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World – CDI Corp posts Q4 and FY revenue growth

27 February 2014

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp. (CDI: NYSE) surpassed analysts’ expectations yesterday by reporting revenue of USD 277.1 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013, a year-on-year increase of +2.4% from USD 270.5 million a year ago.The company achieved a gr...


India – Temporary workers will make up 10% of the total workforce in 10 years

27 February 2014

The number of temporary workers in India’s organised sector is expected to rise by as many as nine million over the next 10 years. The country, at present, has 1.3 million temporary workers in the organised sector and it is expected that by 2025 10% of India’s total workforce could be working in...


South Africa – Returnees make up 10% of the skilled labour force

27 February 2014

The return of skilled South Africans from abroad has been a boon to the economy. South Africa may have made it difficult for firms to hire skilled foreigners but, fortunately for the sake of the economy, it has not done much to inhibit the flow of skilled South Africans back home. And it should b...


Bahrain – Calls to crack down on human trafficking of migrant workers

27 February 2014

Activists have welcomed news that a company is facing legal action for human trafficking, but say it is just the tip of the iceberg and want Bahraini authorities to follow up with more raids on unscrupulous employers, reports The Gulf Daily News (GDN).Bahrain’s Labour Market Regulatory Authority...


Angola – ReThink Energy launches training for oil & gas employers

27 February 2014

As part of its on-going commitment to improve the recruitment experience for Angolan nationals and support the country’s ‘Angolanisation’ policy, recruitment firm ReThink Energy, part of ReThink Group, has extended its candidate training courses to include employers.This move follows two successf...


World – Heidrick & Struggles sees weakness in Asia Pacific offset by growth elsewhere

26 February 2014

Chicago-based international executive recruitment firm Heidrick & Struggles (HSII: NASDAQ) reported revenue of USD 122.9 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013, a year-on-year increase of +13.1% from USD 108.7 million in Q4 2012.The company achieved an operating income of USD...


Singapore – Companies urges to introduce flexible work arrangements to enhance productivity

26 February 2014

Despite the Singapore Government’s efforts to increase work-life harmony by promoting flexible work arrangements, business leaders, particularly in the financial services sector, are yet to be convinced that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks. The final chapter of the Randstad World of Work...


India – Repealing labour laws would boost manufacturing and create jobs

26 February 2014

The National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC) has asked the government to replace India’s outdated labour laws to better suit the needs of modern businesses, blaming rigid labour laws for declining manufacturing output and poor job creation, reports The Economic Times of India.In a le...


New Zealand – Bosses regretting not incentivising top talent to stay

26 February 2014

Employers have been warned by the Director of recruitment firm Randstad that finding the people they need is about to get a lot tougher as the economy builds up speed, reports the New Zealand Herald.Two years ago, Randstad Director Paul Robinson said that he was advising companies to retain their...


Australia – Randstad appoints new CEO

26 February 2014

Global recruitment firm Randstad announced today the appointment of Frank Ribuot to the position of CEO of Randstad Australia. Mr Ribuot is the former Senior Vice President of the Asia Pacific region and Global Talent Management of Right Management, part of the ManpowerGroup.Mr Ribuot, who began...