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Singapore – Employers fined in foreign worker housing scheme

28 July 2014

Employers in Singapore have been fined by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) for providing false information about the accommodation they provide for overseas foreign workers, reports The Strait Times.Over the past two years, an estimated 2,100 employers have been issued a warning or fined by the MoM...


World – Employer branding critical in the recruitment process

28 July 2014

Companies need to differentiate between their consumer and employer brands, and implement an effective employer brand strategy if they want to attract the right candidates and engage existing employees, according to a new report from Hudson RPO.‘How to Launch a Successful Employer Brand: Building...


Australia – New jobseeker benefits scheme met with criticism

28 July 2014

Out of work Australians will be forced to work more for their benefits, under tough new Government measures designed to get the nation's unemployed back to work, reports the Daily Mail.The Federal Government will introduce the AUD 5.1 billion (USD 4.8 billion) job placement scheme from 1 July 201...


South Africa – Adcorp to acquire the rest of Kelly Group

25 July 2014

South Africa’s largest staffing company Adcorp (ADR: SJ) yesterday released a joint statement with South African recruitment firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ), announcing its firm intention to make an offer to acquire the remaining issued share capital of Kelly.Kelly Group is not be confused with the US...


Thailand – TopTalentAsia rebrands as en world Thailand

25 July 2014

Thailand-based executive search firm TopTalentAsia has re-launched as en world Thailand, reports China Weekly News. TopTalentAsia officially joined the Japan-based en world group in December 2013 but had retained its separate identity.In addition to the rebranding, the company has opened two new...


India – Job and salary growth forecast in the IT sector

25 July 2014

The number of jobs in India’s IT sector is expected to increase by +6% during the current financial year, compared with last year, according to R. Chandrasekhar, President of the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom), reports domain-b.com.At present, the IT sector empl...


Vietnam – Labour Ministry to tighten control of foreign workers

25 July 2014

Vietnam’s Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs (MOLISA) is considering drawing up new regulations to tighten the granting of work permits to foreign workers, according to Deputy Minister of MOLISA Nguyen Thanh Hoa, reports Vietnam News Brief Service.According to the draft legisla...


Australia – Recruiters need to embrace mobile technology to reach young jobseekers

25 July 2014

A significant number of professionals are using their smartphones when hunting for a job, with Generation Y (those born in the early 1980s and early 2000s) leading the pack when it comes to swiping their way to a new career, reports smartcompany.com.au. The Robert Walters Employee Insig...


Japan – Details of Panasonic staffing subsidiary sale released

24 July 2014

Following the announcement earlier this month that electronics giant Panasonic is looking to sell its temporary staffing subsidiary, Panasonic Excel Staff, the company has announced that the bidding process will open in August, reports Bloomberg.The company expects about 10 staffing and private e...


Malaysia – Foreign workers being ripped off by recruiters

24 July 2014

The Deputy Chairman of the Democratic Action Party (DAP) has accused rival political party the United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) of defrauding foreign workers, reports freemalaysiatoday.com.“Malaysia’s policy on foreign workers is fraught with UMNO crony recruitment agencies ripping off...