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India – Prime Minister urges states to adopt their own labour reforms

20 January 2015

Prime Minister’s office has sent a letter to the chief secretaries of all Indian states asking them to adopt the labour reforms exemplified by  Rajasthan, according to the Mint news site.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has identified labour reform as t...


World - UN warns of growing inequality and joblessness

20 January 2015

Unemployment will rise by 11 million in the next five years due to slower growth and turbulence, the UN warned today, according to The Economic Times of India.More than 212 million people will be jobless by 2019 against the current level of 201 million, the International Labour Organization said....


Brazil – Workforce management software company opens new operation

20 January 2015

ASC, a global provider of innovative solutions to record, analyse and evaluate multimedia-based communications, today announced it will open a new office in São Paulo. Alexandre Martir has been appointed as Managing Director Brazil.The new office was opened to facilitate customer and technical su...


Malaysia – Steady demand for staff fuels salary hikes

20 January 2015

Malaysia’s salary prospects is second only to China, according to Hays Asia Salary Guide for 2015.The Hays Asia Salary Guide includes salary and recruiting trends for over 1,200 roles in Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan. It is based on a survey of 2,361 employers, representing over...


Australia – Fight for jobs continues

19 January 2015

Despite good news on the unemployment rate, the fight for jobs is as tough as ever, according to The Guardian.Last week the fall in the unemployment rate brought some good economic news but, as always seems to be the case, it was tempered by the quarterly vacancy figures which shows life is prett...


Peru – Young people protest “heavy handed” and “exploitative” new labour laws

19 January 2015

Thousands of young Peruvians have marched through central Lima, chanting: “We don’t want to be cheap, exploited manpower”, in the latest protest against a controversial labour law, reports The Guardian.The demonstrators claim the new laws rob them of basic rights, but the government argues the ch...


Australia – The mega trends disrupting the workplace

19 January 2015

Rapid technological change, an aging workforce and growing awareness of workplace-related health issues are some of the mega-trends that will markedly impact the future of work, as reported by The Australian.Big data will be a massive growth area over the next decade, along with digital technolog...


New Zealand – Employment confidence dips

19 January 2015

New Zealanders became more pessimistic about the state of the labour market in late 2014, with the Westpac McDermott Miller Employment Confidence Index falling from 111.5 to 106.5 in December. This reflects increased pessimism about the availability of jobs, as well as reduced expectations for wa...


Singapore - Recruitment of financial analysts to continue this year

19 January 2015

Financial analysts will be in demand in Singapore this year as experts said hedge funds in the country will continue focusing on recruiting analysts throughout 2015 instead of searching for those who can manage funds according to Asia First.Jamie Thorpe, head of fund management for Asia Pacific a...


Fiji – Government cracks down on illegal employment agencies

19 January 2015

The Ministry of Employment, Productivity and Industrial Relations is investigating four separate cases of bogus Foreign Employment Agencies, reports the Fiji Broadcasting Corporation.Minister Jioji Konrote says the agencies involved in the four cases did not attain an authorisation certificate fr...