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Australia – Older workers facing another decade of uncertainty

5 March 2015

Older workers face another decade stuck with a workplace hangover where the dream of retiring early isn't an option and spending 70 weeks trying to get back into the workforce is the grim reality, reports sbs.com.au.The Australian workforce needs to be much more accommodating for older workers an...


World – Q4 impairment charges send CDI into loss

4 March 2015

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp (CDI: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of USD 266.7 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, a decrease of 3.8% from USD 277.1 million during the same period last year.   Q4 2014 Q4 2013 Change Revenue...


Singapore – Higher salary main draw for jobseekers, but work/life balance also important

4 March 2015

A higher salary is, perhaps unsurprisingly, the top priority for Singapore jobseekers in 2015, according to new research from recruitment firm Hudson. Work/life balance and cultural fit are not far behind, among the top nine attributes that professionals look for in a new role.Hudson’s “The Hirin...


China – Rising pay demands making migrant worker recruitment more difficult

4 March 2015

Companies in Shanghai are struggling to recruit and retain skilled migrant workers due to their rising pay demands, reports Shanghai Daily.Gong Yanhua, human resources manager at one company commented: “It’s getting hard to keep people because they want higher and higher salaries.”Mr Gong said hi...


Singapore – Review employment laws to foster long-term employment relationships says MP

4 March 2015

Employment laws should be more protective of employees to foster longer employment relationships but not to “the extreme of some of the Western counterparts”, according to MP Vikram Nair, reports channelnewsasia.com.Mr Nair said that one of the reasons Singapore has a very low unemployment rate i...


India – Gi Group says recruiters need to combine flexibility with security

3 March 2015

“Staffing firms face the challenge of helping their units in every country combine flexibility for customers and providing security to those getting hired,” according to Stefano Colli Lanzi, Founder and CEO of Italian staffing firm Gi Group, reports the Economic Times of India.Gi Group; which ope...


Australia – Demand for ICT professionals up as business confidence rises

3 March 2015

The jobs outlook in Australia for ICT professionals is strengthening, month-on-month, as both government and private sector employers express confidence in the year ahead, according to the latest ICT Salary and Employment Index from recruitment firm Peoplebank, reports itwire.com.The ICT jobs mar...


Japan – Workers least concerned about automation

3 March 2015

Japanese workers are most confident that their jobs will not become automated over the next 10 years when compared with European, North American, and Global averages, according to recruitment firm Randstad.Only 23.5% of Japanese workers are concerned about automation, compared with 25.5% of Europ...


Malaysia – Employers Federation expects jobs crunch in 2015

3 March 2015

Employees looking to change job this year should consider putting their plans on hold unless their new jobs pay at least 20% more, according to Datuk Shamsuddin Bardan, Executives Director of the Malaysian Employers Federation, reports The Malaysian Daily Express.With the spiralling cost of livin...


New Zealand - Woman awarded $168k over offensive cake

2 March 2015

A Napier woman who baked an offensive cake about her former employers has been awarded more than NZD 168,000 (USD 126, 900) in damages following a Facebook breach of privacy and "loss of dignity" according to the New Zealand Herald.During a Human Rights Tribunal hearing last December, f...