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Singapore – APSCo intern programme deemed a success by recruiters

24 June 2014

The fully co-ordinated paid internship scheme launched by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) in Singapore has, so far, been deemed a success by the companies taking part.The trade association developed the scheme in response to member feedback, which indicated that the ind...


China – ChinaHR announces USD 41 million investment

23 June 2014

Job board ChinaHR has announced that it will invest €30 million (USD 41 million) in the business, predominately in its technology platforms, to target the growing use of smartphone and tablet recruitment platforms by jobseekers, reports The Irish Independent.A majority stake (90%) of ChinaHR, for...


India – Staffing companies join search for female leaders

23 June 2014

The increased focus on gender diversity across Indian businesses has garnered the support of recruitment companies, report The Times of India. From including a certain percentage of women in their candidate shortlist, to identifying high-quality women leaders in India and abroad, executive search...


Nepal – Employment fraud cases against recruitment firm up by half in a year

23 June 2014

The number of fraud cases linked to foreign recruitment has increased by +49% in a year, according to figures from the Nepalese Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE), reports The Himalayan Times.  DoFE records show that 1,406 cases were filed against recruitment agencies during the fi...


Thailand – Labour Ministry steps up foreign labour regulation

23 June 2014

Thailand’s National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) last week ordered the immediate transfer of two senior Labour Ministry officials to inactive posts in the Prime Minister’s Office in an attempt to boost its regulation of foreign labour and address foreign labour problems, reports The Bangkok...


Australia – Skills gap could get worse, as majority would consider jobs overseas

23 June 2014

Australia is at risk of losing top talent to overseas markets as 70% admit that they would consider a job opportunity overseas, according to the May 2014 Morgan McKinley Australia survey. The survey analysed candidate responses on their current outlook, job satisfaction, and expectations with reg...


Brazil – World Cup creates 200,000 temporary jobs

23 June 2014

The FIFA World Cup is expected to generate one million jobs across Brazil, of which 200,000 will be temporary, according to figures released by the economic research institute Fipe, reports news.oneindia.in.The tournament, which is taking place across 12 cities, is also expected to inject BRL 30...


China – 51Job increases size of share repurchase

20 June 2014

Chinese job board and HR provider 51Job Inc. (JOBS: NSDQ) announced at its extraordinary general meeting today that shareholders approved the increase in the size of the share repurchase programme to USD 75 million.The initial share repurchase programme was approved by shareholders on 30 Septembe...


Australia – Further mining jobs losses reported

20 June 2014

Employment figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) have revealed the mining industry has lost 6,600 workers nationwide in the three months to May 2014, reports ferret.com.au. New South Wales (NSW) and Victoria, however, reported growth in the number full-time mining positions....


Iraq – Indian nurses eager to return to work despite growing tensions

20 June 2014

Despite reports that 46 Indian nurses are stranded in a hospital in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, currently under the control of ISIS insurgents, some Indian nurses are still eager to return to the country to work, reports The BBC.One nurse, Sindhu, who was visiting family in India, is aware that the...