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India — 88% would leave startups for established companies

25 November 2015

Among Indian professionals working in startups, 88% said they would leave their jobs for larger, more established companies, according to a survey by job board TimesJobs.com.

The survey included more than 750 professionals at startups across Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and other startup hotbeds....

India - Recruitment drive for Indian Railways backfires

25 November 2015

An Indian Railways recruitment drive for disabled staff has ended abruptly after candidates had no lifts or ramps to get to the top floor where the drive was held.

Indian Railways had set up the recruitment event in a bid to create a more inclusive workforce and set up the test centres in the top floors...

China — ‘Sea turtles’ are possible solution in search for treasury/finance execs

24 November 2015

As multi-national companies in China grow their treasury and finance operations, finding the right talent has become critically important, said Nathan Li of Kelly Services Inc. (NASD: KELYA) North Asia. However, it’s not enough anymore for executives to be just a local expert or for multi-nationals...

New Zealand — AWF Madison names division COO

24 November 2015

Recruitment firm and labour provider AWF Madison (NZE: AWF) named Steve Jackson as chief operating officer of Madison, its white collar recruitment division, effective 18 January 2016.

Jackson most recently served as head of consumer fixed marketing at Vodafone NZ. He has also worked for TelstraClear,...

Japan - Staffing agencies provide foreign workers to meet labour shortages

24 November 2015

As the number of international visitors to Japan increases, the demand for foreign employees has risen and temporary staffing agencies are working to fill that need.

The number of foreign travelers who have visited Japan this year reached 14.48 million in September, up 49 % from the same time last year,...

Asia-Hays wins award for best in finance and accounting recruitment in Asia

24 November 2015

Hays has received the award for Best in Finance & Accounting Recruitment for Asia in the 2015 CFO Innovation Awards.

This is the fourth consecutive year in which Hays was voted the best recruiter in the region.

The awards are hosted and organized by CFO Innovations Asia and were held at a gala ceremony...

Malaysia- Shared Service Centers face challenge in attracting top talent

24 November 2015

According to UK-based recruitment firm Hays, the continued growth of shared service centers (dedicated points of service focused on defined business functions) in Malaysia is increasing demand for highly-skilled professionals as the industry finds it challenging to attract high caliber talent.

Hays met...

Australia- Victorian inquiry told that labour-hire middlemen are making huge profits

23 November 2015

The Weekly Times  reports that Victorian Government began its investigation into the labour-hire industry today as the inquiry was told that labour-hire middle-men (staffing firms) are making huge margins by supplying workers to farmers.

John George, a hostel owner in Mildura, told the Victorian...

Australia-SEEK Annual Recruitment Awards recognizes top recruitment firms

23 November 2015

SEEK  held its 13th Annual recruitment awards (the ‘SARA’s) on Friday, 20 November in Melbourne with over 300 recruiters attending the event.

Talent International, a London-based recruitment agency with offices in Australia, was awarded Recruitment Agency of the Year in the ‘large’ staffing...

Australia — Fair Work Ombudsman to audit up to 200 businesses

23 November 2015

Australia’s Fair Work Ombudsman will audit up to 200 businesses — including staffing firms — as part of a campaign to make sure employers are paying the correct wages and are in compliance in other areas.

“It’s important we check workers are being paid correctly, but we also want to be proactive...