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Saudi Arabia – Expat visas denied without medical insurance

5 December 2014

Saudi Arabia will deny recruitment visas for employers who fail to pay for medical insurance for their expatriate employees, an official has reiterated.Abdullah bin Ibrahim Al-Sharief, Secretary-General of the Health Insurance Council, was referring to a government policy instituted over the summ...


Australia - Job ads rise in November with NSW the star of the show

4 December 2014

New online job ads rose for the fourth consecutive month, increasing by +0.5% in November to be +10.7% higher than in November 2013 according to the latest data released today by SEEK, the Australian job board.SEEK has the largest single source of unique new job ads in Australia and the New Job A...


Global – Recruiters need broad set of skills to attract talent according to ManpowerGroup

4 December 2014

ManpowerGroup Solutions Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO), asserts that recruiters must have a broad set of hard and soft skills to attract the right talent and enable organisations to maintain a competitive advantage. Automated Recruiting and the Human Factor, a new insights paper relea...


Singapore – Labour market continues to strengthen according to Ministry of Manpower

4 December 2014

The employment rate rose to a new high in Singapore, as more women and older residents joined the labour force amid a tight labour market and low unemployment. There was sustained growth in incomes in the recent five years, with the income growth of lower income earners keeping pace with middle i...


Thailand – Ministry of Labour plans to open employment agency

4 December 2014

The Ministry of Labour will launch an employment agency early next year, according to the National News Bureau of Thailand.  The Ministry’s Smart Job Centre, scheduled to open on 19 January 2015, will serve as a one stop service employment agency where the public can look for jobs or obtain...


Australia – Employment should be main priority of new government in Victoria according to RCSA

3 December 2014

Robert van Stokrom, the President of the RCSA (Recruitment and Consulting Services Association), has stressed that the main priority of the newly elected government in Victoria should be to increase employment.“At 6.8% Victoria’s unemployment rate is amongst the highest in the nation. The newly e...


India – Survey reveals growth in use of networking platforms to find talent

3 December 2014

Social and professional networking platforms are increasingly emerging as a source for hiring the right talent in India according to a LinkedIn survey, reports the Economic Times. Nearly 44% recruiters used the social and professional networks for hiring quality talent in 2014 compared to 36...


Australia – RCSA announces Board appointments

3 December 2014

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) announced its new Board appointments at its Annual General Meeting in Sydney last week.President Robert van Stokrom FRCSA, Chief Executive Officer of DFP Recruitment Services, was re-elected to the role of President. So to was VicePreside...


Egypt – Report highlights problems in local labour market

3 December 2014

The Egyptian labour market should be a “source of worry” according to a research paper published by the Economic Research Forum (ERF) with unemployment at 13.3% in the fiscal year (FY) 2013/2014.The report entitled "Job Accession, Separation and Mobility in the Egyptian Labour Market over th...


Japan – Turns to Vietnam as replacement for Chinese labour

2 December 2014

The number of Vietnamese guest workers going to Japan has increased sharply in recent years as supply from China, the main historical provider, has dried up.Statistics from the Viet Nam Association of Manpower Supply show that as of October 2014 more than 16,280 workers had gone to Japan this yea...