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APAC IT hiring outlook stays positive

Hiring sentiment healthy in region's IT industry compared to worldwide, as overall hiring forecast across globe reflects "cautious optimism" thanks to economic uncertainties, new report reveals.

February 28, 2012 by

Skills shortage hinders APAC hiring spree

Talent drain in Asia-Pacific region gets in way of companies' plans to increase manpower in second quarter 2011, reveals new report on hiring activities across Singapore, China and Hong Kong.

April 27, 2011 by

Staff not happy? Pay in powder!

Global recruitment firm Randstad says Kiwi bosses who cannot afford to give pay rises might want to consider perks and benefits such as flexible working to help them keep their staff.

June 7, 2010 by

Romania leads outsourcing charge

Eastern European, Middle-Eastern and Asian nations were in London this week to pitch for outsourcing business. Although it can't match the tax-free incentives of some states, Romania reckons it has other benefits to offer

June 16, 2004 by

U.K. lawmakers push to split BT

Regulatory action may be taken against British Telecommunications in an attempt to increase competition in the United Kingdom's broadband market, according to an influential group of lawmakers. The select committee has urged the Office of Telecommunications--the U.K. telecom regulator known as Oftel--and its forthcoming replacement, the Office of Communications (OFCOM), to consider separating BT's network business from the rest of the company. The network is BT's physical infrastructure--including local exchanges and cables--as opposed to its service-based operations, such as BTopenworld. One of the benefits of this separation, the committee believes, is that it might bring down broadband prices. The committee's advice was delivered in a report published Wednesday; it echoes a widespread belief among BT's competitors, which say broadband prices would likely fall if a third party owned BT's fixed-line network. BT isn't permitted to sell any products at a loss--an attempt to prevent the company undercutting rivals to boost market share. ZDNet U.K.'s Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story visit ZDNet U.K.

May 1, 2002 by

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