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Australia – talent shortage for tomorrow’s growth

2 July 2013

Only one in five (22%) of organisations have a pipeline of future leaders to cover their business needs, but just 18% view this as an area for concern, research released last month by Right Management, a subsidiary of ManpowerGroup, reports Private Media Partners.The figures come from a global st...


Philippines – Demand outweighs supply at international job fair

2 July 2013

661 job applicants flocked to a job fair over the weekend at the Cagayan National High School Gymnasium, reports the Philippines News Agency. Held as part of the celebration of the 430th Cagayan Founding Anniversary (Aggao Nac Cagayan) the fair was conducted by the Provincial Government of Cagaya...


China – New labour laws come into effect

1 July 2013

The People’s Republic of China has today enacted new legislation making it more difficult for employers to hire temporary workers, known in China as ‘dispatch’ workers. The purpose of this new law, approved on 28 December 2012, is to encourage employers to hire fulltime employees, instead of rely...


World – Adecco compensates travel blogger

1 July 2013

Following accusations that Adecco Group stole his idea for their recent recruitment campaign, Adecco Group has paid blogger Turner Barr USD 50,000. Posting on his blog, Mr Barr confirmed that Adecco had met his demands, following a publically supported online campaign.Mr Barr, in an open letter t...


Korea – Clamp down on unlawful use of dispatch workers

1 July 2013

Samsung Electronics has been accused by the main opposition party in Korea of illegally using approximately 10,000 dispatch [temporary] workers at various locations across South Korea. This allegation comes on the back of similar accusations against Hyundai Motor.A statement from the Democratic P...


Asia – Adecco launches speciality recruitment business

1 July 2013

Taking advantage of the growing luxury retail sector, Adecco Asia has launched a speciality recruitment initiative to provide staffing and recruitment services to retail business throughout Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taiwan.The fastest global growth in luxury goods sales in 2013 is expected to be...


India – Weak rupee hampering job growth

1 July 2013

The rupee sank last week to an all-time low of 60.35 against the USD, impacting on job growth and employment opportunities across India, according to an article on zeenews.india.com.Aditya Narayan Mishra, Randstad India’s President - Staffing, said, “A falling rupee makes imports costlier, pushes...


New Zealand – Randstad – older and younger workers challenged and underemployed

28 June 2013

In Randstad’s latest Workmonitor report, New Zealanders under the age of 25 or over the age of 55 reported difficulties in finding work. 86% responded that it was hard for older workers to find a suitable job, with 80% forced to take a job below their education level. 65% of respondents said that...


India – Education background affects future pay

28 June 2013

The name of an applicant’s college or university can affect their earning potential, according to a survey by executive search firm MANCER Consulting. Companies can pay employees from top level business schools up to twice as much, as employees from less well-established institutes.According to t...


Japan – Unemployment holds steady in May

28 June 2013

Figures released by the Japanese Statistics Bureau, reveal that unemployment fell in May by -6.1% compared with last year. This equates to 180,000 more people entering the workforce, and a current unemployment rate of 4.1%.The ratio of jobs-to-applicant rose to 0.9, an increase of +0.01 hitting i...