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India – Flexible staffing to see boost by 2025

30 May 2013

10% of the workforce in India could be working in a flexible capacity through staffing companies by the year 2025, according to the Indian Staffing Federation (ISF) which represents recruiters in the country.Flexible hiring in the IT industry alone is likely to rise from 10% to 20% by 2020, the I...


Hong Kong – Recruitment market to remain stable

30 May 2013

The recruitment market in Hong Kong is expected to remain stable as 59% of employers plan to hire in the coming three months, according to the latest hiring index by job site jobsDB. The survey of 130 companies also found that 69% of employers had staff leaving in the past three months with 82% o...


Australia – Drake International announces joint venture

30 May 2013

HR provider Drake International today announced today the establishment of a new business unit in Australia, Drake Business Logistics (DBL), providing outsourced strategic business processes and comprehensive document management services. The move is aimed at diversifying the company’s business a...


China – Urban unemployment reaches 4.1%

30 May 2013

China’s urban unemployment rate stood at 4.1% in 2012, unchanged from a year earlier, according to data from the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. This showed that 767.04 million people were employed in China’s urban areas last year, seeing a rise of 2.84 million from the prior yea...


Australia – Hays: Broader performance management needed

30 May 2013

Managing performance in today’s business world requires a broader approach, according to recruitment firm Hays, which found that many companies think it is too hard or expensive to invest in the performance of their workforce as a whole.Instead, they choose to focus on a small group of employees...


Australia – Integrated Workforce revenue grows, earnings fall

29 May 2013

Staffing provider Integrated Workforce, part of Australian Programmed Maintenance Services group, has reported a small drop in earnings for the 12 months to March although revenue increased for the year.The division posted a +7% rise in revenue which totalled USD 392.6 million (AUD 407.1 million)...


Japan – CareerCross looking for buyer

29 May 2013

Tokyo-headquartered multi-brand recruitment group CareerCross is looking for a strategic buyer for its international job board CareerLingual. The decision to dispose of the job board follows a strategic review of the firm’s group of companies.CareerCross CEO, Richard Bysouth, said the firm was re...


Australia – Job ads show high demand for blue collar workers

29 May 2013

Demand for workers to fill blue-collar roles is growing, according to data released by Australian job site SEEK today. The latest job figures show that the number of new job ads listed in April for freight forwarders, call centre salespersons and carpenters increased month-on-month by +22%, +18%...


Free webinar – International legislative review

29 May 2013

Join us for a comprehensive round-up of legislative developments in Europe and the Rest of the World.  What are the important changes to be aware of so far this year and what's around the corner?What are the risks and how do they vary from country to country? What could you do to address the...


World – Employers report acute talent shortages

28 May 2013

The global talent shortage is intensifying and negatively impacting companies’ performance, warned ManpowerGroup in a new survey today. This found that 35% of 40,000 employers surveyed globally report difficulties in finding staff with the right skills – the highest shortage since the start of th...