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World – ManpowerGroup named a 2014 world’s most ethical company

20 March 2014

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the third largest staffing firm in the world, announced that it has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent centre of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company.The World's Most Ethica...


Australia – PR recruiters not up to scratch

20 March 2014

A group of Australia’s leading public relations agencies bosses say they are unhappy with the quality of candidates being found by PR recruitment companies and also the level of training in public relations offered by university courses, reports mumbrella.com.au.Speaking at Comms Conn conference...


Malaysia - Human trafficking victims’ policy may increase illegal immigrant numbers

20 March 2014

Malaysia may be swamped by illegal immigrants if the government allows victims of human trafficking to gain lawful employment in the country, warned Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, reports themalaymailonline.com.The comments follow changes announced earlier this month that v...


Republic of Vanuatu – Seasonal worker trial with Australia established

20 March 2014

A total of 71 workers from the Pacific island the Republic of Vanuatu will be recruited to begin work as fruit and vegetable pickers on five different farms in Australia by Tuesday next week, reports solomonstarnews.com.Vanuatu’s Department of Labour, through its Recognised Seasonal Employment (R...


China – Air pollution hurting executive recruitment

20 March 2014

China's smog is making it harder for foreign firms to convince top executives to work in the country, the American Chamber of Commerce in Beijing said, offering some of the strongest evidence yet on how pollution is hurting recruitment, reports abc.net.au.Nearly half (48%) of the 365 foreign comp...


Australia – Rise in mobile job hunting one trend in new report

20 March 2014

Increasing use of smart phones by job seekers was one trend highlighted in a new report released by the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency, which commissioned the Macquarie University Centre for Workforce Futures to review current Australian recruitment trends and practices.The report looks...


Australia – Retail sector could add 87,900 jobs if red tape cut

20 March 2014

The Australian retail sector can add 87,990 jobs over the next four years if the government can deliver on a promise to cut red tape, the Australian National Retailers Association announced. “The sector needs to see sensible reform on important policy issues such as competition law, the low...


Japan – Recruit signs deal to offer MOOCs

19 March 2014

Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest staffing firms, signed a partnership to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) in Japanese. Recruit signed the deal with Udacity, a MOOC provider based in Mountain View, Calif.Recruit plans to offer six courses in Japanese: algorithms, how...


Middle East – UAE and Kuwait to develop labour skills recognition framework

19 March 2014

The U.A.E. Labour Ministry and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Kuwait held talks to develop a comprehensive qualifications and skills recognition framework, based on National Occupation Skill Standards, which improves recruitment and job matching practices, reports gulftoday.ae.Humai...


Australia – Graduates recruitment is the lowest since records began

19 March 2014

University graduates continue to struggle securing employment according to data from Graduate Careers Australia that revealed that nearly a fifth of employers who normally recruit graduates did not recruit any last year, reports afr.com.According to the data the ­proportion of employers not recru...