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Australia – Temporary work a great stepping stone to employment

9 July 2014

Australian workers believe that temporary work is the best path to securing a permanent role, with 80% of workers viewing temporary work as a stepping stone to a full-time job, according to recruitment giant Randstad.With recent government projections stating that 30% of graduates could stil...


World – Michael Page: Salaries remain relatively unchanged but bonuses on the rise

9 July 2014

More than half (51%) of respondents to the Michael Page 2014 Global Salary and Bonus Insight report advised that their salary did not increase at the end of 2013. This marks a slight increase from 47% in 2012. A third (29%) of Managing Directors received no salary increase last year, down from 54...


Fiji – Foreign employment service launched

9 July 2014

Members of the public can now seek employment overseas with the assistance of the Fijian Ministry of Labour, Industrial Relations, and Employment following the launch of the Foreign Employment Services (FORES) earlier this month, reports the Fiji Times.Through FORES, members of the public can now...


Singapore – Ambitious workers would sacrifice friendship for a promotion

9 July 2014

More than half (51.6%) of Singaporean workers would consider sacrificing a workplace friendship to obtain a promotion, according to the Relationships @Work survey, reports hrmasia.com.The survey also revealed that a fifth of respondents, mostly those aged 18 to 34, mingled with their colleag...


Dubai – RP International acquires Aero Appointments

8 July 2014

Global recruitment and international search firm RP International announced its acquisition of Aero Appointments, an executive search and permanent recruitment specialist within the aviation sector.RP International’s Dubai-based Aviation practice provides a full portfolio of services across the s...


Korea – Government cracks down on temporary worker numbers

8 July 2014

Nearly 37% of positions at big companies are filled with non-permanent workers, the Labour Ministry reported in its first disclosure of employment conditions at companies with more than 300 people on the payroll, reports koreatimes.co.kr.Non-permanent members consist of workers dispatched from ma...


Australia – Talent management a priority as rising business confidence fuels job growth

8 July 2014

Increasing business confidence is just one driver leading to expected jobs growth and hiring activity in Australia’s professional employment market, according to findings in the 2014/15 Michael Page Australia Salary & Employment Forecast. This outlook means talent management will be an even g...


India – Niche talent could command +20% salary hike

8 July 2014

Salary growth for employees in India is likely to remain between +5% and +14%, but professionals with niche talent can expect increment in excess of +20% this year, according to a survey from staffing firm TeamLease Services, reports The Economic Times of India.According to the report, the power...


Dubai – No quick fixes to talent gap

8 July 2014

Recruitment agencies in Dubai and companies all over the world who are feeling the negative impacts of the growing talent gap should realise that there are no quick fixes for the issue, according to online recruitment firm Recruitment Village, reports digitaljournal.com.“However, through inn...


China – Landmark collective bargaining proposal criticised by businesses

7 July 2014

In August 2013, 12 agency hospital security guards climbed atop the roof of a three-storey outpatient clinic of a hospital in the southern province of Guangdong and unfurled large banners, pleading for the management to negotiate an equal pay package, reports The South China Morning Post.The prot...