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South Africa - Minister of Labour criticises unions for investing in ‘labour brokers’

27 November 2015

South Africa’s Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant has accused the Congress of South Africa Trade Unions (Cosatu) for its links to Labour Brokering and not doing enough to prohibit labour brokering.

During the 12th National Congress held in Midrand, Oliphant addressed delegates in a speech stating that...

Japan - Japan to change rules on temporary worker’s child-care leave

27 November 2015

The Japanese government is planning to make it easier for temporary workers to take child-care leave as part of a new policy goal set forth by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The plan would allow female temporary workers to take child-care leave if their children are at least one and a half years old before...

India - Pharmaceutical companies turn to RPOs to manage employee turnover

27 November 2015

Pharmaceutical companies in India are increasingly turning to Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) businesses due to turnover rates as high as 25%, reports The Economic Times.

RPOs are offering their services to companies such as Novartis, Lupin, and Pfizer in order to provide quick hiring with a pool...

New Zealand - Survey shows recruiters put people ahead of money

27 November 2015

Recruitment consultants representing over 50 organizations gathered in Auckland for the 2nd annual  2nd #AucklandRec meet-up to discuss industry issues, networking and business models

The event featured an anonymous survey which asked attendees what they were looking for in a future employer.


South Africa - Public Service Commission advises recruiters to shun corruption

26 November 2015

The Public Service Commission has advised recruiters in public service to avoid corruption during the recruitment process.

A survey completed by the commission about perceptions on corruption in recruitment services sampled 444 public servants and 236 job seekers. The survey showed that 2% of public servants...

India - Demand for talent continues to grow during Diwali

26 November 2015

India’s job market saw a rise in the need for talent and an increase in job opportunities during the Diwali festival period. Job hiring across all sectors increased by 2% in October 2015 according to RecruiteX-TimesJob, the TimesJobs.com recruitment index.

 As previously reported, talent demand...

Thailand - Venture capital firm launches recruitment service for start-ups

26 November 2015

Ardent Capital, a Thai venture capital firm, has announced the launch of a ‘start-up recruiting company’ named Ardent Hired.

Ardent Hired aims to help start-up-companies with tailored recruiting services. The services include social recruiting, implementing recruitment process, event planning, candidate...

New Zealand – Labour Market Factsheets released for Māori and Pacific peoples

26 November 2015

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment has released Labour Market Factsheets for and Pacific peoples for the year to September 2015. The factsheets provide a quarterly update on key labour market statistics and national employment for Māori and Pacific peoples by industry, occupation and...

Singapore - Employment Agency fined after overcharging foreign workers

25 November 2015

Singapore-based employment agency Career Central, Pte Ltd, was fined SGD 6,000 (USD 4,157) today after pleading guilty to collecting excessive agency fees from foreign employees.

According to the Ministry of Manpower, the two foreign workers had approached Career Central Pte Ltd for job opportunities...

South Africa - CSG Holdings report decrease in revenue and profit

25 November 2015

South Africa - CSG Holdings report decrease in revenue and profit

CSG Holdings, a South Africa-based provider of outsourced personnel services, industrial and mining services, and contracting and catering and food services, reported a decrease in revenue and operating profit for the six months ending...