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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...


Singapore – Job-hopping is not necessarily bad

23 June 2015

While there are employers who frown upon job-hopping, human resource practitioners have said employees who have been stuck in the same position for five years could benefit by re-assessing their career path, reports channelnewsasia.com.In Singapore’s tight labour market, human resource practition...


Japan – Revised worker dispatch law bill finally passed

22 June 2015

After two failed attempts, Japan’s House of Representatives on Friday passed a bill to revise the country’s Worker Dispatch Law, which regulates the use of temporary (dispatch) workers, reports japantoday.com.The bill, which has been seen as a victory for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democ...


Australia – Skilled Group and Programmed set to strike a deal

22 June 2015

An acquisition, once deemed “unsolicited, conditional, and opportunistic”, looks set to go ahead after shares in Australian companies Programmed Maintenance Services and Skilled Group were halted from trade today, ahead of what Programmed said was an announcement of a “possible acquisition”, repo...


Australia – IT errors at SEEK’s learning division will impact company results

22 June 2015

Australian headquartered job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) today announced that the company’s results for the second half of the financial year to 30 June 2015 have been adversely affected by issues in the company’s learning division.According to the company’s statement, SEEK expects solid growth in reve...