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Indonesia - Targeting child labour-free status by 2022.

31 December 2014

Manpower Minister M Hanif Dhakiri has announced the implementation of a Child Labour Free Zone programme in industrial areas across the country that prohibits all companies from employing children, Indonesia’s Antara news agency reported. “The government will not hesitate to impose firm sanc...


Nigeria - Immigration Recruitment Tragedy

31 December 2014

In a follow up to a story we first ran in March the Federal Government has reassured the relatives of the dead and victims of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) recruitment stampede not to lose hope in securing automatic employment into the agency. It blamed the delay on administrative b...


India – PeopleStrong concluding Wipro RPO contract

30 December 2014

Wipro's India and Middle East division is expected to hand over its entire staff recruitment responsibilities to HR solution provider PeopleStrong in a deal valued over INR 100 crore (USD 15.7 million) according to The Economic Times. Wipro is a multinational IT Consulting and System Integration...


Singapore - Employment claims tribunal for managers to be ready next year

30 December 2014

An Employment Claims Tribunal to help all professionals, managers and executives (PMEs) settle disputes with their employers will be ready in 2015, according to an article in HR in Asia.PMEs, who earn more than SGD 4,500 (USD 3,525) a month, are not currently covered under the Employment Act, whi...


Australia – 2014 a bad year for graduates

30 December 2014

Starting salaries for university graduates have plateaued and full-time employment is proving more elusive, according to the latest annual Australian Graduate Survey.32% of university graduates who wanted a full-time job had not found one four months after completing a degree in 2014 - up from 29...


India - Lacks skilled labour

30 December 2014

India has too few skilled labourers thanks to decades of neglect in training and it desperately needs electricians, bricklayers and plumbers according to a report from Reuters."India, so far, has been a country that celebrated knowledge and intellect. Skills are not celebrated," said Ri...


Australia - Programmed stalks the Skilled Group

29 December 2014

Following media speculation in the Australian press, Programmed Maintenance Services known as Programmed (ASX: PRG) has confirmed it approached Skilled Group (ASX:SKE) just before Christmas regarding a “merger of equals”. According to an Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) Release from Programme...


China - Job hopping becomes more difficult

29 December 2014

Amid a slowdown in the country's economic growth, the good times for job hoppers might also be coming to an end according to Yang Xiaoxuan writing in the China Daily. Job hoppers are those who frequently change jobs in a two-year span.In 2005 and 2006, when China was expanding its market and a la...


Malaysia - Online Social Talent Engagement

29 December 2014

Malaysia ranks 4th worldwide for the use of social media in career decisions and 60% of the Malaysian workforce opts for social media as a job search tool, compared to global average of 36% according to the Kelly Outsourcing & Consulting Group (‘KellyOCG’). According to Anthony Raja Deva...


Japan – Randstad announces appointments

29 December 2014

Randstad has appointed Satoshi Saruya to the role of Vice President for its operation in Japan from the 1st January 2015.   Based in Tokyo, Saruya continues his responsibilities as a head of Metropolitan Staffing, and will also have company responsibilities for the entire business of Ra...