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India – Private recruiters banned from hiring nurses for overseas jobs

20 March 2015

India’s central government has banned private recruitment agencies from hiring nurses for overseas posts in an attempt to clamp down on widespread recruitment malpractices and job fraud, reports timesofindia.com.The government order issued earlier this week, which will come into effect from 30 Ap...


Australia – White-collar job opportunities outstripping blue-collar jobs opportunities

20 March 2015

Managers and professionals in Australia have been the big job market winners over the past year, gaining six out of every 10 new jobs; while labourers and sales staff have lost out, reports theaustralian.com.au.A deep division is developing within the labour force as a small number of industries...


Philippines – Jobs growth expected from ASEAN integration

20 March 2015

The Philippines’ technical-vocational sector is expected to be one of the main beneficiaries of the economic integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), reports bworldonline.com.Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Director General Joel J. Villanueva...


Malaysia – Foreign firms the best employers

20 March 2015

The best employers in Malaysia tend to be local branches of foreign firms, according to a recent study conducted by human resources consultancy Aon Hewitt and TalentCorp Malaysia, reports therakyatpost.com.Coming out tops overall was Starbucks Coffee Malaysia; while the best for female staff welf...


World – Talent management hampering multinational companies’ expansion plans

19 March 2015

More than two-thirds of multinational companies (69%) rank talent acquisition and tracking as the workforce management strategy with the greatest impact on their organisation's business objectives, according to new research released by the ADP Research Institute. Yet 49% of respondents also...


World – ManpowerGroup tops global RPO list for fourth year in a row

19 March 2015

ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has been named the world's largest RPO provider for the fourth consecutive year, according to NelsonHall, a business process outsourcing (BPO) analyst firm.The report, Targeting Recruitment Process Outsourcing, provides a comprehensive...


Australia – Job market optimism after slight drop in unemployment rate

19 March 2015

The drop in Australia’s unemployment rate is a sign of the continuous trend of the country’s economy shifting away from a mining-led economy to a broader based job market.The unemployment rate for February 2015 dropped to 6.3%, compared with 6.4% in January.Simon Meyer, Director of Michael Page A...


Malaysia – Disabled still make up less than 1% of total workforce

19 March 2015

The number of employees with disabilities working in Malaysia’s public and private sectors has yet to reach its target of 1% of the total working population. Malaysia’s “One Percent Employment Policy” was introduced in 1988, according to therakyatpost.com.Women, Family and Community Development D...


India – Strong start for online hiring in 2015

18 March 2015

Online hiring activity in India registered a significant increase in February, both on monthly as well as yearly basis, driven largely by sectors like telecom and IT, according to the Monster Employment Index.The index, a monthly gauge of the country's online job demand, rose by 13 points (up 8.6...


Australia – Employers abusing overseas visa system to face fines under planned changes

18 March 2015

Employers who accept payments from temporary overseas 457 (skilled) visa holders to stay in Australia will face criminal charges as part of sweeping changes to the temporary visa class to be implemented by the federal government, reports theguardian.com.The Coalition government is considering the...