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South Africa – Competitiveness hamstrung by extremely rigid labour market

5 June 2015

South Africa’s lack of labour market efficiency and tertiary education enrolment were among the weaknesses hampering the country’s economic competitiveness, the World Economic Forum’s biennial African competitiveness report has warned, reports jacarandafm.com.South Africa’s ranking slipped three...


Korea – Visa labour laws hurting foreign start-ups

5 June 2015

Constantly changing visa rules, as demands for diversity and labour deregulation outpace the infrastructure in place to deal with them, has left foreign workers in Korea facing a logistical nightmare, reports The Korea Herald.Many in Korea’s tech industry complain that current laws are too vague...


India – Country should follow Japan’s lead and respect all worker types

5 June 2015

To truly benefit from its demographic dividend, India must stop looking down on its low-skilled workers and treat them with dignity, reports The Pioneer.Successive Governments have highlighted the importance of skill development in India, especially to raise the employability of the 12 million jo...


India – Online hiring up by a quarter, but sharp contrast between sectors

4 June 2015

Online hiring in India was up 26% in May 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from the Monster Employment Index India. The index reached its joint highest level of the past 18 months with 191 points, matching the level recorded in April 2015.Sanjay Modi, ma...


Australia – Fewer temporary and contract roles expected

4 June 2015

People looking for jobs in Australia could find that employers are looking for fewer temporary and contract roles and moving towards a higher level of permanent positions in the months ahead, reports australiaforum.com.They should also not expect big salary increases this year, accordin...


Australia – KPMG to offer staff expertise to clients on a contingent basis via new marketplace

4 June 2015

KPMG, one of the big-four accounting firms, has launched an online marketplace that will allow the company to offer the services of its staff on a contingent basis to clients for short-term jobs at a discount, reports brw.com.au. The marketplace will operate similarly to Freelancer.com or Ai...


World – CEOs more concerned about skills shortages than during financial crisis

4 June 2015

CEOs around the world are more concerned about the impact of a skills shortage on their business than at any point in the last six years, according to research by PwC, reports scoop.co.nz.CEOs are now finding it so difficult to find people with the skills they need to grow their business that thr...


South Africa – CSG Holdings achieved strong revenue and profit growth

3 June 2015

CSG Holdings (CSG: JSE), a South Africa-based provider of outsourced personnel services, industrial and mining services, and contract catering and food services, reported revenue for the six months ending 31 March 2015 of ZAR 1.3 billion (USD 105 million), an increase of 21.4% compared with ZAR 1...


Indonesia – Technology opening up new ways to find talent

3 June 2015

The number of job boards and recruitment platforms is on the rise in Indonesia, with industry experts predicting that the increase will have a dramatic impact on the way companies and jobseekers find work in the world’s fourth most populous country, reports The Wall Street Journal.Many companies...


Singapore – No change to foreign recruitment policy

3 June 2015

About a month into his new role, Singapore’s Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say has refused requests from businesses to reconsider the government’s foreign manpower policy, reports todayonline.com.Mr Lim made it clear that the government will not waver on its position, and companies ought to stop cli...