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Philippines – Companies not workers should pay placement fees

11 February 2014

International recruitment firm EDI-Staffbuilders International has called on other recruitment agencies to follow ethical recruitment hiring practices and not charge workers placement fees, and instead pass the cost on to the employer, reports sunstar.com.ph.Cesar A. Averia Jr., President and CEO...


Australia – Language skills give jobseekers an edge

11 February 2014

Speaking another language is a hugely important business skill and something that will only become more important for jobseekers in the future, according to the latest edition of the Hays Journal from recruitment firm Hays.Nick Deligiannis, Managing Director of Hays Australia and New Zealand, com...


India - Banking expansion may create up to two million new jobs

10 February 2014

The banking sector may create up to two million (20 lakh) new jobs in the next 5-10 years, helped by the issuance of new licenses and efforts being made by the Reserve Bank of India (‘RBI’) and the government to expand financial services to rural areas according to the Press Trust of India. Hirin...


UAE - 200,000 new jobs over the next five years

10 February 2014

ManpowerGroup predict that hosting the World Expo 2020 is expected to create over 200,000 mostly temporary positions and contract jobs over the next five years, along with at least +1.5% increase to Dubai's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth.Simon Matthews, Managing Director, ManpowerGroup Thail...


South Africa - Skills development moving in the wrong direction

10 February 2014

According to the latest Adcorp Employment Index, the South African economy shed 36,620 jobs in January. In the face of significant job losses last month, highly skilled professions stood out as being the only sector in which new jobs were created.However Loane Sharp, labour market economist at Ad...


Oman - 556 labour law violators arrested

10 February 2014

Following our story last week, that Omani companies will be threatened with blacklisting, if they don’t hire locals. The Ministry of Manpower has identified a total 575 workers violating the labour law during the period from the 2nd to the 8th February. The violators included 480 commercial worke...


Australia - Unemployment rate to creep up again

10 February 2014

The unemployment rate for January is forecast to rise to 5.9%, when official jobs figures are released on Thursday, an AAP survey of 12 economists shows. Jobs growth in January is expected to have bounced after a weak result in December but economic growth is still staying at a below average pace...


New Zealand – Finding work in a booming city

10 February 2014

Surveys are trumpeting all-time-high numbers of jobs in Canterbury (New Zeeland’s third largest city) but, according to press.co.nz it is not so easy to get a job outside of retail, hospitality and construction.Statistics New Zealand employment figures released this week show Canterbury's unemplo...


BRIC - Localised talent strategies ‘key to success in the BRICs’

7 February 2014

According to findings by EY (formerly Ernst & Young), if companies in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries are to be more successful in recruiting and retaining talent, they need to understand what professionals value from them as employers. The study ‘Differentiating for...


India - Service Selection Recruitment Board under fire in Kashmir

7 February 2014

The Service Selection Recruitment Board (SSRB) is under fire from unemployed youth for creating confusion as it tries to fill 80,000 jobs for the Kashmir state government according to the Kashmir Monitor (India)Last year, the Chief Minister of Kashmir announced during a public rally that at least...