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India – Facebook preferred by jobseekers over LinkedIn

23 October 2013

Social networking giant Facebook has surpassed LinkedIn, as higher numbers of people found jobs in the second quarter of this year through Facebook, according to the Facebook Recruiting in India Quarterly Adoption report by social recruitment platform MyParichay, reports newindianexpress.com.Acco...


Colombia – Sales tax exemption to generate more IT jobs

23 October 2013

Colombia has exempted IT companies from paying sales tax on software development and export, as the South American country attempts to generate more jobs in the technology sector, reports nearshoreamericas.com. This has been a long-standing demand from companies within the IT sector, st...


Australia – High-skills shortage creating labour market imbalances

23 October 2013

An ongoing shortage of high-level skills means that Australia’s labour market is yet to find balanced ground, according to the Hays Global Skills Index. Questions remain about whether or not the country is able to deliver the high-skills needed.The Index, which assesses the efficiency of the skil...


Japan – Active financial sector seeking top talent

22 October 2013

Japan’s banking sector shows more consistency, predictability and demand for skilled professionals than it has for several years, according to recruitment firm Hays in Japan. Another significant trend is the return of operations functions that were previously off-shored, or flagged for off-shorin...


Singapore – Bonuses to rise by +16% in 2014

22 October 2013

Bonuses are expected to increase while salary levels will remain relatively unchanged in 2014, according to a survey from HR Business Solutions. The poll was conducted from a pool of 1,700 employers across 19 Asia-Pacific markets.The study predicts that the average bonus will rise to 16% of total...


Nepal – Government prepares final employment policy draft

22 October 2013

The Ministry of Labour and Employment has prepared the final draft of the National Employment Policy 2013, reports the Himalayan Times. The report focuses, among other things, on promoting entrepreneurship, bringing in youth to the agricultural sector, encouraging youths to take up vocational cou...


Russia – Education must meet the needs of the job market

22 October 2013

Global recruitment company, ManpowerGroup, has called for an improved alignment between the skills taught by Russia's education system and those required by business, in order to unleash the country's human potential and drive economic growth.Felix Kugel, ManpowerGroup Vice President an...


Australia – Hamilton James & Bruce close

21 October 2013

Recruitment firm Hamilton James & Bruce have issued an insolvency notice of deemed special resolution to wind up a company. On the 2nd of September, the company were suspended from the Australian Securities Exchange for failing to lodge their financial report. The struggling recruitment firm...


Australia – Labour market to improve in 2014

21 October 2013

The Clarius Skills Indicator for the September quarter 2013 shows an oversupply of 134,000 job seekers in the Australian labour market. Compared with average historical experience, there are relatively more job seekers than job vacancies. This puts employers looking to secure the right candidate...


UAE – Professional job opportunities up +15%

21 October 2013

Professional job opportunities across the United Arab Emirates increased by +15% between Q3 2012 and Q3 2013, according to the latest survey by global recruitment firm Morgan McKinley. Compared with the previous quarter, the number of jobseekers rose by +2%.Recruitment activity in the professiona...