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Saudi Arabia – Labour Ministry cracks down on visa violators

15 April 2014

Saudi Arabia on Monday announced tough punishment for expats violating the country’s residency, labour, and business regulations. Punishment includes fines up to SAR 100,000 (USD 26,666), a jail term of up to two years, a recruitment ban, and deportation, reports arabnews.com. The move targe...


Hong Kong – Experis named the most comprehensive recruitment firm in greater China

15 April 2014

Experis Hong Kong, the professional talent resourcing arm of ManpowerGroup, has been named the Most Comprehensive Recruitment Firm in the Greater China Region at the Most Valuable Services Awards 2014.“We are proud and honoured that Experis has been recognised for excellence in delivering customi...


India – Wage gap widening

15 April 2014

While the Indian government is trying to promote greater equality, not only in the labour market but also across India, there is clear evidence that the disparity between CEOs and their labour force is widening, reports dninda.com.India’s highest paid CEO in the financial year 2012-2013 earned 1,...


Nepal – Labour village set up in Kathmandu

15 April 2014

In a bid to provide Nepal’s entire foreign employment related services from one location, the government has initiated efforts to build a labour village in the capital city of Kathmandu, reports ekantipur.com.The Ministry of Labour and Employment (MoLE) has leased land from the Nepal Trust, an in...


India – More M&A anticipated in 2014

14 April 2014

Pankaj Bansal is always busy, but this year he is particularly stressed for time according to Business Today. The Co-founder and CEO of recruitment company, PeopleStrong, is not only responding to an increase in demand for talent from clients but is also scouting the market for potentia...


UAE - Professional job opportunities rise +8% and temporary jobs to leap in the summer

14 April 2014

Following a buoyant February, when the professional jobs market ramped up again after the New Year break, March's UAE Employment Monitor from Morgan McKinley recorded a +8% month-on-month rise in available positions across the region - from 2,238 to 2,417 professional roles. Vacancies a...


Australia – Do you have a recharge station?

14 April 2014

Stressed employees are turning to office recharge stations to save them from the daily grind according to HC online.A recent poll from recruitment marketing specialists, Employment Office, has revealed that just under half (49.6%) of Australian companies are combating waning e...


Japan - Robert Walters to supply national rugby team

14 April 2014

Robert Walters Japan K.K. has signed an agreement to become the official supplier to the Japanese Rugby Football Union’s Men`s and Youth (U23-U19) National Rugby teams. The Japan National team actively competes on the global stage and will be participating the 2015 World Cup in England with a vis...


India - Hiring up +3% in March

11 April 2014

After remaining flat during the first two months of the year, hiring activity went up by +3% in March, according to a report published by TimesJobs.com and RecruiteX.The Indian job market which was largely inactive during January-February 2014 is getting back on track as the RecruiteX demand inde...


UAE - Employee turnover remains a problem

11 April 2014

Employee turnover has always been a problem in many companies around the world. It doesn’t just disrupt business operations and productivity, it’s also costly for management.While some studies have claimed that most expatriates, who represent the majority of workers in the UAE, are staying longer...