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Singapore – A degree of workplace dissatisfaction is necessary

23 April 2014

“Workplace happiness goes beyond salary and benefits, but organisations often focus on the bottom line, and neglect their employees' personal well-being,” said Goh Jin Hian, Vice-President of the Singapore Human Resources Institute (SHRI), reports channelnewsasia.com.Dr Goh said: "It's easy...


Asia – Robert Walters – the accidental recruiter

22 April 2014

Robert Walters, eponymous CEO of international recruitment firm Robert Walters, is candid when asked what it takes to become a global business services provider and how he ended up in the industry.He said simply that he was “lucky”, adding that “it all began by total chance”.Speaking with Asia Fo...


Bahrain – New rules for recruitment companies

22 April 2014

Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority (LMRA) has taken over responsibility from the Labour Ministry for the licensing of more than 100 recruitment agencies, reports The Gulf Daily News. According to new rules, all recruitment companies will have to deposit a minimum of BHD 10,000 (USD 26,0...


India – Social media recruitment to grow by +50% in 2014

22 April 2014

Social media has moved rapidly from being 'purely social' to a 'business tool' as more and more companies are now using the platform to recruit the right people for specific jobs, a trend that is expected to grow by about +50% compared with 2013, reports profit.ndtv.com.According to Sunil Goel, M...


Middle East – Online job market grows +14%

22 April 2014

The Middle East’s online job market grew by +14% in the past year, on the back of buoyant activity in the retail, logistics, and banking & finance services sectors, according to the Monster Employment Index, reports arabianbusiness.com.The Index, which charts online job posting activity, foun...


Australia – Trade unions criticise trade deals negotiated at the expense of local workers

22 April 2014

Reports that China is putting pressure on the Australian government to be allowed to bring in workers for projects funded by Chinese investors have been criticised by trade unions, reports australianforum.com.According to the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU,) trade deals should...


Philippines – 11 recruitment agencies lose their government licence

22 April 2014

The Philippine government has withdrawn the licences of 11 recruitment firms for their failure to comply with the requirements set by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), reports gmanetwork.com.According to POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac, the agencies are: Summit Pla...


China – NES Global opens regional office to meet demand

17 April 2014

NES Global Talent, the technical manpower specialist, announced yesterday that the company is opening a new office in Shekou, China. The new office will act as a regional hub for business activity across the south of the region, facilitating NES Global’s growth not only in Shekour, but also in ot...


China – Internet recruiter to set up global talent development centre

17 April 2014

Chinese internet-based recruitment service provider, Liepin.com, plans to set up a global talent development centre with a base of 20 million professionals by the end of 2014, its CEO told China Daily.The company also announced that it received financing totalling USD 70 million from equity inves...


Argentina – Labour bill aims to reduce informal jobs by 2015

17 April 2014

A labour bill, sponsored by President Christina Fernandez de Kirchner, aims to reduce the number of informal jobs from its current level of 33% to 28% of the total labour market, by 2015, reports The Buenos Aires Herald.Jorge Capitanich, Chief of the Cabinet of Ministers, told reports at the Gove...