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Malaysia – Female leaders are critical in the workplace

12 December 2013

Leadership talent is key to ensuring the success of Malaysian organisations in today’s innovation economy, according to 37% of Malaysian business leaders, whilst 58% believe women will play a critical role, reports themalayamilonline.com.These were among the findings of the 2013/2014 Randstad Wor...


Malaysia – Half of workforce to be highly skilled by 2020

12 December 2013

Half of the workforce in Malaysia will be highly skilled by 2020, according to Tengku Nurul Azian Tengku Shahriman, Director of Education and Strategic Reform Initiative Human Capital Development, reports bernama.com .my.According to Ms Tengku Nurul Azian, this confidence is based on the trend of...


China – Underage worker drops dead in Apple factory

12 December 2013

A 15-year old boy dropped dead at Apple’s Pegatron factory in China, where the new iPhone 5C is in production, reports Business Insider Australia. His death is one of five at Pegatron that labour activists say the company has failed to explain.The boy, named Shi Zhaokun, died of pneumonia in Sept...


China – Workers are the world’s most ‘industrious’

12 December 2013

A recent survey has revealed that China is considered to be the most 'industrious' nation in the world, according to research from Monster Worldwide, in collaboration with Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK), a German global market research institute.According to the international survey, whic...


Australia – Future of the recruitment industry in its own hands

11 December 2013

Australian recruitment and workforce agencies learnt some tough lessons during the difficult market conditions that have prevailed as a result of the global financial crisis (GFC), according to Robert van Stokrom FRCSA, the newly appointed President of the Recruitment and Consulting Services Asso...


Singapore – Riot raises questions about dependence on overseas labour

11 December 2013

Following the death of an Indian worker in Singapore hundreds of workers, mostly Indian nationals, rioted on Sunday, leaving many to call into question the sustainability of Singapore’s reliance on foreign labour.Approximately 400 foreign workers took to the streets, throwing railings at police,...


MENA – Employees are ambitious and motivated at work

11 December 2013

Across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) the oil, gas, and petrochemicals industry is perceived as one of the most preferred to work in. However, this is driven more by attitudes in  the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and North Africa, whereas in the Levant it is the educatio...


Guatemala – Seasonal bump in temporary recruitment

11 December 2013

The number of temporary jobs as risen by +8% as companies in Guatemala as employers increase their staffing levels to cope with seasonal demand, reports elperiodico.com.gt. Of the additional temporary workers taken on during the festive season, a study from recruiters ManpowerGroup estimates that...


India – Job portals trump print media as the preferred recruitment method

11 December 2013

Print media has lost its popularity as a preferred recruitment method and there is an increasingly heavy reliance on job portals, which now account for the majority of overall hiring among Indian organisations, reports the Times of India. According to a survey from People Matt...


Australia – Talent International acquires IT consultancy

10 December 2013

International IT recruitment group, Talent International, has acquired a Western Australian IT consultancy, Agile Logic, in a move designed to diversify the company’s business model, reports itwire.com.Financial details of the acquisition were not released.Talent International Founder and Managin...