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Last chance for free entry in RPO Directory

4 June 2014

We are currently compiling a directory of Recruitment Process Outsourcing providers around the world, and we would like to included as many companies as possible.  The finished document will be distributed to members of our Contingent Workforce Strategies (CWS) Council, made more widely avai...


Australia – Above inflation pay rise criticised

4 June 2014

One and a half million of Australia’s lowest paid workers will get an above-inflation pay rise of AUD 18.70 (USD 17.31) per week, according to The Australian. The +3% increase awarded by the Fair Work Commission (FWC) splits the difference between the Australian Council of Trade Union’s (ACTU) de...


Indonesia – Employers’ group seeks wage gains cap

4 June 2014

Indonesia’s main employer group, Apindo, is seeking to cap wage gains at a figure below what authorities and unions have sought in recent years, raising the risk of labour disputes, reports the malaymailonline.com. Apindo takes part in annual wage negotiations with regional governments and unions...


Oman – Local workers opt for high-level companies

4 June 2014

Most Omani nationals are employed in high-level companies, according to the latest statistics from the Ministry of Manpower. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry has classified companies into seven categories; namely Consultancy, International, Excellent, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, and Grade 4,...


Australia – Unskilled workers being ‘bumped’ out of the labour market

4 June 2014

There has been a shift across Australia over the past 30 years from permanent jobs, to part-time jobs, to casual jobs, according to abc.net.au. As a result of the increased flexibility in the labour market, young and unskilled workers are reportedly facing an uncertain future and at risk of a new...


South America – Hudson RPO extends offering

4 June 2014

Hudson RPO, the recruitment process outsourcing division of global talent solutions provider Hudson, announces the launch of two new offerings to serve its clients across the Americas: Executive Search Services and Recruitment Hubs Solutions.Tony Martin, Executive Vice President of...


Asia – Ciett broadens its membership base in SE Asia

3 June 2014

At the Ciett General Assembly in Brussels last month, Ciett members voted to add three new members to the international confederation;  PALSCON from the Philippines (http://www.palscon.org/), ABADI from Indonesia and VEAF from Vietnam (whose websites are still under construction). Ciett now...


Australia - Young jobless 'have an attitude problem'

3 June 2014

Almost 40% of employers believe the poor attitude of young jobless Australians is severely impacting their job prospects, a major survey reported in The Australian has found. About half the employers said the best action many young people could take to enhance their employment prospects was to im...


Oman – More than 390 workers arrested for violating Omani labour law

3 June 2014

A total 393 workers were held after being found violating the labour law during the period from 25 to 31 May, according to the weekly report of the joint inspection team at the Ministry of Manpower (MoM).The violators included 311 commercial workers, 26 farm workers and 56 housemaids and their eq...


New Zealand - Jobseekers in high pursuit of new roles

3 June 2014

Jobseeker activity in New Zealand is expected to remain healthy over the next 12 months, with many professionals likely to seek a new role in the coming year, according to the 2014 Michael Page New Zealand Employee Intentions Report. The report reveals 50% of surveyed professionals are very...