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World – Randstad: Male Job Candidates Favoured Over Women

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World – Randstad: Male Job Candidates Favoured Over Women

By Danny Romero – According to the latest Global Randstad Workmonitor survey for the Q3 2016, a gender bias still exists in the workplace as 70% of respondents indicate that men are favored over women when two candidates equally qualify for the same job at their workplace. However, the Workmonitor also shows that 81% of respondents agree […]

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate At Three Year Low

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Australia’s Unemployment Rate At Three Year Low

By Danny Romero — The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Australia decreased by 0.1% to 5.6% in August compared to the previous month, its lowest rate in three years according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. The data showed that the number of unemployed decreased by 3,900 in August 2016 compared to July 2016. Meanwhile the […]

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Egypt: Why Sisi Hates Egypt’s Unions

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Egypt: Why Sisi Hates Egypt’s Unions

Egypt is cracking down on labor to quash the force behind the Tahrir Square revolution. By Ari Paul — One night during the Arab Spring, after a drive down the highway that connects Alexandria and Cairo, a fellow journalist and I arrived in Zamalek, the leafy Cairo neighborhood where we were staying. We had spent the day […]

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Taiwan – Workforce Will Grow Until 2030, Retirement Delayed

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Taiwan – Workforce Will Grow Until 2030, Retirement Delayed

By Danny Romero – Taiwan’s workforce will keep rising until 2030 according to data from the National Development Council (NDC), despite the working age population (15-64), reaching a peak this year. The NDC report, which contains estimates for the nation’s population trends from this year through 2061, said the ratio of Taiwan’s working-age people to the total […]

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Vietnam Textile Workers May Risk Being Replaced By Machines

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Vietnam Textile Workers May Risk Being Replaced By Machines

By David Papapostolou — Up to 86% of Vietnam’s workers in the textile, clothing and footwear industry are at high risk of losing their jobs to automation in the near future, according to a recent survey by the International Labour Organization (ILO). Low labor productivity leads to greater automation, as the cost of using an automatic sewing […]

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Compensation: Money Talks But Is Only One Motivating Factor

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Compensation: Money Talks But Is Only One Motivating Factor

By David Papapostolou — Whilst money is a key factor for anyone seeking employment, it’s not always the ultimate motivating factor. According to the 2016 Hays Asia Salary Guide, the number one reason jobseekers stated they were looking for a new employer was for a better salary and benefits package. However, when those staying with their current […]

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Singapore – Tech Worker Demand Grows

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Singapore – Tech Worker Demand Grows

By Danny Romero – In Singapore, there are nearly 15,000 IT vacancies with the number expected to double, according to the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), a government organization responsible for the nation’s IT growth. ChannelNewsAsia reports that IDA found that there were 150,000 tech professionals working in Singapore in 2014, with about 15,000 vacancies that […]

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India New labor laws to take effect

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India New labor laws to take effect

By Danny Romero  India’s Gujarat government will implement new labor laws from January 2016, which will aim take greater control over industries and attempt to minimize employment disputes, according to the economictimes.indiatimes.com. The Gujarat Labour Laws (Gujarat Amendment) Bill 2015 was passed in February of 2015. New labor laws in India will change certain basic definitions in […]

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Japan Job Figures Best In 23 Years, Unemployment Down

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Japan Job Figures Best In 23 Years, Unemployment Down

Japan’s job availability figures continued to improve in August to their highest level in more than 23 years, the government announced today, reflecting companies’ willingness to hire more employees, reports Japan Times. The ratio of job offers to seekers climbed from 1.21 in July to 1.23 in August, the highest since January 1992, when it […]

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UAE – Most HR Directors Not Recruiting In 1st Half Of 2015

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UAE – Most HR Directors Not Recruiting In 1st Half Of 2015

Up to 40% of HR directors plan to recruit staff in the UAE in the first six months of 2015, with their companies set to add new positions, according to a report from recruitment firm Robert Half, reports gulfbusiness.com. The latest Professional Hiring Index was four points lower compared to the index for the previous […]

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