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Global - RSA enhances its team

7 February 2014

RSA, the global Life Sciences Executive Search and Interim Management specialist, has announced three new appointments. After three and a half years as Managing Director of RSA Singapore, in addition to her previous secondment, heading their China operation, Susan Macdonald returns to the Lo...


Australia – Uphill battle to bridge the engineering shortage

6 February 2014

Australia faces a skills shortage in the engineering industry in 2014. As a result of a recent slowdown in major infrastructure projects; local construction and engineering companies have been focusing on handling smaller projects and some of the more senior projects specialists have sought roles...


South Africa – Labour market improvement in Q4

6 February 2014

Long-term pressures on South African businesses continue to impact on job and wage security‚ despite noticeable improvements in the labour market last year, according to research from trade union Solidarity, reports enca.com.The Solidarity Research Institute released its labour market index for t...


Singapore – Top HR jobs in demand for 2014

6 February 2014

Over the past few years HR jobs in Singapore have evolved from administration and support to leading recruitment initiatives that address strategic business needs, according to a report from international recruitment firm en world.As a result, HR professionals have a greater  responsibility...


Oman – Companies threatened with blacklisting if they don’t hire locals

6 February 2014

Omani private sector businesses have been warned they face being blacklisted by the Ministry of Manpower if they fail to comply with new laws requiring them to hire more Omani nationals, reports arabianbusiness.com.This is the latest move by governments across the Middle East to reduce the region...


India - Adecco is largest staffing firm in a USD 5 Billion market

6 February 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts, the leading global advisor on contingent work, published today its 2014 list of the ten largest staffing firms in India. Adecco topped the list with USD 275 million in revenue and a 5.5% market share, while Indian headquartered TeamLease ranked second with USD 245 mill...


Japan – Staffing reform must lead to better labour conditions

5 February 2014

Reform of the temporary staffing system must lead to stable employment conditions for temporary workers, reports The Japan News. An advisory panel of the Health, Labour and Welfare Ministry has compiled a report, which, if accepted by the government, will permit companies to keep certain roles te...


Japan – Plans afoot to lure more workers

5 February 2014

Japan looks set to open the door to more highly skilled foreign and construction workers, as it tackles a shrinking working population, reports The Telegraph. With one of the world’s most rapidly ageing populations, the demand for labour remains strong, particularly for construction workers as it...


Australia – PageGroup launches specialist recruitment offering

5 February 2014

Following increased demand for property and construction talent in 2013 from employers across Australia, PageGroup has launched a new specialist recruitment offering within its Michael Page business – Property & Construction – in Perth, Western Australia.David George, Regional Director of Mic...


Bahrain – Businessmen protest the expat levy

5 February 2014

A group of angry businessmen in Bahrain are calling for an end to a mandatory tax on foreign workers and have taken their demands to parliament, reports tradearabia.com. They claim that thousands of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have still not recovered from the financial downturn cau...