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Australia – Attraction and retention strategies needed to keep prized office support staff

30 September 2014

Retention strategies aimed at office support teams are a key priority for Australian businesses, with more than half (54%) of surveyed employers believing that there will be staff turnover at their company within the next 12 months, according to the 2014/15 Page Personnel Australia Office Support...


Japan – Recruit Holdings announces tentative IPO share price range

29 September 2014

Japan's largest temporary staffing company, Recruit Holdings, has set a tentative price range of JPY 2,800 (USD 25.62) to JPY 3,100 (USD 28.36) per share for its initial public offering, which is scheduled for 16 October 2014, reports Dow Jones.The pricing would give the listing a value of up-to...


Japan – Randstad reportedly bidding for Panasonic’s staffing subsidiary

29 September 2014

There are indications that Randstad has entered into the second round of bidding for Panasonic Excel Staff Co., the staffing subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic, according to Dutch financial services company Kepler Cheuvreax, reports rtlnieuws.nl.According to Kepler, Randstad could conceiva...


India – Labour law amendments proposed to better protect contract workers

29 September 2014

The government is planning to bring about changes in labour laws to make it easier to hire temporary workers by industrial units, especially in special economic zones, while giving them greater protection in the form of mandatory social benefits; such as group insurance and medical coverage, repo...


India – Hiring outlook promising next quarter

29 September 2014

The majority (81%) of Indian employers expect hiring activity to be robust during the third quarter of financial year 2015, according to a survey from recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.com, reports The Deccan Chronicle.According to the survey, India’s net employment outlook, an indicato...


World – More employees confident about finding a job in six months

26 September 2014

The number of employees around the world who expect to find another job within six months increased during the third quarter, according to the Randstad Mobility Index. The Index rose to 110 points during Q3 2014, up from 109 in Q2 2014 and up from 109 in Q3 2013.The Mobility Index has been increa...


India – Thousands of government contract workers to protest in Bangalore

26 September 2014

Following reports earlier this week of contract workers protesting in the western city of Mangalore, 17,000 government contract workers from Bangalore have announced that they will stage a protest in the city’s Freedom Park next month, reports The New Indian Express.The President of India’s Labou...


Australia – Despite positive August vacancy figures, job cuts are still mounting

26 September 2014

Job losses are deepening in Australia, spreading from manufacturing to mining and mining-related industries under the impact of sharp falls in export commodity prices. Austerity budgets at the federal and state levels are also adding to the toll, reports wsws.org.Despite the seasonally adjusted o...


Ethiopia – Text messaging service for jobseekers launched

26 September 2014

Ethiopian ICT and management services firm, SOMTEC, has launched a service for jobseekers that links employers and jobseekers using text messages sent to their mobile phones, reports cio.co.ke. According to research, Ethiopia has 20 times more mobile phone users than internet users. Mobile J...


South Africa – Adcorp/Kelly Group merger prompts mixed reactions

25 September 2014

The proposed acquisition of South African staffing firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ) by rival Adcorp Holdings (ADR: JNB) could be an opportunity for small players in the sector, but others are worried that the merger of the two biggest players could distort competition, reports bdlive.co.za.Kelly Group...