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India – More companies to embrace flexible staffing

19 December 2013

Indian companies, which have traditionally avoided using flexible staffing, are expected to embrace it from next year, resulting in dramatic growth for the industry, according to recruitment firm Randstad.Paul Van de Kerkhof, Chairman of Randstad India, commented: “India Inc. should develop in th...


Japan – Abenomics may create more ‘disposable’ workers

19 December 2013

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe continues to struggle with his plans to unclog Japan's sclerotic labour market. His government now wants to ease rules, which could make it easier for companies to replace regular workers (salarymen) with temporary contracted workers, reports Reuters.Busines...


Australia – Construction job numbers set to plummet in the coming years

19 December 2013

A new report says 78,000 jobs will be lost by 2018 as the nation’s resource sector makes it move from construction to production. From a peak of 85,819 positions this year, the construction arm of the resources sector is expected to drop to just 7,700 jobs in 2018, reports ferret.com.au.According...


Australia – oDesk mulling establishing a local base

19 December 2013

Silicon Valley-based online staffing firm oDesk is reported to be considering establishing a base in Australia as it ramps up its local operations to tackle rival firm Freelancer.com, reports The Australian.oDesk’s Vice President of its International Division, Matt Cooper, said that Australia was...


New Zealand – Career opportunities to open up in 2014

19 December 2013

More than half of New Zealanders plan to leave their job within the next year, according to research from recruitment firm Randstad. Almost half (49%) of workers believe that the economy will improve in the coming year, according to the quarterly Randstad Workmonitor, with employees expected to b...


Australia – Broken promises top the list of why people resign

18 December 2013

Companies that don’t live up to the promises they make to candidates during the recruitment process run the risk of losing their best employees, according to a survey of jobseekers by recruitment firm Hays.In a survey of 287 people, Hays asked people what would make them resign from an organisati...


South Africa – Doing more with less staff is not always the best solution

18 December 2013

The challenging economy has forced businesses to change the way they operate, to try and do more with less. Sometimes, with less staff, employees are left overworked and exhausted at this time of year. However rather than take some well-deserved time off work to recharge before the new year, many...


New Zealand – Jobseekers warned of recruitment scams

18 December 2013

The New Zealand Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment (MBIE) has warned of a rise in the number of recruitment scams targeting vulnerable jobseekers in the lead up to Christmas, reports voxy.co.nz.Jarrod Rendle, Consumer Information Team Leader for MBIE said that applicants are becomin...


Mongolia – Illegal foreign worker numbers on the rise

18 December 2013

The number of Chinese and North Korean construction workers in Mongolia has been increasing, year-on-year, according to the UB Post. Most of the foreign workers enter the country legally, however, the number of visa violators and workers with expired visas is on the rise, reports the Mongolian Im...


Australia – Chandler MacLeod announces AUD 24.7 million share placement

17 December 2013

Australasian recruitment and HR services provider Chandler Macleod (CMG: ASX) announced today that it has completed a fully underwritten institutional placement to raise AUD 24.7 million (USD 22.1 million).The placement was completed at an issue price of AUD 0.45 (USD 0.40) per share, representin...