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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...


Australia – New Zealand targets Aussies to halt 'brain drain'

2 December 2014

New Zealand has launched a campaign to lure workers across the Tasman Sea and further reverse the brain drain that has plagued its economy for years.Hundreds of people, Australian and New Zealand alike, visited the first New Zealand job expo in Sydney. The expo is part of a drive by New Zealand t...


Australia – Happiest independent contractors in Finance and IT

2 December 2014

Despite diminishing Australian business confidence during the first half of 2014, Australia's white-collar contractors (otherwise known as Independent Professionals or IPros) continue to feel enthusiastic, immersed and happy at work. They rate highly in the areas of overall wellbeing and lifestyl...


Singapore – Inflation eats into income growth

1 December 2014

Inflation took a bite out of resident workers' income growth, reducing it to under 1% in real terms this year - even as the labour market has stayed tight.The latest Singapore Workforce report put out by the Ministry of Manpower says that the nominal median monthly income (including employer CPF...


Australia – New technologies provide an edge to recruiters and candidates

1 December 2014

Job applicants need an edge to stand out when looking for a job, as unemployment rises and positions become harder to come by.That edge, according to technology experts and human resources executives, is increasingly being exploited by savvy 20-somethings who harness software and applications to...