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UAE – Emiritisation quotas are ineffective

13 November 2013

The UAE government's ‘Emiritisation’ policy is simply cosmetic and is failing to reduce the “shocking” unemployment rate among nationals, UAE lawyer Habib Al Mulla said in a speech at the Arabian Business Forum, reports the Arabian Business.Private sector employers are manipulating government quo...


Singapore – Quotas should be considered to increase board gender diversity

13 November 2013

With women making up only 6.3% of board membership in Singapore’s top 100 companies, in terms of market capitalisation, introducing a gender quota may help to improve the situation, according to executive recruitment firm Korn/Ferry International, reports Singapore Today.Alicia Yi, Managing...


Japan – Temp Holdings continues to perform well

12 November 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Temp Holdings Co., (2181: JP) reported revenue growth of +43.6% to JPY 174.4 billion (USD 1.8 billion) for the six months ending 30 September 2013 from JPY 121.5 billion (USD 1.2 billion) last year.The company achieved an operating income of JPY 7.5 billion (USD 75.7 mil...


Japan – En-Japan buoyed by improved market conditions

12 November 2013

Japanese online recruitment firm, en-japan Inc., (4849: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 7.5 billion (USD 75.7 million), an increase of +16.3% compared with JPY 6.4 billion (USD 64.6 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 1.6 bill...


Japan – Career Design Centre reports full year growth

12 November 2013

Japan-based HR services provider Career Design Centre Co., (2410: JP) reported revenue for the year ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 5.1 billion (USD 51.5 million), an increase of +28.1% compared with JPY 3.99 billion (USD 40.3 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 500...


Singapore – Salaries rise faster for risk officers than in the West

12 November 2013

Salaries for banking risk and compliance officers in Singapore and Hong Kong have risen at about twice the pace this year than the pay for similar positions in New York and London firms amid a shortage of skilled staff in Asia, according to recruitment firm Robert Half.Neil Owen, Director of...


India – Employers most strict on lateness

12 November 2013

Indian employers are the strictest when it comes to turning up late for work, as 42% of employers in the country have reportedly fired an employee for being late, according to a survey from CareerBuilder.Brazil came in second, with 26% of employers having fired a staff member for coming into work...


South Africa – Jobs created in October despite difficult market conditions

11 November 2013

South Africa’s temporary job sector reported a significant jump in numbers, adding 17,297 jobs during the month of October. The informal sector created 12,249 jobs during the month, with the permanent sector reporting modest gains for the first time in 15 months, adding 10,901 jobs during the mon...


Nigeria – Only 9% work full time for an employer

11 November 2013

Just 9% of Nigerians in 2012 said they worked full time for an employer; a key measure of ‘good jobs’ that the Gallup Poll refers to as ‘Payroll to Population’ (P2P). In contrast, a sizable percentage of Nigerians are underemployed or work as ‘casual’ labourers.Nigeria's P2P rate is low even comp...


Oman – Ministry imposes strike and collective bargaining agreement limitations

11 November 2013

The Omani Ministry of Manpower has made some amendments to its decision on organising collective bargaining and peaceful strike action, reports the Oman Observer. According to the new amendments, striking or inciting such actions at oil establishments, refineries, ports, and airports has been ban...