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Australia – Jobs in demand for Q1 2014

17 January 2014

Despite a persistent tightness in the Australian labour market, there continues to be pockets of skills shortages; most notably in accountancy, insurance, sales, and IT, according to the latest Hays Quarterly Hotspots report.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays in Australia & New Zeala...


Hong Kong – Hiring intentions brighten for Q1

16 January 2014

Six out of 10 (62%) Hong Kong employers intend to hire staff in the next three months, up +7% from Q3 2013, according to the jobsBD Q4 2013 Hiring Index. Another 23% of employers plan to keep headcount unchanged, up +4% from Q3 2013.Mr. Justin Yiu, General Manager of jobsDB Hong Kong, said, “Last...


UAE – Healthy salary rises predicted in 2014

16 January 2014

A new report from recruitment firm Morgan McKinley suggests that professional job opportunities will rise by between +8% and +10% across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in 2014, with salaries expected to grow by as much as +6% to +8%. Following a relatively subdued 2012, and t...


Australia – Employment conditions remain varied

16 January 2014

The latest figures from Australia-based online recruitment firm SEEK (SEK: ASX) show that, in December 2013, the number of new job adverts in Australia fell by -1.6%, month-on-month. However, the ratio of new job adverts placed with SEEK to the number of applications for those jobs, rose by +0.9%...


World – Randstad executives named to superstars list

16 January 2014

Randstad Sourceright, a global talent solutions provider, announced today that Rebecca Callahan and Seb O’Connell have been awarded the “2013 Superstar” distinction by publication HRO Today for their outstanding leadership and expertise as RPO and talent acquisition providers.Rebecca Callahan is...


South Africa – National minimum wage may impact jobs

15 January 2014

President Jacob Zuma, in his annual speech to the African National Congress (ANC) on the 8th January 2014, committed to “investigating the modality for the introduction of a national minimum wage, as a key component of reducing inequality”. The proposal has been greeted with caution in busin...


Australia – Falling pay rises reveal ongoing caution in labour market

15 January 2014

Workers looking for a pay rise in 2014 will have to lower their expectations following the latest pay forecast data released by global management consultancy Hay Group. According to the data, salary growth in Australia is expected to be +3% in 2014, down from +4% in 2013, reports whitsundaytimes....


India – Flexible working is key to retaining staff

15 January 2014

The ability to work flexibly is now one of the most important factors for people deciding whether or not to move job. A study by Regus, a global workplace provider, found that 73% of business people would choose one job over another if it offered flexible working opportunities, reports the Times...


Brazil – Manufacturing employment down -1.7% in November

15 January 2014

Employment in the Brazilian manufacturing sector fell by -1.7% during November 2013 compared with the same month last year, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). However, compared with October 2013 employment in the sector remains static reports spanish.china.or...


Singapore – Jobstreet to fully acquire Vietnamese and Indonesian subsidiaries

14 January 2014

Jobstreet.com Pte Ltd, the wholly-owned Singapore subsidiary of Malaysian online job board Jobstreet Corp Bhd (JOBST: KLS), will acquire the remaining 19% equity in Jobstreet Vietnam Holdings Pte Ltd for MYR 1.2 million (USD 368,140).Jobstreet Singapore will buy 190,000 ordinary shares in Jobstre...