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World – Boyden: Increased executive demand steadied by CEO optimism

20 June 2013

Sustained CEO confidence due to stabilising global economies and growing digitalisation and e-commerce have resulted in an increase in talent acquisition in key sectors, according to the latest edition of the quarterly Boyden Executive Outlook.“CEOs and decision makers have only recently gained e...


India – Fake recruiters con engineering students

20 June 2013

Six people were arrested in the state of Kerala after posing as a recruitment agency and conning over 500 engineering students out of hundreds of thousands of rupees. The group targeted students in cities across India.The group exploited the poor employment prospects of engineering students. It i...


Middle East – IT professionals in short supply

20 June 2013

62% of Middle East companies intend to recruit more IT staff during 2013, compared with the global average of 39%, according to research by CompTIA. A gap in the regional skilled labour market is making it challenging to find suitable candidates.CompTIA described the Middle East as having a posit...


Australia – Skilled migrants unsettling IT workers

20 June 2013

Recruitment firm Greythorn reports that 36% of IT workers in Australia feel threatened by the number of skilled overseas workers entering the country. 27% of respondents had lost a job due to outsourcing and 20% feared their current job would be outsourced.43% of respondents have been in their cu...


India – Online job referral trending

20 June 2013

Online job portal Shine.com has launched a social media referral service aimed at helping job seekers find work. The service links to the user’s Facebook account identifying friends working in companies with suitable vacancies. The friend is asked to support the user’s application by referring th...


Australia – Online job adverts fall slightly

19 June 2013

The Department of Education, Employment, and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) reported a drop of -0.5% in the number of job advertisements posted online in May, compared with the previous month. The Internet Vacancy Index (IVI) now sits -57.5% below its peak in March 2008.IVI fell -22% compared with M...


Asia Pacific – Filipino staffing firm underpaid workers

19 June 2013

The Australian Fair Work Ombudsman has launched legal action against Philippines-based labour hire company InterOrient Maritime. They allege that while in Australian waters InterOrient failed to comply with a demand to pay their Filipino crew according to Australian workplace laws.It is alleged t...


Australia – Staff favour clear desk policies

19 June 2013

A new study by Hays Australia today shows that 81% of people surveyed believe a clear desk policy – meaning a workstation free of any items or paperwork – helps to keep company information secure.Of those surveyed, 12% believe that a clear desk policy stifled individuality. A further 7% responded...


India – Manpower shortage hits Income Tax Department

19 June 2013

Due to a shortage of manpower, the Income Tax Department is unable to arrest tax evaders, said Mr Bhattacharya of the Income Tax Gazetted Officers’ Association, according to an article in The Statesman.Speaking in Kolkata, Mr Bhattacharya, the General Secretary, added: “The process of filing retu...


Myanmar – ILO lifts remaining restrictions

19 June 2013

The International Labour Conference has voted to lift all remaining International Labour Organisation (ILO) restrictions on Myanmar. The remaining restrictions centred on Myanmar’s use of forced labour.The ILO restrictions were initially introduced in 1999 and 2000. Based on Article 33 of the ILO...