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Nepal - Recruitment firms resist regulation on transparency

2 March 2015

Foreign employment agencies have disregarded the new provision that requires them to conduct all their financial transactions through banks according to The Katmandu Post.

Officials working at the frontline desk of the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) said none of the recruiting firms have complied...

Philippines – Agencies must have own Facebook accounts

2 March 2015

From 13 March, all licensed recruitment agencies deploying domestic workers must have their own Facebook account according to a ruling by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA), according to interaksyon.com

In Memorandum Circular 1, series of 2015, POEA Administrator Hans Leo Cacdac...

Africa - Air Energi set to expand

2 March 2015

Air Energi, the global workforce solutions provider for the energy, process and infrastructure sectors, has appointed Ford Garrard as Vice President for Africa. Garrard will lead the organisation’s growth across the continent and establish a number of regional service bases to support operators’...

World – Hudson Global reports slightly improved operating loss in Q4

27 February 2015

Global talent solutions company Hudson Global (HSON: NSDQ) reported revenue for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014 of USD 136.7 million, an increase of 2.8% in constant currency compared with the same quarter last year. 

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Australia – Venture firm Fatfish invests in online staffing platform

27 February 2015

Internet ventures firm Fatfish Internet Group Ltd has invested AUD 50,000 (USD 39,440) in Nvoi Limited, an Australian fully managed online staffing platform for the temporary and contract workforce, reports digitalnewsasia.com.

Fatfish is one of a number of investors who participated in a seed round investment...

UAE – Less than half of HR directors plan to recruit in H1 2015

27 February 2015

Up to 40% of HR directors plan to recruit staff in the UAE in the first six months of 2015, with their companies set to add new positions, according to a report from recruitment firm Robert Half, reports gulfbusiness.com.

The latest Professional Hiring Index was four points lower compared to the index...

Vietnam – ManpowerGroup obtains first new license

27 February 2015

Global recruitment giant ManpowerGroup (NYSE: MAN) announced today that it has become the first foreign-owned workforce solutions company to obtain the new Vietnamese Subleasing License.

The new license is one of the most significant aspects of the new labour code adopted by the National Assembly of Vietnam;...

India – Recruiters hopeful new budget will address skills development

26 February 2015

India’s recruitment industry is hopeful that the government’s budget will address the issue of skills development, as the country focuses on reviving its manufacturing sector and promoting its “Make in India” campaign, reports the Hindu Business Line.

“In the first full-fledged budget, the new...

Australia – Gender wage gap widens

26 February 2015

The wage gap between men and women in Australia has increased slightly, as the government announces plans to water down gender reporting requirements for businesses, reports The Guardian.

Figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show that the wage gap has jumped by to 18.8% since...

Philippines – IT specialists top survey rankings

26 February 2015

IT specialists and workers with extensive technical knowledge are the highest paid employees in the Philippines, according to the latest salary report from job board JobStreet.com.

In its Annual Salary Report 2015, JobStreet revealed that employees in IT-software and IT-network, system, and database administration...