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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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Study: Chinese companies are more ‘Western’ in picking CEOs than Japanese

The Asian Nikkei Review has noted a recent PwC study of CEO succession among the world’s 2,500 largest publicly traded companies and has found that China and Japan pick new CEOs with very different profiles. Approximately 14.9% or 372 companies 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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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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Professional job opportunities up 5% across APAC

According to findings from the Q2 2014 Morgan McKinley Asia Pacific Employment Monitor, there was a 5% year-on-year increase in financial services jobs vacancies in the Asia Pacific region. The Monitor recorded a 7% increase in vacancies in the first 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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Graduate recruitment in Japan set to grow

Major Japanese employers plan to boost their graduate recruitment levels over the next year with a particular focus on female hires according to a recent survey released by the Yomiuri Shimbun and Nippon Television Network. The survey found that 27% more »

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Japanese and Korean bilingual professionals earn double the salary

Recruiter magazine has cited a survey from a Japanese recruitment firm showing the salaries of experienced professionals in both Japan and South Korea who are proficient in English to be much higher than the salaries of non bilingual professionals. Specifically more »

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A glass ceiling for Asian managers at Western employers?

The Wall Street Journal has a lengthy article about the lack of Asians in upper management or executive roles at western MNCs in Asia as the top slots are usually still filled with westerner expats. Traditionally when Western MNCs entered more »

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