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Malaysia – Jobstreet survey predicts hiring growth

29 July 2015

Employers are expected to hire more in the third-quarter of this year on the back of expanding their operations and filling in vacant positions, a survey by JobStreet.com revealed recently.

In the survey by the job board, conducted on 313 employers across various industries, JobStreet noted 35% of the...

Hong Kong - Older workers in Hong Kong prefer flexible working hours

29 July 2015

If bosses in Hong Kong want to retain members of their older workforce, they should consider offering them flexible working hours, according to HumaResourcesonline.com.

Research by Regus revealed that 86% of respondents in Hong Kong see flexible working as a critical factor in keeping older,...

Uruguay - Randstad and Adecco seek to expand their Professionals’ businesses

28 July 2015

Adecco and Randstad aim to develop, strengthen and expand their search and selection processes for qualified candidates, particularly for management and executive positions in Uruguay.

Adecco, which has operated in Uruguay since 1997, expects to increase its market positioning and invest in independent...

India - Teamlease Chairman explains how to improve job creation

28 July 2015

Manish Sabharwal, Chairman of Teamlease Services and a member of the NITI Aayog Committee on Entrepreneurship and Skills has been interviewed by The Times of India. Asked how he would kick-start job creation in India. Mr Sabharwal pointed to six key issues:

  • The Goods and Service Tax (GST),
  • Make...

Vietnam - Employers give skilled graduates priority over cheap graduates

28 July 2015

Employers are increasingly looking at working skills and job-hopping probability rather than “competitive salary requirements” when hiring new graduates, according to a survey by Jobstreet.com reported in HR in Asia.

 The market has both demand and supply for new young graduates according to...

India - Staff your staffing body

28 July 2015

Gujarat High Court on Monday pulled up Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) and the State government for working with an understaffed recruitment body according to the Times of India . The court headed by Justice M R Shah asked the authorities to first equip GPSC with enough staff so that the commission...

World - Nakama Group sees revenue up +24%

27 July 2015

Nakama Group (AIM: NAK) the AIM-quoted recruitment consultancy working across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia that provides staff for the Web, Interactive, Digital Media sectors, IT and Business Change has provided the following Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 March 2015.


Japan – Help still wanted

27 July 2015

The founder and chief executive of one of Japan's largest job-search websites, DIP Corp., is more sanguine about the nation's employment picture than its difficult environment for start-ups according to an interview with him in the Forbes Asia magazine.

"Japan makes salarymen, not entrepreneurs,"...

Israel – Fees blamed for decline in Filipino nurses

27 July 2015

Philippine and Israel officials are pushing for the early approval of a bilateral labour agreement that will benefit approximately 20,000 Filipino caregivers in the Middle Eastern country.

 A statement from the Philippine Embassy in Israel said Ambassador Nathaniel G. Imperial met with Israeli Deputy...

Guam – Jobs Up

27 July 2015

According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to last year, there are more jobs both in the government and private sector and the unemployment rate in Guam has dipped slightly.

The March 2015 preliminary statistics show an increase in total number of jobs by 1,320, or 2.1%...