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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...


New Zealand - 3D augmented reality app for staff recruitment

31 March 2014

ASB Bank, a New Zealand-based bank owned by Commonwealth Bank of Australia, has unveiled a new three dimensional (3D) augmented reality app to aid job candidates searching for positions in the bank.Designed by digital agency One Fat Sheep, the app provides job seekers a virtual and interactive di...


Hong Kong - Salaries Up +5.9% in 2014

28 March 2014

According to the jobsDB Job Seeker Salary Report 2014, 62% of Hong Kong workers received a pay rise in 2014 and the average rate was 5.9%, up by +1.1% from last year. Over half of the surveyed employees plan to make career moves this year, and they expect a 13.3% pay increase after job change. In...


South Africa – Kelly Group issues cautionary announcement

27 March 2014

South African staffing firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ) issued a cautionary announcement Thursday that there have been ‘new developments relating to the company, which may have a material effect on the price of the company’s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dea...


Australia – Hiring intentions remain steady in Q2

27 March 2014

Hiring intentions among Australian employers remains steady with 23.3% intending to take on more staff next quarter, down 0.1 percentage point from first-quarter expectations, according to new report by Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON). However, employers in New South Wales showed a significant in...


Australia – CFO survey finds majority confident in economic prospects

27 March 2014

A majority of chief financial officers in Australia and New Zealand are confident about their country’s economic prospects for the year ahead, according to a survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey found 93% of the 300 CFOs surveyed in Australia are confident in their cou...


World – SAP to acquire Fieldglass VMS

26 March 2014

Fieldglass, one of the largest vendor management system providers, is being acquired by German business software provider SAP. A German company, SAP provides HR management capability through SuccessFactors and business procurement and business collaboration via Ariba. Fieldglass will fill in...