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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,...


Cambodia – Ministry approved firms accused of shady recruitment practices

10 March 2014

At least 11 of the 49 recruitment firms that the Cambodian Ministry of Labour had approved to send workers overseas are alleged to have been complicit in unlawful practices, ranging from broken promises to allegations of abuse and imprisonment during the past four years, reports Phnom Penh Post.A...


India – Police bust international recruitment scam

10 March 2014

Delhi police have arrested 18 people, including two Nigerian nationals, following more than 300 complaints about a recruitment scam, reports the Times of India. While recruitment scams are not uncommon in India, the entire operation was orchestrated from Nigeria, where the founder of the recruitm...


South-east Asia – Declaration to promote decent work signed

7 March 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) organised yesterday a roundtable event in Singapore to promote decent work in south-east Asia. The discussions centred on the current working conditions in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.Represent...


Singapore – Foreign workers are generally happy, despite the riot!

7 March 2014

Despite rioting in response to the death of a foreign worker in December 2013, most foreign workers in Singapore feel that it is a good country to work in, reports todayonline.com. The comment was made yesterday by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) giving evidence to a Committee of Inquiry (C...


Jordan – Efforts to boost female participation in the labour market underway

7 March 2014

Economic empowerment for Jordanian women is a priority that requires amending some laws and enforcing others to enhance their participation in the job market, according to experts, reports zawya.com.Wafaa Bani Mustafa Member of Parliament (MP) said work is under way to propose amendments to the L...


World - Are you the largest staffing firm in…?

7 March 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts’ is currently gathering revenue information for our largest staffing lists. These list are highly regarded around the world making this is an excellent opportunity to increase the brand awareness of your company. We are primarily interested in companies operating in the...


Chile – Strong increase in temporary workers

6 March 2014

Data released by the Chilean National Statistics Institute (INE) revealed that the number of temporary workers increased by +16.7% during 2013. The number of all non-direct hires (temporary workers, contractors, sub-contractors etc.) also increased by +4.3% compared with last year, mainly in the...