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Brazil - The professions for 2014

24 December 2013

In 2014, the year of the World Cup and elections in Brazil, Michael Page Executive Search, has surveyed which skills will be most in demand. According to Paul Bridges, Chairman of Michael Page in Brazil, many sectors will see increases next year, but areas related to marketing and infrastructure...


Asia - Asean to limit free flow of labour in member countries

24 December 2013

The Asean Economic Community (AEC) will not allow the free flow of labour, but it will allow the goods, services and the elimination or reduction of non-tariff barriers (NTBs) to trade and thrive among the Association of South-East Asian Nations (Asean).“The AEC will not open national borders to...


China - 'Free agents' increasing

23 December 2013

Employers will have to rethink their approach to hiring, organisational structure and strategic planning. And workers will have to balance the advantages of greater flexibility and freedom to control their own careers with the removal of the "safety net" provided by a full-time role.&qu...


Taiwan - Foreign worker numbers rise with relaxing of rules

23 December 2013

The number of foreign workers has accelerated thanks to a new mechanism that allows manufacturers to hire greater numbers of migrant workers if they pay additional contributions to an employment stabilization fund according to the Taipei Times.The number of foreign workers increased by 6,036 last...


Nepal - Safe migration project

23 December 2013

The International Labor Organization (ILO) and the European Union have jointly launched a project to promote management of labour migration from Nepal, India and Pakistan to the Gulf countries according to Republica.The three-year project worth EUR 2.4 million will run until M...


Japan - Fullcast appoints President and CEO

23 December 2013

Fullcast Holdings Co Ltd has appointed Kazuki Sakamaki as President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director, to replace Hiroyuki Towaki, effective from 1 January 2014. The move comes after three years of successful restructuring under Towaki from 2010, according to the company....


Singapore – Firms urged to adopt more competitive hiring strategies

20 December 2013

With a tight labour market expected to persist in 2014, Singapore firms will have to adopt more competitive hiring strategies, reports channelnewsasia.com. Recruitment experts have said the labour shortage is forecast to put upward pressure on wages going forward. However, more job opportunities...


Nepal – Cost of finding work in Malaysia set to rise

20 December 2013

Nepali workers seeking jobs in Malaysia may have to pay several more thousand Nepali rupees to secure work; as visa and medical check-up fees are likely to be revised upward, reports The Himalayan Times. The cost of going to Malaysia for employment will go up by at least NPR 4,700 (USD 46.64...


Australia – Turning redundancy into opportunity

20 December 2013

This time of year can be a challenging time for gaining employment, particularly if a jobseeker has been made redundant. However, Davidson Recruitment senior consultant Kimberley Richards says it doesn’t need to be with her advice on how to turn ‘redundancy into opportunity’, reports probonoautra...


Japan – Fullcast Holdings appoints new President

20 December 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Fullcast Holdings Co. Ltd (4848: JP) announced the retirement of company CEO and President Tokiwa Hiroyuki. Mr Hiroyuki has been a member of the board of Fullcast since 2008.His replacement has been named as Sakamaki Kazuki who has been Fullcast’s Director of Business De...