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Australia – Alliance proposes partnership to secure jobs for disadvantaged jobseekers

30 June 2014

The Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS), the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU), and the Business Council of Australia have jointly proposed improvements to employment services in order to deliver better job outcomes for people disadvantaged in the labour market.The proposal, put...


Saudi Arabia – Job adverts for expats to be curbed

30 June 2014

The Saudi Ministry of Labour is expected to pass a new law that will limit the number of job adverts that specifically target foreign workers, in a bid to strengthen its nationalisation efforts, reports arabnews.com.Abdullah Abu Thnain, Undersecretary for Inspections and Work Environment Developm...


Australia – Rubicor issues profit guidance for full year results

27 June 2014

Australian recruitment services firm Rubicor (RUB: ASX) released a market update for the full year ending 30 June 2014. According to the company, trading conditions remain patchy, particularly in May where results were uncharacteristically weaker.The company’s performance is reported to have been...


Australia – Supply and demand disconnect in ICT recruitment

27 June 2014

Graphic designer was the most searched job in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector across Australia between 1 March 2014 and 1 June 2014, according to job board Indeed, reports theage.com.au. However, the jobs candidates are looking for don’t seem to match with the jobs that...


Japan – Job market shows signs of improvement but tightness remains

27 June 2014

Japan's job market showed strong signs of improvement in May highlighting the progress in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to put the economy on a solid growth path, reports The Wall Street Journal.As Japanese employers continue to add jobs, the jobs-to-applicants ratio for May hit 1.09, meani...


Bangladesh – Overseas workers badly impacted by Middle East recruitment shutdown

27 June 2014

The export of labour to the Middle East has come to a virtual standstill as a result of failing diplomatic relations with the recruiting countries, reports The Financial Express Bangladesh.According to industry insiders, the crisis is all the more painful because there has been little official ef...


Australia – Falsified CV leads to fraud investigation

26 June 2014

People often embellish or exaggerate their past experience when applying for jobs. This is common practice and undoubtedly something that recruiters take into consideration when they read the multitude of CVs that cross their desks.However, when the exaggeration becomes an outright lie, the risk...


India – Local recruiter partners with German staffing company

26 June 2014

TMI Network, a Hyderabad-based recruitment and HR services company, announced that it has entered in to partnership agreement with Berlin-based recruitment firm Heads In Motion GmbH (HIM), to offer joint services in the talent acquisition segment in India, reports The Hindu Business Line.The two...


Australia – Rise in job vacancies unlikely to last

26 June 2014

A rise in the number of job vacancies has suggested that the prospects for jobseekers aren't deteriorating after all. The increase appears to contradict other data showing slower employment growth and falling numbers of job adverts, reports The Australian.The new seasonally adjusted figures from...


World – AESC accepts eight new executive search firms into membership

26 June 2014

The Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) announced the addition of eight retained executive search firms into AESC’s global membership. Their approval follows extensive reference checks, site visits, and votes by the AESC regional councils.  The AESC welcomes: Clarey/Napie...