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China - Employers forecast big pay rises next year

13 December 2013

Many Chinese employers expect to see as much as double-digit salary increases for their employees in 2014, according to the China 2014 Salary & Employment Forecast released by Michael Page and reported by China Daily.A total of 63% of the 5,000-plus respondents from 700 corporations said they...


Australia: oDesk mulls expansion

13 December 2013

oDesk is considering expanding its operations into Australia according to Technology Spectator. In what was his second trip to the country since September, oDesk’s VP of its international division Matt Cooper said that a move into Australia is in consideration, but declined to comment any further...


Philippines: Huge' potential for workers in Japan

13 December 2013

The Philippine embassy in Japan sees huge potential for Filipino teachers and possibly domestic helpers in Japan. Philippine Ambassador to Japan Manuel Lopez said with a new law requiring Grade 5 and 6 Japanese students to learn English, Filipinos will have a big opportunity to gain employment he...


New Zealand - Donna Lynch Appointed Managing Director for Adecco NZ

13 December 2013

 Donna Lynch Chief Operating Officer at Adecco Personnel Services has been appointed Managing Director for Adecco New Zealand, following the promotion of Mike Davies to Operating Officer, Adecco Australia & New Zealand.Donna will take responsibility for the continued growth of Adecco in...


Japan – JPN Holdings reports muted improvement

12 December 2013

Japanese staffing services provider JPN Holdings Co. Ltd. (8718: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 31 October 2013 of JPY 5.1 billion (USD 49.7 million), a fall of -3.8% compared with JPY 5.3 billion (USD 51.6 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 19 mil...


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...