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Hong Kong – Half of accounting professionals in Asia would relocate here, expecting a big salary increase

19 December 2014

Randstad Sourceright, a global talent management solutions provider, earlier this week revealed that half of the accounting professionals in Asia Pacific are willing to consider a move to Hong Kong.The survey also revealed that those willing to move to Hong Kong, on average expect a +43...


Mozambique – Government to stop companies using recruitment firms to side-step foreign worker quotas

19 December 2014

The government of Mozambique is ramping up its efforts to stop companies from using recruitment firms to side-step quotas on foreign workers. As a result, employers must submit their own work permit applications and can no longer use recruitment firms to do so on their behalf, reports totallyexpa...


Indonesia – Japanese recruitment firm Trust Tech opening regional office

19 December 2014

Specialist engineering staffing company Hong Kong Trust Tech (HKTT), a subsidiary of Japanese recruitment firm Trust Tech (2154: JP) has announced that will open an office in Jakarta, Indonesia.In a statement, the company advised that it has been working to expand its overseas business to meet th...


Asia – ASEAN labouring under outdated worker migration policies

19 December 2014

By the end of 2015, the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) is expected to establish a single market and production base, similar to the European Union. With an ASEAN overall workforce of more than 300 million people, the AEC will have strong implications in terms of labour migration and human resourc...


Peru – Labour regime launched to promote youth employment

19 December 2014

A Special Youth Labour Regime was launched in Peru earlier this week, aimed at men and women between the ages of 18 and 24. The purpose of the regime is to make it easier for approximately 260,000 young people to enter the formal labour market.Under the scheme, workers will receive a minimum wage...


World – Futurestep lists top five talent acquisition trends for 2015

18 December 2014

Futurestep, a Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) company offering RPO, project recruitment, individual search, and talent consulting services; has revealed its predictions for the global talent management industry in 2015.Based on insights from 12 global experts, the list reflects trends that have e...


China – Robust outlook for financial talent in 2015 as salaries rise

18 December 2014

Despite the economic slowdown and less promising outlook predicted by many organisations, finance professionals are still confident of better employment opportunities in China next year, according to a joint survey from Chinese job board Zhaopin and recruitment firm Hays, reports chinadaily.com.c...


India – Politician calls for greater protection for overseas workers

18 December 2014

In honour of International Migrants Day today, an Indian politician and a former Minister of State for External Affairs has called on his country to better protect its citizens when they travel abroad for work, reports ndtv.com. Dr Shashi Tharoor stated that among the unsung factors in India...


Japan – Randstad announces best employer shortlist

18 December 2014

International recruitment firm Randstad today announced the 20 companies shortlisted for the Randstad Award 2015, which recognises the most attractive companies to work for in Japan.The competition, which is run regionally, is the largest compilation of employer branding research in the world. Th...


Australia – Big differences in hiring outlook from Hudson and ManpowerGroup

17 December 2014

Hudson Global recently published its quarterly report forecasting a sizeable jump of +18.7% in (Permanent) Net Hiring Intentions across Australia in Q1 2015. A day later ManpowerGroup released their Employment Outlook Survey with a far more muted conclusion for the region with growth of +8% in th...