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Australia – Retailers targeting labour hire reform

29 May 2015

Major Australian retailers, including Coles, Woolworths, Metcash and Aldi, have agreed to work with representatives from the fresh produce sector to resolve issues within the labour hire industry.Michael Worthington, CEO of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA) Australia-New Zealand, has welcom...


Singapore – Executive search firms take on diversity action

29 May 2015

Singapore's Diversity Action Committee (DAC) announced that 6 more executive search firms have signed up to its Statement of Good Practice in Executive Search for Board Directors.The DAC was formed in August 2014 and comprises business leaders and professionals from the private and public sectors...


World - Governments must step up efforts to tackle youth unemployment

29 May 2015

More than 35 million young people, aged 16-29, across OECD countries are neither employed nor in education or training (NEET). Overall, young people are twice as likely as prime-age workers to be unemployed. Governments need to do more to give young people a good start to their working lives and...


Nigeria – Agency joins IRC Global Executive Search Partners

29 May 2015

Leading Edge Consulting, based in Lagos, Nigeria, has joined the IRC Global Executive Search Partners network.Announcing the new partnership, Managing Director and CEO of Leading Edge Consulting, Dr Ije Jidenma, said: "Nigeria is the largest economy in Africa with the population of 170 milli...


China – After rollercoaster start to the year, job vacancies expected to stabilise in June

28 May 2015

There were 4% more jobs advertised in China during April 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to a survey from staffing firm RGF HR Agent, a subsidiary of Japanese recruitment firm Recruit Holdings.RGF HR Agent offers recruitment services predominately to Japanese companies oper...


Malaysia – Drop in online hiring as employers become more cautious

28 May 2015

Online recruitment in Malaysia during April contracted by 23%, according to job board Monster Malaysia, reports therakyatpost.com.Managing Director for India, Middle East, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Sanjay Modi said the decline was in line with the reduction of advertising volumes in the A...


Australia – Employee engagement firm to list and open office in San Francisco

28 May 2015

Australian employee engagement technology company REFFIND is set to list on Australia’s stock exchange, as it seeks to raise AUD 8 million (USD 6.2 million) to fund its overseas expansion, reports afr.com.The company will issue 40 million new shares at AUD 0.20 (USD 0.15) per share. It will have...


Oman – Mass arrest of illegal construction workers causes concern for future projects

28 May 2015

The arrest of illegally-employed workers involved in the construction of new Muscat International Airport has raised concerns across the industry, especially given the number of “mega projects” that are expected to take off in the next few years, reports zawya.com.Industry officials have suggeste...


Staffing Industry Analysts: CWS Council Research Analyst Job Vacancy

28 May 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts is currently seeking a Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council Research Analyst to join our research team. This position will be accountable for executing research projects, performing analyses, writing reports, and providing analytic support to our CWS Council ad...


South Africa – Acquisitions boost revenue growth for Adcorp

27 May 2015

South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JSE) yesterday reported revenue for the year ending 28 February 2015 of ZAR 13.3 billion (USD 1.1 billion). An increase of 12.9% compared with ZAR 11.8 billion (USD 982.5 million) a year ago.   2014 2013 Change Revenue ZA...