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India - Hiring up +3% in March

11 April 2014

After remaining flat during the first two months of the year, hiring activity went up by +3% in March, according to a report published by TimesJobs.com and RecruiteX.The Indian job market which was largely inactive during January-February 2014 is getting back on track as the RecruiteX demand inde...


UAE - Employee turnover remains a problem

11 April 2014

Employee turnover has always been a problem in many companies around the world. It doesn’t just disrupt business operations and productivity, it’s also costly for management.While some studies have claimed that most expatriates, who represent the majority of workers in the UAE, are staying longer...


Singapore – Hospitality sector highly attractive

11 April 2014

Half of Singapore’s employees (52%) covet a career in the hospitality and recreational services sector, ranking it as the most attractive industry to work in across every age group, gender and education level, a survey conducted by Randstad revealed, according to the Singapore Business Review.It...


Australia - ABC wins Randstad Awards

11 April 2014

The ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) won top place as the most attractive employer at the Randstad Awards held in Sydney last night.Virgin Australia came in second and The Department of Immigration and Border Protection took home third place.The awards recognise the organisations that Au...


Argentina – Country ranks first in education and employment opportunities in Latin America

11 April 2014

Argentina tops the regional ranking for education, employment and income, according to the latest bulletin from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).The author of the report noted that Argentine Human Development surpasses that of Spain. The Human Development I...


Asia – Big banks advise they’re not cutting back on agency recruiters

10 April 2014

As recruitment starts to pick up in Asia, banks are finding that their in-house hiring teams are too lean to meet the rising demand for new staff. Having spent the best part of six years since the financial crisis espousing the cost-saving virtues of sourcing candidates directly, they now concede...


Australia – Labour market showing gradual improvement

10 April 2014

The latest figures from job board SEEK indicate continuing confidence in the labour market, with new job adverts in March 2014 increasing by +1.1% month-on-month. Over the last few months SEEK’s data has shown a consistent improvement in labour demand, with the number of job adverts rising by +2....


South Africa – Job losses recorded across most sectors and occupations

10 April 2014

The South African economy shed 48,066 jobs during March, with the informal/unofficial sector being the only sector to create jobs during the month, according to Adcorp Labour Economist Loane Sharp in the latest Adcorp Employment Index.The biggest losses occurred in temporary (excluding agency) wo...


Hong Kong – Raising the retirement age can benefit everyone

10 April 2014

In an effort to respond effectively to Hong Kong's ageing population and the problems brought about by a shortage of labour, the government is proposing to raise the retirement age for new civil service recruits to 65, from 60. Members of the disciplined services would retire at 57, instead of th...


Malaysia – More women at work but still under-represented at senior levels

10 April 2014

Malaysia's Female Labour Participation Rate (FLPR) grew to 52.4% in 2013, compared to 49.5% in 2012. Speaking at the 'Sustainability and Diversity Roundtable Session', Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak noted that this development will enable the country to achieve its target of 55% by 2015, r...