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Australia – CFOs are usually men who work long hours

2 April 2014

CFOs need commercial sense, the ability to cooperate with operations, and a willingness to work hard in order to succeed in the top finance job, according to a survey of 500 CFOs by recruitment firm Hays.Surveyed for the recruiter’s ‘DNA of a CFO’ report, Hays also found that CFOs are typically m...


Australia – Recruitment firm Ingeus sold to US services provider

1 April 2014

Australian recruitment firm Ingeus, founded by Therese Rein the wife of former Prime Minister Kevin Rudd,  has been sold to Arizona-based The Providence Service Corporation, reports The Wall Street Journal.The Australian arm of Ingeus was sold in May 2007 to ensure that there was no perceive...


Philippines – Temporary staffing to increase by +200% by 2015

1 April 2014

Demand for temporary staffing in the Philippines will increase by +200% by the end of 2015, according to US IT staffing solutions and services provider Collabera, reports malaya.com.ph. The expected growth in the number of companies looking to hire temporary staff reflects global demand, as the P...


UAE – Staffing firm reports +30% growth

1 April 2014

Staffing company TASC is expecting to achieve +30% growth in its business this year as more organisations in the UAE are warming up to the idea of hiring employees on a temporary basis, reports zawya.com.Mahesh Shahdadpuri, CEO and Managing Director of TASC, said he has noticed a +15% to +20% ann...


Zimbabwe – Flexible labour laws can assist growth

1 April 2014

The Zimbabwean economy is struggling and about 80% of the country’s adult population is currently unemployed, according to Tau Tawengwa, a Secretary General for the Zimbabwe Renaissance Society, an independent research and advocacy organisation focusing on socio-political issues, reports all...


Japan – Ruling party calls for more foreign workers

1 April 2014

As Japan opens its doors to more foreign workers in its bid to boost economic growth, some members of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party have called for an easing to restrictions to enable companies to increase the number of foreign employees, reports japandailypress.com.Even though it...


MENA – Employee engagement high across the region

1 April 2014

More than 80% of employees in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region claim to feel very engaged at work, according to the ‘Employee Engagement in the MENA’, recently conducted by job board Bayt.com. More than half (57%) believe that their company’s management makes job satisfaction a top...


Asia – CIETT, EU, ILO and IOM join forces to promote ethical recruitment

31 March 2014

The International Labour Organization (ILO), the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the European Union (EU) are convening Asian recruitment agencies in Manila on 1-2 April to discuss ways to improve migration governance systems, ethical recruitment and the professionalization of t...


Vietnam - Ministry clarifies employment of foreigners

31 March 2014

The Ministry of Labour, War Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) issued a new circular (No. 03/2014/TT-BLDTBXH dated 20 January 2014), which deals with foreigners working in the country.Given the growing commercial opportunities in Vietnam, as promoted by firms such as Harvey Nash, we have printe...


Asia – Talent2 rebrands

31 March 2014

Talent2, the recruitment managed services (RMS) provider is rebranding as Allegis Global Solutions. The previously listed company was taken into private ownership by Allegis and Morgan & Banks Investments in 2012.According to the company “Over the next several months, we are introducing a new...