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New Zealand – Creative, marketing, and digital salaries tipped to rise

24 February 2014

Median salaries across the digital, creative, and marketing industry fell between 2012 and 2013, but this trend should reverse in 2014, according to specialist recruitment firm font, reports guide2.co.nz.An annual Market Pulse round-up conducted by font comprised 6,410 surveys, 1,381 of which wer...


Oman – The end of cash-in-hand salary payments

24 February 2014

Cash-in-hand wages will become a thing of the past under new rules that will ensure all employees in Oman, both locals and expatriates, get their salaries paid into a bank account, reports The Times of Oman.The Ministry of Manpower (MoM) in association with the Central Bank of Oman (CBO) is in th...


India – Companies remain wary of mobile recruitment

24 February 2014

Despite almost the entire working population of India using internet-enabled mobile devices, almost half (45%) of companies still don’t have a comprehensive recruitment strategy that is compatible with these devices, reports online job board Timesjobs.com.  TimesJobs.com began offering...


MENA – Strong brands and supporting environments attract top talent

24 February 2014

A recent survey conducted by online recruitment technology provider Beyt.com, revealed that companies should market themselves to jobseekers as great places to work in order to attract top talent. Nearly all (90%) respondents stated that they are attracted to companies that offer supportive work...


China – 51Job achieves record revenue and net income in Q4

21 February 2014

Chinese job board and HR provider 51job Inc. (JOBS: NSQ) reported revenue of RMB 472.4 million (USD 77.2 million) for the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2013, a year-on-year increase of +18.9% from RMB 397.3 million (USD 65 million) in Q4 2012.The company achieved a gross profit of RMB 323.3 m...


China – Is a labour shortage looming?

21 February 2014

The common perception of China is that workers slave away on two dollars a day but in reality the wages of Chinese migrant workers have seen strong double-digit growth for the past four years, according to businessspectator.com.au.In 2013, the wages for Chinese migrant workers increased by +13.9%...


Singapore – Foreign workers jailed for faking academic credentials

21 February 2014

Prison sentences of between four and 12 weeks have been handed down to 25 foreign workers in Singapore for forging academic certificates in order to obtain work passes for Singapore, reports channelnewsasia.com.The 21 men and four women have all plead guilty to the charges. Most of the workers we...


Australia – Oil & Gas employers struggling with skills shortages

21 February 2014

Oil and gas industry employers are facing significant skills shortages, with half planning to increase headcount further this year, according to the Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide from recruitment firm Hays.The Guide, which is based on data from 24,000 respondents, also shows that skills short...


Australia – Clarius’ H1 revenue down by a quarter

20 February 2014

Recruitment firm Clarius Group (CND: ASX) yesterday announced revenue for the six months to 31 December 2013 of AUD 91.3 million (USD 82.5 million), a fall of -25.8% compared with AUD 123 million (USD 111.2 million) for the same period last year.The company achieved a gross profit of AUD 17.6 mil...


Singapore – 22 arrested in employment fraud

20 February 2014

The Ministry of Manpower (MOM) on Tuesday charged 22 foreign employees from India with providing false salary information in order to obtain work passes, according to channelnewsasia.com.In a statement, MOM said the employees made false statements to the Controller of Work Passes between November...