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Jordan – 22,000 illegal foreign workers captured in 2013

14 January 2014

Jordanian labour inspectors captured 22,000 illegal workers during 2013, as part of a national campaign to regulate the labour market, reports the Petra News Agency. The majority of the illegal workers were Egyptian labourers, an estimated 12,000 workers, followed by Syrians numbering 8,000.The f...


Asia – HRBoss appoints CIO

14 January 2014

HRBoss, an Asian-based software-as-a-service (Saas) provider for the HR and recruitment industry, announced the appointment of Craig Cook to the position of Chief Information Officer. The appointment is part of HRBoss’ strategy to establish themselves as a prominent leader of HR & Recruitment...


South Africa – Temporary job numbers improve

13 January 2014

The number of jobs in South Africa’s temporary and informal sectors rose toward the end of 2013, according to the latest Adcorp Employment Index. Significant job gains were observed in construction and transport, which grew by +7.4% and +6.5% respectively. In contrast, the financial sector shed 1...


Australia – Decline in job advertisements easing

13 January 2014

The number of jobs advertised in Australia in December 2013 continued to fall, albeit at a slower pace, according to the latest figures from the ANZ’s job advertisement survey. Since the start of 2013, the number of jobs advertised online and in newspapers fell by -9%.During December 2013, the nu...


China – Staff retention a cause for concern in 2014

13 January 2014

More than a third of professionals surveyed in Shanghai have quit a job because their workload was too heavy, according to a recent survey from recruitment firm Randstad. The primary cause of the additional workload identified by the 400+ respondents was the proliferation of smart devices.More th...


India – Recruiters remain cautious

13 January 2014

Online hiring activity in India registered growth of +5.5% during December 2013, compared with the previous month, according to the latest employment index from online job board Monster. The index, a monthly gauge of the country’s online job demand rose to 135 in December, up from 128 in November...


China – Salary growth to outpace neighbours

13 January 2014

China will remain top in terms of annual salary growth across Asia during 2014, with particularly high levels of growth expected in the hi-tech and financial sectors, according to international recruitment agency Hays, reports wantchinatimes.com.In its Asia Salary Guide 2014, the recruitment firm...


Japan – Pasona’s H1 results show improvement

10 January 2014

Recruitment firm Pasona Group Inc. (2168: JP), one of the largest staffing firms in Japan, announced revenue for the six months ending 30 November 2013 of JPY 102,619 million (USD 978.5 million), a marginal fall of -0.3% from JPY 102,976 million (USD 981.9 million) for the same period last year.T...


Japan – Workplace conflict increases risk of temporary worker insomnia

10 January 2014

A study published in Japan has found that the relationship between workplace interpersonal conflict and the risk of insomnia was significantly stronger for temporary workers than for permanent employers.The study, entitled “Employment Type, Workplace Interpersonal Conflict, and Insomnia: A Cross-...


India – Professionals earn more by switching jobs

10 January 2014

Professionals looking to switch jobs during 2014 can expect to increase their salary by as much as +30% depending on their sector, according to estimates from recruitment firm Kelly Services. Professionals remaining with their current company, however, can only expect an annual pay rise of betwee...