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Australia – Women, like men… only cheaper

22 September 2014

Australian entrepreneur, Evan Thornley admitted that he “stuffed up” during a speech in Sydney last week when he pointed out that women were undervalued in the labour market and that this represented an opportunity, reports startupsmart.com.au.Standing in front of a powerpoint slide that read: “W...


China – Job market is “severe” and finding work is difficult

22 September 2014

A labour market survey carried out by the People's Bank of China found that 42.8% of mainland residents believe the job market is facing "a severe situation", and that finding new jobs is difficult, reports The South China Morning Post.Only 12.9% of residents feel the employment situati...


Malaysia – Small business struggling to pay the new minimum wage

22 September 2014

Employers across Malaysia who run small or micro businesses are struggling to pay their workers the new statutory minimum wage, which was implemented on 1 January 2014, reports The Malay Mail Online. Malaysia’s minimum monthly wage increased to MYR 900 (USD 278) from MYR 546 (USD 169).As a result...


MENA – Job market set to improve in the next six months

22 September 2014

A third (35%) of respondents feel that business conditions across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) are currently “good” or “very good”, according to the latest Consumer Confidence Index survey from job board Bayt.com.More than half (54%) of respondents also feel that business conditions wi...


UAE – Five steps to achieving Emiratisation

22 September 2014

There has been an increasingly competitive job market in the UAE for some time, with many companies, particularly in the private sector, struggling to recruit enough Emirati nationals to fulfil goals laid out by the government.Many countries throughout the Middle East are implementing recruitment...


Korea – Court rules in favour of contract workers demanding employment status

19 September 2014

The Seoul Central District Court has ruled in favour of nearly 1,000 contracted workers at Hyundai Motor’s assembly lines, who filed a lawsuit demanding that they become regular employees, reports Maeli Business Newspaper.The Seoul Central District Court partially upheld the claim of the con...


Australia – Contractors want to feel more included

19 September 2014

More than half (55%) of Australian and New Zealand contractors feel they are treated differently to permanent employees, despite 85% of employers believing contractors are treated the same, according to recruitment firm Robert Walters.The whitepaper, Leveraging the Contingent Workforce, surv...


India – Hiring sentiment improving

19 September 2014

After almost two years, the Indian job market is showing signs of improvement, with more than half of companies reporting that they are currently in hiring mode, according to a survey undertaken by recruitment firm Antal International, reports The Hans India.There has been a significant upsu...


Australia – Construction jobs rise to record high

19 September 2014

The number of people employed in the construction industry rose to a record high in the three months to August, as a result of the booming residential market in New South Wales (NSW), reports The Australian Financial Review.Employment in the building industry rose by +1.5% to 1.05 million pe...


Saudi Arabia – Police continue crackdown on illegal foreign workers

19 September 2014

Saudi Arabian security forces have arrested more than 15,000 foreign workers over the past few months for allegedly violating the Kingdom's residency and labour regulations said police spokesman Lt. Col. Aati bin Attiyah Al-Qurashi, reports MENA Financial Network.He said: “We have instructed real...