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Hong Kong - Country tops the Contingent Workforce Index 2013

2 January 2014

ManpowerGroup Hong Kong announced today that Hong Kong tops a list of those countries utilising contingent workforces according the Contingent Workforce Index 2013 Global Analysis (CWI) survey, recently published by TAPFIN, ManpowerGroup Solutions’ Managed Services Provider.The CWI measures conti...


India – Positive job outlook for 2014

2 January 2014

A cross section of HR consultants, staffing and employment experts predict positive hiring trends across sectors in 2014. It is expected that improved economic outlook will lead to a healthier Indian labour market in the coming year.“Hiring sentiment will trend upwards this year. Though in the la...


Saudi Arabia – Country to open jobs market to qualified expats

2 January 2014

Saudi Arabia is seeking thousands of expats to fill positions in health services including doctors and nurses. Adverts have been placed in a number of countries such as India, Pakistan and Egypt with approximately 3,500 vacancies needing to be filled in various hospitals across the coun...


Saudi Arabia - Thousands of foreign workers sourced by recruitment agencies abscond in 2013

2 January 2014

More than 58,000 domestic helpers and drivers have absconded from work in 2013 in Saudi Arabia, figures indicate. According to statistics compiled by the labour ministry, 31,700 domestic helpers ran away from the homes of their employers. Recruitment agencies estimate that the absconding caused f...


Japan – Minimum wage to rise in 2014

31 December 2013

Japan's most influential business lobby has agreed to raise workers' base pay for the first time in six years, as the economy gains momentum and corporate earnings improve, the Asahi newspaper reported on Sunday.According to many economists, an increase in base pay is essential to Prime Minister...


South Africa – Cape Town recruitment on the rise

31 December 2013

Cape Town has reported one of the biggest increases in the recruitment of workers in the start-up and technology fields across South Africa, according to the Cape Argus.According to research by job search engine Adzuna, Cape Town has had a +28% increase in recruitment in the past six months, with...


India - Outplacement Agencies turn to fine-tuned career coaching

31 December 2013

Layoffs on a mass scale may be a couple of years behind us, but outplacement agencies continue to have their jobs cut out for them, according to the Economic Times.From just finding retrenched employees other job opportunities, these agencies are taking up the role of counsellors, with a focus on...


Australia - IT industry facing skills crisis

30 December 2013

Despite efforts to meet falling demand, the Australian information technology sector is experiencing a costly skills crisis and needs to bridge the gap by hiring IT graduates for major projects. The IT sector which contributes about AUD 42 billion (USD 37 billion) to the nation's economy every ye...


India – IT hiring trends for 2014

30 December 2013

Looking for a job in the IT sector? Consider big data, analytics and cloud computing – hot areas that IT companies may recruit people for in 2014, say HR experts.There is a growing demand of skills on big data and analytics mixed with business and management education. Consulting firm McKinsey es...


Vietnam - Youth struggle to find jobs in slow economy

30 December 2013

Many companies reportedly struggle to find skilled labourers. The country's transformation into a successful middle-income status cannot be guaranteed without increasing the skills of the workforce to meet new demands.According to the General Statistics Office, there were at least 1 million unemp...