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China – The right talent is in short supply

30 July 2014

The Chinese labour market continues to be affected by skill gaps at manager level, with nearly a quarter of employers in China experiencing talent shortages, according to international recruitment firm ManpowerGroup, reports China Daily.Zhang Jinrong, Managing Director of ManpowerGroup China, com...


East Africa – Rwanda, Kenya, and Uganda to set up free movement of labour agreement

29 July 2014

Rwandans, Ugandans, and Kenyans will soon be free to set up businesses across borders without any restrictions once the three East African countries have endorsed a new deal seeking to open up their job markets, reports allafrica.com.The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is due to be signed in Oc...


India – Monster exploring acquisition to power rural business plan

29 July 2014

Sensing an improvement in business sentiment, job board Monster is exploring acquisition opportunities in India as part of a business plan to push ahead in Tier II and Tier III cities, reports The Hindu Business Line.Tier I includes major metropolitan cities such as Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Kol...


World – Top jobs employers are struggling to fill

29 July 2014

Over 37,000 employers in 42 countries and territories participated in ManpowerGroup’s ninth annual Talent Shortage Survey. Just over a third (36%) of employers report difficulty filling jobs – the highest proportion since 2007.The country with the greatest difficulty filling jobs is Japan, with 8...


Macau – Gaming industry loses workers to the construction sector

29 July 2014

The number of workers in Macau increased by +0.7% but the gambling industry is losing workers to the construction and hotel sectors, reports macaubusinessdaily.com. The island’s unemployment rate has stabilised at 1.7%.The gaming industry lost 1,500 workers between March and May 2014 and April an...


Japan – Media Five reports full year revenue growth

28 July 2014

Recruitment firm Media Five Co (3824: JP) reported revenue for the full year ending 31 May 2014 of JPY 1,048 billion (USD 10.3 million), an increase of +9% compared with JPY 961 million (USD 9.4 million) the previous year.Gross profit for the year increased by +14% to JPY 384 million (USD 3.8 mil...


World – Impact of recent legislation on temporary recruitment

28 July 2014

As part of Staffing Industry Analysts’ annual survey of buyers of contingent labour, we asked temporary staffing procurement professionals about the impact of legislation on their use of temporary workers.Overall, buyers seemed mildly receptive to amendments to the Chinese Dispatch Law. However,...


Japan – Recruitment boss arrested for supplying illegal foreign workers

28 July 2014

The head of an unnamed recruitment company in the southern Japanese Hyogo Prefecture region has been arrested for illegally arranging factory jobs for foreign workers without visas, reports kyodonews.jp.  Chiyokazu Kunimoto, 51, was arrested after allegedly arranging for three Vietnames...


Singapore – Employers fined in foreign worker housing scheme

28 July 2014

Employers in Singapore have been fined by the Ministry of Manpower (MoM) for providing false information about the accommodation they provide for overseas foreign workers, reports The Strait Times.Over the past two years, an estimated 2,100 employers have been issued a warning or fined by the MoM...


World – Employer branding critical in the recruitment process

28 July 2014

Companies need to differentiate between their consumer and employer brands, and implement an effective employer brand strategy if they want to attract the right candidates and engage existing employees, according to a new report from Hudson RPO.‘How to Launch a Successful Employer Brand: Building...