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Asia has some of the most expensive cities for expats

Mercer’s annual Cost of Living Survey finds African, Asian, and European cities dominating the list of most expensive locations for expats working abroad: Five of the top 10 cities in this year’s ranking are in Asia with Hong Kong (2) more »

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Survey: Employee (dis)engagement in Asia

The Asian Nikkei Review has noted a recent survey by Gallup conducted globally from 2014 through 2016 which found that workers in East Asia are much less engaged in their jobs than their counterparts in the rest of the world. more »

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Indian CEOs show Silicon Valley can be a “brain deposit” for future repatriation

The Asian Nikkei Review has noted one thing both Microsoft and Google have in common – they are both headed by Indian CEOs in their 40s: Satya Nadella, the 49-year-old chief executive officer of Microsoft, is from Hyderabad in Southern more »

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Indian students turning away from studying at UK universities

The number of Indian study abroad students going to the UK for higher studies has seen a dramatic drop by 50% in the past four years from 23,120 for the 2009-10 academic year to 11,270 for the 2013-14 academic year. more »

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India tech/eCommerce/mobile “is like the late 1990s in the U.S.”

In a Bloomberg article entitled “America’s Unwanted Ivy Leaguers Are Flocking to India,” Kunal Bahl, the CEO of Snapdeal, said that for anyone now interested in programming or eCommerce or mobile-device apps, India “is like the late 1990s in the more »

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The Human Capital Report 2015: Asia findings

The Human Capital Report 2015, was recently published by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with Mercer with Asia-Pacific, the world’s most populous region, scoring towards the middle of the range of the Human Capital Index results, with an overall more »

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India eCommerce startups raid Silicon Valley for talent

In a reversal of the brain drain where Indian engineers headed to Silicon Valley tech firms, a Forbes article notes that India’s thriving homegrown e-commerce startups are increasingly trekking in the other direction in search of top-notch talent for opportunities more »

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Modi eases visa rules for people of Indian origin

In a bid to make India a top power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has eased visa rules to lure millions of people of Indian origin to return to their ancestral homeland. Specifically, President Pranab Mukherjee has approved an executive order more »

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India, China and Brazil lead planned salary increases

According to data released from the WorldatWork 2014-15 Salary Budget Survey, India, China and Brazil averaged the highest 2014 total salary budget increases at 10.5%, 8.2% and 7.2%, respectively. These three countries are also projecting similar salary increase budgets for more »

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Asia-Pacific outsourcing deals most likely to include recruitment

According to a report by global management consulting firm Everest Group, recruitment outsourcing was included in 59% of MPHRO (multi-process human resources outsourcing) deals in APAC in 2013. This compares with 36% in EMEA and 24% in North America. When more »

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