The global employment and recruitment industry continues to show solid growth, increasing both the depth and scope of its HR solutions and supporting more than 70m people worldwide to access work each year, according to the Ciett 2016 Economic Report.

Ciett says the report, released today, and based on the very latest available data, demonstrates the pivotal role the sector plays in contributing to more efficient labour markets. The employment and recruitment industry is a labour market enabler supporting companies and workers in adapting to changing demographics, demands and skills. It adds value in four key areas by enabling work, adaptation, security and prosperity.

“The employment and recruitment industry supports people around the world in securing quality work,” said Denis Pennel, Ciett managing director. “From North America to Latin America and from Asia to Europe it identifies jobs, trains people with the skills they need to succeed in the labour market, and helps them make effective transitions throughout their working lives.

“The sector is leading in a changing world of work where expert, tailor-made and adaptable work solutions are already a necessity and will continue to be so in the future.”


Source: Global employment and recruitment industry records 8.6% annual growth – Rec

United Kingdom – Joint pay claim by health workers’ unions – September 30, 2017Fourteen health sector trade unions, representing over one million members, submitted a joint pay claim to the government. Pay negotiations in the sector are normally carried out in a special pay review body that includes employer and trade union representatives. However, the unions decided to bypass this mechanism and ask the government directly for extra funding in next year’s budget for health workers’ pay. The basic claim wo

Source: United Kingdom – Joint pay claim by health workers’ unions – September 30, 2017

French family-owned company, Lesaffre, specialising in yeasts and fermentation products, has launched a new expertise hub in Singapore on Tuesday (May 16).As cited in the company’s press release, the Singapore hub fortifies Lesaffre’s commitment to its regional customers while working with them to meet local demands in a diverse region. The project, an investment of S$4 million, is expected to create more than 75 jobs by the end of 2018.Located along with several others of the company’s teams, the regional hub is expected to consolidate Lesaffre’s various business streams at the forefront of advanced yeast applications and improve collaborative engineering of tailored business solutions in the region.

Source: More jobs to be created in Singapore as Lesaffre opens new APAC regional hub | Human Resources Online

The latest annual Global Salary Survey from Robert Walters has revealed  positive job market for technology specialists, digital marketers, regulatory and compliance project professionals, and skilled contractors in 2017. This demand will be driven by an increase in multinationals and startups establishing operations in Singapore.The survey also reported that while salaries are broadly expected to remain the same across all industries for 2017, candidates with in-demand experience and skills can anticipate an average salary increment of 10% to 20% when switching jobs.Toby Fowlston, managing director of Robert Walters Southeast Asia, commented: “Even with the global economic and political uncertainty, Singapore will experience moderate levels of recruitment in 2017.“Due to talent shortages for specialist roles, companies need to have an efficient recruitment process and widen their options by considering high-potential candidates with transferrable skills to fill certain roles. We also anticipate a continual demand for both domestic and overseas returning Singaporean talent,” he added.

Source: Singapore’s salary and job trends for 2017 | Human Resources Online