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Singapore – Business expansion drives recruitment growth

21 January 2014

Accounting, finance, and IT professionals will be in high demand in Singapore during the first half of 2014, as businesses expand their products, services and reach, according to the Robert Half Employment Report for the first half of 2014.Robert Half's research is based on a survey of more than...


World – Increased stability at managerial and professional level

20 January 2014

Employment markets at managerial and professional level around the world are stabilising, according to a survey of more than 10,500 organisations in 40 countries by global search and selection firm, Antal International.  The ‘Global Snapshot’ project from Antal International asked businesses...


New Zealand – Oil prospects leading to more jobs

20 January 2014

The announcement last week that international oil and gas recruitment company Air Energi is moving into New Zealand is being described as a vote of confidence for the sector, reports nzherald.co.nz.The company, which has its headquarters in Manchester, is buying Inspirec, a recruitment consultanc...


India – Job creation fell in 2013

20 January 2014

The number of new jobs created in India declined during 2013 when compared with last year, according to a study by Assocham (the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry in India), reports financialexpress.com.According to the report, approximately 550,000 new jobs were generated across India...


Middle East – Labour governance project launched by ILO and EU

20 January 2014

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the European Union (EU) have launched a €2.4 million project to help manage labour migration from India, Nepal, and Pakistan to the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. The EU’s contribution to the project, which will run till May 2016, will be...


Australia – Jobseekers with a learning aptitude will come out top in 2014

20 January 2014

Employers across Australia are increasingly interested in recruiting staff who can demonstrate an ability to learn, according to recruitment firm Hays. This ‘learning aptitude’ is expected to be one of the defining characteristics of the ‘ideal candidate’ in 2014.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Direct...


Australia – CTPartners announces acquisition intent for Johnson

17 January 2014

Global executive search firm CTPartners Executive Search, Inc. (NYSE:CTP), announced yesterday that it has entered into a letter of intent to acquire Johnson, the leading independent executive search and leadership advisory firm based in Sydney, Australia.Johnson works with clients in t...


Brazil – Immigration law to change to encourage foreign professionals

17 January 2014

Brazil will change its immigration law to make it easier for foreign workers to enter the country and meet the growing demand for labour, announced Strategic Affairs Minister Marcelo Neri, reports courierislander.com.He added that the country is ideally seeking professionals from countries with &...


Malaysia – ICT among the best paid jobs

17 January 2014

Salaries in Malaysia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) industry lag behind their south-east Asian neighbours, but the industry still has some of the top 10 best-paying jobs in the country, reports malaysiandigest.com.In a survey from online job board JobStreet.com of the top 10 be...


Australia – Jobs in demand for Q1 2014

17 January 2014

Despite a persistent tightness in the Australian labour market, there continues to be pockets of skills shortages; most notably in accountancy, insurance, sales, and IT, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots report.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zeala...