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Singapore – SEEK’s acquisition bid for Jobstreet delayed, again

10 October 2014

The proposed acquisition of Malaysian job board JobStreet by Australian job board SEEK (SEK: ASX) facing further delays, following revelations that the company failed to disclose all of its assets in Singapore. The concerns raised by Singapore’s Competition Commission (CCS) stem from the fai...


Singapore – Why the difference between generations will reshape the workplace

10 October 2014

Specialist recruitment firm Hudson today released The Great Generational Shift, a report looking at the changing nature of workplaces and offering ways to address multi-generational challenges, based on an assessment of over 28,000 professionals across the globe.The release of The Great Generatio...


Japan – Political parties clash over temporary staffing bill

9 October 2014

Japan’s ruling and opposition parties have locked horns over a government-sponsored bill to revise Japan’s Temporary Staffing Services Law at the newly opened Diet session, reports the-japan-news.com. The focus of their debate centres on what should be done to improve the treatment of tempor...


India – Venture capitalists eyeing recruitment sector start-ups

9 October 2014

After more than a decade of indifference, India’s recruitment sector is back on the agenda of venture capital investors. Over the past four months, four niche start-ups have secured funding, according to The Economic Times of India. The most recent investment was made by venture capital firm...


Australia – SEEK reports strong rise in new job adverts in September

9 October 2014

There were +12.4% more jobs advertised on Australian job board SEEK during September 2014, when compared with the same month last year. Month-on-month, the number of new jobs advertised rose by +0.7%, following a month-on-month rise of +3.4% in August. Joe Powell, Managing Director of SEEK,...


Australia – Careers Multilist CEO announces resignation

9 October 2014

Daniel Riley, Chief Executive Officer of CML Group Ltd. (CGR: ASX) today announced his resignation. Mr Riley will remain in post until a new CEO has been found and had the opportunity to settle into the role.Mr Riley joined CML Group 12 years ago as Finance Director before being promoted to CEO i...


Australia – Massive jobs growth in August too good to be true

8 October 2014

Following reports of record job creation across Australia during August 2014, putting employment at its highest level in 37 years, it has been confirmed that the figures were, in fact, too good to be true, reports Bloomberg. The Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) announced that it will dr...


World – Two-thirds of jobseekers would take a job abroad

8 October 2014

Almost two in every three jobseekers around the world would move abroad for work, a startlingly high proportion that says a lot about the evolving marketplace for talent, according to a new study by management consultancy The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and The Network, a global alliance...


Australia – Businesses accused of charging overseas workers for visa sponsorship

8 October 2014

Australia’s Federal Government has launched a national campaign to investigate claims that businesses are forcing migrant workers to pay for sponsorship under the Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) scheme, reports sbs.com.au. Some foreign workers claim that they have been asked to...


Australia – Unions angry that major infrastructure project is recruiting from overseas

8 October 2014

Unions have expressed their shock and disappointment at reports that foreign workers on Temporary Work (Skilled) 457 visas will be used to build the East West Link, one of the biggest infrastructure projects in the state of Victoria’s history.The East West Link is an 18 kilometre tolled freeway,...