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Thailand – TopTalentAsia rebrands as en world Thailand

25 July 2014

Thailand-based executive search firm TopTalentAsia has re-launched as en world Thailand, reports China Weekly News. TopTalentAsia officially joined the Japan-based en world group in December 2013 but had retained its separate identity.In addition to the rebranding, the company has opened two new...


India – Job and salary growth forecast in the IT sector

25 July 2014

The number of jobs in India’s IT sector is expected to increase by +6% during the current financial year, compared with last year, according to R. Chandrasekhar, President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), reports domain-b.com.At present, the IT sector empl...


Vietnam – Labour Ministry to tighten control of foreign workers

25 July 2014

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is considering drawing up new regulations to tighten the granting of work permits to foreign workers, according to Deputy Minister of MOLISA Nguyen Thanh Hoa, reports Vietnam News Brief Service.According to the draft legisla...


Australia – Recruiters need to embrace mobile technology to reach young jobseekers

25 July 2014

A significant number of professionals are using their smartphones when hunting for a job, with Generation Y (those born in the early 1980s and early 2000s) leading the pack when it comes to swiping their way to a new career, reports smartcompany.com.au. The Robert Walters Employee Insig...


Japan – Details of Panasonic staffing subsidiary sale released

24 July 2014

Following the announcement earlier this month that electronics giant Panasonic is looking to sell its temporary staffing subsidiary, Panasonic Excel Staff, the company has announced that the bidding process will open in August, reports Bloomberg.The company expects about 10 staffing and private e...


Malaysia – Foreign workers being ripped off by recruiters

24 July 2014

The Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has accused rival political party the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) of defrauding foreign workers, reports freemalaysiatoday.com.“Malaysia’s policy on foreign workers is fraught with UMNO crony recruitment agencies ripping off...


India – Female IT workers paid a third less

24 July 2014

The gender pay gap in India’s IT industry is as high as +29%, according to the Monster Salary Index India IT Sector Report 2014 from job board Monster India, reports The Hindu Business Line.The study found that male IT workers received, on average, a gross salary of INR 359.25 (USD 5.99) an...


World – Executives working fewer hours but are constantly on-call

24 July 2014

Senior-level executives place the highest value on flexible work schedules as they adjust to the 24/7 work week, according to the 2014 Work-Life Balance survey from online career management service BlueSteps.While modern senior-level executives are working more hours and across more locations now...


World – Robert Half reports growth across all business segments

23 July 2014

US-based international professional staffing firm Robert Half (RHI: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 1.2 billion for the second quarter ending 30 June 2014, an increase of +10% compared with USD 1.1 billion during the same period last year.Gross profit for the period rose by +11% to USD 47...


India – Kelly Services expects job market to pick up substantially

23 July 2014

The Indian job market will pick up substantially this year, according to Natalia Shuman, Senior Vice President for US-based recruitment firm Kelly Services in APAC, EMEA, and North Asia. In an interview with The Hindu Business Line, Ms Shuman shared her views on hiring trends and the challenges f...