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As a leading global HR services provider, we play a pivotal role in shaping the world of work. The world of work section is a source of latest information relating to global employment, recruitment trends in specific sectors, trends in the labor market worldwide and labor market legislation.

Sports and workouts are performance boosters, stats suggest

Sports and workouts are performance boosters, stats suggest
78 per cent of employees globally think that working out and taking part in sports are both crucial when it comes to having a lifestyle that's healthy; ever more interestingly, 70 per cent say their performance at work actually improves when ...
Posted: 12 March 2014 16:33:04
Filed under: Global Employment
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A world of qualifications

A world of qualifications
When it comes to assessing whether a candidate is right for the job, qualifications can mean a lot - perhaps especially towards the beginning of a career when real-world work experience might be limited.Whether it's a degree, a school ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 11:39:42
Filed under: Global Employment
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Strategies to help your company win the talent race

Strategies to help your company win the talent race
Jobseekers may sometimes feel like employers have limitless power when it comes to picking who will work for them - that all the cards are in their hands.But the fact is that companies will often want to best of the best - and the search for top ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 11:05:28
Filed under: Global Employment
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Action called for to help tackle global gender inequality at work

Action called for to help tackle global gender inequality at work
The agenda of narrowing gender gaps in the global work arena is urgent. That's the view of the president of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim.His words came earlier this month, as the Group released a fresh report that stressed a requirement ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 10:26:07
Filed under: Global Employment
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January monthly round-up

January monthly round-up
Welcome to the first monthly news round-up of 2014, bringing you all the major employment and recruitment news stories that have kicked off the year.Australian employers must ask workers before changing hoursNew legislation came into force this ...
Posted: 31 January 2014 16:08:57
Filed under: EU Employment, Global Employment, Labor migration
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The rise of the remote worker

The rise of the remote worker
The office environment has seen a dramatic change in recent years, where some employees no longer need to travel to work.A trend that has long been recognised in business is that workers have often needed to move to a new city with the job that they ...
Posted: 08 January 2014 09:51:37
Filed under: Global Employment, Labor market legislation
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December monthly round-up

December monthly round-up
Welcome to this round-up of the month's recruitment and employment news. Below are some of the biggest stories that have got us talking this month.Skills gap putting financial firms at riskSix out of ten respondents to a survey by the Economist ...
Posted: 27 December 2013 16:29:44
Filed under: Europe, Global Employment
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LinkedIn reveals top 25 skills employers looked for in 2013

LinkedIn reveals top 25 skills employers looked for in 2013
Technology skills have been highly sought after in 2013, according to a survey released by professional social network LinkedIn.The platform, which is used by professionals from a wide variety of different industries, analyzed the skills and ...
Posted: 24 December 2013 14:49:41
Filed under: Global Employment, IT Recruitment
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How to prepare for an interview

How to prepare for an interview
With the tightened labor market making it harder for your application to get through, receiving and interview date from an employer may feel like a very positive step in the right direction.Yet getting the interview is only half the battle, now you ...
Posted: 13 December 2013 13:55:43
Filed under: Global Employment
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Romania's number of illegal employees stabilizes

Romania's number of illegal employees stabilizes
The Romanian grey labor market has remained stable in the first ten months of 2013, according to a recent report by the Labor Ministry. The survey reveals that the total number of people caught working without an official contract was approximately ...
Posted: 06 December 2013 15:14:51
Filed under: Europe, Global Employment
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Flexible working is the key to reaching untapped talent

Flexible working is the key to reaching untapped talent
Flexible working is a growing trend within businesses and it one that is proving economically beneficial for employee and employer alike.It can manifest itself in a variety of forms, such as more flexible hours or remote working, which can prove ...
Posted: 06 December 2013 13:48:32
Filed under: Global Employment, Labor market legislation
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Consumer perception of jobs situation improves in US, China and Japan

Consumer perception of jobs situation improves in US, China and Japan
Consumer confidence worldwide improved over the second quarter of 2013, according to research from Nielsen, with the global consumer index increasing by one point to 94. The finding suggests that people across 58 countries in Asia-Pacific, ...
Posted: 24 July 2013 15:00:57
Filed under: Asia & Middle East, Global Employment
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Chilean unemployment forecast to worsen

Chilean unemployment forecast to worsen
Employment figures in Chile have been relatively positive of late, with the country recently recording a record-low jobless rate of 6.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012. It was also one of only 19 countries of 65 analyzed in the ...
Posted: 17 July 2013 14:00:44
Filed under: Global Employment, Latin America
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Chile's reforestation efforts help create jobs

Chile's reforestation efforts help create jobs
Efforts to counter the effects of deforestation in Chile have resulted in significant environmental benefits as well as the creation of jobs, according to Fernando Raga, the president of the Chilean Wood Corporation (CORMA), whose comments were ...
Posted: 15 July 2013 13:23:16
Filed under: Global Employment, Latin America
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Sebastian Pinera plans pension reform to support older workers

Sebastian Pinera plans pension reform to support older workers
Chilean president Sebastian Pinera has announced plans for a pension reform which should enable more older workers to remain in the labor force and delay their retirement age. If implemented, the changes could provide huge boosts to the employment ...
Posted: 20 June 2013 14:27:31
Filed under: Global Employment, Labor market legislation, Latin America
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New Zealand govt aims for jobs boost in budget announcement

New Zealand govt aims for jobs boost in budget announcement
The New Zealand government is aiming to stimulate the country's growth and employment market as part of the budget.Prime minister John Key explained in an announcement on Thursday (May 16th) that there was a sense of optimism between government ...
Posted: 17 May 2013 12:00:00
Filed under: Global Employment, Rest of the world
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Global youth employment 'hampered by skills mismatch'

Global youth employment 'hampered  by skills mismatch'
Skills mismatch is a major contributory factor when it comes to youth employment across the globe, according to a new report from the International Labour Organization (ILO). Rife joblessness among this demographic is deemed a "crisis" by ...
Posted: 09 May 2013 15:02:47
Filed under: Global Employment, Middle East
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Latin American countries to join forces with smart visa system

Latin American countries to join forces with smart visa system
Three countries have revealed that they will be working together to implement a new smart visa system that should boost tourism in Latin America and help to create jobs.Peru, Colombia and Ecuador signed a Letter of Intent on Smart Tourism on April ...
Posted: 25 April 2013 14:16:52
Filed under: Global Employment, Latin America
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Globalization and its impact on the Dutch labor market

Globalization and its impact on the Dutch labor market
The impact of a globalizing labor market leads to a better workplace In the Netherlands because of the greater cultural diversity it brings, two keynote speakers asserted at a recent workshop organized by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the ...
Posted: 17 April 2013 12:01:22
Filed under: Europe, Global Employment
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Microsoft to help women in Latin America gain employment

Microsoft to help women in Latin America gain employment
Microsoft's annual Government Leaders Forum - Latin America and Caribbean, which takes place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil between April 9th and 10th, is set to highlight and address the difficulties many women in the region face when attempting to ...
Posted: 10 April 2013 16:02:29
Filed under: Global Employment, Labor market legislation, Latin America
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