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Australia – Talent International expands in the UK

9 April 2014

IT & Telecommunications Recruitment Company, Talent International, has acquired a 50% stake in The 100 Company, a UK-based IT recruitment firm; in a bid to boost its UK and European businesses to match existing Asia Pacific operations.The move will see Founder & Managing Director of Talen...


India – Workers wary about moving West for work

9 April 2014

A significant number of workers in India are wary about moving to the West for jobs due to global economic uncertainty, while highly skilled workers are returning home as a result of improving opportunities in India, according to a study by TimesJobs.com, reports the Economic Times of India. ...


South Korea – Job growth dwindles in March

9 April 2014

Job growth in South Korea slowed last month after logging its fastest monthly gain in 12 years in February. The number of people employed was 25.2 million in March, up by 649,000 from a year earlier, according to Statistics Korea, reports shanghaidaily.com.Jobs growth accelerated from 705,000 in...


Singapore - Maids trapped in debt bondage by recruitment agencies

9 April 2014

In a report by Manila Standard Today, it was claimed that thousands of Filipina maids in Singapore are under “debt bondage”. Contract work specialist Emanuel Geslani said Filipinos are being trafficked, ending up with “hefty placement fees” that they find impossible to pay.Filipinos are offe...


World – Talent mismatch costing the global economy USD 150 billion

8 April 2014

New research by professional services network PwC, commissioned by LinkedIn Corporation (NYSE:LNKD) reveals that poor talent adaptability, namely the inability of people to retrain for new skills or switch industries, is costing the global economy billions of dollars in lost productivity and lead...


South Africa – Ethnic Indians object to employment proposals

8 April 2014

South Africans of Indian descent have lashed out at proposed legislation that, as a minority community, will effectively curtail their employment opportunities. The draft employment equity bill released by the labour minister proposes that companies with more than 150 employees must hire their se...


Japan – Nearly half of financial services professionals dissatisfied with bonus

8 April 2014

Nearly half (42%) of all financial services professionals working in Tokyo reported that they were “dissatisfied” with their 2013-14 bonuses, according to the Morgan McKinley Japan Bonus Satisfaction Survey.Only 2% of respondents, however, stated that bonus payments were the primary motivating fa...


Australia – Projects lifting demand for certain skills

8 April 2014

Financial Accountants, Site Managers, Structural Engineers, and Administrators are just four of the professionals sought by employers as various projects get underway in Australia, according to the latest Quarterly Hotspots report from recruitment firm Hays.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of...


Vietnam – Low skill, low cost labour strategy undermining the labour market

7 April 2014

Vietnam's abundance of cheap labour has played an increasingly pivotal role in incentivising foreign firms to set up overseas manufacturing operations in the country. However, this low-cost strategy could, in the long-term, hamper the nation's economy and the quality of the labour force, reports...


India – New government could create over two million jobs

7 April 2014

The upcoming general elections are set to play a key role in the job market, with HR experts predicting that a stable government could help create over two million new jobs and boost hiring activities by between +30% and +40% this year, reports businesstoday.intoday.in.According to...