- US workers to fill skills gap
Struggling to find skilled staff? It will now be easier to import skilled American workers on temporary visas to fill skilled worker shortages.
- Skills shortage a headache? New visa rules may help
The immigration department has announced a new “fast-tracked” system for employer-sponsored skilled workers to secure permanent visas. The new system aims to take the sting out of the current complex system and effectively make it easier for employers to entice skilled migrants to stay.
- Employers face stiff fines over illegal workers
Following a recent spate of immigration raids, the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) has renewed its warning to employers that significant fines exist for those employers found to have employed illegal workers.
- Competency of next gen leaders questioned
Leaders across Asia fear the emerging generation of business executives lack the experience and skills essential for effective leadership.
- Japan and New Zealand weakest job prospects
Employment prospects across parts of Asia improved in the fourth quarter of 2009, but remained weakest in Japan and New Zealand, according to a recent employment outlook survey by Manpower.
- Flexible skills more important than qualifications, say employers
Transferable or flexible skills are the key attributes job applicants should be demonstrating in the current economic climate, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in the UK.