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Singapore – Major staffing firms banned from hiring foreigners for six months

28 November 2013

The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) has taken action against firms posting discriminatory job advertisements by banning 15 companies, including 11 recruitment companies, from hiring foreign workers for six months. In addition to the ban, the companies have been instructed by the MoM to publish apologi...


Philippines – Recruitment agencies to help typhoon survivors

28 November 2013

Two recruitment agencies will help at least 500 victims of Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Typhoon Yolanda, find work abroad free of charge announced the Department of Labour and Employment (DOLE), reports gmanetwork.com.Filipino recruitment firm International Skills Development (ISD) has pledge...


Dubai – Ministry of Labour warns it will strictly enforce labour laws

28 November 2013

Two companies have each been fined AED 2.5 million (USD 680,515) for the illegal recruitment of workers, prompting the Ministry of  Labour (MoL) to announce that it will strictly enforce the country’s labour laws, reports the Khaleej Times.Director of the Inspection Department at the MoL’s o...


China – Another U.S. firm investigated for questionable recruitment practices

27 November 2013

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating the recruitment practices of global financial services firm Morgan Stanley, as they expand their investigation into whether the recruitment of politically connected Chinese employees has breached U.S. bribery laws, reports Reuters. An unidentified...


South Africa – NES Global Talent opens new office in Cape Town

27 November 2013

Manchester-based technical recruiter, NES Global Talent, has opened a new office in Cape Town to cater for demand in South East Africa, reports bdaily.co.uk. The office will act as NES Global Talent’s regional hub for business activity across South East Africa with company registrations in Mozamb...


Australia – Highly skilled workers exempt from labour market testing

27 November 2013

Australia's Assistant Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, Senator Michaelia Cash, has announced that employers recruiting for highly skilled occupations will be exempt from the Labour Market Testing (LMT) requirement, reports workpermit.com.As a result those employers will not need to...


Australia – High labour costs hurting businesses

27 November 2013

A survey of Australian businesses by Randstad showed the 25% of the nation’s business leaders are worried about productivity levels; compared with 17% in Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore, and 19% in India, reports afr.com.Productivity gains in Australia are a problem, according to Michael Roddy...


World – Effective talent acquisition is key

27 November 2013

Executives in virtually every industry are concerned about the lack of available talent, reports the Moscow Times. Globally, the working-age population is on the decline while the number of retirees is on the rise. At the same time, low-skilled workers exceed demand while highly educated and even...


Asia – Professional job advertisements rise

26 November 2013

International recruitment firm Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) published its Asia Job Index for Q3 2013, reporting a +9.9% increase in the number of jobs advertised for professional positions across the region compared with Q2 2013. Compared with Q3 2012, the number of jobs advertised rose by +20.5% ac...


China – Leaders meet to discuss executive talent issues

26 November 2013

More than 100 senior executives from leading global organisations, including Microsoft, Baidu, Masek and McKinsey gathered for a high-level forum to discuss China's global senior executive talent needs.This unique collaboration between the China Global Talents Society and the worldwide Associatio...