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Japan – en world launches business in Thailand

4 December 2013

The en world group, a recruiting agency serving mid-career professionals in the Asia-Pacific region, announced that Top Talent Asia, an executive search firm based in Thailand, has officially joined en world group.No details, financial or otherwise, relating to the agreement were disclosed.Top Ta...


World – Banning recruitment fees would help fight against trafficking

4 December 2013

The elimination of labour recruitment fees, a global minimum wage, and tackling the demand for goods and services produced through slavery are all needed in the global fight against human trafficking, said Anne Gallagher a leading expert on the issue of human trafficking, reports trust.org.Ms Gal...


Australia – Employment laws set to change in 2014

4 December 2013

In 2014, there will be a number of significant changes to laws that impact on the workplace. The major change is the commencement of anti-bullying laws on 1 January 2014. The expected 3,500 cases per year is likely to place further strain on the already tight resources of the Fair Work...


Brazil - Around 18,200 temporary seasonal jobs still unfilled

4 December 2013

Of the 160,000 temporary job vacancies across Brazil during the festive season, 11.4% have not been filled. According to new research from the Trade Union for the Provision of Services to Third Parties, Placement and Management of Labour and Temporary work for the state of São Paulo (Sindepr...


Australia – Workplace flexibility remains an issue for families

4 December 2013

Over 60% of Australians reported that their employers still fall short of expectations when it comes to supporting family-friendly work practices, according to a survey by recruitment firm Hays. The results suggest that more could be done to enable both the primary caregiver to remain in employme...


Japan – ThreePro posts disappointing full year results

3 December 2013

Japan-based human resources and employment services firm ThreePro Group (2375: JP) reported revenue of JPY 8.78 billion (USD 85.5 million) for the year ending 31 October 2013, a fall of -6.5% compared with JPY 9.39 billion (USD 91.4 million) a year ago.The company reported an operating profit of...


New Zealand – ManpowerGroup warns of national skills crisis

3 December 2013

ManpowerGroup has warned that New Zealand is on the brink of a massive skills crisis with demand for some trade roles in the Canterbury region expected to triple in the next 12 months, report scoop.co.nz.As the Christchurch rebuild finally ramps up, construction work has already absorbed most of...


Bahrain – Bill to scrap expat levy rejected

3 December 2013

Members of Bahrain's Shura Council rejected a parliamentary bill to scrap monthly fees for foreign workers in low paid jobs. Public and private sector companies have to pay BHD 10 (USD 26.27) for every expatriate on their books or BHD 5 (USD 13.13) if they employ fewer than five, reports the Gulf...


Australia – Labour force participation of disabled workers falls

3 December 2013

The number of people with a disability participating in the workforce in Australia has fallen in the past 20 years, new figures show, reports ABC News. In 1993, 55% of Australians with a disability were employed, compared to 77% of people without a disability, according to figures from the Austra...


Ethiopia – Recruitment woes delay takeover of power company

3 December 2013

An inability to recruit local manpower is hampering a bid by a consortium, led by PowerGrid Corporation of India Ltd, to take over the management of the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation, reports the Hindu Business Line.Under the contract, the Indian consortium will field six management heads,...