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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...


Australia – Success is not only what you do, but also how you do it

25 March 2014

According to international recruitment firm Hays, being successful and productive at your job requires more than just participation, it demands being proactive about your own performance. How you are doing your job is just as important as what you are doing.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of...


South Africa – Government opens the door for further labour reforms

24 March 2014

The South African Government has opened the door to the possibility of further labour law amendments, especially those that could limit long and violent strikes, and has invited social partners to a structured discussion on the matter, reports bdlive.co.za.Since the Marikana massacre in August 20...


Southeast Asia – Labour costs set to rise further in 2014

24 March 2014

This year will witness the rise of labour cost in the Southeast Asia region, in-line with the implementation and increment of minimum wage across several countries, according to The Malaysia Chronicle.Malaysia officially implemented the country's first-ever minimum wage on 1 Jan 2014 after a year...


Qatar – Illegal recruiters facing stiffer penalties

24 March 2014

Companies and individuals sheltering or employing runaway/illegal workers will be blacklisted and banned from future recruitment for at least two years, the Ministry of Interior announced, reports thepeninsulaqatar.com.Those who outsource their employees without the required legal contracts will...


Nepal – Labour intensive industries key to country’s future

24 March 2014

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad advised Nepal to be focused on agricultural reform and establishing labour intensive industries to attain prosperity, citing the example of Malaysia’s economic journey in the past half century, reports The Himalayan Times.“Early on, the foun...