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Indonesia – Is there a job crisis looming?

14 November 2014

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla start their presidency facing herculean tasks, most notably employment, with some experts warning that the country is on the brink of a jobs crisis, reports establishmentpost.com

According to Chris Kanter, the Deputy...

Australia – Sourcing IT skills remains challenging

14 November 2014

The majority (88%) of Australian businesses are finding it tough to source skilled IT professionals, with software development positions the hardest to fill, according to new research from recruitment firm Robert Half, reports afr.com

As more businesses shift towards cloud-based infrastructure...

China – Zhaopin plans for acquisitions following solid Q1

13 November 2014

Chinese job board Zhaopin (ZPIN: NYSE) yesterday reported revenue of RMB 293.5 million (USD 47.7 million) for the first quarter ending 30 September 2014, an increase of +22.6% compared with RMB 239.3 million (USD 38.9 million) during the same period last year.

Gross profit for the period increased by...

Macau – Government clamps down on recruitment agencies

13 November 2014

The government of Macau is tightening up on local recruitment agencies and implementing regulation in a market that has, for years, lacked professional guidance and skated on thin legal ice, according to The Macau Business Daily

According to the proposals, every employment agency will now have...

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 month...

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 driving...

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 profit of...

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 September....

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 105,000...