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Asia – ASEAN labouring under outdated worker migration policies

19 December 2014

By the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to establish a single market and production base, similar to the European Union. With an ASEAN overall workforce of more than 300 million people, the AEC will have strong implications in terms of labour migration and human resourc...


Peru – Labour regime launched to promote youth employment

19 December 2014

A Special Youth Labour Regime was launched in Peru earlier this week, aimed at men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. The purpose of the regime is to make it easier for approximately 260,000 young people to enter the formal labour market.Under the scheme, workers will receive a minimum wage...


World – Futurestep lists top five talent acquisition trends for 2015

18 December 2014

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) company offering RPO, project recruitment, individual search, and talent consulting services; has revealed its predictions for the global talent management industry in 2015.Based on insights from 12 global experts, the list reflects trends that have e...


China – Robust outlook for financial talent in 2015 as salaries rise

18 December 2014

Despite the economic slowdown and less promising outlook predicted by many organisations, finance professionals are still confident of better employment opportunities in China next year, according to a joint survey from Chinese job board Zhaopin and recruitment firm Hays, reports chinadaily.com.c...


India – Politician calls for greater protection for overseas workers

18 December 2014

In honour of International Migrants Day today, an Indian politician and a former Minister of State for External Affairs has called on his country to better protect its citizens when they travel abroad for work, reports ndtv.com. Dr Shashi Tharoor stated that among the unsung factors in India...


Japan – Randstad announces best employer shortlist

18 December 2014

International recruitment firm Randstad today announced the 20 companies shortlisted for the Randstad Award 2015, which recognises the most attractive companies to work for in Japan.The competition, which is run regionally, is the largest compilation of employer branding research in the world. Th...


Australia – Big differences in hiring outlook from Hudson and ManpowerGroup

17 December 2014

Hudson Global recently published its quarterly report forecasting a sizeable jump of +18.7% in (Permanent) Net Hiring Intentions across Australia in Q1 2015. A day later ManpowerGroup released their Employment Outlook Survey with a far more muted conclusion for the region with growth of +8% in th...


Singapore – Guidelines issued advising employers to provide employment terms in writing

17 December 2014

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower in conjunction with the Labour Movement; comprising the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC), and the Singapore National Employers Federation (SNEF), announced that they have developed a set of guidelines to advise employers on issuing key employment terms in wri...


Malaysia – Illegal foreign workers must leave by January and observe cooling-off period

17 December 2014

More than 500,000 foreign workers, who have been temporarily legalised, must return to their home countries next month and observe a compulsory six-month cooling-off period before they can return to Malaysia, reports the New Straits Times Online. The 6P programme, implemented in August 2011...


New Zealand – Job market for skilled workers improving

17 December 2014

The outlook for skilled workers is brighter across most business sectors and across most of New Zealand, especially the south of the South Island, Bay of Plenty, and Auckland, according to the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE), reports stuff.co.nz. Advertised vacancies...