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World – Gender wage gap prevalent in finance sector

27 March 2015

Across the world male financial leaders earn on average 16% more salary and 22% more bonus than their female counterparts, according to the CFO & Financial Leadership Barometer from recruitment company PageGroup.Nearly 3,000 financial leaders from over 70 countries participated in PageGroup’s...


Australia – Job vacancies taking longer to fill

27 March 2015

Job vacancies in Australia that have remained unfilled for 30 days will more than likely remain unfilled for three months, according to a report entitled “The 30-Day Tipping Point”; compiled by job search site Indeed and the UK’s Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), reports hospital...


New Zealand – Government to strengthen employment standards

27 March 2015

New Zealand’s Workplace Relations and Safety Minister Michael Woodhouse yesterday announced a package of measures to strengthen enforcement of minimum employment standards, reports business.scoop.co.nz.Mr Woodhouse stated: “Employers are the backbone of our economy and most do a great job in meet...


Australia – Government loses Federal case on overseas-sourced offshore workers

26 March 2015

Measures to make it easier to employ foreign workers on offshore facilities have been ruled invalid by Australia’s Federal Court after an appeal by the maritime union, reports abc.net.au.In 2014, the Federal Government attempted to override the Senate and change visa regulations via a ministerial...


South Africa – APSO seeking clarification on Labour Relations Amendments Act

26 March 2015

The Federation of African Professional Staffing Companies (APSO), together with several other staffing industry players, have decided to seek a legal interpretation and clarification through the courts on the so-called “deemed” clause of the Labour Relations Amendments Act.Section 198A(3) of the...


Vietnam – Tops global outsourcing market list for the first time

26 March 2015

Vietnam has become the world’s top outsourcing location for the first time in terms of costs, risks, and operational conditions, according to new research from global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), reports vietnamnet.vn.Vietnam has capitalised on increasing labour costs in...


China – Money can buy happiness after all

26 March 2015

Chinese professionals regard their pay level as the most important factor when it comes to measuring happiness at work, followed by the working environment and atmosphere and their relationship with colleagues, according to a new survey, reports China Daily.The study, by the China Economy Researc...


Australia – Chandler MacLeod shareholders approve acquisition scheme

25 March 2015

Australian recruitment firm Chandler MacLeod (CMG: ASX) today announced that the company’s shareholders voted in favour of the Scheme arrangement that will result in Chandler MacLeod’s acquisition by RGF Staffing Melbourne two, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese recruitment juggernaut Recruit...


Tanzania – Non-citizens employment bill approved by Parliament

25 March 2015

Tanzania's Parliament has approved a labour law that require companies to satisfy to the authorities that no local person is available to do a particular job before looking to recruit foreign workers, reports allafrica.com.The Non-Citizens Employment Regulation Bill reflects the growing resentmen...


Indonesia – Employees highly optimistic about employment market

25 March 2015

Indonesian employees are highly optimistic about the employment market in the next 12 months, underlining the country’s positive economic performance over the last few years. Although a positive indicator of economic confidence, this is also expected to result in fairly high turnovers in the work...