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Indonesia – Technology opening up new ways to find talent

3 June 2015

The number of job boards and recruitment platforms is on the rise in Indonesia, with industry experts predicting that the increase will have a dramatic impact on the way companies and jobseekers find work in the world’s fourth most populous country, reports The Wall Street Journal.

Many companies are...

Singapore – No change to foreign recruitment policy

3 June 2015

About a month into his new role, Singapore’s Manpower Minister Lim Swee Say has refused requests from businesses to reconsider the government’s foreign manpower policy, reports todayonline.com.

Mr Lim made it clear that the government will not waver on its position, and companies ought to stop clinging...

Australia – IT talent shortage could derail projects

3 June 2015

A shortage of IT talent is impacting Australia’s ICT industry, with warnings that the implementation of projects could be delayed by the lack of talent, according to research from recently acquired ICT recruitment firm Greythorn, reports itwire.com.

With the government, ICT, and finance sectors set...

ASEAN – Labour migration: the good, the bad, and the ugly

2 June 2015

The Asean Economic Community (AEC), a free trade area of 10 countries forming the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, will be launched at the end of 2015. It will allow the partial free movement of skilled labour between participating nations, something that stands in stark contrast to the current...

India – Demand for talent up during Modi government’s first year

2 June 2015

Demand for talent across India increased by 2% between May 2014 and May 2015; the first year of the new National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, according to job board TimesJobs.

This compares with no change in the demand for talent between May 2013 and May 2014;...

Australia – World’s highest minimum wage set to rise

2 June 2015

Australia's 1.86 million lowest-paid workers are getting a lower pay rise this year, with the minimum wage going up by AUD 16 (USD 12.21) a week, reports sbs.com.au. According to research from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Australia is already home to the world’s...

Malaysia – Lack of family-friendly policies keeping women out of the job market

2 June 2015

“The working environment in our country must be more conducive to attract more women to retain their jobs,” said Johan Merican, CEO of government employment skills agency TalentCorp, reports astroawani.com.

“The female labour participation rate in Malaysia [is] currently at 53.6% in employment;...

Australia - ManpowerGroup acquires Greythorn

1 June 2015

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), has today announced its acquisition of the Australian and Singapore arm of Greythorn, a professional services and recruitment firm specialising in technology and finance. With this acquisition, Greythorn and its banking and finance subsidiary Marks Sattin, become wholly owned...

India – 600,000 new temporary jobs

1 June 2015

As many as 600,000 new flexi-staffing jobs are likely to be created in India this year, the highest on record, with salaries set to increase by as much as 20%, according to estimates by placement companies reported in the Economic Times of India. The rise in the number of temporary jobs is driven by...

China - Market becomes driving force for foreign talent

1 June 2015

Zhang Jianguo had opportunities in 2013 to talk face to-face with more than 100 foreign experts in different fields and from different cities about their lives and work in China according to China Daily.

As director of the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, Zhang held the meetings to push...