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Niger – ILO Convention on private employment agencies ratified

22 May 2015

Niger, the largest country in West Africa, has become the latest country to ratify the International Labour Organization’s Convention No. 181 on Private Employment Agencies (1997).This marks the second ratification this month, following Mongolia, and the third since the French Assembly voted to a...


Japan – Strong international growth from acquisitions boosts en japan’s results

21 May 2015

Japanese staffing firm en japan (4849: JP) reported revenue of JPY 19.6 billion (USD 162.2 million) for the financial year ending 31 March 2015, an increase of 17.1% compared with JPY 16.8 million (USD 138.5 million) the previous year.    2014 2013 Change Revenue JP...


China – Strong demand for talent in the first three months of the year

21 May 2015

The vast majority (91.8%) of surveyed companies on China’s mainland increased headcount during the first quarter of 2015; according to The RMG Recruitment Insider Survey, a nationwide quarterly revenue conducted by RMG Selection, a China-focused international recruitment and HR consultancy, repor...


Australia – Prime Minister under fire over “try before you buy” jobseeker comment

21 May 2015

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has come under fire for suggesting employers “try before they buy” when hiring long-term unemployed people, reports The Guardian.Mr Abbott made the comments during an address to the Queensland Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday morning, where he...


Australia – The best minimum wage

21 May 2015

Australia is home to the most generous national minimum wage in the developed world, according to a report from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, reports money.cnn.com.The report ranked 27 countries that have laws setting a nationwide minimum rate of pay.Australia's...


India – Randstad looking to grow through acquisitions

20 May 2015

Recruitment firm Randstad is eyeing acquisitions in India’s staffing and technology space to gain a stronger foothold in mid-to-senior-level staffing in the country, reports The Economic Times of India.The company already has a strong presence in junior-level temporary staffing in India and is no...


India – Most female workers still prefer a male boss

20 May 2015

The majority of workers in India’s media & entertainment industry prefer having a female boss, with nearly 67% preferring to report into a woman. Workers in the consumer durables/fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) sector showed equal preference for male and female bosses, according to a survey...


Namibia – Labour ministry planning changes with new labour relations directorate

20 May 2015

Namibia’s Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment Creation has announced a new labour relations directorate aimed at educating people about their employment rights, reports allafrica.com.Labour minister Erkki Nghimtina told parliament recently that the directorate will also train...


Singapore – Inclusive employment programme for autistic workers growing at bank

20 May 2015

With skills shortages biting across most industries and in most countries, one office at a UOB (United Overseas Bank) branch in Singapore has adapted its workplace and processes to make them more organised to creative a more inclusive workplace for its autistic employees, reports todayonline.com....


World – Most workers have insecure jobs, ILO report reveals

19 May 2015

Only a quarter of workers worldwide are estimated to have a stable employment relationship, according to a new report by the International Labour Organisation (ILO).The World Employment and Social Outlook 2015 (WESO) report found that, among countries with available data (covering...