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Australia – CFO survey finds majority confident in economic prospects

27 March 2014

A majority of chief financial officers in Australia and New Zealand are confident about their country’s economic prospects for the year ahead, according to a survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey found 93% of the 300 CFOs surveyed in Australia are confident in their cou...


World – SAP to acquire Fieldglass VMS

26 March 2014

Fieldglass, one of the largest vendor management system providers, is being acquired by German business software provider SAP. A German company, SAP provides HR management capability through SuccessFactors and business procurement and business collaboration via Ariba. Fieldglass will fill in...


New Zealand – Hiring expectations dip for Q2

26 March 2014

Hiring expectations have dipped slightly for the second consecutive quarter in New Zealand, falling 3.5 percentage points in the second quarter, according to the Hudson Report: Employment Trends released by staffing provider Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON).The drop indicates a slower-than-expecte...


Australia – 71% of HR execs confident about economic prospects

26 March 2014

A survey of 100 Australian human resources executives found that 71 percent are confident about the nation’s economic prospects for the year ahead, according to the Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) 2014 salary guide. And 76 percent of business leaders expect their organization to grow i...


Australia – Survey finds more than half aspire to the top jobs

26 March 2014

More than half of Australians aspire to be a high-level executive, according to a survey by staffing provider Hays. In a survey of 1,364 professionals, 55% said they aspire to a position as a top executive and a further 29% said they have ambition to work in mid to senior level management. But 16...


Asia Pacific – Offshore service providers grow, but face more competition

26 March 2014

Countries in Asia Pacific offer cost-competitive, typically stable and scalable locations for offshore information technology and business process services, but Latin American and Eastern European countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals, according to new research from Gartner I...


Macau – Legislation on recruitment fees drafted

25 March 2014

The Macau Government is drafting a bill to regulate a standard fee that employment agencies can charge employers, a move that is being regarded as positive by the recruitment industry, reports macaubusinessdaily.com.According to the Labour Affairs Bureau the administration is finalising the draft...


Australia – ICT contractor demand outpacing permanent recruitment

25 March 2014

The trend for employers to hire ICT contractors rather than permanent employees continues, with the latest report on Australia’s jobs market revealing that the ICT sector has the strongest contract employment outlook of all professions, reports itwire.com.In its latest quarterly socio-economic re...


Colombia – Public employment services thriving with EU help

25 March 2014

Luis Gomez, the CEO of Colombia’s public employment service, spoke yesterday in Brussels about the service, which was launched with support from the European Union and in just 10 months has established 192 offices and found work for 125,000 people, reports noticias.terra.com.ar.Eurosocial was the...


Ghana – Grant awarded to accelerate ICT job growth

25 March 2014

The Rockefeller Foundation, chartered in 1913 for the well-being of people throughout the world, has announced a USD 3.8 million grant to the Ghanaian government, reports biztechafrica.com. The grant was awarded in partnership with the World Bank, to support the establishment of world class facil...