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India – Strong job creation and pay increases expected in 2015

6 January 2015

Indian companies are planning to create close to one million new jobs and award pay increases of up to +40% to their best performers in 2015 according to recruiters, reports Business Today.Average salary increases could be as high as +20%, compared with +12% during 2014. High-tech sectors, such a...


India – Government urged to give low-wage workers more control over their salaries

6 January 2015

A consortium of more than 500 companies in India, including staffing firm TeamLease, have sent a petition to the government, requesting that low-paid workers have a greater say in how their salaries are paid and contributions invested, reports The Economic Times of India.The petition asks the gov...


Hong Kong – Majority of employers to offer pay rises but also need to be more family friendly

6 January 2015

The vast majority (90%) of employers in Hong Kong plan to offer a pay rise in 2015, compared with 78% of employers in 2014, according to the Compensation and Benefits survey from job board JobsDB Hong Kong. The projected average increase is +4%, up from +3.8% in 2014.A performance related bonus i...


Australia – Merger proposal unsolicited, conditional, and opportunistic, says Skilled Group

5 January 2015

Following reports that the company has been the subject of a merger proposal, recruitment firm Skilled Group has announced that Angus McKay will begin his new role as CEO and Managing Director two weeks earlier than anticipated, reports businessness.com.au.Company Chairman Vickki McFadden said Mr...


Japan – Government employment services reports rise in false job descriptions

5 January 2015

More than 40% of the complaints lodged with HelloWork, the Japanese government’s employment service centre, were related to unclear or false working conditions outlined in job adverts, according to a survey conducted by Japan’s Labour Ministry, reports the-japan-news.com.The survey was conducted...


Indonesia – Foreign worker numbers down

5 January 2015

The number of foreign workers in Indonesia dropped by -6.3% in 2014 compared with 2013, according to figures from the Indonesian Manpower and Transmigration Ministry. The number of Foreigner Employment Permits (IMTA) fell to 64,604 as of October 2014, down from 68,957 the previous year, reports e...


UAE – Expatriate executives staying twice as long

5 January 2015

Expatriate executives are staying twice as long in the United Arab Emirates despite modest salary increases and improving economic conditions in the West, reports the National. The average stay of senior professionals increased to four and a half years in 2014, almost double the duration in...


Chile – President introduces labour reform bill

31 December 2014

Chilean President Michelle Bachelet sent Congress a bill on Monday that seeks to balance labour relations by bolstering unions and workers' rights, prompting a quick backlash from business leaders and opposition lawmakers according to Reuters and Martin Padulla of Staffingamericalatina.comThe lab...


Singapore - What makes a top Company popular?

31 December 2014

JobStreet.com conducted a survey 940 employees across various industries in on what are the top companies that Singaporean employees want to work for and why. The rankings show Google in 1st place, followed by Shell, the multinational oil and gas company coming in second, Singapore Airlines,...


Indonesia - Targeting child labour-free status by 2022.

31 December 2014

Manpower Minister M Hanif Dhakiri has announced the implementation of a Child Labour Free Zone programme in industrial areas across the country that prohibits all companies from employing children, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported. “The government will not hesitate to impose firm sanc...