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Vietnam – Ciett broadens its membership base

7 July 2014

The International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) has announced the launch of its newest member the Vietnam Employment Agencies Federation (VEAF). The organisation was co-founded by recruitment firms Adecco, HR2B, Talentnet, 121 Personnel, and ManpowerGroup, all of whose Coun...


Brazil – World Cup construction company added to slave labour list

7 July 2014

Brazil’s Labour Ministry has added the construction company that built two stadiums for the World Cup to its slave labour “dirty list” released this week, according to a ministry statement, reports Reuters.OAS SA, one of Brazil’s largest construction firms, was accused of subjecting 124 work...


Australia – Temporary and contract jobs set to rise

4 July 2014

More temporary and contracting jobs are set to be available in Australia with a new guide showing that an estimated 16% of businesses expect their employment of such staff to increase in the next 12 months, reports australiaforum.com.The data from the 2014 Hays Salary Guide also shows that 65% of...


India – Amnesty International calls for better protection of migrant workers

4 July 2014

The lack of effective regulation of visa brokers and rogue recruiting agents makes Indian migrant workers vulnerable to serious human rights abuses, according to an Amnesty International India report focusing on migrant workers from the Indian state of Kerala working in Saudi Arabia.The report,&n...


China – Ciett speaks at International Staffing Forum in Beijing

4 July 2014

Annemarie Muntz, President of the International Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Ciett) spoke yesterday at the International Staffing Forum in Beijing on the importance of agency work in achieving better functioning labour markets and overall a more competitive economy.Ciett underlin...


Saudi Arabia – Labour reforms weighing on economic growth

4 July 2014

Saudi Arabia's economic growth eased to an annual rate of +4.7% during the first three months of 2014, as labour market measures curbed activity in some sectors The expansion, however, was still stronger and more widespread than growth a year ago, reports arabianbusiness.com.Economic growth in th...


World – The ultimate ‘Résum-ale’

4 July 2014

A graphic designer from British Columbia in Canada secured a job by printing his CV on bottles of homebrew in order to showcase his skills, according to The Metro. Brennan Gleason made the brew himself and demonstrated his skills by producing the labels.Mr Gleason said: “I’ve always been inspired...


Singapore – Hiring intentions rebound but looming legislation may prompt rethink

3 July 2014

The hiring intentions of Singapore businesses have rebounded for the second half of the year, reversing the downward trend of the recent quarters, according to the latest Hudson Report: Employment Trends released today.Nearly half of employers (47.3%) intend to increase headcount over the next si...


India – Government stability positively impacts online hiring

3 July 2014

Online hiring increased by +17% across India in June 2014, compared with the same month last year, according to the Monster Employment Index, reports zeenews.india.com. This marks the sixth consecutive month of growth.According to job board Monster, the business friendly and stable government has...


India – Half of employees satisfied with their salary, but not their job

3 July 2014

Half (50%) of workers across India are satisfied with their current level of remuneration, but they are not satisfied with their job, according to a recent study from TimesJobs.com.Nearly 52% of workers reported that they are not satisfied with their current working hours, with 42% working overti...