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Australia – Confessions of a former recruiter

15 November 2013

In an exposé a former recruiter, who previously worked at three different recruitment agencies, has spoken about what happens behind the closed doors of the cut throat industry, reports news.com.au.The former recruiter, who chose not be reveal their identity, spoke openly about the tactics used b...


Nigeria – Election Commission warns of fake recruitment website

15 November 2013

Nigeria’s Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is seeking the arrest and prosecution of those who have set up a fake website claiming to be recruiting workers for the INEC, reports itwebafrica.com.Kayode Idowu, the electoral body’s chief press secretary, said: “[The] INEC has already...


South Korea – Job numbers rise for fifth consecutive month

15 November 2013

Some mixed signals were announced for the South Korean job market yesterday, as the number of new job openings in Korea rose for the fifth consecutive month in October, while conversely unemployment rose among young job seekers, reports arirang.co.kr.Statistics Korea says that new jobs were creat...


Japan – Human Holdings reports fallen profit

14 November 2013

Japanese staffing firm Human Holdings (2415: JP) reported revenue of JPY 27.5 billion (USD 276.4 million) for the six months ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +7.2% compared with JPY 25.7 billion (USD 258.3 million) last year. The company does not operate solely as a staffing business...


New Zealand – AWF Group struggles in difficult market

14 November 2013

New Zealand-based blue collar temporary staffing provider AWF Group (AWF: NZ) reported revenue for the six months to the end of September 2013 of NZD 62.5 million (USD 51.4 million), an increase of +0.9% compared with NZD 61.9 million (USD 51 million) last year.The company reported a fall of -20%...


Japan – PA Co profit impacted by increased costs

14 November 2013

Japan-based temporary staffing firm PA Co. Ltd., (4766: JP) reported revenue for the nine months ending 30 September 2013 of JPY 1.05 billion (USD 10.6 million), an increase of +13% compared with JPY 933 million (USD 9.4 million) last year.The company reported an operating profit of JPY 110 milli...


Indonesia – Labourers protest over use of outsourcing

14 November 2013

Thousands of workers staged a rally outside the Ministry of State-Owned Enterprises today over the continued use of outsourced and contract labour by government-owned companies, a practice that has been banned in most sectors, reports the Jakarta Globe.Mudhofir, President of the Indonesian Prospe...


Hong Kong – Employees can expect a 1.6 month bonus for 2014

14 November 2013

The average performance bonus size for 2014 is the equivalent of 1.6 months of basic salary, according to the jobsDB Compensation and Benefit Survey shows. As for pay rise, the projected rate for 2014 is +3.8%. For employee benefits, family-friendly practices are not widely adopted in Hong Kong....


Japan – Livesense reports substantial Q3 improvement

13 November 2013

Japanese online recruitment firm, Livesense Inc. (6054: JP) reported revenue of JPY 1.1 billion (USD 11.05 million) for the third quarter ending 30 September 2013, an increase of +90.6% compared with JPY 570.6 million (USD 5.7 million) last year.The company attributed their substantial growth to...


South Africa – Employment services bill approved

13 November 2013

The Employment Services Bill was approved by the South African National Assembly on Tuesday. The Bill makes the country’s labour department responsible for providing public employment services free of charge to jobless South Africans, and matching job seekers with employment opportunities in the...