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Argentina – Gender gap narrowing

27 October 2014

The gender gap is narrowing in Argentina but data suggests that women in the labour market are still having to overcome entrenched stereotypes and imbalances in the distribution of household duties, reports The Buenos Aires Herald. Women are increasingly being hired for management and decisi...


Asia Pacific – Former Ambition Group CEO appointed COO of Eames Consulting

27 October 2014

International search and selection firm Eames Consulting Group announced the appointment of Guy Day to the position of Group Chief Operating Officer.Prior to joining Eames, Mr Day served as Chief Executive Officer of Australian recruitment firm Ambition Group, where he established and led organis...


Japan – Recruit identifies 100 potential takeover targets

24 October 2014

Recruit Holdings Co. (6098: JP), Japan’s largest staffing firm, following the completion of its initial public offering earlier this month, has reportedly identified approximately 100 global companies as potential takeover targets, reports Bloomberg. The Tokyo-based company has the...


India – E-commerce temporary jobs to treble in Q4 compared with last year

24 October 2014

The rapidly growing Indian e-commerce industry is expected to create 100,000 temporary jobs in the fourth quarter ending 31 December 2014, compared with 30,000 last year, reports The Economic Times of India. There has also been an increase of up-to +100% in the salaries of temporary workers...


New Zealand – Desperate employers unlawfully employing visa over-stayers

24 October 2014

Employers in New Zealand are so desperate to fill jobs that they are continuing to employ migrant workers even though their work visas have expired, according to an immigration expert, reports nzherald.co.nz. Paul Spoonley, a sociologist at Massey University, commented: "The numbers are...


Taiwan – Plan to recruit foreign agricultural workers proves contentious

24 October 2014

A proposal by the Taiwanese Council of Agriculture to open the country’s labour-strapped agricultural sector to foreign workers has sparked debate, reports focustaiwan.tw. Taiwan's agricultural population is aging rapidly, due mainly to the low income agricultural jobs and lack of interest i...


South Africa – Adcorp eyeing further overseas acquisitions following H1 growth

23 October 2014

Adcorp (ADR: JSE), South Africa’s largest staffing firm, yesterday reported revenue of ZAR 6.4 billion (USD 576.9 million) for the six months ending 31 August 2014, an increase of +12% compared with ZAR 5.7 billion (USD 514.1 million) a year ago.Gross profit for the period rose by +11% to ZAR 981...


Australia – Skilled Group releases positive trading update

23 October 2014

The CEO of Australian staffing firm Skilled Group (SKE: ASX), Mick McMahon advised that, overall, revenue and earnings in the three months to 30 September 2014 were more than +10% higher than during the same three-month period last year.During the company’s annual general meeting, Mr McMahon said...


Indonesia – Korn/Ferry partners with pharmaceutical company

23 October 2014

Executive search firm Korn/Ferry (KFY: NYSE) announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Indonesian pharmaceutical company Combiphar to manage the company’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) solutions.Korn/Ferry will provide a consistent solution for finding the right talen...


Japan – Companies lagging behind in tools and training for diversity

23 October 2014

Only 40% of Japanese respondents agrees that their employer provides diverse team tools and training, making them the lowest ranked of the 33 countries included in the Randstad Workmonitor Q3 2014 report.The global average response to the same question found that 60% of employees feel that their...