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Kenya - Four Emerging HR Trends

15 August 2014

The recruitment process has always been seen as a laborious exercise in which copious amounts of time and money are spent. Technology is now challenging this convention and as one may put it - help take the grunt out of recruitment. Capital FM/All Africa Global Media has provided an interesting v...


India - Policy changes slow down pharma hiring

15 August 2014

The euphoria in the job market notwithstanding according to The Times of India, pharma companies are staring at a bitter reality with regards to hiring, thanks to regulatory changes and a sluggish market which seem to have impacted profitability.Pharma companies according to the paper are underst...


Nepal - Applications swamp South Korea

15 August 2014

The South Korean Employment Permit System (‘EPS’) received 20,769 applications for the Korean language test on Thursday, taking the total number of applicants to 40,318 in the first two days according to the The Katmandu Post. Saturday is the submission deadline for the test scheduled later in Se...


Japan – PA Co revenue rises but profits fall

14 August 2014

Japan-based temporary staffing firm PA Co. Ltd., (4766: JP) reported revenue for the first half ending 30 June 2014 of JPY 868.0 million (USD 8.59 million), an increase of +27% compared with JPY 683.0 million (USD 6.76 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 34 million...


Australia – Job advert levels remain level as economic indicators stabilise

14 August 2014

The number of new job adverts in Australia remained relatively stable in July, falling just -1.1%, as business and consumer confidence figures stabilised following post-Federal Budget declines, according to Australian job board SEEK.Consumer confidence continued to improve in July from the -...


India – Growth in Digital marketing to create strong demand for skilled jobs

14 August 2014

In the next two years 150,000 jobs are expected to be created in the digital marketing space as more Indian companies utilise social media platforms to bolster business. The rise is predicted by Manipal Global Education Services and reflects India’s emergence as a digital outsourcing hub for dive...


Australia – July business conditions reach four year high

13 August 2014

A measure of Australian business conditions hit the highest in four years in July as firms reported a sharp pick- up in sales and profitability, though many remained reluctant to hire new workers.National Australia Bank's (NAB.ASX) survey of more than 400 firms showed its index of business condi...


Singapore – Labour productivity falls in Q2

13 August 2014

Labour productivity in Singapore fell -1.3% in the second quarter of this year from a year ago, adversely affected hurt falling productivity in sectors such as accommodation and food and business services, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (‘MTI’). The drop in productivity was the f...


Philippines – POEA cancels recruitment firm’s license

13 August 2014

The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) has cancelled the license of recruitment agency Japhil 2000 International Agency Corporation which was found liable for charging excessive placement fee from a worker it deployed to Dubai, United Arab Emirates.POEA administrator Hans Cacdac...


India - Job seekers duped after being promised employment

13 August 2014

A recruitment agency has allegedly duped thirty-six job seekers by promising them employment in UAE, according to Indian police. Harsh Kumar and his sixteen colleagues in a complaint to the Ghaziabad police said they had handed over their passports to a manager of a placement firm in Indirapuram,...