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India – ‘Kidnapped’ recruiter faked abduction

4 April 2014

Following reports yesterday that a recruiter in Kolkata had been kidnapped and was being held for ransom by disgruntled jobseekers, it took police in India less than 24 hours to locate Mr Abhijit Pal who is believed to have staged his abduction, reports The Times of India. According to polic...


World – Staffing Industry Analysts RPO survey

4 April 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts is about to examine the Recruitment Process Outsourcing market. If you operate in this space please contact Adam Pode, Director of Research, International. 


Pakistan – Ban on temporary recruitment lifted

3 April 2014

The Pakistani government has lifted a ban on the recruitment of temporary staff in public sector organisations, a provision that was enacted following alleged abuses by the previous government, reports dawn.com.The government has allowed the hiring of contingent staff to meet genuine requirements...


Singapore – Recruitment to hold steady as moderate salary increases awarded

3 April 2014

The majority of employers in Singapore are expected to continue hiring steadily during 2014 and, while skill shortages and staff turnover are likely to persist, salary increases will remain conservative, according to the 2014 Michael Page Salary & Employment Forecast for Singapore.The vast ma...


Middle East – Majority of firms to increase headcount in 2014

3 April 2014

Recruitment activity in the Middle East looks set to pick up this year, with the majority of employers planning to increase their headcount in the coming months, according to the latest Hiring Outlook survey from job board Naukri Gulf, reports gulfnews.com.The survey, which questioned over 230 re...


China – Recruitment rises by +18% in Q1

3 April 2014

Companies in China have stepped up hiring during the first quarter of 2014, indicating a stable domestic economy, according to a report from online job board Zhaopin.com, reports shanghaidaily.com.The number of job vacancies posted on Zhaopin.com increased by +18% in the first three months of the...


India – Recruiter kidnapped by jobseekers

3 April 2014

The owner of a recruitment firm is believed to have been kidnapped and is being held to ransom following allegations that he took money from jobseekers then failed to deliver on his employment promises reports The Times of India.Abhijit Pal travelled to Kolkata on the 28 March and has not been se...


China – Increasing demand for IT and Engineering talent

2 April 2014

Spring Professional, the wholly-owned professional recruitment arm of the Adecco Group in Asia, has opened offices in Beijing and Shanghai to support the increasing demand for IT and Engineering professionals in China. The country continues to be a favoured regional hub for the IT sector; with hi...


Chile – Pedersen & Partners continues Latin American expansion

2 April 2014

Executive search firm Pedersen & Partners announced that it is extending its coverage of Latin America by opening a new office in Santiago, Chile. The company currently has 51 offices in 48 countries, with the Santiago office becoming the fifth office in the Americas; other offices include Bo...


Hong Kong – Become recruitment opens first Asian office

2 April 2014

London-based creative and digital recruitment agency Become announced that they will be opening their first Asian office in Hong Kong on 3 April 2014, reports campaignasia.com. In addition to their London office, the company also has offices in Manchester, Sydney, and Melbourne.Marc Ansell, Regio...