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Taiwan – Labour Ministry supports longer work permits for foreigners

23 April 2015

Taiwan’s Ministry of Labour has voiced its support for a proposal by legislators to increase the total number of years that foreign nationals can work in Taiwan, but only on the condition that such an extension will not affect job opportunities for locals, reports The Taipei Times.Led by Chinese...


Kuwait – Unified contract for expat labourers

23 April 2015

All contacts for expatriate labourers working in Kuwait will be unified and will include special clauses and conditions to protect labourers’ rights, reports The Kuwait Times.Hind Al-Subaih, Kuwait’s Minister of Social Affairs and Labour, advised that the unified contracts will stipulate working...


Malaysia – Employment set to slow in Q2

22 April 2015

Malaysia’s job growth is expected to slow during the second quarter this year, as more employers intend to make fewer hires during this period, compared to the second half of last year, according to a survey from job board Jobstreet, reports themalaymailonline.com.The Job Outlook survey for Q2 20...


New Zealand – Online job vacancy numbers up

22 April 2015

The number of skilled vacancies advertised online in New Zealand rose 0.2% for the month of March, and were up 5.8% in the past year to March 2015, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s Jobs Online report, reports scoop.co.nz.The March increase in skilled vacan...


Australia – Lack of skills the biggest threat to the success of digital delivery

22 April 2015

Australian technology leaders believe that a lack of skills is the biggest threat to the success of digital delivery, according to the Harvey Nash Australia Digital Event Pulse Survey 2015, reports theaustralian.com.au.The survey also found that IT budgets were growing in line with digital invest...


China – Finance workers in Shanghai the best paid

22 April 2015

The average monthly salary of white-collar workers in Shanghai was the highest in the first quarter in China’s mainland at CNY 6,774 (USD 1,107), according to Chines job board zhaopin.com, reports shanghaidaily.com.Beijing was second with CNY 6,688 (USD 1,093), marginally beating Shenzhen at CNY...


South Africa – Adcorp acquires Australian oil and gas recruiter

21 April 2015

South African staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JSE) announced that it has acquired Australian oil & gas recruitment company Dare Holdings for an estimated AUD 30 million (USD 23.3 million).Established in 1988, Dare provides qualified and experienced engineering and technical skills on a contract an...


Malaysia – Jobstreet mulling acquisition within the next two years

21 April 2015

Malaysian job board JobStreet Corp, which is still exploring potential new businesses following the disposal of its recruitment business assets, is mulling the acquisition of new businesses within Southeast Asia over the next two years, reports thesundaily.my.The company is selling its online rec...


Japan – Majority of workers believe retirement savings are their responsibility

21 April 2015

The majority (82%) of Japanese workers believe that it is an individual’s responsibility to save for their retirement, not their employer’s. This compares with a global average of 63.7%, according to the Randstad Workmonitor Wave for Q1 2015.This proportion increases for workers over the age of 5...


Middle East - Organisations need to plan talent management properly

21 April 2015

Don’t lose sight of your most important asset — staff — as you float into the clouds, warns Jyotl Lalchandani, Group Vice President and Regional Managing Director for the Middle East, Africa and Turkey at global ICT market intelligence and advisory firm International Data Corporation (IDC), in a...