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Australia – Slower wage growth probably saved jobs

17 August 2015

A combination of falling immigration, slower wage growth, and a shift towards the services sector explains why unemployment is holding reasonably steady, according to Christopher Kent, Assistant Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia, reports abc.net.au.While the most recent official July job...


Taiwan – 104 Corp reports revenue and profit growth

14 August 2015

104 Corp (3130: TT), a Taiwanese company primarily engaged in the operation of online recruitment websites, reported revenue for the second quarter ending 30 June 2015 of TWD 680.7 million (USD 21.8 million), an increase of 8.4% compared with TWD 627.7 million (USD 20.1 million) during the same p...


China – Employers increasingly willing to pay professionals higher salaries

14 August 2015

Employers in China proved more willing to pay higher salaries to attract staff in the second quarter of 2015 as companies got back on the recruitment track, an employment survey from Beijing-based international recruitment and human resources consultancy RMG Selection found, reports The South Chi...


New Zealand – Changes to zero hours contracts criticised

14 August 2015

New employment legislation which includes, among other things, provisions for zero hours contracts, has been tabled in New Zealand’s Parliament, reports radionz.co.nz.In relation to zero hours contracts the bill prohibits certain practices, such as employers no longer being able to require worker...


Philippines – Anti-age discrimination in employment bill proposed

14 August 2015

Deputy Speaker of the Filipino House of Representative Carlos M. Padilla has filed a bill that would prohibit and penalise employers for discriminating against jobseekers on the basis of age, with particular emphasis on older workers, reports mb.com.ph.House Bill 5698 would, in effect, give senio...


Final Reminder: Staffing Industry Analysts Oil & Gas staffing directory

13 August 2015

Staffing Industry Analysts are currently compiling a directory of Oil & Gas staffing firms around the world and we would like to include as many companies as possible. The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council, who...


Australia – Wage growth hits record low

13 August 2015

Figures released yesterday by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that wages grew by a record low amount of 2.27% for both private and public workers combined over the past year, reports The Guardian.The annual growth of 2.27% dipped low enough to just break the old record set in the t...


New Zealand – Salaries growing at a modest rate

13 August 2015

Average annual salaries for jobs in New Zealand increased by NZD 1,674 (USD 1,099) between June 2014 and June 2015, according to job board SEEK. The latest data revealed that average salaries have grown by 2.3% across the board, with the national average advertised salary now sitting at NZD 74,96...


Singapore – Harvey Nash opens first regional office, announces appointment

13 August 2015

Harvey Nash (HNV: LSE), the global IT outsourcing and professional recruitment company, announced the expansion of its Asia Pacific business with the launch of its Singapore office. The firm has appointed Richard Goddard as Managing Director of Southeast Asia operations.Singapore marks Harvey Nas...


India – Women more explicit about career progression and development opportunity

13 August 2015

A survey from Michael Page India found that 73% of female workers have asked for clear career progression and growth opportunities, compared with 68% of men, reports The Times of India.The survey also revealed a gradual move towards greater equal opportunities at work; with 50% of male workers su...