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World – Top office annoyances

3 March 2014

The majority of working adults spend a considerable part of their week in the office. As with any space in which you’re forced to spend so much time, irritations and annoyances become magnified, according to recent data from LinkedIn, reports payscale.com.A recent survey from LinkedIn indicates t...


Bahrain – Fire kills workers in rogue labour camps

3 March 2014

Bahraini authorities have blamed workers for putting their own lives at risk by living in 'rogue' labour accommodations, reports gulf-daily-news.com (GDN). The statement was made following a fire in a two-storey building last week that killed three Bangladeshi workers and forced approximately 80...


World – Hudson revenue down in every region

28 February 2014

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global Inc. (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013 of USD 159.5 million, a fall of -11.9% in constant currency from USD 184.3 million in Q4 2012.The company achieved a gross profit of USD 56.9 million, down by -13.8% in...


Thailand – Jobstreet to close Thai operations

28 February 2014

Online jobs board JobStreet (JOBST: KLS) announced last night that effective from midnight on 28 February 2014, it will cease its operations with immediate effect in Thailand, according to e27.sg.The company provides online recruitment and human resource management services throughout Asia. JobSt...


New Zealand – Strong labour market growth reported and expected to continue

28 February 2014

Data from the December 2013 quarter indicates that economic recovery in New Zealand is continuing to translate into an improved labour market situation, with growth no longer concentrated in a small number of regions or sectors, according to the latest Labour Market Report from the Department of...


Singapore – Businessman jailed for employing illegal workers

28 February 2014

A Singaporean businessman was sentenced this week to three months’ imprisonment and fined SGD 90,000 (USD 71,067) for hiring foreign employees without valid work passes. Under the law, employers are not allowed to hire any foreigner without first obtaining a valid work pass from the Manpower Mini...


Japan – Staffing giants seek higher pay for temporary workers

27 February 2014

Two of the biggest Japanese staffing companies are seeking higher pay for their temporary workers, reports asia.nikkei.com. For the first time in eight years, Tempstaff, Japan’s second largest recruitment firm is seeking fee increases from all of its customers. The proposed rises would see hourly...


World – CDI Corp posts Q4 and FY revenue growth

27 February 2014

US-based engineering and technology services firm CDI Corp. (CDI: NYSE) surpassed analysts’ expectations yesterday by reporting revenue of USD 277.1 million for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013, a year-on-year increase of +2.4% from USD 270.5 million a year ago.The company achieved a gr...


India – Temporary workers will make up 10% of the total workforce in 10 years

27 February 2014

The number of temporary workers in India’s organised sector is expected to rise by as many as nine million over the next 10 years. The country, at present, has 1.3 million temporary workers in the organised sector and it is expected that by 2025 10% of India’s total workforce could be working in...


South Africa – Returnees make up 10% of the skilled labour force

27 February 2014

The return of skilled South Africans from abroad has been a boon to the economy. South Africa may have made it difficult for firms to hire skilled foreigners but, fortunately for the sake of the economy, it has not done much to inhibit the flow of skilled South Africans back home. And it should b...