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New Zealand – Companies broadly satisfied with new employment law

13 November 2014

New Zealand firms have given the thumbs up to a new employment law aimed at creating a more flexible work force by letting employers negotiate the terms of meal breaks and overhauling collective bargaining rules, reports the National Business Review (NBR). The Parliament last...


Singapore – Slowdown in banking recruitment

13 November 2014

Banks in Singapore have been slowing down their recruitment processes and are taking longer than they did last year to make job offers. While many would be quick to fault the introduction of the Fair Consideration Framework (FCF), many feel it is generally not to blame, reports efinancial careers...


World – Staffing Industry Analysts announces senior appointment

13 November 2014

Staffing Industry Analysts, the global advisor on contingent work, is delighted to announce the appointment of Phil Grabfield as its new Vice President, Head of Marketing.In his new role at Staffing Industry Analysts, Grabfield will oversee all marketing initiatives and will be responsible for dr...


Japan – Career Design Centre results buoyed by engineering and female recruitment

12 November 2014

Japanese HR services provider Career Design Centre Co., (2410: JP) reported revenue of JPY 6.2 billion (USD 53.7 million) for the full year ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +21.6% from JPY 5.1 billion (USD 44.2 million) during the same period last year.The company reported operating profi...


Australia – Strongest growth in new jobs since 2011

12 November 2014

There were +13.5% more jobs advertised on Australian job board SEEK during October 2014, compared with the same month last year. Month-on-month the number of new jobs advertised rose by +0.9%, marking the third consecutive month-on-month increase following growth of +3.4% in August and +0.7% in S...


India – IT hiring to half over next four years

12 November 2014

In a major setback for thousands of engineering students, a research report by global analytical company Crisil claims that recruitment in India’s IT sector is likely to drop by -50% over the next four years, reports news.oneindia.in. Crisil had predicted that the IT sector would hire 105,00...


Philippines – Overseas workers to be actively discouraged from travelling to Syria

12 November 2014

An advocacy campaign is needed to discourage Filipino migrant workers from travelling to Syria, according to Justice Secretary Leila De Lima, reports globalnation.inquirer.net. Ms De Lima said: “We hope to undertake this by familiarising Filipino migrant workers with the modus operandi of th...


Japan – Temp Holdings reports strong growth amid acquisition rumours

11 November 2014

Japanese staffing firm Temp Holdings (2181: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2014 of JPY 192.3 billion (USD 1.7 billion), an increase of +10.2% from JPY 174.4 billion (USD 1.5 billion) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the period rose by +36.3% to JP...


Japan – Strong revenue growth from acquisitions boost en-Japan’s H1

11 November 2014

Japanese recruitment firm en-japan (4849: JP) reported revenue of JPY 9.2 billion (USD 80.4 million) for the six months ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +23% from JPY 7.5 billion (USD 65.6 million) during the same period last year.Operating profit for the period rose by +7.5% to JPY 1.7 b...


Japan – P&P Holdings reports H1 growth

11 November 2014

Japanese temporary recruitment and outsourcing company P&P Holdings Corp. (6068: JP) reported revenue for the six months ending 30 September 2014 of JPY 12.7 billion (USD 111 million), an increase of +3.1% compared with JPY 12.3 billion (USD 107.5 million) a year ago.The company reported an o...