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Australia – Private employment agencies accused of abusing government welfare to work programme

23 February 2015

Australia’s Federal Government has recouped more than AUD 41 million (USD 32.1 million) in false claims by private employment agencies in the past three years, reports abc.net.au.

The employment agencies were contracted by the government under a privatised welfare-to-work programme called Job Services...

Singapore – Big rise in jobseekers and job adverts registered with national job bank

23 February 2015

Following the trial launch of Singapore’s National Jobs Bank last May, there has been a spike in the number of registered jobseekers and employers, reports hrinasia.com.

The National Jobs Bank was set up as part of the Fair Consideration Framework, which requires employers with 25 or more workers to...

Vietnam – Production, IT, and manufacturing to boost employment, says Adecco

23 February 2015

Recruitment demand will rise sharply in Vietnam’s Manufacturing, Marketing, IT, and Real Estate sectors during 2015, according to recruitment firm Adecco, reports vietnamnet.vn.

Companies in Construction, Accounting & Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, and Energy are expected to increase employment...

World – ILO reaches agreement on non-standard forms of work, Ciett expresses reservations

23 February 2015

The International Labour Organisation (ILO) held a tripartite meeting of experts on non-standard forms of employment (NSFE) last week. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss how fundamental principles and rights at work are upheld in these forms of employment, and to make joint recommendations for...

India – RPO industry set to take-off in 2015

20 February 2015

India’s Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) market, which is currently valued at approximately INR 4 billion (USD 64.3 million), is expected to grow by between 40% and 50% this year, reports The Hindu Business Line.

Randstad has seen requests for RPO in India more than quadrupling, up 120% compared...

Australia – Cloud-based talent acquisition platform secures funding

20 February 2015

Cloud-based talent acquisition platform 1-Page Limited (1PG: ASX) announced that it has raised AUD 9.63 million (USD 7.5 million) through the issue of 9,000,000 shares at AUD 1.07 (USD 0.83) per share to two strategic long-term parties.

The issue price represents a 4% premium to the 30-day volume weighted...

Peru - Still one of the most rigid labour countries in the world

20 February 2015

Peru has one of the most rigid labour markets in the world, ranking 82 out of 93 countries with regard to difficulties dismissing workers, according to the latest Global Talent Competitive Index published by recruitment firm Adecco.

Carlos San Román, General Manager of Adecco Peru, stated that the difficulties...

New Zealand – Fast-food worker survey reveals the realities of zero-hours contracts

20 February 2015

A major survey of fast-food workers in New Zealand has exposed the reality of “zero-hour Contracts” for workers and some of the myths used to justify them, reports scoop.co.nz.

Over a thousand fast-food union members working for the major brands across New Zealand responded to Unite Union’s online...

Australia – M&T Resources reports strong H1 growth

19 February 2015

Australian recruitment firm M&T Resources reported revenue growth of 15.8% to AUD 42.1 million (USD 32.9 million) during the six months ending 31 December 2014, up from AUD 36.4 million (USD 28.4 million) a year ago. 

(Million) H1 2015 H1 2014 Change
Revenue AUD 42.1 AUD 36.4 ...

South Africa – Recruiters reminded that they can’t charge fees to jobseekers

19 February 2015

Citing clause 15 of the Employment Service Act 2014, which is still to be promulgated, South Africa’s Department of Labour has reiterated that private employment agencies are not permitted to charge jobseekers any fees for services rendered, reports sanews.go.za.

Martin Ratshivhanda, Director of Public...