minimum wage could undermine jobs growth

5 June 2014

The Treasurer of Australia, Joe Hockey, has warned that the Fair Work Commission's (FWC) decision to raise the minimum wage could undermine the government's attempts to lift the employment rate, reports The Australian.The FWC announced yesterday a +3% increase to the national minimum wa...


Colombia – BPO industry hampered by shortage of bilingual workers

5 June 2014

Colombia’s business process outsourcing (BPO) industry has generated thousands of jobs but only 6% of BPO firms in the South American country are able provide services in foreign languages, a joint study by the Colombian Commerce Ministry and market analyst firm IDC has found, repo...


Last chance for free entry in RPO Directory

4 June 2014

We are currently compiling a directory of Recruitment Process Outsourcing providers around the world, and we would like to included as many companies as possible.  The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council, made more widely avai...


Australia – Above inflation pay rise criticised

4 June 2014

One and a half million of Australia’s lowest paid workers will get an above-inflation pay rise of AUD 18.70 (USD 17.31) per week, according to The Australian. The +3% increase awarded by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) splits the difference between the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) de...


Indonesia – Employers’ group seeks wage gains cap

4 June 2014

Indonesia’s main employer group, Apindo, is seeking to cap wage gains at a figure below what authorities and unions have sought in recent years, raising the risk of labour disputes, reports the malaymailonline.com. Apindo takes part in annual wage negotiations with regional governments and unions...


Oman – Local workers opt for high-level companies

4 June 2014

Most Omani nationals are employed in high-level companies, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Manpower. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has classified companies into seven categories; namely Consultancy, International, Excellent, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4,...