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Vietnam – Business network aims to boost female leaders

15 October 2014

Vietnam has joined a global business network in a push to boost the number of women in its corporate boardrooms, reports voanews.com.Last week female executives, along with UK officials, gathered in Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City to launch the Vietnam branch of the Inspire network. A business fo...


World – Hudson Global downgrades Q3 results outlook

14 October 2014

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) yesterday announced that revenue for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014 will remain flat, year-on-year, at USD 163 million, just below the range of between USD 165 million and USD 175 million announced in the company’s Q2 2014 res...


Singapore – Strong demand for financial services professionals

14 October 2014

Financial Accountants, Private Banking Relationship Managers, and Site Engineers are some of the professionals in high demand, with skilled Singaporeans often topping the candidate shortlist, according to recruitment firm Hays.In its latest Hays Quarterly Report for...


Hong Kong – Phaidon opens second Asian office

14 October 2014

Phaidon International, which provides the central structure that supports eight specialist recruitment firms, announced yesterday that it has opened its second Asia-based office in Hong Kong.Following four successful years in Singapore, Adam Buck, CEO of Phaidon, made the decision to expand the c...


UAE – Labour Ministry to use drone to monitor work sites

14 October 2014

The United Arab Emirates’ Labour Ministry will use a drone to support labour inspection squads during their field campaigns. The drone will predominately be used to film work sites that are suspected of breaking midday working laws, which prevent companies from making workers operate outside duri...


Malaysia – Government to review Employment Act

13 October 2014

The Malaysian government will review the Employment Act (1955) and related labour acts to include better terms and conditions of employment and dismissal, flexible working arrangements, and termination benefits, according to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak, reports The Rakyat...


Thailand – AEC not expected to seriously affect the labour market

13 October 2014

Despite concerns over the free flow of skilled labour within the Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) countries when the EU-style ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is launched at the end of next year, the Thai labour market is unlikely to be seriously affected, according to Noppawan Chulaka...


India – Germany training workers in India to meet demand for skilled workers

13 October 2014

With the country’s skilled workforce fast depleting, German companies are now targeting India to source skilled workers, reports The Pioneer. As part of its new policy, Germany has made changes in its legal framework to allow people from developing countries to join its workforce.According t...


China – Talent migration expected to follow reform of salaries at state-owned-enterprises

13 October 2014

Beijing's plans to reform compensation for senior management at state-owned enterprises (SOEs), and make them more market-oriented will open up opportunities for them to attract private sector talent, reports The South China Morning Post.Executive search professionals have warned, however, that s...


Japan – Pasona reports net loss during Q1

10 October 2014

Pasona Group Inc. (2168: JP), the third largest staffing firm in Japan, reported revenue of JPY 58.7 billion (USD 543.9 million) for the first quarter ending 31 August 2014, an increase of +14.7% compared with JPY 51.2 billion (USD 474.4 million) during the same period last year.Gross profit for...