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Australia – SEEK: Labour market remains resilient

12 June 2014

Softening consumer confidence following the 2014-2015 Budget has not stalled recruitment, with only a modest -1% month-on-month fall in new job adverts in May, according to job board SEEK.According to SEEK, new job adverts were +7.4% higher than in May 2013, however, the strong growth seen b...


India – Recruitment up year-on-year in May but downward trend noted

12 June 2014

Recruitment trends remained muted across India during May 2014, compared with April, with the exception of IT and IT-enabled-Services (ITeS), which reported double-digit recruitment growth, according to a report by job board Naukri.com, reports zeenews.india.com.On a year-on-year basis, recruitme...


Korea – Ferry disaster sinks jobs growth

12 June 2014

The economic impact of the Sewol ferry disaster in Korea, which caused the deaths of at least 292 people in April this year, has affected the nation’s job market, according to a report released by Statistics Korea, reports koreajoongangdaily.joins.com.The number of people who were newly employed...


Australia – Job placements under government scheme plunge

11 June 2014

The number of work placements achieved by the federal government’s USD 1.4 billion Jobs Services Australia (JSA) programme fell by -25% over three years. An audit report published this week highlighted the significant decline in job placements from 480,000 in 2010/11 to 360,000 in 2012/13, but wa...


Dubai – Hospitality sector jobs rebound

11 June 2014

The number of job vacancies in the Gulf's hospitality sector more than trebled from 18,000 in 2009 to 61,000 in 2013, according to a new Hospitality Employment report published today by recruitment website Catererglobal.com.The report found that job vacancies increased by over +25% since 2012, bu...


Singapore – Partnership with ILO to improve labour practices renewed

11 June 2014

Singapore’s Minister of Manpower (MoM) has renewed its partnership with the International Labour Organisation (ILO) to improve labour and workplace practices in Southeast Asia, reports channelnewsasia.com.MOM said the new two-year agreement would see both parties collaborate on activities in the...


Middle East – World Cup hangover to take toll on workplace productivity

11 June 2014

The 2014 football World Cup is likely to hit productivity of employees across the Middle East, according to a survey by GulfTalent. Although none of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have qualified for the tournament, 89% of employees in the region plan to watch at least some of t...


EMEA – Pontoon expands leadership team

11 June 2014

Workforce solutions company Pontoon, a subsidiary of global recruitment giant Adecco, announced an appointment to its European, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) leadership team as well as a role expansion for the organisation’s global CFO.Adrian Cross will join Pontoon as the Senior Vice President...


South Africa – Temporary staffing outpaces permanent employment

10 June 2014

One of the anomalies of the past few years, according to South Africa’s largest staffing firm Adcorp, is that despite legislation that was intended to either reduce the use of temporary workers or raise the cost of hiring them, temporary employment has continued to grow.Across South Africa’s whol...


Australia – Jobs ads decline sharply in May

10 June 2014

The number of job adverts in Australia fell during May for the first time in five months, according to the latest report from ANZ Bank. Compared with April 2014, the number of adverts declined by -5.6%, coinciding with a deterioration in consumer confidence. Year-on-year the number of job adverts...