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Brazil – Seasonal temporary work thriving

13 February 2014

There were 297,000 temporary jobs in Brazil during 2013, according to research by Sindeprestem (Trade Union of Outsourced and Temporary Employment Services for São Paulo) and Fenaserhtt (Trade Union of Human Resources, Temporary Work and Outsourcing Companies).Temporary workers were predominately...


Australia – Demand for digital skills up +10%

13 February 2014

The shift to digital by corporate and government organisations has increased demand for web-based skills by more than +10% in the past three months, according to staffing industry sources, reports theaustralian.com.au.Peoplebank’s new ICT Job Index released yesterday shows overall hiring has decl...


Solomon Islands – Education policy focuses on labour market demand

13 February 2014

The new draft policy on government funded scholarships will shift the focus on training towards preparing Solomon Islanders for jobs that are in demand in the labour market, reports solomontimes.com.The new policy, which will become effective this year, is a result of a review of the Tertiary Edu...


India – Outsourcing Inc. buys majority stake in Alp Consulting

12 February 2014

Japanese staffing firm Outsourcing Inc. has bought a majority stake in Bangalore-based recruitment firm Alp Consulting, as it seeks to increase its reach in the fast-growing Indian employment market, reports economictimes.indiatimes.com.Outsourcing is believed to have paid USD 5 million for a 51%...


Japan – Salary outlook bleak compared with SE Asia

12 February 2014

With the notable exception of Japan, workers across south-east Asia can expect salary increases this year, according to an annual survey by recruitment firm Hays, of more than 2,600 employers in China, Hong Kong, Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, reports businessweek.com.“Asia remains a hotbed...


Singapore – Money is not the top motivator for jobseekers

12 February 2014

A survey conducted by global recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley shows overwhelmingly that career progression is the main motivation for people leaving a job. Nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents cited this, a long way ahead of basic salary at 12%.However, a significant number cited a very...


Singapore – Women more likely to advance in larger companies

12 February 2014

Female workers in Singapore are more likely to advance their careers at a similar rate to their male colleagues if they work for a large company than if they work for a small one, according to a global survey conducted by recruitment company Robert Half. The survey found that 52% of HR manag...


World – LinkedIn beats revenue expectations but net income falters

11 February 2014

LinkedIn (LNKD: NYSE) the online professional network last week reported revenue during the fourth quarter of 2013 of USD 447.2 million, an increase of +47% compared with USD 303.6 million during the same quarter last year.  The company reported that net income for the period was USD 3.8 mil...


China – Employers scramble for workers following the Spring Festival

11 February 2014

In the wake of the Spring Festival holiday, businesses in southern China are scrambling to source new workers, according to the Chinese-language newspaper Guangzhou Daily, reports wantchinatimes.com. Numerous manufacturing enterprises in Guangdong province, China's manufacturing powerhouse,...


India – Hiring activity up +15% from last year

11 February 2014

The Naukri Jobspeak Index for January 2014 was at 1,466, reflecting a year-on-year increase of +15% compared with January 2013. The Index, which started in July 2008 with a base measure of 1,000, also recorded a +13% month-on-month increase compared with December 2013, reports jobs.siliconindia.c...