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Australia – Rise in mobile job hunting one trend in new report

20 March 2014

Increasing use of smart phones by job seekers was one trend highlighted in a new report released by the Australian Workforce Productivity Agency, which commissioned the Macquarie University Centre for Workforce Futures to review current Australian recruitment trends and practices.The report looks...


Australia – Retail sector could add 87,900 jobs if red tape cut

20 March 2014

The Australian retail sector can add 87,990 jobs over the next four years if the government can deliver on a promise to cut red tape, the Australian National Retailers Association announced. “The sector needs to see sensible reform on important policy issues such as competition law, the low...


Japan – Recruit signs deal to offer MOOCs

19 March 2014

Recruit Holdings Co. Ltd., one of the world’s largest staffing firms, signed a partnership to offer massive open online courses (MOOCs) in Japanese. Recruit signed the deal with Udacity, a MOOC provider based in Mountain View, Calif.Recruit plans to offer six courses in Japanese: algorithms, how...


Middle East – UAE and Kuwait to develop labour skills recognition framework

19 March 2014

The U.A.E. Labour Ministry and the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs in Kuwait held talks to develop a comprehensive qualifications and skills recognition framework, based on National Occupation Skill Standards, which improves recruitment and job matching practices, reports gulftoday.ae.Humai...


Australia – Graduates recruitment is the lowest since records began

19 March 2014

University graduates continue to struggle securing employment according to data from Graduate Careers Australia that revealed that nearly a fifth of employers who normally recruit graduates did not recruit any last year, reports afr.com.According to the data the ­proportion of employers not recru...


Zimbabwe - Human trafficking trial - State closes case

18 March 2014

The State last week closed the case of a Zimbabwean woman suspected to be the local ringleader of a human trafficking syndicate and judgement has been set for Friday according the Harare Herald.Shamila Roopen is facing allegations of recruiting 22 women for employment as housemaids in Saudi Arabi...


China - Bank jobs attractive despite lagging salaries

18 March 2014

Banking is the hottest sector among job seekers in Shanghai but ranks only fifth in terms of salaries, an online recruitment company said in a survey reported by the ShanghaiDaily.com. An average 113.6 job seekers would apply for one vacancy in the banking sector every day in Shanghai, follo...


Argentina – Report suggests negative labour market outlook

18 March 2014

According to a study by the consultancy Tendencias Económicas, the labour market in Argentina is struggling with very few signs of improvement expected in the coming months.According to the report, which is based on official information, union complaints and press releases there 4,758 there were...


Middle East - Headcount to rise in 2014

18 March 2014

The year 2014 will be a year of stronger employment growth and higher salary rises, according to a survey by online recruitment firm, GulfTalent. Oman, where employees are expected to enjoy an average pay increase of 8%, leads the field. Saudi Arabia has the second highest rate with a projected a...


Nigeria - Immigration Recruitment Tragedy

18 March 2014

Following the deaths of about 20 people across the country during Saturday's job recruitment exercise by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), a large number of eminent Nigerians have called for the dismissal of Nigeria's Interior Minister and the Comptroller-General of Immigration, as well as t...