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India – Employment exchanges to be opened to staffing companies and job boards

11 December 2014

India’s Labour Ministry is set to allow several ministries to open their employment exchanges and allow private staffing companies and job boards to use these to source talent, reports livemint.com. Employment exchanges are offices or websites maintained by the government that offer employme...


Korea – Labour market reforms expected next year

11 December 2014

The Korean government will push for structural reforms in the labour market and other key areas  amid fears that further delay could undermine the nation’s growth potential and dim long-term prospects for the country’s economy, reports Yonhap English News. Part of the government’s econo...


India – Legal action taken against 206 recruitment agencies

11 December 2014

Between 1 January 2014 and 30 November 2014 legal action was taken against 206 recruitment agencies and agents across India accused of fraud, reports indiatvnews.com. The 206 agencies and agents were concentrated in nine of India’s 29 states, with more than half (126) located in the second l...


World – 1.8 billion new jobs needed by 2050

11 December 2014

The World will need 1.8 billion new jobs by 2050, according to a report by UNI Global Union and the New Economics Foundation. The report also warned that workers can expect a dramatic shortage of jobs within ten years and a critical slide in the quality of work for billions of people.The Future W...


World – Korn Ferry reports strong fee revenue growth

10 December 2014

Executive search firm Korn Ferry (KFY: NYSE) reported revenue for the second quarter ending 31 October 2014 of USD 264.7 million, an increase of +7.5% from USD 246.2 million during the same quarter last year.Fee revenue increased by +8.1% on a constant currency basis to USD 255.7 million, compare...


Japan – Strong growth in demand for temporary staffing services, says Temp Holdings President

10 December 2014

Japanese employers are in hot pursuit of information technology personnel, according to Masamichi Mizuta, President of Temp Holdings, one of the three largest staffing firms in Japan.In an interview with The Nikkei, Mr Mizuta spoke about the country’s employment outlook.    Q: Is Japan'...


Japan – Changes to temporary labour laws hinge on general election

10 December 2014

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s administration has targeted some labour regulations that it views as obstacles to economic growth with varying degrees of success, reports The Japan Times. The revision to the law on temporary dispatch workers, which was aborted in the last Diet session w...


World – Employees increasingly optimistic, says Randstad Workmonitor

10 December 2014

Employees seem increasingly optimistic for 2015 with 58% of workers globally expecting the economic situation in their country to improve in 2015, an increase of +9% compared with last year, according to the latest findings of the Randstad Workmonitor.Employees in Brazil and India are the most po...


World – Strongest Q1 2015 hiring intentions in Asia-Pacific, weakest in Europe

9 December 2014

Employers in 38 of 42 countries and territories reported positive first-quarter hiring plans with the outlook generally stronger compared with Q4 2014 and Q1 2014, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q1 2015.The forecast improved in 22 countries and declined in only 12, compared w...


Brazil – Companies turning more and more to contingent workers

9 December 2014

The globalisation of labour supply (58%), closely followed by the increasing number of temporary workers (56%), and consultants (55%) are some of the factors that have had a significant impact on the Brazilian workforce, according to Workforce 2020, a global study conducted by Oxford Economics.Th...