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Australia – Government temporary workers at risk

29 October 2014

Thousands of public servants are at risk of losing their jobs on 24 February 2015 under new rules that prevent temporary workers from working with the same government agency for more than four years, according to public sector union the Public Service Association (PSA), reports The Sydney Morning...


India – HR managers need to engage more with temporary workers

29 October 2014

HR managers need to look beyond engaging just their full-time employees and should start maintaining relationships with temporary workers and retirees, according to John Healy, Vice President and Managing Director for Global Talent Supply Chain at recruitment firm Kelly Services.In an interview w...


China – Uncertain job market may leave migrant workers open to abuse

29 October 2014

Despite the country’s slowing economy, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang has repeatedly stated how happy he is with the strength of China’s job market. As a result, he sees little need to ease policy to spur growth, reports The Wall Street Journal. Chinese officials have attributed the nation’...


Asia – Specialist communications professionals in high demand

29 October 2014

Corporate expansion plans and a greater focus on staff retention are driving demand for niche communications professionals across Asia, according to The Pulse, a study produced by interim management specialists VMA Group.The report found that the number of specialist internal communications (IC)...


India – Hiring outlook for next six months brightens

28 October 2014

The majority (88%) of employers across India intend to hire additional staff in the second half of 2014/15, following an improved economic outlook, according to a survey from recruitment firm TeamLease Services.Global economic trends and domestic demand have propped up business and employment sen...


Korea – Record rise in irregular workers

28 October 2014

The number of irregular workers in South Korea rose to an all-time high during August 2014, with much of the increase coming from those in their 60s and older, according to government data, reports koreaherald.com. The number of workers employed on temporary or time-based contracts rose by +...


South America – Ciett President promoting agency work in Argentina and Brazil

28 October 2014

Annemarie Muntz, President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) is currently undertaking a tour of Brazil and Argentina to meet with industry leaders and stakeholders to underline the importance of the BRICS countries for the employment and recruitment industr...


Australia – Despite skills shortages foreign graduates struggling to find work

28 October 2014

International graduates find it extremely difficult to get professional work in Australia, despite having qualifications in areas of supposed skills shortages, a three-year study from Melbourne-based Deakin University has found, reports The Australian Financial Review. The accounting, nursin...


Australia – WorkPac acquires majority stake in training company

27 October 2014

Australian recruitment firm WorkPac has acquired a majority stake in Queensland-based training company RTO Gold Training. Specific details of the acquisition were not released.Samantha Johnson, Founder and Regional Manager of Gold Training, commented: “The venture is an exciting development for o...


Japan – NES Global adds fourth overseas office this year

27 October 2014

UK-headquartered technical recruitment specialist NES Global Talent has opened a new office in Yokohama, Japan; its first in the country, as recruitment activity in the region increases.Matt Underhill, Regional Director at NES Global Talent Asia Pacific, commented: “We are excited by the job oppo...