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UAE – Resignations increased following bonus pay-outs last year

12 March 2014

Financial services firms across the United Arab Emirates will need to reconsider their remuneration plans for top professionals, as the industry continues to rebuild and recover from the global financial crisis, according to research from Robert Half Middle East, reports cpifinancial.net.More tha...


Malaysia – Increase in female labour force participation

12 March 2014

Female participation in the Malaysian labour force increased from 49.5% during Q1 2013, to 52% in Q2 2013, rising to 56.4% in Q3 2013, reports bernama.com.my. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the achievement had exceeded the 55% target set for 20...


Australia – Government job index falls for fifth month

12 March 2014

The Federal Government's leading employment index fell for the fifth consecutive month in March, but it is too early to expect sub-trend employment growth to continue in coming months, reports theaustralian.com.au.The leading jobs indicator anticipates movements in the growth cycle of employment,...


World – Employment confidence rises across the globe

11 March 2014

The headwinds encountered in many global labour markets may be diminishing amid numerous signs of measured optimism among employers, according to the Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Q2 2014.Staffing levels are expected to increase in 38 of 42 countries and territories, the largest proportion o...


Australia – Fair Work review is crucial to future competitiveness

11 March 2014

The Recruitment and Consulting Services Association (RCSA), the association representing Australia’s recruitment and employment services industry, welcomed the Abbott Government’s planned review of the Fair Work Act and believes the review is crucial if Australia is to remain competitive on the g...


China – Demand for accounting and finance professionals highest in Asia

11 March 2014

The recruitment of finance and accounting professionals in China will be the most active anywhere in the world during the next six months, according to research released by Robert Half Singapore.As part of the recruitment firm’s 2014 Asia Salary Guide, 66% of companies reported that they will hir...


Singapore – Majority of companies to award two months’ bonus

11 March 2014

A survey by recruitment company JobStreet.com has found that 94% of employers in Singapore plan to award employees the equivalent of two months’ salary as a bonus, reports channelnewsasia.com. Of the 125 employers surveyed in January 2014, 5% intend to pay three months’ salary as a bonus.More tha...


Americas – Randstad appoints MSP and VMS Vice President

11 March 2014

Randstad Sourceright yesterday announced the appointment of JoAnne Estrada, a global talent acquisition executive with nearly two decades of experience in the staffing and recruiting industry, to the position of Vice President of Professional Services.In her new role, Ms Estrada will be...


World – Korn/Ferry Q3 results exceed expectations

10 March 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry International (KFY: NYSE) last week reported revenue of USD 250.9 million for the third quarter ending 31 January 2014, an increase of +19% compared with USD 210.3 million a year ago. Fee revenue for the quarter rose by +21% in constant currency from USD 202 milli...


South Africa – Employment tax incentive to stem job losses following record drop

10 March 2014

The South African economy shed 118,397 jobs in February 2014, marking the biggest monthly loss in almost three years, according to Loane Sharp, Labour Economist for South Africa’s largest staffing firm, Adcorp.During the month there were 104,593 permanent jobs lost and 26,832 temporary jobs lost,...