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Global – Indeed reaches 200 million unique visitors, expands to eight more countries

9 February 2016

Indeed, the job aggregator search engine owned by Japanese staffing giant, Recruit,, has announced today that it started 2016 by reaching more than 200 million unique visitors and that it has expanded to eight additional countries.

The eight new countries are Costa Rica, Ecuador, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria,...

India – Hiring to increase by 14.5% in 2016

9 February 2016

Recruitment in India is expected to increase this year with companies creating 14.5% more jobs this year compared to 2015, according to the India Skills Report 2016, a study conducted by recruitment agencies.

The results this year showed a minor improvement in the Employability Index from last year, rising...

Philippines – Unemployment rate falls to lowest in 11 years

9 February 2016

The jobless rate in the Philippines has fallen to its lowest rate in 11 years with 21.4% unemployed in the quarter ending December 2015, compared to the previous quarter’s rate of 23.7%, according to Social Weather Statistics, a Filipino Statistics and Social Survey Institute.

For the full year of 2015,...

Australia – Study shows what it takes to reach the top HR job

9 February 2016

A new study by Hays Australia, The DNA of an HRD, polls HR directors on what it takes to get to the top with stakeholder engagement voted as the most important skill to have.

The study, which polled 461 HR director respondents from Australia and New Zealand, revealed that HR directors are typically women...

Australia – Job advertisements at highest level in over three years

8 February 2016

Job advertising in Australia rose 1% in January 2016 from December, its highest level in three and a half years, according to a survey by ANZ bank. Ads were also 10.8% higher than in January last year.

Meanwhile, Internet ads increased by 1.1% in January, compared to the previous month and newspaper ads...

India – Labour Ministry launches career portal

8 February 2016

The Indian Labour Ministry has launched a new career portal, National Career Service, and signed eight Memoranda of Understanding with employment and career companies.

The aim of the NCS portal is to open opportunities for millions of job seekers and provide a database of authentic jobseekers.


Australia – Workers choose flexible schedule over increased pay

8 February 2016

Australian workers are choosing flexibility over pay when it comes to looking for jobs, according to a study by Airtasker, an Australian-based outsourcing company.

The study surveyed 1,002 Australians, with 81.5% agreeing that the traditional 9-to-5 employment model was inflexible – a rise from the...

Egypt – New strategy aims to decrease unemployment rate to 5% by 2030

8 February 2016

Egypt aims to bring down the unemployment rate to 5% by 2030 with a development strategy set forth by the Minister of Investment, Ashram Salman.

“The government program aims at achieving a medium-term economic growth rate of 7% by the end of fiscal year 2018/2019,” Salman said.

Salman stated that the...

India – Online hiring activity up 52% in January

5 February 2016

Online hiring activity in India jumped by 52% in January compared to the previous year, according to the latest Monster Employment Index India.

The Monster Employment Index stood at 229 in January, compared to the previous year when the index stood at 151.

“The year has started off on an optimistic note...

India – Research shows that finding the right talent is a challenge for employers

5 February 2016

According to the Randstad Workmonitor Survey, 62% of the respondents felt that their employer has trouble in finding the right talent and 61% expect the problem to get worse in future.

However, around 90% of respondents felt that the economic scenario in the country will improve and 94% expect their...