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Nepal – Cost of finding work in Malaysia set to rise

20 December 2013

Nepali workers seeking jobs in Malaysia may have to pay several more thousand Nepali rupees to secure work; as visa and medical check-up fees are likely to be revised upward, reports The Himalayan Times. The cost of going to Malaysia for employment will go up by at least NPR 4,700 (USD 46.64...


Australia – Turning redundancy into opportunity

20 December 2013

This time of year can be a challenging time for gaining employment, particularly if a jobseeker has been made redundant. However, Davidson Recruitment senior consultant Kimberley Richards says it doesn’t need to be with her advice on how to turn ‘redundancy into opportunity’, reports probonoautra...


Japan – Fullcast Holdings appoints new President

20 December 2013

Japanese recruitment firm Fullcast Holdings Co. Ltd (4848: JP) announced the retirement of company CEO and President Tokiwa Hiroyuki. Mr Hiroyuki has been a member of the board of Fullcast since 2008.His replacement has been named as Sakamaki Kazuki who has been Fullcast’s Director of Business De...


World – Global Contingent Market Estimate 2012

20 December 2013

Today we have re-released our estimate for the size of the global contingent market, which includes: Temporaries/Temporary Agency Workers (TAW) Other Temporaries Independent Contactors We estimate that the global contingent market was worth a combined USD 2.5 trillion during 2012,...


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...