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Australia – Government loses Federal case on overseas-sourced offshore workers

26 March 2015

Measures to make it easier to employ foreign workers on offshore facilities have been ruled invalid by Australia’s Federal Court after an appeal by the maritime union, reports abc.net.au.

In 2014, the Federal Government attempted to override the Senate and change visa regulations via a ministerial determination...

South Africa – APSO seeking clarification on Labour Relations Amendments Act

26 March 2015

The Federation of African Professional Staffing Companies (APSO), together with several other staffing industry players, have decided to seek a legal interpretation and clarification through the courts on the so-called “deemed” clause of the Labour Relations Amendments Act.

Section 198A(3) of the...

Vietnam – Tops global outsourcing market list for the first time

26 March 2015

Vietnam has become the world’s top outsourcing location for the first time in terms of costs, risks, and operational conditions, according to new research from global real estate adviser Cushman & Wakefield (C&W), reports vietnamnet.vn.

Vietnam has capitalised on increasing labour costs in China...

China – Money can buy happiness after all

26 March 2015

Chinese professionals regard their pay level as the most important factor when it comes to measuring happiness at work, followed by the working environment and atmosphere and their relationship with colleagues, according to a new survey, reports China Daily.

The study, by the China Economy Research Institute...

Australia – Chandler MacLeod shareholders approve acquisition scheme

25 March 2015

Australian recruitment firm Chandler MacLeod (CMG: ASX) today announced that the company’s shareholders voted in favour of the Scheme arrangement that will result in Chandler MacLeod’s acquisition by RGF Staffing Melbourne two, a wholly owned subsidiary of Japanese recruitment juggernaut Recruit...

Tanzania – Non-citizens employment bill approved by Parliament

25 March 2015

Tanzania's Parliament has approved a labour law that require companies to satisfy to the authorities that no local person is available to do a particular job before looking to recruit foreign workers, reports allafrica.com.

The Non-Citizens Employment Regulation Bill reflects the growing resentment towards...

Indonesia – Employees highly optimistic about employment market

25 March 2015

Indonesian employees are highly optimistic about the employment market in the next 12 months, underlining the country’s positive economic performance over the last few years. Although a positive indicator of economic confidence, this is also expected to result in fairly high turnovers in the workforce,...

India – Demand for middle managers up by a tenth

25 March 2015

Demand for middle managers in India increased by 10% in February 2015, compared with the same month last year, according to Indian job board TimesJobs.com.

Vivek Madhukar, COO, TimesJobs.com, commented: “With a positive Indian economic outlook, there is great anticipation of rapid growth across industries....

Australia – Hudson’s Q2 employment trends report reflects optimistic outlook

24 March 2015

The Q2 2015 Hudson Report: Employment Trends has revealed a broadly positive outlook for the Australian jobs market, with net intentions to hire remaining strong into the second quarter of the year, reports climatecontrolnews.com.au.

Despite a slight dip compared with Q1 2015, the Hudson Report shows...

Japan – Pasona acquires Indonesian staffing and training firm

24 March 2015

Japanese recruitment firm Pasona Group (2168: JP) has announced that it will acquire 49% of the outstanding shares in Indonesian staffing firm Duta Griya Sarana (DGS). Following the acquisition, Pasona will be DGS’ largest shareholder, with the company becoming a subsidiary of Pasona.

DGS is a staffing...