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Japan – Government and companies mull adopting non-hourly pay structures

16 October 2014

Many large Japanese companies, seeking to strengthen their global operations, are actively considering replacing the traditional time-based pay systems with pay structures based on results, reports thejapannews.com. The government is reported to be moving forward on designing such a system,...


Australia – Clarius Group appoints CEO

15 October 2014

Australian recruitment firm Clarius Group (CND: ASX) today announced the appointment of Peter Wilson to the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr Wilson replaces outgoing CEO and Managing Director Kym Quick, whose resignation was announced in May 2014.Mr Wilson previously held the position of C...


India – Central government proposes streamlining labour laws for small manufacturers

15 October 2014

India’s central government is considering introducing a unified law that will govern employment in small factories, nullifying more than 14 cumbersome labour laws, as it hopes to encourage small manufacturing units to move towards employing organised workforce, reports The Economic Times of India...


Kenya – Task force appointed to advise Labour Ministry on overseas recruitment firms

15 October 2014

Kenyan Labour Cabinet Secretary Kazungu Kambi has appointed a special task force to guide the Labour Ministry on how to regulate employment agencies that recruit Kenyans for jobs in foreign countries, reports allafrica.com. Mr Kambi said the 11-member team's mandate would be to advise the go...


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...