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World – Robert Walters continues positive growth in H1

6 September 2013

Professional recruiter Robert Walters (RWA: LSE) today reported that revenue for the six months to 30 June 2013 was £288.8 million, an increase of +5% from £275 million for the same period last year. Profit for the six month period was £2.4 million, up +20% from £2.0 million a year ago.CEO, Rober...


World – Korn/Ferry revenue up in all business segments

6 September 2013

Executive Search firm Korn/Ferry International (KFY: NYSE) announced total revenue of USD 237.6 million for the first quarter ending 31 July 2013. Revenue for the period increased +21.2% compared to USD 196 million for the same period last year. Fee revenue for the first quarter of 2014 increased...


Japan – WDB Holdings downgrades results forecast

6 September 2013

Recruitment and human resource services firm WDB Holdings (2475: JP) has downgraded its outlook for the second quarter of the year ending 30 September 2013. Operating revenue for the period had been predicted to reach JPY 12.6 billion (USD 126.3 million), the expectation now is that revenue will...


China – Apple accused again of mistreating workers

6 September 2013

A new undercover investigation by China Labour Watch (CLW) revealed a series of ethical and legal labour violations in a factory in Wuxi, China owned by U.S. electronics manufacturer Jabil Circuit that is currently producing the soon-to-be-released iPhone for Apple.This marks the second time in t...


China – Labour dispatch laws impacting banks

5 September 2013

In its recent financial statement, the China Construction Bank (CCB) reported that it had terminated 1,977 dispatch workers during the first half of 2013, according to finance.china.com. In the past year, CCB has reduced its workforce by 6,597 dispatch workers. At the end of June 2013, CCB had an...


Middle East – Competitiveness report highlights job creation

5 September 2013

The Arab World Competitiveness Report 2013 highlighted job creation as the major economic challenges for leaders in the Middle East. Among the 13 countries included in the report; Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates are leading in overall competitiveness.The challenges continuing to...


Japan – Money vs security for Japanese professionals

5 September 2013

Remuneration is central for professionals in Japan moving to a foreign firm, while workers largely seek job security when joining a Japanese company, according to the Robert Walters Employee Insights Survey. The 2013 Survey examined worker sentiment on career progression and international opportu...


Qatar – Foreign workers shun low paying jobs

5 September 2013

Qatar is basking in an employment boom thanks to the pace of infrastructure development; however, recruitment agencies are struggling to supply the demand in certain categories of foreign worker due to the low pay on offer, according to The Peninsula.Among those most difficult to recruit are semi...


UAE – Job Board expands

4 September 2013

Akhtaboot, the “online career network”, will provide N2V (National Net Ventures) with their own fully integrated and branded jobs section with the ability to post unlimited job postings and receive job applications directly onto their careers section on their own website.Ms. Luma Sarhan, Senior R...


Japan – ThreePro downgrades full year results

4 September 2013

Japan-based human resources and employment service firm ThreePro Group (2375: JP) reported revenue of JPY 6.7 billion (USD 67.3 million) for the nine months ending 31 July 2013. This represents a fall of -6.3% from JPY 7.15 billion (USD 71.8 million) for the same period last year.Operating profit...