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Singapore –Skilled jobs creation to fall by a third in 2014

30 January 2014

Singapore’s main economic planning agency expects that the number of new skilled jobs created in 2014 will decline by between -25% to -35%, compared with the number created in 2013, reports news.asiaone.com.The Economic Development Board (EDB) expects Singapore to create between 14,000 and 16,000...


Australia – ICT job market softens

30 January 2014

The ICT labour market has been affected by the general downward business trend, according to the SkillsMatch Dashboard and Trends Report for the October to December quarter from the Information Technology Contract & Recruitment Association (ITCRA). For the first time the ITCRA’s index has rec...


World – Executive search firms more confident

29 January 2014

The 2014 Global Executive Outlook Report just released by the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) and online career management service BlueSteps shows that 51% of senior executives worldwide hold a positive outlook for the global executive job market for 2014, an increase of +15% c...


World – It now takes twice as long to get a job

29 January 2014

The competition for jobs is not only greater following the economic downturn, it is also more drawn out, as candidates are left sweating through a month-long process of interviews, reports afr.com. The average time it takes to secure a new job has doubled over the past five years.Recruitment indu...


Australia – Labour hire and union corruption in the construction industry

29 January 2014

Union officials and labour hire companies have formed corrupt relationships with organised crime figures and receive payments in exchange for arranging lucrative contracts in the construction industry, reports abc.net.au. A joint investigation by ABC's 7.30 programme and Fairfax Media discovered...


New Zealand – Labour market moving but not red hot

29 January 2014

Following on from recruitment firm Hudson’s survey that concluded that six out of 10 workers would leave their current job for a better salary,  New Zealand economists remain sceptical that conditions are favourable for pay increases, reports sharechat.co.nz.Bill Rosenberg, an economist...


Thailand – Fifth of employees got no bonus last year

29 January 2014

More than a fifth (28%) of employees in Thailand revealed that they were not awarded any bonuses in 2013, according to a survey from online job board, Jobstreet.com. The survey also showed that 12% of those with no bonus last year, were not sure if they would get a bonus this year.Of those e...


Hong Kong – Positive outlook for hiring in 2014

28 January 2014

Ambition Group, the global boutique recruitment business is optimistic regarding hiring trends in Hong Kong in 2014, according to a newly released research report entitled, ‘Market Trends & Salary Report 1H 2014’. Every six months, Ambition releases the report with a commentary on the current...


China – Salary hikes not slowing down

28 January 2014

Salary hikes in China are reportedly expected to increase further, hitting a staggering +8.8% growth rate in 2014, according to a recent survey conducted by human resources service provider, 51job.com. This figure compares with a +8.6% growth rate for 2013.ccording to the China Daily, the survey...


Australia – Two-thirds of employees want a new job

28 January 2014

Almost two-thirds of Australian workers are keeping their eyes open for a new job, despite the increasing scarcity of new opportunities in many sectors, according to a survey by recruitment firm Hudson, reports theaustralian.com.au.  Six out of 10 (64%) workers are either actively or passive...