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India – IT workers feel the effects of economic slowdown (Newsclick)

3 September 2019

Some IT workers in India are feeling the pressure from the economic slowdown in that country, Newsclick reports. Workers in Pune, India, approached the Forum for IT Employees, a trade union, about non-payment from one firm for more than 11 months, according to the report. Some 80 cases have been filed...

Australia – Rubicor Group announces second meeting of creditors to vote on company’s future

3 September 2019

Australian recruitment firm Rubicor Group, which announced earlier this month that it had entered voluntary administration, announced a second meeting of creditors due to take place next week to vote on the future of the group.

The purpose of the meeting is to receive the report by the administrator about...

New Zealand – SEEK job ads lift in July, but growth trend remains downward

3 September 2019

The latest SEEK employment report for New Zealand showed an increase of 0.8% in jobs advertised in July 2019 compared to July 2018.

July’s annual increase was a substantial slowdown in annual growth from the 7.8% recorded last year.

When compared to the previous month, jobs advertised on SEEK in New...

Malaysia – Nearly half of workers rank ‘strong management’ as most important employee value proposition

3 September 2019

Almost half, or 44%, of Malaysia-based workers have ranked ‘strong management’ as the most important EVP (employee value proposition) factor from a list of 16, according to research from Randstad Malaysia.

Further supporting the importance of good management to an employee, the study also found that...

Taiwan – Majority of employees have faced discrimination when searching for jobs (Xinhua)

3 September 2019

Approximately 61% of employees in Taiwan have encountered discrimination when seeking jobs, mostly against their age and looks, reports Xinhua citing data from job site 1111 Job Bank. More than half of the respondents aged above 45 said they had faced discrimination over their age when they were seeking...

Australia – People Infrastructure full year revenue climbs 26.8% boosted by acquisitions

2 September 2019

Australia-based workforce management company People Infrastructure reported revenue today of AUD 278.1 million (USD 186.9 million) for the full year ended 30 June 2019, an increase of 26.8% when compared to the same period last year.

Growing demand from existing clients, particularly in Health and Community...

Australia – GO2 People revenue up 3.4% as it slips further into loss

2 September 2019

GO2 People, a provider of vertically integrated recruitment and building services throughout Australia and New Zealand, published its preliminary financial report for the year ended 30 June 2019. Revenue increased 3.4% to AUD 46.6 million (USD 31.3 million) during the period.

(AUD millions) FY 2019 ...

Japan – Jobless rate falls slightly in July

2 September 2019

Japan’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate stood at 2.2% in July, down 0.1% when compared to the same period last year, according to data from Statistics Japan.

The data from Statistics Japan showed the number of unemployed persons in July 2019 stood at 1.56 million, a decrease of 160,000 or 9.3%...

New Zealand – Burger King suggests staff to continue working after clocking out (New Zealand Herald)

2 September 2019

A Burger King manager in Auckland has suggested staff continue to work even after clocking out, reports New Zealand Herald.  A screenshot showed a message was sent in a WhatsApp group chat named Burger King Queen Street Manager Group last week, which appeared to say a staffer stayed after clocking...

Vietnam – Grab Holdings to invest USD 500 million in country over next five years

29 August 2019

Human cloud firm Grab Holdings Inc. announced Wednesday that it would invest USD 500 million in Vietnam over the next five years to develop financial, mobile and logistics technologies.

“This investment is a reflection of our redoubled commitment to Vietnam,” said Russell Cohen, head of regional operations...