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Japan – Graduate recruitment levels to rise

24 March 2014

Nearly a quarter (23%) of major companies in Japan plan to hire more fresh graduates in financial year 2015 than in financial year 2014, according to a survey from the Kyodo News agency, reports globalpost.com.For financial year 2014, the figure was 18% according to a survey conducted last year....


Middle East – International employment hub status at risk

24 March 2014

According to new market analysis by the international executive search firm, Veredus, the Middle East will continue to be one of the world’s top employment centres over the next decade, but only if the commitment to creating the necessary infrastructure and use of the expatriate community persist...


Argentina – Black market labour in official statistics

24 March 2014

Argentina fails to overcome a structural problem of the labour market: the employment black market, according to the Argentinian daily La Nacion. In the fourth quarter of last 2013, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INDEC), 33.5% of urban employees in the country...


India - HR experts review morale and training

24 March 2014

With companies tightening their belts and disaffection amongst employees increasing, how to keep the workforce together and motivated was the topic of conversation at the first Business Today Knowledge Forum on HR in Bangalore.The first panel took on the subject "Neutralising negativity: kee...


Australia – International students exploited in Adelaide

24 March 2014

Adelaide’s largest Asian grocery store has been caught exploiting five international students and according to University of Adelaide and UniSA student representatives, the practice is widespread — particularly involving students being paid cash in hand for working in small restaurants. The Fair...


Australia - Affirmative Action drive hit by toilet problem

24 March 2014

Early last year, the company that runs Melbourne's rail network went on an affirmative action recruitment drive, advertising for female train drivers in a bid to change the face of a deeply male-dominated profession according to the The Age newspaper."We know that men can drive, but we belie...


India – Contractors account for a third of the workforce at India’s largest firms

20 March 2014

Indian companies have found a solution to tough labour laws by hiring contractors. Newly available data give an idea about the extent and prevalence of this practice at some of India’s top listed companies. Contractors account for 34% of the total workforce of India’s top companies.The numbers fr...


World – ManpowerGroup named a 2014 world’s most ethical company

20 March 2014

ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN), the third largest staffing firm in the world, announced that it has been recognised by the Ethisphere Institute, an independent centre of research promoting best practices in corporate ethics and governance, as a 2014 World's Most Ethical Company.The World's Most Ethica...


Australia – PR recruiters not up to scratch

20 March 2014

A group of Australia’s leading public relations agencies bosses say they are unhappy with the quality of candidates being found by PR recruitment companies and also the level of training in public relations offered by university courses, reports mumbrella.com.au.Speaking at Comms Conn conference...


Malaysia - Human trafficking victims’ policy may increase illegal immigrant numbers

20 March 2014

Malaysia may be swamped by illegal immigrants if the government allows victims of human trafficking to gain lawful employment in the country, warned Deputy Home Minister Datuk Wan Junaidi Tuanku Jaafar, reports themalaymailonline.com.The comments follow changes announced earlier this month that v...