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Work-life balance making Singaporean staff unhappy

Work-life balance making Singaporean staff unhappy
The difficulty of getting an adequate work-life balance has been noted as one of the main reasons why a number of employees in Singapore are unhappy with their jobs.According to the latest World of Work Report from Randstad, Singapore was found to ...
Posted: 05 February 2014 15:57:20
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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UAE companies embarking on recruitment drives

UAE companies embarking on recruitment drives
Employers in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been actively seeking new members of staff over the past year, according to new figures.Research by Morgan McKinley UAE noted that more jobs are becoming available in the emirate this year compared to ...
Posted: 31 January 2014 15:22:58
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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Saudi visa changes delayed

Saudi visa changes delayed
Saudi businesses have praised the government’s decision to put off changes to visa regulations that could limit the length of time foreign workers are able to spend in the country.News emerged earlier this month that ...
Posted: 29 January 2014 15:00:00
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor migration, Middle East
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Singapore staff work less than 10 years ago

Singapore staff work less than 10 years ago
On average, employees in Singapore worked 45.6 hours per week, which is a marginal decrease from the average ten years ago of 47.4 hours per week.Acting Manpower minister Tan Chuan-Jin explained that many more employers are also offering flexible ...
Posted: 23 January 2014 13:10:03
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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Singapore Ministry of Manpower to aid firms with labor reforms

Singapore Ministry of Manpower to aid firms with labor reforms
The Ministry of Manpower in Singapore has promised to help firms with the country's labor reforms that are due to come into force on April 1st.It will be holding talks and workshops with employers, employees and human resource staff to prepare ...
Posted: 21 January 2014 14:54:46
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor market legislation
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Business leaders to discuss employment diversity in Dubai

Business leaders to discuss employment diversity in Dubai
Business leaders in the Middle East will be discussing the challenges facing diversity in the employment market and setting up projects with a view to tackling this at a forum in Dubai next month.The Middle East Diversity and Inclusion Leadership ...
Posted: 14 January 2014 14:00:31
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Middle East
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Malaysian govt to create 3m jobs by 2020

Malaysian govt to create 3m jobs by 2020
Malaysian prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak has pledged to create three million jobs by the year 2020 in a bid to cement the country's reputation as a high-income nation within the next six years.Applications are set to come in not only from ...
Posted: 09 January 2014 13:54:54
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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China encouraged to incentivise firms to increase pay

China encouraged to incentivise firms to increase pay
The Chinese government is being encourage to provide incentives for businesses that raise the salaries of their employees.According to the Taiwan Institute of Economic Research (TIER), raising salaries in China could help to stimulate domestic ...
Posted: 03 January 2014 13:06:12
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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Indian employees optimistic about economy

Indian employees optimistic about economy
Employees in India are feeling confident about how the economy is set to perform in 2014, a new report has shown.The Randstad Workmonitor found that 84 per cent of employees in India are confident about the economy this year, which is much higher ...
Posted: 02 January 2014 14:28:30
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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ILO reveals Asia-Pacific employment figures

ILO reveals Asia-Pacific employment figures
New data from the International Labor Organization (ILO) shows labor markets in the Asia-Pacific region are still being tested by the weak global economic environment.In the body's Asia-Pacific Labor Market Update for December 2013, it was ...
Posted: 24 December 2013 15:49:30
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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High unemployment remains challenging for urbanization

High unemployment remains challenging for urbanization
High levels of unemployment are among the challenges posed by the growing urbanization of the Asia-Pacific region.Widening inequality and climate change are also problems for this part of the world, but keeping unemployment down in a time of ...
Posted: 24 December 2013 10:51:17
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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Firms in India will not change LGBT policies after SC ruling

Firms in India will not change LGBT policies after SC ruling
Companies in India have said that they will not change policies that are inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people despite a recent ruling by the Supreme Court to make homosexual relations illegal.According to the Times of ...
Posted: 12 December 2013 14:10:58
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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More women and older people joining Singapore's workforce

More women and older people joining Singapore's workforce
Over the last decade, Singapore has seen more of its female and older residents joining the workforce.Statistics from the Ministry of Manpower, released as part of the Singapore Workforce 2013 report, have revealed that the portion of female workers ...
Posted: 09 December 2013 14:37:42
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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Women make up majority of jobless in Bahrain

Women make up majority of jobless in Bahrain
Despite efforts to cater for females in the private sector, the vast majority of unemployed people in Bahrain are women.According to new figures presented by Labor minister Jameel Humaidan, they account for 83 per cent of jobless. Mr Humaidan told ...
Posted: 04 December 2013 14:59:29
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Middle East
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China luring skilled expats to work in Shanghai

China luring skilled expats to work in Shanghai
With more and more businesses operating out of Shanghai, China is trying to attract the best and brightest expats into the city.Xinhua reported that the Shanghai Employment Promotion Center has been modelled to attract skilled workers from abroad ...
Posted: 03 December 2013 14:54:37
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor migration
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Dubai to host World Expo 2020

Dubai to host World Expo 2020
Dubai is set to attract innovators in architecture and technology as it has been announced that the city will host the World Expo 2020.It beat competition from cities such as Izmir in Turkey, Sao Paulo in Brazil and Yekaterinburg in Russia and will ...
Posted: 28 November 2013 13:10:56
Filed under: Asia & Middle East
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Japanese mothers need more support to get back to work

Japanese mothers need more support to get back to work
Experts say more support needs to be given to women in Japan to help them get back to work following the birth of their first child.Recent statistics show that only 40 per cent of Japanese women go back to work after having their first child, a rate ...
Posted: 27 November 2013 13:34:22
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor market legislation
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More than 1m seek Chinese government jobs

More than 1m seek Chinese government jobs
Over one million people in China are hoping to gain a job with the country's government.According to statistics from the State Administration of Civil Service, 1.12 million people took the National Public Service Exam over the weekend ending ...
Posted: 26 November 2013 10:54:31
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor market legislation
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Migrant workers choosing Malaysia over US

Migrant workers choosing Malaysia over US
While the US used to be the top destination for workers seeking employment abroad, many are beginning to turn to developing nations such as Malaysia instead.According to the Wall Street Journal, people moving overseas to earn and send ...
Posted: 21 November 2013 13:01:27
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor migration
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G2G scheme attracts 1.4m Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia

G2G scheme attracts 1.4m Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia
A government to government (G2G) scheme has attracted a total of 1.4 million people from Bangladesh to Malaysia in an attempt to find work.However, the intake of Bangladeshi workers to Malaysia has been slow, with a lack of expertise considered to ...
Posted: 19 November 2013 13:33:13
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Labor migration
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