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India - Staff your staffing body

28 July 2015

Gujarat High Court on Monday pulled up Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC) and the State government for working with an understaffed recruitment body according to the Times of India . The court headed by Justice M R Shah asked the authorities to first equip GPSC with enough staff so that the commission...

World - Nakama Group sees revenue up +24%

27 July 2015

Nakama Group (AIM: NAK) the AIM-quoted recruitment consultancy working across the UK, Europe, Asia and Australia that provides staff for the Web, Interactive, Digital Media sectors, IT and Business Change has provided the following Preliminary Results for the year ended 31 March 2015.


Japan – Help still wanted

27 July 2015

The founder and chief executive of one of Japan's largest job-search websites, DIP Corp., is more sanguine about the nation's employment picture than its difficult environment for start-ups according to an interview with him in the Forbes Asia magazine.

"Japan makes salarymen, not entrepreneurs,"...

Israel – Fees blamed for decline in Filipino nurses

27 July 2015

Philippine and Israel officials are pushing for the early approval of a bilateral labour agreement that will benefit approximately 20,000 Filipino caregivers in the Middle Eastern country.

 A statement from the Philippine Embassy in Israel said Ambassador Nathaniel G. Imperial met with Israeli Deputy...

Guam – Jobs Up

27 July 2015

According to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, compared to last year, there are more jobs both in the government and private sector and the unemployment rate in Guam has dipped slightly.

The March 2015 preliminary statistics show an increase in total number of jobs by 1,320, or 2.1%...

Zimbabwe – Government to urgently amend Labour Act

24 July 2015

The Zimbabwean government yesterday announced that it will urgently amend the country’s Labour Act is an effort to prevent inconsistencies in the labour market, which has seen companies arbitrarily terminating employees as a result of a recent Supreme Court judgment, reports allafrica.com.

The judgment,...

Australia – Top union official calls for temporary foreign workers to get the vote

24 July 2015

One of Australia’s most powerful union leaders has called on the government to give temporary foreign workers the right to vote in both federal and state elections, reports australiaforum.com.

Tony Sheldon, who is National Vice President of the Australian Labour Party and National Secretary of the Transport...

South Africa – “One size fits all” national minimum wage won’t work

24 July 2015

The South African government has probably realised that a “one size fits all” approach to setting a national minimum wage won’t work across all sectors and differentiation is a necessity, according to Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA),...

Australia – Job prospects for graduates at lowest level since the 1980s

24 July 2015

Job prospects for new graduates are the worst they have been since the 1980s, with only 68% of new bachelor graduates in full-time work within four months of finishing their course, down from more than 80% before the 2008 global financial crisis, reports theaustralian.com.au.

There are now growing concerns...

Singapore – Talent shortage prompting companies to rethink recruitment and retention strategies

23 July 2015

There was pessimism among companies across Singapore during Q1 2015 that accounted for the unseasonal caution around hiring, as employers and candidates took stock of market conditions, according to boutique recruitment business Ambition.

However even with a challenging first quarter, the first half of...