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Vietnam – Government announces labour cooperation with Czech Republic (Vietnam Plus)

12 June 2019

Vietnam’s government announced that it stands ready to cooperate with the Czech Republic in selecting and training nurses, orderlies and workers in other occupations to work in the country, reports Vietnam Plus. Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Dao Ngoc Dung said each year, Vietnam sends...

World – Hiring plans vary across the globe, Japan reports strongest outlook

11 June 2019

The latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter found that mixed hiring intentions continued across the globe with outlooks strengthening quarter-over-quarter in 18 countries and weakening in 18, while no change is anticipated in eight countries.

Despite the mixed hiring intentions,...

Japan – Recruit invests in cryptocurrency processing firm

11 June 2019

Recruit Co. Ltd., the Japan-based staffing firms, reported an investment in Breez Development Ltd., a Tel-Aviv, Israel-based firm that developed an online cryptocurrency wallet that aims to improve cryptocurrency payment processing ability.

Breez’s product enables high-speed processing of micropayments,...

New Zealand – Finance leaders say workers must be open to change in the workplace of the future

11 June 2019

CFOs in New Zealand say workers must be open to change to adapt to the workplace of the future, according to research from Robert Half New Zealand.

Robert Half’s survey of 100 CFOs found that the top characteristics required by finance professionals in light of digitisation are openness to change (52%),...

Philippines – Government to issue guidelines on foreign jobseekers (ABS-CBN News)

11 June 2019

Several Filipino government agencies will jointly craft a set of guidelines on the employment of foreign nationals in the Philippines, reports ABS-CBN News. The announcement comes amid the influx of foreign workers, particularly Chinese nationals, in the country and concerns that they might take over...

Japan – Gakujo H1 revenue up 1.4% but profits take a dive

10 June 2019

Japanese recruitment firm Gakujo Co. (2301: JP) reported revenue for the first half ended 30 April 2019 of JPY 2.85 million (USD 26.3million), an increase of 1.4% compared with last year.

(JPY millions) H1 2019 H1 2018 Change H1 2019 (USD millions)
Revenue 2,857 2,818 1.4% ...

Singapore – Online hiring rises by 13% in April: Monster Employment Index

10 June 2019

Online hiring in Singapore grew by 13% in April 2019 when compared to the same period last year, according to the latest Monster Employment Index for Singapore.

The index is a monthly gauge of online job hiring activity by Monster.com, which records the industries and occupations that show the highest...

Singapore – Majority of foreign workers satisfied with working in Singapore, study finds

10 June 2019

Most, or 9 in 10, foreign workers in Singapore are generally satisfied with working conditions, according to a survey from the Ministry of Manpower.

The Ministry’s Foreign Worker Experience Survey polled 2,500 Work Permit holders (WPHs) and 500 S Pass holders (pass for mid-level skilled workers).

A similar...

Hong Kong – Employees willing to give up at least 10% of salary in exchange for job security: Randstad

10 June 2019

More than a third, or 39%, of employees in Hong Kong are willing to forfeit more than one-tenth of their salaries in exchange for job security, according to research from Randstad Hong Kong.

The research was part of Randstad’s Employer Brand Research. It also found that job security is ranked the third...

Australia – Uber drivers are contractors, not employees, Fair Work Ombudsman rules

7 June 2019

The relationship between human cloud ride-sharing firm Uber and its drivers is not an employment relationship, Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman ruled today.

The decision comes as the workplace watchdog completed its investigation relating to Uber Australia and its engagement of drivers. 

Fair Work...