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China - Job hopping becomes more difficult

29 December 2014

Amid a slowdown in the country's economic growth, the good times for job hoppers might also be coming to an end according to Yang Xiaoxuan writing in the China Daily. Job hoppers are those who frequently change jobs in a two-year span.In 2005 and 2006, when China was expanding its market and a la...


Malaysia - Online Social Talent Engagement

29 December 2014

Malaysia ranks 4th worldwide for the use of social media in career decisions and 60% of the Malaysian workforce opts for social media as a job search tool, compared to global average of 36% according to the Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (‘KellyOCG’). According to Anthony Raja Deva...


Japan – Randstad announces appointments

29 December 2014

Randstad has appointed Satoshi Saruya to the role of Vice President for its operation in Japan from the 1st January 2015.   Based in Tokyo, Saruya continues his responsibilities as a head of Metropolitan Staffing, and will also have company responsibilities for the entire business of Ra...


Malaysia – Government abandons wage target

24 December 2014

The Malaysian Government has abandoned plans to ensure employees’ wages are raised so that they make up 40% of Malaysia’s gross domestic product (GDP), in a move that suggests the country will not achieve high-income status by 2020, according to the People's Justice Party (PKR) think-tank Institu...


Australia - 2014: The year that was - in workplace relations

24 December 2014

The following is a round up of the principal developments in workplace relations law from Tim Greenall, Michelle Dawson and Emily Dempster of Madgwicks2014 has been rife with changes and developments to the workplace relations landscape. It would be an almost impossible task comprehensively to li...


Global – Oil & Gas Jobs may be slashed in 2015

24 December 2014

With the price of oil in the region of USD 60 a barrel and OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries), the producers’ cartel, underlining the looming supply glut facing oil markets, the prospects for jobs in the industry are at their worst for some time. It comes amid surging US sha...


Saudi Arabia – New Company formed as the government states its policy

24 December 2014

A Saudi manpower recruitment company, Dar Al-Estiqdam, will be set up soon with a capital of SAR100 million (USD 27 million) in Jeddah, according to a decree issued by Commerce and Industry Minister as reported by Arab News.The capital of SAR100 million will be divided into 10 million shares with...


Japan – Three IPO’s in December

23 December 2014

Following the Recruit Holdings IPO in October, this month sees the initial public offering of three Japanese HR firms. Yesterday, Interworks (6032:TYO), listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. According to the Nikkei Report, the company's main line of business is selling classified advertisement...


India – Focus on existing talent

23 December 2014

India will soon face one of the fiercest battles for talent, according to top global expert on talent and leadership, Claudio Fernandez-Araoz, a senior adviser at Egon Zehnder. In an interview with Economic Times the author of 'It's Not the How or the What but the Who' and 'Great People...


Global - Heidrick & Struggles promotes eight to partner

23 December 2014

Heidrick & Struggles (Nasdaq: HSII), the executive search, leadership consulting and culture shaping services company, today announced the promotion of eight consultants to partner, as well as 14 newly promoted principal consultants, effective on the 1st January, 2015 from all areas of the wo...