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Japan – Revamped temporary worker laws come into force

30 September 2015

A controversial law ending restrictions on the use of temporary workers entered into force in Japan today. Part of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s labour market reforms, the new law allows companies to fill a role with a temporary workers indefinitely, provided the actual worker is replaced every three...

World – Lack of development and advancement for high-professional talent

30 September 2015

There is a significant lack of development and advancement opportunities for so-called high-professional talent, according to a recent survey from executive search firm Korn Ferry. ‘High-professionals’ are defined as deep subject-matter experts, such as scientists, researchers or software developers,...

South Korea – Monster sells remaining stake in JobKorea

29 September 2015

Monster (MWW: NYSE) , the global job board, announced that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 50.01% stake in South Korean job board JobKorea to private equity firm H&Q Korea for approximately USD 85 million.

In December 2013, H&Q Korea acquired 49.99% of JobKorea from Monster and since...

Japan – Talent mismatch hits record level

29 September 2015

Japan has been given the highest score possible for talent mismatch in a global assessment of the efficiency of skilled labour markets produced by recruitment firm Hays, reports marketwatch.com.

The Hays Global Skills Index, produced in collaboration with Oxford Economics, showed an overall score of 6.1,...

India – Middle management hiring a big challenge

29 September 2015

Close to 80% of Indian organisations say that hiring middle managers continue to be critical drivers of business growth but remain one of their biggest recruitment challenges, according to a study from job board TimesJobs.com.

Vivek Madhukar, COO of TimesJobs, commented: “Hiring middle managers is difficult...

UAE – New labour laws unveiled

29 September 2015

The Ministry of Labour for the United Arab Emirates has unveiled new labour laws intended to forge a stronger relationship between employers and workers, and enhance the labour market by ensuring transparency and encouraging more flexible labour mobility for workers, reports Gulf News.

Ministerial Decrees...

Japan – Hito expands its foreign dispatch business

28 September 2015

Tokyo headquartered Hito-Communications is expanding its foreign sales personnel dispatch business in order to support an increasing number of foreign visitors to Japan.

This summer the company launched a specialised department the "foreign human resources services group" and attracted about...

Australia - Regulating Employee Behaviour Outside of Work

28 September 2015

Employers have the ability to regulate their employees’ behaviour outside of work hours and will increasingly move to exercise this, according to insights shared at a recent roundtable event hosted by executive search firm GRMSearch (GRM).

Glen Bartlett, principal of Bartlett Workplace Lawyers said...

Japan – Opens its borders to maids with the help of Pasona

28 September 2015

A wave of foreign domestic helpers is expected in the coming months as the Japanese government aims to boost the female labour force, particularly because of the country's rapidly aging society and declining birth rate according to Kyodo News.

In early September, the government adopted guidelines for...

World - Staffing Industry Analysts appoints new Research Director

28 September 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts today announced the appointment of Elizabeth Rennie, a senior research professional with over 20 years’ experience in outsourcing, as Research Director. Liz’s primary responsibilities will be the delivery of research for buyers of workforce and talent solutions.

Based in...