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Australia – Technology employment market to strengthen in 2015

24 February 2015

A stronger technology employment market has been predicted for 2015, a year that industry experts have dubbed the “year of customer experience”, reports the Australian.

David Hackshall, CIO of Wesfarmers Insurance, commented: “From a technology perspective, I really do think that the customer is...

Korea – Pessimistic recruitment outlook for 2015

24 February 2015

South Korea’s job market is likely to remain subdued this year, as the number of firms reporting that they have sufficient levels of staff hits a five-year high, reports The Korea Herald.

An employment business survey index (BSI) by the Bank of Korea, which gauges whether or not the companies feel they...

Australia – Private employment agencies accused of abusing government welfare to work programme

23 February 2015

Australia’s Federal Government has recouped more than AUD 41 million (USD 32.1 million) in false claims by private employment agencies in the past three years, reports abc.net.au.

The employment agencies were contracted by the government under a privatised welfare-to-work programme called Job Services...

Singapore – Big rise in jobseekers and job adverts registered with national job bank

23 February 2015

Following the trial launch of Singapore’s National Jobs Bank last May, there has been a spike in the number of registered jobseekers and employers, reports hrinasia.com.

The National Jobs Bank was set up as part of the Fair Consideration Framework, which requires employers with 25 or more workers to...

Vietnam – Production, IT, and manufacturing to boost employment, says Adecco

23 February 2015

Recruitment demand will rise sharply in Vietnam’s Manufacturing, Marketing, IT, and Real Estate sectors during 2015, according to recruitment firm Adecco, reports vietnamnet.vn.

Companies in Construction, Accounting & Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, and Energy are expected to increase employment...

World – ILO reaches agreement on non-standard forms of work, Ciett expresses reservations

23 February 2015

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a tripartite meeting of experts on non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) last week. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how fundamental principles and rights at work are upheld in these forms of employment, and to make joint recommendations for...

India – RPO industry set to take-off in 2015

20 February 2015

India’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) market, which is currently valued at approximately INR 4 billion (USD 64.3 million), is expected to grow by between 40% and 50% this year, reports The Hindu Business Line.

Randstad has seen requests for RPO in India more than quadrupling, up 120% compared...

Australia – Cloud-based talent acquisition platform secures funding

20 February 2015

Cloud-based talent acquisition platform 1-Page Limited (1PG: ASX) announced that it has raised AUD 9.63 million (USD 7.5 million) through the issue of 9,000,000 shares at AUD 1.07 (USD 0.83) per share to two strategic long-term parties.

The issue price represents a 4% premium to the 30-day volume weighted...

Peru - Still one of the most rigid labour countries in the world

20 February 2015

Peru has one of the most rigid labour markets in the world, ranking 82 out of 93 countries with regard to difficulties dismissing workers, according to the latest Global Talent Competitive Index published by recruitment firm Adecco.

Carlos San Román, General Manager of Adecco Peru, stated that the difficulties...

New Zealand – Fast-food worker survey reveals the realities of zero-hours contracts

20 February 2015

A major survey of fast-food workers in New Zealand has exposed the reality of “zero-hour Contracts” for workers and some of the myths used to justify them, reports scoop.co.nz.

Over a thousand fast-food union members working for the major brands across New Zealand responded to Unite Union’s online...