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Kuwait – Demand for foreign teachers to increase

1 December 2014

The Kuwaiti government is investing heavily in the education system in order to address the lack of qualified national workers, but ironically attracting and retaining foreign teachers will be key, according to the Global Arab Network news site.While the nation’s population growth averaged 3.1% a...


Australia – Ashley Group nominates new CFO

1 December 2014

Ashley Services Group Limited (‘ASH’) has appointed Paul Brittain as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).Ashley specialises in training, recruitment and labour hire services (temporary staffing) through 33 offices across Australia. The company became publicly listed as recently as August 2014 and repor...


Malaysia – JobStreet reports Q3 revenue growth

28 November 2014

Malaysian job board JobStreet Corporation Bhd (JOBST: KLS) yesterday reported revenue of MYR 48.8 million (USD 14.6 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +5% compared with MYR 46.5 million (USD 13.9 million) during the same period last year.The company reported p...


Australia – SEEK CEO confident company will remain market leader

28 November 2014

Andrew Bassat, CEO of Australian job board SEEK, says he is not fearful that popular US professional network site LinkedIn could emerge as a dominant force in the Australian job placement market, reports theaustralian.com.au. While LinkedIn has been active in Australia for several years it d...


Asia – Regional bosses making the most of exit interviews

28 November 2014

The majority of companies in Asia are using feedback from exit interviews to boost their business, according to a new white-paper from recruitment firm Robert Walters, reports humanresourcesonline.net. In a survey of 1,200 professionals and hiring managers across China, Indonesia, Malaysia,...


Indonesia – Ministry for Manpower proposes collaboration with Singapore on training workers

28 November 2014

Indonesia’s Minister for Manpower, Hanif Dhakiri, has announced that the country hopes to work more closely with Singapore to improve the skills set of Indonesians working abroad, reports asianewsnet.net.  After meeting his visiting counterpart from Singapore, Tan Chuan-Jin, Mr Dhakiri told...


Malaysia – Women chronically underrepresented in the labour market

27 November 2014

Despite various initiatives, the number of Malaysian women employed in the formal workforce has remained stubbornly below 50% for the past 20 years. Women employed in the formal economy, however, earn less than men at every level, according to the Malaysia Human Development Report 2013, reports T...


New Zealand – Demand rising for Australian workers, especially in IT

27 November 2014

With an estimated 50,000 jobs being created in New Zealand over the next two years, many in IT, New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is reaching out across the Tasman Sea to Australia to find workers, reports cio.com.au. New Zealand’s IT industry has the faste...


Middle East – Ebola tests being considered for all foreign workers

27 November 2014

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states are considering approving a strategy to tackle Ebola that would include testing all foreign workers, reports arabnews.com. The announcement was made yesterday by Tawfeek Ahmad Khoja, Director General of the GCC’s Health Ministers’ Council. Mr Khoja s...


Singapore – Robots to replace waiters as early as next year

27 November 2014

With a talent crunch biting, customers at Singaporean restaurants can expect to be served by autonomous flying robots instead of waiters by as early as the end of 2015, reports channelnewsasia.com. The flying robots, known as Infinium-Serve, will be launched at five restaurant outlets in Sin...