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Nigeria - Immigration Recruitment Tragedy

18 March 2014

Following the deaths of about 20 people across the country during Saturday's job recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), a large number of eminent Nigerians have called for the dismissal of Nigeria's Interior Minister and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, as well as t...


Asia - Promotion prospects for women

18 March 2014

Female middle managers in Asia Pacific are optimistic about their opportunities for promotion, with 81% anticipating promotion in the next five years, and 62% in the next two years. By comparison, 56% of UK female middle managers thought they would be promoted within two years according to a repo...


Global - Interview with Egon Zehnder CEO

18 March 2014

The South China Morning Post has printed an interview with Rajeev Vasudeva, the newly appointed chief executive of Egon Zehnder. In this Mr Vasudeva sets out what he believes is key to success in running an executive search firm....


New Zealand - Candidate confidentiality still holds, with rare exceptions

17 March 2014

Should employers keep unsuccessful job candidates’ details private? Can they? A recent case highlighted by the The New Zealand Herald might have left doubt in some minds. In its decision in Waters v Alpine Energy, the Human Rights Review Tribunal ordered an employer to disclose details of ot...


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...