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Singapore – Scheme launched enabling SMEs to retain skilled foreign workers for longer

20 August 2015

Singapore's Ministry of Manpower (MoM) is launching a new scheme to help small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hire and retain foreign workers, Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say announced.The Lean Enterprise Development (LED) Scheme will help progressive SMEs transform and grow in the country’s...


India – Only 5% of employees think their salaries match market standards

20 August 2015

The vast majority (95%) of Indian employees are dissatisfied with their current salaries, with only 5% saying that their salaries matched market standards, according to a survey from employer rating platform JobBuzz.With salaries remaining the primary motivator for professionals looking to switch...


Indonesia – Foreign workers obligated to join social security system after six months

20 August 2015

Foreign employees who have been working for a minimum of six months in Indonesia should be registered with the country’s social security programme, reports thejakartapost.com. Elvyn Masassya, CEO of the Worker Social Security Agency (BPJS), stated: “As an implication of the ASEAN Economic Co...


Australia – Acquisitions boost SEEK’s full year results

19 August 2015

Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) reported revenue from continuing operations for the full year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 858.4 million (USD 631 million), an increase of 20% compared with AUD 724.2 million (USD 532.4 million) the previous year.    FY 2015 FY 2014 Change...


China – Revenue and profit growth for Zhaopin in Q4

19 August 2015

Chinese job board Zhaopin (ZPIN: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 30 June 2015 of RMB 337.1 million (USD 52.6 million), an increase of 18.9% compared with RMB 283.6 million (USD 44.3 million) during the same period last year.    Q4 2015 Q4 2014...


Australia – Ashley Services achieves strong temporary staffing revenue growth

19 August 2015

Ashley Services (ASH: ASX), an Australian training and labour hire company, reported revenue for the full year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 304.7 million (USD 224 million), an increase of 21.4% compared with AUD 250.9 million (USD 184.4 million) the previous year.    2015 2014...


Australia – ICT recruiter HiTech nearly doubles full year revenue

19 August 2015

Recruitment and consulting company HiTech Group Australia (HIT: ASX) reported revenue for the year ending 30 June 2015 of AUD 15 million (USD 11 million), an increase of 88.6% compared with AUD 8 million (USD 5.9 million) a year ago.    2015 2014 Change Revenue AUD...


China – Foreign companies need to regard local workers as core staff, says FESCO boss

18 August 2015

Large foreign companies operating in China need to work harder to retain Chinese staff, as the business environment becomes increasingly competitive. Retaining talented employees is crucial for any enterprise wanting to grow in the country, reports chinadaily.com.cn.Hao Jie, Execut...


Asia Pacific – Randstad partners with mobile employee engagement app REFFIND

18 August 2015

REFFIND (RFN: ASX), a mobile employee engagement app for smartphones, today announced that it has reached an agreement with the Asia Pacific arm of recruitment firm Randstad, who will use REFFIND Employ to target its network of 400,000 IT professionals.Based in Sydney, Australia REFFIND Ltd is ta...


Singapore – Employment Act amended for greater transparency

18 August 2015

Employers in Singapore who do not issue itemised payslips or clearly outline employment terms in writing for their workers can be fined under changes to the law approved by Parliament on Monday, reports straitstimes.com.The amendments to the Employment Act will come into effect on 1 April 2016.In...