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Australia – Contractors want to feel more included

19 September 2014

More than half (55%) of Australian and New Zealand contractors feel they are treated differently to permanent employees, despite 85% of employers believing contractors are treated the same, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters.The whitepaper, Leveraging the Contingent Workforce, surv...


India – Hiring sentiment improving

19 September 2014

After almost two years, the Indian job market is showing signs of improvement, with more than half of companies reporting that they are currently in hiring mode, according to a survey undertaken by recruitment firm Antal International, reports The Hans India.There has been a significant upsu...


Australia – Construction jobs rise to record high

19 September 2014

The number of people employed in the construction industry rose to a record high in the three months to August, as a result of the booming residential market in New South Wales (NSW), reports The Australian Financial Review.Employment in the building industry rose by +1.5% to 1.05 million pe...


Saudi Arabia – Police continue crackdown on illegal foreign workers

19 September 2014

Saudi Arabian security forces have arrested more than 15,000 foreign workers over the past few months for allegedly violating the Kingdom's residency and labour regulations said police spokesman Lt. Col. Aati bin Attiyah Al-Qurashi, reports MENA Financial Network.He said: “We have instructed real...


India – IKYA Group acquires Brainhunter

18 September 2014

Indian HR staffing solutions business IKYA Group announced that is has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Canadian IT and engineering staffing firm Brainhunter, subject to statutory and regulatory approvals.The purpose of the acquisition is to help IKYA position itself as a global IT staffi...


South Sudan – Government orders termination of all foreign work contract, then backtracks

18 September 2014

South Sudan’s Labour and Public Services Ministry has ordered that the contracts of all foreign workers in the country be terminated, effective from the middle of October 2014, reports The Sudan Tribune.However, since the release of the announcement, South Sudanese officials have backtracked, som...


Malaysia – A third of electronic industry workers are forced labour

18 September 2014

A third (32%) of the 200,000 workers in Malaysia’s electronics industry are forced labour, having either had their passports taken from them or working to pay back illegally high recruitment fees, reports The International New York Times.The report, conducted by monitoring group Verité, commissio...


New Zealand – Applicants have just six seconds to make a good impression

18 September 2014

Recruiters spend an average of six seconds looking at each CV that crosses their desk and New Zealanders are making silly errors that are costing them their dream jobs, according to a survey from US recruitment firm The Ladders, reports The New Zealand Herald.The study uncovered the surprising st...


Korea – Workers burdened by cost of giving cash gifts and condolence money to colleagues

18 September 2014

The majority (80%) of Korean workers feel obligated to give cash gifts or condolence money to their colleagues to mark birthdays, weddings, and even funerals, according to a survey from job board Job Korea, reports Joins.com.The survey found that the average spend per person per event was KRW 76,...


Australia – Acorn sets up shop in the UK to source workers for Australia

17 September 2014

Last month, Western Australian recruitment firm Acorn Recruitment opened a new office in the UK to attract in-demand tradespeople, directly, reports The Kalgoorlie Miner.Roger Edwards, Managing Director of Acorn Recruitment, said that establishing a UK office will enable Acorn to find skilled wor...