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Hong Kong – Money the best motivator for contract professionals

25 June 2015

More than half (55%) of contract professionals considered monetary incentives the best way to keep them engaged and motivated on the job, according to the latest Hong Kong Contracting Survey from international recruiter Robert Walters.As a result, organisations struggling to hire contractors shou...


Bangladesh – Half a million workers to be sent to Malaysia

25 June 2015

Bangladesh expects to recruit 500,000 workers over the next six months to work in Malaysia after a new recruitment agreement was reached between the two countries yesterday, reports freemalaysiatoday.com.The workers will be offered a three-year contract with the option to extend it by another yea...


Annual survey of staffing strategies, trends under way

25 June 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts’ 2015 Staffing Firm Survey is under way and staffing firms can weigh in on what they see as the top trends, best practices and more. The survey is confidential.Survey participants will be entered into a random drawing. Grand prize is the choice of: Complimentary at...


Australia – Skilled and Programmed agree takeover bid

24 June 2015

Australian staffing firm Skilled Group (SKE: ASX) today announced that it has agreed to an AUD 422 million (USD 325 million) takeover offer from Programmed Maintenance Services (PRG: ASX), a provider of staffing, maintenance, and facility management services.Skilled has entered into a Scheme Impl...


Australia – CareerOne acquired by Acquire Learning

24 June 2015

Australian private education company ­Acquire Learning has bought a controlling interest in CareerOne, one of Australia’s largest job boards and a subsidiary of global job board Monster, reports The Australian.Acquire, one of the country’s largest education companies, bought a 65% share in the co...


India – Overseas recruitment fees capped

24 June 2015

The Ministry of Overseas Indians Affairs has announced that recruitment agencies will only be able to charge jobseekers a maximum INR 20,000 (USD 314) to secure them work overseas.According to the ministry’s directive states: “It is hereby clarified that all costs for recruitment/travel exceeding...


India – Hiring outlook bullish

24 June 2015

Indian employers expect to hire at a bullish pace for the next three months, primarily driven by manufacturing and engineering sectors, according to a survey from job board MyHiringClub, reports newindianexpress.com.The hiring pace for the upcoming quarter is expected to rebound both in terms of...


Australia – Temporary workers exploited at country’s largest poultry producer

23 June 2015

Workers on 417 (working holiday) visas are being underpaid, forced to work extremely long hours, and are required to pay excessive rent for accommodation that is overcrowded and unsafe, according to Australia’s Fair Work Commission (FWC), reports smartcompany.com.au.The FWC launched its investiga...


New Zealand – Fewer employers looking to hire

23 June 2015

Negative publicity about the state of New Zealand's economy has resulted in fewer employers hiring new staff, according to new figures from recruitment firm Hudson, reports stuff.co.nz.Figures show net hiring sentiment has dipped by 4 percentage points to 26.2% for the quarter ending 30 September...


Asia Pacific – Fraud and corruption driving away talent

23 June 2015

Employers seeking to attract and retain talent in the Asia-Pacific region should make sure they promote ethical business practices, according to a new survey from EY, one of the big-four accounting firms.Nearly 80% of survey respondents from large employers across Asia-Pacific said they...