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Australia – Chandler Macleod CEO to step down

15 July 2015

Australian staffing firm Chandler Macleod, which earlier this year became a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese staffing giant Recruit Holdings, today announced that Cameron Judson will step down as CEO.Mr Judson has been CEO and Managing Director of Chandler Macleod since June 2012, and oversaw...


Brazil – Temporary work helps lift people out of unemployment

15 July 2015

The majority (85%) of temporary workers in Brazil were unemployed before starting a temporary contract. After their contracts ended, only 30% became unemployed again, according to the latest economic report released by the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett).For Van...


Japan – Temp Holdings acquires Vietnamese staffing firm

14 July 2015

Japanese staffing company Temp Holdings (2181: JP) on Monday announced that it will acquire Vietnamese staffing agency First Alliances via its Intelligence Asia subsidiary, reports Jiji Press.Temp Holdings is the second largest staffing firm in Japan and is understood to have acquired the company...


Singapore – Steady hiring outlook for second half of the year

14 July 2015

The hiring sentiment in Singapore for the second half of 2015 is cautious and reflective of a “wait and see” approach, with a net 32.1% of employers expecting to increase headcount, a slight decrease of 4.9 percentage points (pp) from the first half of 2015, according to  The Hudson Report:...


Japan – Recruit invests in US technical recruitment platform

14 July 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Recruit Holdings (6098: JP) announced today that it has invested in US-based HackerRank, the technical recruitment platform and code challenge community.The investment is the second in the US for the HR Technology Fund, which was launched in January, and made its first U...


Australia – Steady HR hiring forecast as market improves

14 July 2015

Steady hiring levels are expected for human resources professionals across Australia, as the industry recovers from tough economic conditions, according to the 2015/16 Michael Page Australia Salary and Employment Outlook.The survey found that more than half of HR employers do not foresee hiring l...


India – Hiring set to grow over the next year

13 July 2015

Employers across India appear upbeat about government initiatives; such as digitalisation and smart cities, and are planning to increase hiring activity by up to 15% in sectors such as IT, manufacturing and construction, according to a survey from Indian staffing firm Genius Consultant, reports p...


New Zealand – Unions criticise changes to zero hours contracts

13 July 2015

New Zealand’s Council of Trade Unions has accused the Government of further entrenching the problems of zero hours contracts with its changes to employment laws, reports radionz.co.nz. The changes will make it illegal for employers to require workers to be available for work even if they hav...


Malaysia – Fraud and abuse warning over recruitment of Bangladeshi workers

13 July 2015

The Bangladeshi Government’s plan to export 1.5 million workers to Malaysia under a private agreement and without strict monitoring could create room for the abuse and exploitation of overseas jobseekers, as seen in the past, labour activists have warned, reports thedailystar.net.Malaysia last mo...


Pakistan – A hotbed of unskilled labour

13 July 2015

Pakistan is becoming a hotbed of unskilled labour, pushing the embattled economy further down and frustrating all strategic planning being mapped out by the government, reports tns.thenews.com.pk.Economist Dr Farhan commented: “Pakistan’s labour market needs at least one million skilled capital o...