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Japan – Non-regular workers on the rise, as permanent job numbers fall

13 March 2015

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has sought to create a “virtuous cycle” of higher prices and wages, building on Japan’s efforts in recent years to dig out of economic stagnation by making labour rules more flexible.

To that end, he has sought to make it easier for companies to dismiss...

Australia – Growth in transport, logistics, and supply chain sector jobs eases

13 March 2015

The Australian employment market is easing in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain sector, according to the Labourforce March 2015 Job Index compiled by specialist Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain recruitment company Labourforce.

Spokesperson for Labourforce, Paul McLeay said: “After a strong...

New Zealand – Executive search firms increasingly enlisted to find diverse candidates

13 March 2015

Recruitment firms are being enlisted not just to find skilled candidates, but to make sure a wider range of people are considered for leadership roles, according to Karen Greenbaum, Head of the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC), reports the nzherald.co.nz.

According to...

Australia – Foreign workers win hundreds of thousands in back pay

13 March 2015

A group of foreign workers in Australia has won back hundreds of thousands of dollars after they were underpaid by their employer, reports voanews.com. The Filipino and Chinese labourers worked in the construction industry for a Taiwanese company.

The men were promised wages of USD 23 an hour, most of...

Australia – Banking and Finance industry a good investment for jobseekers

12 March 2015

The number of new jobs advertised across Australia in February 2015 increased by 7.3% compared with the same month in 2014, according to the latest figures from job board SEEK. Month-on-month, however, the number of new job ads fell by 3%. 

This compares with growth of 10.9% in January 2015, compared...

Singapore – Top location in Asia for exec pay

12 March 2015

Singapore remains the country with the highest pay for senior and top level executives across Asia, according to the Towers Watson’s 2014/2015 Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report, reports channelnewsasia.com.

Annual pay increases in 2014 for top management in Singapore also increased by 6% to 8%,...

Australia – Adcorp to launch RPO and MSP business ADfusion in country

12 March 2015

South Africa’a largest staffing firm Adcorp (ADR: JNB) is launching its Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) and Managed Service Provider (MSP) business, ADfusion, in the Australian market, reports itwire.com.

Adcorp has appointed Matthew Pitman, who is globally responsible for the ADfusion brand,...

New Zealand – Technology firms struggling to recruit

12 March 2015

Seven-in-10 (70%) of New Zealand’s technology employers say finding qualified IT staff is their biggest challenge this year, according to the latest employer insight report from IT recruitment agency AbsoluteIT, reports nzherald.co.nz.

The report found that of the more than 440 tech employers surveyed,...

World – Record breaking year for executive search and leadership consultation

11 March 2015

Revenue for the executive search and leadership consulting industry grew by 10.7% in 2014, achieving estimated industry revenues of USD 11.7 billion worldwide last year, according to the Association of Executive Search and Leadership Consultants (AESC).

Annual revenue growth from 2013 to 2014 was supported...

Australia – Freelancer acquires assets of defunct Israeli freelance platform

11 March 2015

Australian freelance platform Freelancer (FLN: ASX) has acquired the assets of Tel Aviv based freelance platform and aggregator website Donanza, which closed down in July 2014, reports zdnet.com.

Until July last year, Donanza's platform aggregated and consolidated freelance jobs published across the web,...