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Australia – Job ads rise in May strengthened by non-mining states

11 June 2015

There were 8% more jobs advertised across Australia in May 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from job board SEEK. Month-on-month job adverts fell by 3.1% nationally, partially reversing the 4.7% gain recorded in April.Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director...


India – Hiring slowdown reported in May

11 June 2015

Hiring activity in India dipped during May 2015 both when compared with the same month last year and also when compared with April 2015, according to the Naukri Job Speak Index from job board Naukri.com, reports business today.intoday.in.The Index decreased by 2% compared with May 2014 and was do...


Australia – Big bonuses for financial services professionals

11 June 2015

The majority of professionals (93%) in Australia’s financial services sector received a bonus in 2014/2015, with 41% saying that their bonus was higher compared than the previous year, according to the Morgan McKinley Bonus Survey.The survey, which compared bonus payments between 2013/2014 and 20...


Singapore – Expert suggests adjusting foreign labour quotas for some sectors

11 June 2015

An economist has suggested tweaks to Singapore’s foreign worker policy that could bring relief to firms struggling to find staff - as well as other gains, reports business.asiaone.com.Kit Wei Zheng said adjusting foreign labour quotas to allow certain sectors to hire more foreign workers would he...


Singapore – Employment law compliance up following government initiative

10 June 2015

Increasing numbers of employers from sectors that have traditionally flouted Singapore’s employment laws are becoming more compliant as a result of the government’s WorkRight initiative, reports todayonline.com.The WorkRight initiative helps employees and employers understand their rights and obl...


South Africa – Staffing firms should be viewed as strategic partners

10 June 2015

One of the legacies of Apartheid in South Africa is the unequal distribution of wealth between its white and black populations, something that staffing and recruitment firms can help companies address, according to the Federation of African Professional Staffing Organisations (APSO), reports poli...


World – Labour markets face ‘renewed turbulence’

10 June 2015

The number of labour market entrants is expanding at a rapid rate in emerging and developing economies, while growth in advanced economies is relatively flat, according to Dr Lee Il-houng, president of the Korea Institute for International Economic Policy, reports nst.com.my.The 2015 World Employ...


Bangladesh – Private recruitment firms may be permitted to send workers to Malaysia

10 June 2015

Bangladesh’s Bureau of Manpower, Employment and Training (BMET) is holding talks with Malaysia to include private recruitment agencies in the government-to-government (G2G) agreement on sending workers to Malaysia, reports bdnews24.com.BMET Director General Shamsun Nahar told reporters on Tu...


Australia – Job advert growth hits two-year high in May

9 June 2015

The number of jobs advertised across Australia increased by 14.1% in May 2015 compared with the same month last year, according to the latest figures from ANZ Bank’s job ads survey. The latest rise was the strongest recorded for more than two years.On a month-on-month basis, however, the number o...


India – Rules for hiring contract workers may be eased

9 June 2015

India’s National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has proposed giving the industrial sector greater flexibility when it comes to hiring contract workers for project-based jobs or short-term assignments, reports business-standard.com.The proposal, originally submitted in 2003 by the previous N...