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Around the Web – Japan’s polarised labour market

22 November 2013

International legal practice Squire Sanders had an interesting take on temporary work in Japan. In an article written by Chiharu Yamamoto, she stated that the increasing use of temporary employment in Japan has polarised the labour market.Writing for online legal publication Lexology, Ms Yamamoto...


India – Randstad streamlines company structure to halt attrition

21 November 2013

Staffing firm Randstad India has effected a quiet organisational restructuring over the last few quarters in a streamlining exercise aimed at curtailing the company’s high attrition rate, reports The Hindu.The worldwide attrition rate of the second largest staffing firm in the world, stands at an...


India – Staffing firms create 5 million jobs in ten years

21 November 2013

India's leading staffing firms have generated over five million jobs in the last 10 years, according to the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF), reports the Economic Times India.  Rituparna Chakraborty, Vice President of the ISF, commented: "The flexible staffing industry has now and...


Africa – Kenya presses for better job deals for Africans in the Gulf

21 November 2013

The poor treatment of migrant workers from Africa across the Arab states was at the top of the agenda for the third Africa-Arab summit held this week in Kuwait. The Arabian job market’s unprecedented demand for workers has gradually turned into a crisis from some African states, reports PAN Afric...


Australia – Renewed confidence in Oil & Gas sector

21 November 2013

The Hays Oil & Gas Global Job Index for the third quarter of 2013 showed that business confidence is returning in Australia following the election of the new Coalition government. The Index charts the number of jobs posted on nine oil and gas portals across the world.  In Australasia the...


World – Executive search revenues remain stable with increasing focus on top jobs

20 November 2013

Data from the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) for the third quarter of 2013 shows a global increase in the value of senior executive search assignments, reflecting the second quarter trend of an industry focused on recruiting for the most senior management positions.The average...


Malaysia – Recruitment to slow in Q4

20 November 2013

The recent JobStreet.com Job Outlook Report has found that hiring is expected to slow down in the fourth quarter of this year, as existing employees stay on for bonus pay-out and employers cut back on hiring with the reinforcement of minimum wage coming in January 2014, reports the Sun Daily.The...


South Africa – Crackdown on illegal recruitment of foreigners

20 November 2013

The South African government has warned that it will take a hard-line stance against employers violating laws governing the recruitment of foreign nationals. Stiff penalties will be levied against employers hiring foreign nationals who do not have the requisite work permits.Speaking at a meeting...


Australia – Temporary work linked to childlessness

20 November 2013

Women who have worked in temporary jobs are less likely to have had a child before the age of 35, new research published in a medical journal suggests, reports CBC News. According to data published by the journal Human Reproduction, researchers from the University of Adel...


Australia – Ambition co-founder leaves business

20 November 2013

The Ambition Group Board announced today that Paul Lyons, Managing Director for Australia, will be leaving the business. Mr Lyons co-founded Ambition in 1999 with Nick Waterworth and since this time he has played a hugely influential role, not only with specific business units, but also in managi...