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Australia – Public Sector jobs dry up

17 March 2014

Unlike our story on Friday which suggested that demand for recruitment services is predicted to grow based on the The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA) latest report. A human interest story in the Canberra Times highlights the poor state of the local market.When Mel Barn...


Nepal - Agency aims to end exploitation of Gurkhas

17 March 2014

The Wall Street Journal highlights a report by Verite, a non-governmental organization focused on labour issues, which says brokers in developing areas of Southeast Asia, Africa and the Middle East often charge excessive fees to workers, misrepresent their duties and house them in substandard con...


Australia – Demand for recruitment services predicted to grow

14 March 2014

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA), which represents the recruitment and employment services industry in Australia, has released its PULSE Quarterly Hiring Intentions Survey. The survey predicts continued growth in the demand for on-hire (temporary/contract recruitment) an...


Singapore – Inflow of foreign workers slowed in 2013

14 March 2014

Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower’s (MoM) stricter recruitment policies have slowed down the inflow of foreign workers, and as a result the number of Singaporeans recruited during the year increased, reports business.asiaone.com.In a statement, MoM advised: “Unemployment remained low amid the tigh...


World – Majority of professionals would welcome contact from recruiters

14 March 2014

As part of LinkedIn’s Talent Trends 2014 report, more than 18,000 professionals from across 26 countries were asked about their jobseeking status; are they actively looking, completely satisfied with their current jobs, or somewhere in between?According to the results of the survey, the majority...


World – Jobseekers cite medical issues as best excuse to attend interviews

14 March 2014

A new global poll conducted by global job board Monster found that 44% of respondents believe that telling their boss they have a medical appointment is the best excuse to leave work to attend a job interview. The second most popular ‘excuse’ for leaving work was illness with 15%.Monster asked &q...


India – Hiring activity up +10% from last year

13 March 2014

The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of February 2014 was at 1502, equating to an increase of +10% compared with February 2013. The Index, which started in July 2008 with a base measure of 1,000 also recorded a month-on-month increase of +3% compared with January 2014, reports business-standa...


Australia – Job advert stabilisation continues across south-eastern states

13 March 2014

The latest figures from SEEK show that the number of new job adverts placed with the Australian job board broadly stabilised in February, following steady growth in the last three months of 2013 and a surge in new job adverts in January 2014.The SEEK New Job Ads, seasonally adjusted, fell by -0.9...


India – Labour market more competitive than China

13 March 2014

India has more affordable labour than China, where pay is more than double what is being offered locally, according to the Towers Watson 2013/2014 Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report, reports business-standard.com. According to the global professional services company, the sharp fall in t...


Asia – Adecco’s Spring Professionals enters the property and construction recruitment sector

13 March 2014

Spring Professional, the wholly-owned professional recruitment arm of the Adecco Group in Asia, has announced its expansion into the property and construction recruitment sector. Another Adecco subsidiary that specialises in property related recruitment, Judd Farris Asia, which was first establis...