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World – Greece, the US, and Hong Kong among the worst places to be a worker

23 May 2014

The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), an alliance of regional trade confederations that advocates for labour rights around the world, debuted its Global Rights Index this week, ranking countries on a 1 (best) through 5 (worst) scale on the basis of how well worke...


Australia – Multiple interview, psychometric tests, and presentations the new norm for interviews

23 May 2014

Multiple interviews, gruelling psychometric tests, detailed case studies and commercially sensitive presentations are increasingly part of  standard job applications,  as companies look to screen a multitude of applicants in an increasingly competitive market, reports news.com.au.Steve...


World – Skills in demand to land an international job

23 May 2014

Skills in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) make up nearly half of the 10 abilities most commonly found among professionals who have moved to other parts of the world to pursue career opportunities in the past year, according to new research from LinkedIn. Specifical...


India – Smokers need not apply

23 May 2014

The Rajasthan government-owned state electricity company has decided not to offer jobs to people who either smoke or chew tobacco products, reports The Times of India.A state-level committee for tobacco control in October 2012 recommended that no person should be offered a government job if he or...


World – Hydrogen appoints COO for EMEA and the US

23 May 2014

UK-based recruitment firm Hydrogen Group PLC (HYDG: LSE) announced the appointment of Denise McAnulty to the position of Chief Operating Office for Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the United States.Tim Smeaton, CEO of Hydrogen Group, commented: “Hydrogen Group is a growing global company wit...


Brazil – Job creation at worst level since 1999

22 May 2014

Brazil created 105,384 jobs in April 2014, the worst result for the month since 1999 and far lower than expected, underscoring the strong decline in the number of new jobs in the manufacturing and construction sectors, reports economia.terra.com.br.   The number of jobs created in...


China – Five bankers for each job

22 May 2014

China has a surplus of talent in the banking industry, according to a report from job board Zhaopin.com, reports wantchinatimes.com. There are approximately five candidates per vacancy in China, with the imminent graduation of 7.27 million university students in the summer, finding a job will be...


Kashmir – Controversial recruitment policy scrapped

22 May 2014

The Kashmir state government approved the scrapping of the much-criticised government recruitment policy that was implemented two years ago, reports kashmirreader.com.According to the now-scrapped recruitment policy, new appointees for Class-III and Class-IV posts in the state government were pai...


World – CIOs focused on making money, not cost savings

22 May 2014

In 2005, 11% of organisations reported that they had a Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the top of their IT function. This year the figure has growth to 44%, according to the CIO Survey 2014 from recruitment firm Harvey Nash.Executive board participation for CIOs has been much higher since the...


Australia – Steadying demand for on-hire and permanent recruitment services

21 May 2014

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) has released its latest Pulse Survey of Hiring Intentions across Australia and New Zealand. The survey shows that 61% of responding RCSA members predict an increase in the demand for permanent recruitment services and 50% expect an increa...