Daily News

Daily News-Staffing Industry Analysts RSS Feed Get the RSS Feed

Kenya – Government strips hundreds of staffing agencies of their licences

30 September 2014

The Kenyan government has defended its decision to revoke the licences of 930 staffing agencies as it seeks to put in place measures to better protect Kenyans working in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf, reports standardmedia.co.ke.This decision by the government follows an announcement last...


South Africa – Sage acquires cloud-based recruitment solution SkillsMap

30 September 2014

Business software and services partner, Sage South Africa has acquired cloud-based, end-to-end recruitment solution SkillsMap to broaden its payroll, recruitment, & HR offering. SkillsMap is marketed as an online platform that connects employers in South Africa and the rest of the c...


New Zealand – Subdued Australian economy boosting jobs market

30 September 2014

Flatter international job markets, most notably in Australia, are encouraging more Kiwis and expatriates to explore job opportunities in New Zealand, according to recruitment firm Michael Page.Findings from the Michael Page New Zealand 2014/15 Salary and Employment Forecast revealed that 42% of s...


Australia – Attraction and retention strategies needed to keep prized office support staff

30 September 2014

Retention strategies aimed at office support teams are a key priority for Australian businesses, with more than half (54%) of surveyed employers believing that there will be staff turnover at their company within the next 12 months, according to the 2014/15 Page Personnel Australia Office Support...


Japan – Recruit Holdings announces tentative IPO share price range

29 September 2014

Japan's largest temporary staffing company, Recruit Holdings, has set a tentative price range of JPY 2,800 (USD 25.62) to JPY 3,100 (USD 28.36) per share for its initial public offering, which is scheduled for 16 October 2014, reports Dow Jones.The pricing would give the listing a value of up-to...


Japan – Randstad reportedly bidding for Panasonic’s staffing subsidiary

29 September 2014

There are indications that Randstad has entered into the second round of bidding for Panasonic Excel Staff Co., the staffing subsidiary of electronics giant Panasonic, according to Dutch financial services company Kepler Cheuvreax, reports rtlnieuws.nl.According to Kepler, Randstad could conceiva...


India – Labour law amendments proposed to better protect contract workers

29 September 2014

The government is planning to bring about changes in labour laws to make it easier to hire temporary workers by industrial units, especially in special economic zones, while giving them greater protection in the form of mandatory social benefits; such as group insurance and medical coverage, repo...


India – Hiring outlook promising next quarter

29 September 2014

The majority (81%) of Indian employers expect hiring activity to be robust during the third quarter of financial year 2015, according to a survey from recruitment tendering platform MyHiringClub.com, reports The Deccan Chronicle.According to the survey, India’s net employment outlook, an indicato...


World – More employees confident about finding a job in six months

26 September 2014

The number of employees around the world who expect to find another job within six months increased during the third quarter, according to the Randstad Mobility Index. The Index rose to 110 points during Q3 2014, up from 109 in Q2 2014 and up from 109 in Q3 2013.The Mobility Index has been increa...


India – Thousands of government contract workers to protest in Bangalore

26 September 2014

Following reports earlier this week of contract workers protesting in the western city of Mangalore, 17,000 government contract workers from Bangalore have announced that they will stage a protest in the city’s Freedom Park next month, reports The New Indian Express.The President of India’s Labou...