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Hong Kong - Salaries Up +5.9% in 2014

28 March 2014

According to the jobsDB Job Seeker Salary Report 2014, 62% of Hong Kong workers received a pay rise in 2014 and the average rate was 5.9%, up by +1.1% from last year. Over half of the surveyed employees plan to make career moves this year, and they expect a 13.3% pay increase after job change. In...


South Africa – Kelly Group issues cautionary announcement

27 March 2014

South African staffing firm Kelly Group (KEL: SJ) issued a cautionary announcement Thursday that there have been ‘new developments relating to the company, which may have a material effect on the price of the company’s securities. Accordingly, shareholders are advised to exercise caution when dea...


Australia – Hiring intentions remain steady in Q2

27 March 2014

Hiring intentions among Australian employers remains steady with 23.3% intending to take on more staff next quarter, down 0.1 percentage point from first-quarter expectations, according to new report by Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON). However, employers in New South Wales showed a significant in...


Australia – CFO survey finds majority confident in economic prospects

27 March 2014

A majority of chief financial officers in Australia and New Zealand are confident about their country’s economic prospects for the year ahead, according to a survey by Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI). The survey found 93% of the 300 CFOs surveyed in Australia are confident in their cou...


World – SAP to acquire Fieldglass VMS

26 March 2014

Fieldglass, one of the largest vendor management system providers, is being acquired by German business software provider SAP. A German company, SAP provides HR management capability through SuccessFactors and business procurement and business collaboration via Ariba. Fieldglass will fill in...


New Zealand – Hiring expectations dip for Q2

26 March 2014

Hiring expectations have dipped slightly for the second consecutive quarter in New Zealand, falling 3.5 percentage points in the second quarter, according to the Hudson Report: Employment Trends released by staffing provider Hudson Global Inc. (NASD: HSON).The drop indicates a slower-than-expecte...


Australia – 71% of HR execs confident about economic prospects

26 March 2014

A survey of 100 Australian human resources executives found that 71 percent are confident about the nation’s economic prospects for the year ahead, according to the Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE: RHI) 2014 salary guide. And 76 percent of business leaders expect their organization to grow i...


Australia – Survey finds more than half aspire to the top jobs

26 March 2014

More than half of Australians aspire to be a high-level executive, according to a survey by staffing provider Hays. In a survey of 1,364 professionals, 55% said they aspire to a position as a top executive and a further 29% said they have ambition to work in mid to senior level management. But 16...


Asia Pacific – Offshore service providers grow, but face more competition

26 March 2014

Countries in Asia Pacific offer cost-competitive, typically stable and scalable locations for offshore information technology and business process services, but Latin American and Eastern European countries now compete more aggressively for offshore deals, according to new research from Gartner I...


Macau – Legislation on recruitment fees drafted

25 March 2014

The Macau Government is drafting a bill to regulate a standard fee that employment agencies can charge employers, a move that is being regarded as positive by the recruitment industry, reports macaubusinessdaily.com.According to the Labour Affairs Bureau the administration is finalising the draft...