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India – Randstad launches Randstad Technologies

14 January 2016

Randstad has launched Randstad Technologies in India, which will serve as a new entity for IT staffing in India.

Randstad Technologies will operate as a separate brand under the staffing business, within Randstad India. It will operate like a virtual bench focused on delivering the right talent, ensuring...


India – Hiring activity jump in December, outlook strong for jobseekers in 2016

14 January 2016

Hiring activity in India increased by 25% in December, compared to a year ago, according to the Naukri Job Speak Index, compiled by jobs board Naukri.com. The rise was fuelled by the banking, IT (information technology), telecom and FMCG (fast-moving consumer goods) sectors and the outlook for this year...


Australia – Number of new job ads increase in December

14 January 2016

The number of new job ads rose slightly in December, up 0.2% from November 2015, according to the latest data from Australian jobs board SEEK.

The SEEK report shows that job advertising has been growing steadily over the past year, averaging monthly growth rates of 0.8%, with job advertisements in December...


Japan – Hays Top Ten Talent Trends in 2016

13 January 2016

Japan’s job market is expected to contend with a skills shortage in 2016, which will make candidates feel more confident about moving jobs. Bi-lingual candidates with strong industry experience, automotive engineers, and sales talents with skills in big data will be highly sought after, according...


South Korea – Jobless rate goes up in December

13 January 2016

South Korea’s jobless rate grew in December standing 3.2%, up from 3.1% in November 2015, according to figures from Statistics Korea.

Seasonally adjusted, the unemployment rate in South Korea was 3.4%, the same as the previous month, but a fall of 0.2% from December 2014.

For the entire year of 2015,...


China – Study shows China among the most generous in Asia for salary increases

13 January 2016

China is offering more generous salary increases than employers in Japan, Malaysia and Singapore, according to the Hays 2016 Salary Guide, a snapshot of salaries, and employment and recruitment trends across Asia.

According to the Salary Guide, 60% of employers in China expect to increase salaries by...


Singapore – Randstad: Demand increases for life science professionals

13 January 2016

Demand for professionals in the life science sector in Singapore are expected to increase according to Randstad.

 As life science professionals become increasingly experienced as industry requirements evolve, across the industry, salaries are expected to increase by 3% to 5% in 2016, with bonuses...


Australia – Freelancer.com to fight claim over privacy breaches

12 January 2016

Freelancer.com, an online staffing provider, says it will fight the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC) decision to order the site to pay a former European account holder AUD 20,000 (USD 13,976) in damages for privacy breaches.

The OAIC awarded the complainant the damages after...


Middle East – Saudi Arabia and Kuwait lead GCC for hiring activity in December

12 January 2016

Saudi Arabia and Kuwait led the GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) in terms of hiring activity during December 2015, which rose by 18% and 14% respectively, according to Naukrigulf Job Speak Index, a monthly Job Speak Index by Naukrigulf.com.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) recorded a 2% growth in hiring...


Singapore – New Statutory Boards To Sharpen Focus On Skills And Employment

12 January 2016

The Singaporean Government will reorganise its functions for effective implementation of the national SkillsFuture initiative and the need to ensure competitiveness and quality jobs for Singaporeans over the long term, according to the Ministry of Manpower Singapore.

Below is the ten-point plan for the...