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Singapore – Unpaid migrant worker seeking legal recompense fined and deported

5 February 2015

A 30 year-old Bangladeshi migrant worker lodged a complaint with Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MoM) in August 2014 when he was not paid his salary. His case was dismissed on 6 January 2015, after which he was fined SGD 100 (USD 74) and deported, reports anti-trafficking organisation home-blog...


Australia – Improving momentum for ICT job market

5 February 2015

Conditions in the general recruitment market place were stronger than those in the ICT sector, according to Julie Mills, CEO of the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association (ITCRA), citing the latest Recruitment Industry Benchmarking (RIB) Report.Results from November 2014, h...


New Zealand – Strong job growth and record labour market participation

5 February 2015

The latest labour market data shows continuing strong employment growth with 80,000 more jobs added to New Zealand’s economy in the last year, reports guide2.co.nz.The Household Labour Force Survey shows employment was up by 1.2% in the December quarter and up by 3.5% in the last year."The N...


China – Employment market bullish in 2015

4 February 2015

Greater China’s employment market is expected to be bullish in 2015 with a new survey revealing that over half of employers in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan plan to hire new staff over the next 12 months, according to recruitment firm Michael Page.Hiring intentions are strongest in Taiwan...


Malaysia – Independent recruitment agencies hindering decent working conditions

4 February 2015

The use of independent recruitment agencies to hire workers is a major hindrance to ensuring decent working conditions in the Malaysian electronics industry, according to the Washington-based Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC), reports freemalaysiatoday.com (FMT). EICC is a non...


Australia – Firms lag in use of interim managers

4 February 2015

Australia lags behind most developed markets in the use of Interim Managers, according to Melbourne-based executive recruitment and advisory firm 1st Executive Pty Ltd. The research identifies just 0.1% of the Australian workforce as interim, compared with the UK at 3% and Belgium at 5.6%.Interes...


Singapore – Social media recruitment platform secures six-figure investment

4 February 2015

Singapore-based social media recruitment platform Job Forward, which company CEO Yoshiaki Ieda claims is the first one on the island-state, announced that it has raised a six-figure seed investment sum from COENT Venture Partners, reports techinasia.com.The funding will be used for prod...


Australia – OneShift acquires mature age job board Adage

3 February 2015

Australian job board OneShift; which specialises in one-off shifts, casual work, and permanent employment, has acquired job board Adage, which is targeted at jobseekers over the age of 45, reports businessinsider.com.au.Adage founder Heidi Holmes won’t be staying on but has said the deal gave her...


Australia – Rubicor forecasts net loss after tax for fifth consecutive reporting period

3 February 2015

Australian recruitment firm Rubicor Group Ltd (RUB: ASX) announced that, in the first half of the year ended 31 December 2014, the company achieved continued growth, building on the stability and momentum of the previous 18 months.Rubicor’s board expects underlying EBITDA for the six-month period...


Australia – Employment expectations rise for seventh consecutive quarter

3 February 2015

Despite a softer outlook for sales and earnings, employment expectations in Australia have lifted for the seventh consecutive quarter, indicating that a longer-term optimism exists among business owners, according to the Business Expectations Survey from Dun & Bradstreet, a provider of commer...