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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...


Nepal – Corruption Scandal in Foreign Employment Department

4 September 2013

Sluggish service delivery in the aftermath of the arrest of eighteen staff at the Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has left hundreds of workers and recruiting agencies furious according to The Katmandu Post. So angry was the Nepal Association of Foreign Employment Agencies (Nafea) that the...


India - Economic slowdown hits Accountant recruitment

4 September 2013

The job scenario for fresh chartered accountants has been clouded by the economic slowdown, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) said on Tuesday via MINT.Indian services activity shrank in August at its quickest pace since the depths of the global financial crisis as new busines...


China – Cloud Recruitment catching on

4 September 2013

‘Cloud-based recruitment services’, so named because they use the Internet as a common network to pool together resources, enable enterprises and mid-sized businesses to recruit top talent, align employees to key goals and collate data throughout their employees' careers are catching on in China...


Japan – S-Pool impacted by Fukushima pledge

3 September 2013

Japan-based staffing business S-Pool’s (2471: JP) share price tumbled -25%, following an announcement from the government pledging to spend nearly USD 500 million to help in the clean-up operations of the Fukushima nuclear power site disaster.S-Pool currently supplies workers to Tokyo Electric Po...


Australia – Recruitment firm suspended from securities exchange

3 September 2013

Recruitment firm Hamilton James & Bruce Limited (HJB: ASX) have been suspended from official quotation by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). In a statement, the ASX advised that the securities of Hamilton James & Bruce were being suspended from the commencement of trading on 2 Sept...


Australia – Clients enforcing their diversity agenda

3 September 2013

Companies are increasingly requesting that recruitment agencies source more diverse candidates for selection. The pressure is mostly to find suitable women, but there have also been instructions for companies to provide a list of candidates with diverse ethnic backgrounds, according to BRW.com.au...